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The New Classics

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Two smooth voices blending in harmony to deliver unique renditions of your favourite classic and modern songs - book as 2-5 piece band!
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Graduates of Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), we are Orian & Obadiah (The New Classics). With a repertoire of over 250+ songs, we cover classic and modern hits from Pop/Rock to Jazz, Country, Singer-Songwriter, Top 40 and more! We travel the world to perform at destination weddings in France, Spain, Greece, Morocco and have spent over 13 months touring from the Caribbean to Alaska to the Baltic and the Mediterranean as the resident duo for Carnival, Celebrity, Saga and P&O Cruise Lines. Currently residing in London, our clients include 5-star hotels such as The Dorchester Collection, Shangri-La, The Savoy, The Rosewood and various private clients for weddings and parties. We endeavour to make every performance unique and memorable for our clients! Available as a duo, trio or up to a 5-piece band including saxophone, bass and drums, we can create a range of atmospheres, perfect for any event. Whether a classy drinks reception dressed to the nines or an upbeat, folky sing-a-long in bohemian chic, we perform for: - Weddings: Ceremony and romantic ambience for drinks reception and dinner. As a full band, we warm up the dance floor and get your guests ready for a night to remember. We offer price packages tailored to your special day. - Proposals: Make your proposal unique and memorable with songs that are special to you! - Private or corporate parties and functions: A specialized performance and song list to fit every event: birthdays, holidays, Jewish events, company celebration and anniversaries. Recent clients include: The Rosewood Hotel London The Savoy 45 Park Lane Hotel The Four Seasons Park Lane The Dorchester The Lanesborough Shangri-La at The Shard The London Eye York & Albany Broadgate Circle Celebrity Cruises P&O Cruises Saga Cruises Carnival Cruise Lines Eat & Drink Festival Hay's Galleria Kerb Camden Food Market

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The New Classics' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Naz H
10 days ago
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5 out of 5

Obadiah, Orian and the band were absolutely brilliant 🙌🏻 Thank you so much for being part of our special day. You are all amazing!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Brianna F
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

We loved having the New Classics at our awards ceremony! We would absolutely recommend them :)

Jacqueline C
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

They were great.

Stuart D
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Orian and Obadiah were great: professional and took into account all requests for both wedding ceremony choices and drinks reception with constant and clear communication making it all very easy. They are both very talented singers and musicians and really elevated our wedding day. Highly recommend!

Reply from The New Classics
9 months ago

Thank you so much for the kind review Stuart! It was our pleasure to be part of your special day :)

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From other customers:

Gleb P
7 years ago

Just wanted to thank you again for your performance last weekend. You did amazing in both the singing and the "acting" parts. I was really lucky to find you.

Amy M
7 years ago

The New Classics are so talented and were a huge hit at our party. We love them!

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The New Classics' Song list

Easy Listening
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Across the Universe – The Beatles
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All I Have To Do Is Dream – Everly Brothers
All of Me – Billie Holiday
All of Me – John Legend
Annie’s Song - John Denver
At Last - Etta James
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – Ella Fitzgerald
Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin
Blackbird - The Beatles
Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Blue Moon - Ella Fitzgerald
Bridge Over Troubled... – Simon & Garfunkel
California - Joni Mitchell
Cathy’s Clown – Everly Brothers
Cheek to Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald
Close Your Eyes - James Taylor & Carly Simon
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Desperado – Eagles
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Dream A Little Dream - Ella Fitzgerald
Dust in the Wind – Kansas
End of the World, The – Skeeter Davis
Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Everything – Michael Bublé
Falling Slowly - Glen/Marketa (Once)
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Father & Son – Cat Stevens
Fields of Gold - Sting/Eva Cassidy
Fire and Rain – James Taylor
Fly Me To the Moon - Frank Sinatra
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Girl From Ipanema – Carlos Jobim
Halo – Beyonce
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Hello – Adele
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Hey Paula – Paul & Paula
Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel
I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
In My Life – The Beatles
Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
Last Request – Paolo Nutini
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver
Let Her Go – Passenger
Let It Be – The Beatles
Let Me Love You – Justin Beiber
Let’s Fall In Love – Frank Sinatra
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Love Yourself – Justin Beiber
Loving You - Minnie Ripperton
Lucky - Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Mexico – James Taylor
Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
Misty – Ella Fitzgerald/Ray Stevens
Moondance - Van Morrison
More Than Words – Extreme
Natural Woman - Carole King
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Nevertheless I’m In Love With You – Fred Astaire
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
Old Man – Neil Young
Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - BJ Thomas
Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac
San Francisco (Be Sure to...) – Scott McKenzie
Say Something – A Great Big World/Christina
Scarborough Fair – Simon & Garfunkel
Sealed With a Kiss – Bobby Vinton
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
So Far Away - Carole King
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye
Someone Like You – Adele
Something Stupid – Frank Sinatra
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Sunshine On My Shoulders – John Denver
Superstar – Carpenters
Sweet Baby James – James Taylor
Take My Breath Away – Berlin
Tennessee Waltz - Eva Cassidy
Thank You – Dido
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
The Climb - Miley Cyrus
The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
They Can’t Take That Away... – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Titanium – Sia
Tonight You Belong To Me – Bernadette/Steve
True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Ventura Highway – America
Vincent - Don McLean
Walking My Baby Back Home - James Taylor
We’ve Only Just Begun – Carpenters
When The Right One Comes Along – Striking Matches
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Carole King
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yesterday – The Beatles
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
You’ve Got A Friend - Carole King
You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman
20 Years - The Civil Wars
59th Street Bridge Song – Simon & Garfunkel
Mid Tempo
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – Marvin/Tammi
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
American Boy – Estelle
American Pie – Don McLean
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Beautiful Day – U2
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Black Horse & The Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall
Boom Clap! – Charlie XCX
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers
California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
Counting Stars – One Republic
Country Roads - John Denver
Dancing In the Moonlight – Toploader
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
From Me To You– The Beatles
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Gone, Gone, Gone – Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
Good People - Jack Johnson
Hey, Soul Sister – Train
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Hotel California – Eagles
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
I Am A Rock – Simon & Garfunkel
I Don’t Want To Know – Fleetwood Mac
I Feel Fine – The Beatles
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
I’m Yours/Don’t Worry Be Happy - Jason Mraz/Bobby McFerrin
Irreplaceable – Beyoncé
Islands in the Stream – Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
It’s Only a Paper Moon - Ella Fitzgerald
It’s Too Late - Carole King
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill/Jennifer
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5
Nowhere Man - The Beatles
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Peace Train – Cat Stevens
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
Rocky Mountain High – John Denver
Rude – Magic!
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sister Golden Hair – America
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Sway – Michael Bublé
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N Roses/Sheryl Crow
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take It Easy – Eagles
Teach Your Children – CSNY
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
The First Cut Is the Deepest - Cat Stevens
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Those Were The Days – Mary Hopkins
Top of the World – Carpenters
Two of Us – The Beatles
Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer
Wake Up Little Susie – The Everly Brothers
When the Night Feels My Song – Bedouin Soundclash
When You’re Gone - Brian Adams & Melanie C
Where You Lead – Carole King
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
Up Tempo
Ain’t No Mountain High – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Don’t Go Breaking My heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Happy – Pharrell Williams
I Say a Little Prayer For You – Aretha Franklin
I Wanna Dance With... – Whitney Houston
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Jackson – Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
She Loves You – The Beatles
Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
This Love - Maroon 5
Umbrella – Rihanna
Valerie - Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
We Found Love – Rihanna
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
You’re the One That I Want – Grease
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton

