John Klass

John Klass

BandPopAdult Contemporary

An award winning Singer, Songwriter and Producer for the last 15 years,John is no stranger to the music industry not only in Singapore but also over the world. The former lead singer from hit Pop Rock group "Kick!" has gone on to make multiple hits of his own and also worked with top industry moguls

Biography

Being in the entertainment business for over 15 years, John Klass has garnered formidable success through his journey.

John first got public attention as lead singer with award winning band KICK! Which won Best Group & Best Song for their hit Single "JANE" at the Radio Music Awards 1993 (Singapore). The popularity of the group saw KICK! performing in front of capacity crowds of 30,000 to 50,000 people in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) & Malacca (Malaysia) respectively.

John was commissioned to write & produce for the soundtrack of the hit film 'The Teenage Textbook Movie'. With it, he picked up an award for Best Song at the 2000 Radio Music Awards for the movies theme song 'Falling in Love'. John also featured on the sountrack to the international release of the film "That's The Way I Like It" or "Forever Fever" as it was known in Asia - contributing two tracks to the movie's soundtrack.

John's songs continue to hit the airplay charts with a string of No.1 songs across Singapore. From his original songs to classic updates such as Elvis's "Its Now Or Never" & the ABBA classic "Honey Honey", a duet with a popular Television actress Jamie Yeo from Singapore.

John Klass recorded a single in tribute to the undying spirit of Sir Alex Ferguson's Treble Winning Manchester United team. He managed to have it recorded in London by renowned producer Richard Niles.
His credit reads : Ray Charles, Sir Paul MacCartney, Mariah Carey, Boyzone, Sarah Brightman along with many others.

The song titled "Believing in Fergie's Fighters" had Sir Alex Ferguson himself writing John a thank-you note.

During the outbreak of the deadly SARS virus, John was commissioned by Red Cross Society to write/produce a National tribute song. It was fro the doctors and nurses who put their own lives on the line to save the lives of the sufferers of the SARS virus. The tribute song "Thru Your Eyes" went Triple Platinum in Singapore and was featured on the BBC World Service and ITV News UK.

One of Johns more recent Singles entitled "Shame Shame Shame" was recorded in London by producers from an established company whose worked with industry heavy weights - Robbie Williams, the Rolling Stones, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears Etc.

John just recorded 4 great tracks in New York with US Producer, Chris Young, who has worked with artistes like Ashlee Simpson, Cyndi Lauper and "The Godfather of Funk" George Clinton, among others. With his latest single "Heaven Knows" which was recorded in New York, is slated to be released in 8 countries in Europe in the later part of the year of 2007. The single is to be managed and promoted by renowned A & R professional, Cyrille Totozafy, who is responsible for breaking Anggun into the international market.

Lyrics

Believing in Fergie's Fighters

Written By: John Klass


These are the help help
These are the times
When things just seem to drive you out of your mind
Seemed as good as dead
You wished you stayed in bed
But we can never stop believing right till the end.

Chorus
Believing in – The ever after
Believing in – The tears & laughter
Believing in – Believing in VIC-TO-RY
Believing in – It’s getting brighter
Believing in – There’re the great exciters
Believing in – Fergie’s Fighters

These are the days
(when you wished you had stayed in bed)
These are the times
(the ones you try to get out of your mind)
When things just seem to leave you far behind
(in the dirt, going down down)
Seemed as good as dead
(now you're mad & you're seeing red)
Don’t give up instead
(get on up get it into your head)
We’ll never stop believing right till the end

Chorus
Believing in – The name of love
Believing in – The great force above
Believing in – CHAM-PI-ONS
Believing in – It’s getting brighter
Believing in – There’re the great exciters
Believing in – Fergie’s Fighters

Go Go to where the champions go
Stick it out thru’ the highs & lows
Go Go to all the victory shows

Can’t beat the man, You gotta wake up
Try all you can you’re in for a shake up
On this soil, we’ll toil to our victory

Falling in Love

Written By: John Klass

Falling In Love
by John Klass

The first time
I had a glance of your face
I just knew that our love was meant to be
Take my hand, don't be afraid girl
And we'll make it thru to our destiny

Oh, take a stept right into my soul
Walk right in, let your feelings show
You can get there baby
Just open your heart & let go

Chorus:

We are falling in love oh baby
It comes from right up above, oh lady
When your're feeling unsure
Just look deep inside you
And then you will know
It's our story of love
OH, Whoa Whoa Whoa, Whoa OH, Yeah!

A broken heart isn't always a bad thing
Another day another time it will come to pass
There's more to this than getting by
It could all work out if only we try

Oh, just slide right into my soul
Stept right in, let your feelings flow
You can get there baby,
Just open your heart & let go

(Repeat Chorus x2)

We are falling in love (such a special feeling)
We are falling in love (be there when you need me)
Oh Whoa Whoa Whoa Oh Oh Yeah!

