Jamie Goddard , Dan Gill and Harriet Lowther singing for Jamie and the first class as the wedding band for Kentwell Hall in Suffolk, wedding band in suffolk, wedding band based in Wiltshire, www.lavenhamphotographic.co.uk, wedding photos in Suffolk

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Jamie and the band welcomed Andy and Dan to join them on their adventures. The highlights included a performance at the 270 Theatre on board The Anthem of the Seas and the tour to Eilat in Israel.

Jamie and the band bought in the New Year in Prestatyn (picture below) aand had a busy with over 100 show dates. The highlights included the Rotary District Conference and the Oxford Brookes Winter Ball at Oxford Town Hall.


Jamie and the band are selected to be the band for The Angry Birds Go launch in Oxford. In December they perform at the Nokia Christmas party . In the summer they enjoyed another 30 Butlins  dates and a further 100 shows all over Europe.


The boys enjoy a 46 day summer tour of Europe and the UK. Jamie sings with string quartet “Escala” at The London Guildhall for the Toyota anniversary celebrations. The boys enjoy 32 dates at Butlins.

Jamie and the first class perform on Europe’s largest cruise ship The Independence of the Seas and tour all around Europe. The band’s third album Still Crazy is released on the band’s 12th anniversary and embark on a 35 date tour.

The band perform at the UKIP conference in Torquay and embark on a 53 date summer tour. The band are featured in the Wedding of the Year 2010. The band’s third album ‘Still Crazy’ is released.


Jamie is signed up to Warner Music and achieves Gold song writing status. Jamie’s songs are used for various advertising campaigns in Germany and America on TV and radio.

The band are featured on an Israeli TV show from their tour in 2006. Mobile Phone is used for various adverts across the world for Nokia and Samsung aswell as a VH1 end of year special in the United States of America.


Jamie and the first class perform ‘Angel’ by Shaggy with Ali G at a private party in Sloane Street, London. Mobile Phone is released on single and the band performed a string of Universities including Reading, Liverpool, Southampton, Essex and Oxford.

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The band are heavily publicised and the boys embark on a large 68 date tour of the UK. Schools Out is released as a single and a follow up album is released a month later. Middle East tour includes performances at The Double Decker in Dubai, The Club in Abu Dhabi and The Three Monkeys in Eilat.

The band enjoy their first tour overseas starting in Gdansk ending in Warsaw Poland.Jamie and the first class guitarist Neil Thom is featured on the front page of The Stage newspaper. The bands debut album Late for School is released worldwide and enjoys a huge success. The bands version of Louie Louie is included on a TV show in USA and has been downloaded* over 10,000 times.

The boys perform at the Hammersmith Palais for the first time and are asked to become the resident band until 2007. Jamie releases his debut solo album Moving on and embarks on a tour of schools to promote the album.
The highlights of the year include excellent performances at The Grosvenor Park Lane, Brocket Hall and Camden Ballroom. Jamie performed to 10,000 people at the 210 FM Roadshow in Aldershot.
The band perform at Old Trafford Football ground and a New Years Eve performance at Thames Lodge in Staines leads to the band being signed up with Prestige Promotions and 1311 Events.

The band perform at the prestigous Cliveden for the first time where they enjoy regular shows for the next three years.
The success of the Millennium Ball leads to a string of private shows and the band start working all over the UK.
Jamie formed the band in 1999 with his best friend Mike Bennett on bass, his brother Martyn and his Dad also called Martyn. After a few warm up gigs the band perform for a huge Millennium ball in Bray on Thames on the 31st December 1999.
First Class in 2000