The New Classics' Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£950
Drinks reception - Duo2 musicians
- 2 X 45 minute sets of live music to create the perfect, lively atmosphere during your drinks reception. - Set durations are flexible.
Drinks reception + Dinner - Duo2 musicians
- 2 X 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 1 X 60 min performances as dinner is being served. - We provide our own sound system. - Includes one free special song request. - Set durations are flexible.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner - Duo2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 X 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 1 X 60 min performances while dinner is being served. - Includes one free special song request. - Set durations are flexible.
Duo + Band5 musicians
- 2 X 45 minute performances during drinks reception as a duo (acoustic guitar, vocals and light percussion) - 1 X 60-90 minute 5-piece band set after dinner


1 X Special Song Request
Microphone for Speeches
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients often love our unique vocal harmony sound and the mix of classic hits with modern chart-toppers in our performances. We like to select and play songs that resonate with every generation of the family!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We are very fortunate to perform regularly at London's most luxurious 5-star hotels including The Savoy, The Rosewood, Shangri-La, The Dorchester Collection, Four Seasons and more. We have also been resident and guest entertainers on various cruise lines, performing for thousands of people in the ship's theatre!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love the sound of vocal harmony duos such as Simon & Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers etc. We often draw inspiration from these artists in our song arrangements. Our personal musical tastes are an eclectic mix of pop, rock, jazz, country and soul!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Recently, we performed at the most spectacular engagement party at The Savoy Ballroom. Created by famous event imagineer, Tony Marklew, the flower arrangements were the most elaborate and beautiful we have ever seen! We have also had some celebrity appearances among our audience members throughout the years including Michel Pfeiffer and Nicholas Cage!

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes! We can perform as a duo, trio and 4-5 piece band. The line-ups include: - Duo: male and female vocals, acoustic guitar and percussion (stomp pedal and shaker). - Trio: male and female vocals, acoustic guitar and cajon drums. 4-5 Piece: male and female vocals, acoustic guitar, cajon drums, bass and/or saxophone (depending on your preference).

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

No worries at all. We know that timings may change slightly and take this into account when planning for the booking. If timings change in the run up to the event please let us know. We will be in close communication with you leading up to the event!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes. We can provide a Spotify playlist that will play through our sound system before and between our performances. This playlist can be curated by yourself or we can create one for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

Please allow at least an hour for our set up and sound check. Ideally, we prefer to arrive and set up before guests enter the venue, if possible.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes. We can roam whilst performing but a wireless sound system would need to be hired to allow us to move around freely.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes! We encourage our clients to choose their favourites from our 250+ song list and customise the event! Don't worry, you don't have to choose all the songs. Even a small selection can give us an idea of what kind of music to play for you.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA, which is prefect for small-medium gatherings, is included in the quote. We usually require a space of 2 X 3 meters to perform, at least one power socket within the performance area and adequate cover if performing outdoors.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes! We usually offer one free special song request included in our quotes. If your song request is not already on our list, we will learn it especially for you. If you have further requests, we are happy to accommodate for a fee of £30.
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