Karuso

Karuso
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Soprano Saxophonist Julian Smith & Spinto Tenor Hercules Smith perform together as Karuso.

Comprising of the beautiful and powerful sound of soprano saxophonist Julian Smith best known for wowing judges in the 2009 series of BGT coming 3rd 700,00 telephone votes behind Susan Boyle and Diversity . . . and the vocal element being the phenomenal Tenor, Hercules Smith who’s powerful voice will literally blow you away . . . the combination of the two together is unique, charismatic and incredibly powerful

Since Julian Smith’s appearance on the 2009 series of Britain’s Got Talent, when 20 million people watched the final, and saw him come 3rd with 700,000 votes (close behind Susan Boyle and Diversity), Julian has been constantly in demand all around the world. With millions of YouTube hits online, private performances, Corporate events, High profile Wedding Engagements, Theatre tours and Cruise ship bookings he has been kept him very busy for the last decade.

Fulfilling a dream, he not only got to meet his biggest inspiration Kenny G, but also perform with him along with his all American band at the Royal Albert Hall. On this day his idol presented him with a signed saxophone just to make the occasion even more special.

With seven albums to his name, Julian has recorded duets with the late great Acker Bilk, Dina Carroll and Blake.

Hercules Smith is a South African born singer, classically trained as a tenore spinto. An incredible voice and a likeable personality, Hercules is a top-notch entertainer who is equally adept at entertaining corporate events as he is at public appearances. Belting out signature classics like ‘I Believe’, ‘Everytime I Look at You’, ‘Nella Fantasia’, ‘Unchained Melody’, ‘When You Say You Love Me’ and The Godfather theme song ‘Parla Piu Piano’, Hercules has a wide repertoire of crossover hits to impress guests of any event.

Hercules is widely recognised as a tenore spinto. Tenore spintos are renowned for their ability to ride the line between dramatic and lyric tenors. These amazing operatic singers are capable of handling large musical climaxes in opera and cutting through the wall of sound supplied by a full orchestra.

This talented solo singer has seen international acclaim, beginning with his victory in the 2012 European Voice competition. 2014 saw him return to his native South Africa to appear on the popular music television show Noot vir Noot. In the same year, Hercules had the honour of performing the Argentine national anthem at the Castle Lager Championship Rugbymatch between England and Argentina. This match and Hercules’ performance were even broadcast on Sky Sports.

In the UK, Hercules most notably wowed judges and fans alike on BBC One’s Let It Shine. The talent show started in 2017, looks to find amazing singers to form The Band, a stage musical that will cover the songs of British pop sensation, Take That. The series was widely popular and star-studded with Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc presenting the show. Celebrities also made up the judges’ tables with the likes of Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue, Martin Kemp, Amber Riley, Ricki Lake, Lulu, Ashley Roberts, and Peter Kay. Hercules impressed the judges with an emphatic performance of ‘Iris’ by the Goo Goo Dolls while his daughter watched proudly from the audience.

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
We are however very happy to pass on your thanks to any artist that has appeared at your event arranged and organised by Classique.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.