When Things Seem so Wrong

Written By: John Klass

When you’re in doubt

Trying to keep all fears out

The tears you hide

You’ll only cry inside

*Things happen for a reason

It isn’t easy to accept

You think all hope is gone

But it really hasn’t left

Chorus
**When things seem so wrong

You’ve got to hang on

Just pick up the pieces

And look right ahead

Don’t give up cause instead

Things aren’t so wrong

When the road ahead

Seems so uncertain

And all you do

Seems to crumble & fall

(Repeat * &**)

Troubles, they’ll come and go

Tho’ the mem’ries will last

If you stay right on hurtin’

Time will still pass

(Repeat Chorus**)

Funk it Up

Written By: John Klass

Funk It Up

Just tell me what you want
I’ll give you what I got
I’ll be your remedy

Just give me one shot
To hit you on the spot
I’ll be your destiny

Hey baby, not foolin’ around
Cause it can-a-get all hazy
You know love’s a game
That we all play
That can get-a-kinda crazy

What the boys will bite
The girls don’t like
What the girls don’t like
Get the boys uptight

When the girls are sweet
The boys they cheat
When the girls are the hunnies
The boys give em’ monies

Just tell me what you’ve got
I’ll give you what I want
And wield my sorcery

Just give me one shot
To get you on the spot
And bang that armory

Hey baby, not foolin’ around
Cause it’s gonna get all crazy
Cause when the funk is right
Then hold on tight
And we’ll get down tonight

Chorus
And funk it up, never give up
Don’t ever give up, just reach your goal
Pump it up, never give up
Don’t ever give up, don’t lose control
(x2)
I’ll show you what’s hot
Just get me on top
And we’ll make history

We’ll ride the Jackpot
And get you in he cot
And blow my energy

Hey baby, quit foolin’ around
Cause it’s can-a-get all hazy
You know love’s the game
That we all play
That can get-a-kinda crazy

What the boys will bite
The girls don’t like
What the girls don’t like
Get the boys uptight

When the girls are sweet
The boys they cheat
When the girls are the hunnies
The boys give em’ monies

When the funk is right
And the groove is tight
And the mood is set - to excite
Unite, it’ll be alright
Cause we’ll get down tonight

Chorus

Heaven Knows

Written By: John Klass

Here we are
On the night before the end of time
Standing here before a billion people
Good or evil, goodbye

Here on the floor
Feel the rush of blood
I feel so alone
The emptiness inside me
Pulls me deeper
Deeper and deeper, till I

Wash away the stains
Of all that feeds my restless soul
From body to body & the infinite orgy
That will fuse us here tonight

Chorus

Heaven only knows what I’m feeling with you
Heaven only knows if it’s really true
Heaven only knows what I’m thinking about you
Heaven only knows what you’re putting me thru’
Oh oh oh, I love you
Let’s start everything anew
If you don’t believe me, heaven knows

Here we are
On the night before the end of time
Standing here before a billion people
Good or evil, goodbye

Wash away the stains
Of all that feeds my restless soul
From body to body & the infinite orgy
That will fuse us here tonight

“Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.”

Chorus x2

Sins

Written By: John Klass

It happened one night & it stopped me cold
Still remember the words we were told
Couldn’t believe that it happened to me
All those years & finally

She-called-us-to-a-place that was not our own
She said that now, since we were grown
There’s something she had to do and we
Would no longer be a family

Still think about it everyday
How life could be a whole different way
If not for the sins of our father & mother

Spoken
When you think about the innocent child in us
Who came to the world to bring joy to us
Becomes a creation that’s so bad
It’s could have been because of mom & dad

Love holds no boundaries, it has no walls
It shouldn’t be the cause of life’s great falls
When you think about children in need
How many are the victims of the sins of greed

Then came the time we had to choose
However you looked we were bound to loose
There was never gonna be a turning back
All memories fade into black

My sisters & my brother
We were not the same after
Couldn’t really bear to see
All that light die in their eyes

Still think about it everyday
How life could be a whole different way
If not for the sins of our father & mother

Spoken
And I think about it everyday
Will my life still be this way
I think about it everyday (x2)
If she didn’t throw it all away
Who then could I have turned to
If not to the ones I looked to
Telling me the right, from the wrong
All I can do is be strong

Who then could I have turned to
If not to the ones I looked to
Telling me the right, from the wrong
How many of us just trying to belong

Oh It happened one night & it stopped me cold
Still remember the words we were told
Couldn’t believe it, and now we
Would no longer be a family

Under the Moon

Written By: John Klass

Verse 1
Walked into her living room
The feeling of sheer gloom
Couldn’t believe
What she’d been thru’

Couldn’t look at her family
That sitcom on TV
Got them all up laughing loud
They didn’t have a clue

Then she rushed into the shower
Was barely an hour
Wished she could forget it soon
That night when she was caught under the moon

Chorus
Could she have stopped it
Did she invite it
She didn’t see it
Coming so she couldn’t fight it

Like a thief in the night
They took away her right
To live her life
Just left her lying there
Left her crying there

Could she have dreamed it
She didn’t mean it
Would she erase the fear
That’s was so clear

Verse 2
As she’s lying in her bed
And its’ playing in her head
Still couldn’t believe
What she’d been thru’

Though it’s 10 years on
But the pain’s not gone
And there’s no one around
Who could ever help her understand

Why she feels it every hour
In the street & shower
Wished she could forget it soon
That night when she was caught under the moon

RAP

Johnny K, you told me what happened
I felt so sorry for Sally
She got caught in the back of the ally
I felt vengence & deep thought of revengent

I told her one day you’ll get the payback
Lord knows, she didn’t deserve that
I wish I could take it all back
But I can’t & my heart is where you stay
And you know that.

(Repeat Chorus)

Discography

Freedom in Me (KICK!)
Jane (KICK!)
Chains of Pain (KICK!)
Its now or Never (KICK!)
Falling in Love
When things seem so wrong
Honey Honey
Believing in Fergie's Fighters
Shame Shame Shame
Funk it Up
Heaven Knows
Sins
Under the Moon

Set List

Funk it Up

Under the Moon

Sins

Heaven Knows

Total Time - 16 minutes