Club For Five is an A cappella group founded in Helsinki, Finland in the year 2000. The band consists of Maija Sariola, Susanna Hietala, Jouni Kannisto, Juha Viitala and Tuukka Haapaniemi. During its career the band has released nine albums and a live cd+dvd in Finland. They are known for their innovative use of the acapella genre both in Finland and abroad. They have astonished audiences mainly in Europe and North America where the major part of the band’s music has also been distributed digitally.
Their version of Running Up That Hill appeared on the 2009 album ‘You’re The Voice’.
Besides their English repertoire Club For Five – when touring outside Finland – also loves to bring pieces of Helsinki with them by including some songs in Finnish. In Europe Club For Five has been lead performer in European festivals in e.g. Ireland, Slovenia, Turkey, Austria and Scandinavian countries. They tour annually in Finland and have given concerts several times in Germany and France.
From 2010 to 2012 the group was the artistic director of the Choral Espoo International Choir Festival, performing also as the lead performer alongside with e.g. American groups Rockapella and Naturally7. They have performed with The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and toured
with UMO Jazz Orchestra, one of the leading European big bands. Club For Five was also the opening act for the legendary Manhattan Transfer
on their tour in Finland in 2006.
Club For Five also tours annually in Asia with their world/pop/jazz repertoire, and in Finland with their famous Christmas programme.