Club des Belugas
Main members are Maxim Illion & Kitty the Bill, with such exquisite guest vocalists as the Californian Jazz Lady Brenda Boykin, Swedish singer anna.luca, London based Jazz singer Iain Mackenzie, Anne Schnell from Germany (Jojo Effect), Ferank Manseed from Newcastle/UK, Ester Rada from Israel, Jen Kearney from Boston, Dean Bowman from New York, the German trumpet players Reiner Winterschladen (Nighthawks) and Thomas Siffling.
maxim illion kitty the bill
anna.luca brenda Boykin iain mackenzie
ferank manseed jen kearney anne schnell
Club des Belugas started their career in 2002 with their first album "Caviar at 3 a.m."
In 2003 they released their 2nd album "Minority Tunes", which included the German Club Charts no.1 hits "hiphip chinchin" and "Gadda Rio".
In 2006 Club des Belugas enriched the world of music with a real masterpiece called "apricoo soul". The 12" vinyl "Wildcats gotta move" reached German Club Charts #3 and stayed in the Top Ten for 8 weeks (march & april 2006). The Album included Club des Belugas' Remix of Dean Martin's "Mambo Italiano" and was the first worldwide legal remix of any Dean Martin track, authorized by Capitol/EMI and the Dean Martin Family themselves !!!
The album "SWOP" is the most sold album ever at www.shirokko.de
Club des Belugas tracks have been licensed for compilations more than 940 times. They have also been licensed for advertisements and TV commercials from companies like: Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Honda Jazz, Lexus (Toyota), Ford Mondeo, Smart, KIA motors, Whiskas, Nivea, Samsung, Campari, Martini, Strenesse, The German National Soccerteam, Kaufhof, Burlington, Unilever, Telekom Germany, Telekom South Korea, IGEDO...
2003 Hip hip chin chin / Gadda Rio (12" vinyl)
2006 Wildcats gotta move / Dibidy Dop (12" vinyl)
2006 Apricoo Soul (album)
2007 Skip to the Bip (Andreas Henneberg Remix / 12" vinyl)
For live gigs you can choose between several options:
11 musicians on stage: drums, percussion, bass, guitar, 2 keyboards, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, vocals (Iain Mackenzie and Anna-Luca)
drums, bass, keys, guitar & saxophon, vocals Brenda Boykin
Club des Belugas Quartet
keys and computer, drums, bass, vocals Anna-Luca
For further details please contact:
phone +49 (0)202 94690350