Amazing Musical  Entertainment Across Western Canada

Welcome to the home of Barry Shaw and Unique. Calgary and Banff's best party and special events band. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality musical performances, the best customer service and incredible value. We provide music for corporate parties, gala events, charity events, weddings and Bar mitzvah's Please explore the website by clicking the tabs, or the menu button for a selection of our musical options. Please contact us via the contact button, or call 1 403 861 5958 to discuss your musical needs. Enjoy our video selection. 

Barry Shaw Live at Telus

Unique Calgary and Banff's Best Party Band!

Debbie Forsyth with the Barry Shaw Orchestra


Upcoming  Events

Barry Shaw and Friends Live at the 2019 Mid Summer Ball Gala Weekend July 20th at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

Barry Shaw and Friends Live for 2019 NYE Gala at the 'Castle in the Rockies' The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Our Corporate Clients Include:

Trans Canada Pipelines, Western Energy, BMW, Honda, P and O Cruises, Cunard Cruise lines, Jayman Masterbuilt, West Brick Energy,Western Energy Corp, Fairmont Hotels, Calgary Airport Authority, Flaman, Royal Bank, Nexen, Telus,TD Insurance, Surgical Centres, Dialog, Marriott Hotels, Grey Eagle Events Centre, The RCMP Foundation, Somagen Diagnostics, Halliburton, West Fire Energy, Shaw Media,and the Banff Centre. 

If you are planning a gala event, wedding, award show, seasonal celebration or any other event that requires entertainment services of the highest quality, we are ready to work with you and your planning team

Our planning team will work with you to custom design the entertainment around your special event! We also enjoy working with a variety of wedding and event planners across Canada, the US and the UK. 

We offer a variety of musical products from solo piano and jazz trio all the way to full production musical shows and gala events featuring musical performers of the highest quality.

If you are looking for worry free "World Class" entertainment that encompasses a variety of musical tastes such as Swing,Jazz, R and B, Rock and Roll, Old, New school and Funk look no further. Shaw Entertainment has it covered!

Charity Events and Fundraisers
receive special rates. For booking enquiries or to book your special event email or call Barry Shaw Entertainment Inc at 403-861-5958.


Our Latest Client Reviews


Dear Barry,

It was great to work with you, easy, easy and easy!  The band is fantastic, the singer (you of course) are amazing, and such a great way of scheduling the songs!  It all worked incredibly well, thank you.  And the dancers were amazing! Thank you for organizing them to be part of the evening, it really added one more element of fun. 

I am sure that the Barry Shaw Orchestra and Unique will remain at the top of the list of bands for the hospital to call upon for our fundraising Gala!  Looking forward to working with you again!

Banff Mineral Springs Gala Committee

Dear Barry,

I can't tell you how many people said they just LOVED the band and it was THE party of the year!  It was such a pleasure working with you and your team and I absolutely loved the dancers...they were a class act! I am sure we will see each other again at some event in the Bow Valley...

Leslie D and Diane G
Banff Mineral Springs Hospital Gala

Dear Barry,

Thank you so much! The wedding was absolutely fantastic. Really You and Unique Soul were incredible. All of our guests got out on the dance floor and had the time of their lives. We both danced most of the night away together. Honestly I don't think I have ever heard a band in Calgary that can rival Unique Soul! The song that they performed with our daughter was excellent and was enjoyed by all. All three of the singers were very funny and engaging. Seriously a great and fun band! Please pass on our thanks to each and every member of the band and let them know how much we enjoyed each and every moment that they played. We would without hesitation recommend them.

Again thank you so much for making our wedding a night to remember!

N and C
Calgary AB

Hi Barry, 

I wanted to let you know how appreciative we are of the amazing show you and your band put on at our Wedding. It was more than we had hoped for and we've had nothing but outstanding feedback from all our guests including "The BEST music I've ever seen and heard at a wedding" from multiple people. You kept our guests (and us!) on the dancefloor until the bitter end! 

Thanks so much!

D and G
Calgary AB 

For more client feedback please click on testimonial tab on the left.

The Barry Shaw Orchestra and Friends

Barry Shaw and his Orchestra perform all across Canada at special events  corporate events and select weddings. Barry's reputation as a premier male jazz/swing and contemporary vocalist and his ability to

connect with an audience is well known! Barry Shaw is a featured entertainer at Fairmont Hotels and can be found entertaining every Christmas and NYE at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Barry Shaw performs in a variety of band combinations customized to client need. Barry Shaw performs with award winning vocalist Debbie Forsyth and Canadian Smooth Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year Allistair Elliott

Sample Song List

  • Look of Love
  • This Guy's in Love with You
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Sway
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • A Song for You
  • Let's Fall in Love
  • Alfie
  • Autumn Leaves
  • My Foolish Heart
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • And I Love Her
  • Save the Last Dance for Me
  • Mustang sally
  • Cant take my eyes
  • Mack the knife
  • Fly me to the moon
  • Its not unusual
  • Save the last dance for me 

Unique: The Best Party Band In Canada!

Our high energy Theme Parties are fully loaded and range from Hollywood, Mardi Gras, Sinatra Tribute, and Rat Pack Tribute to seventies Retro Night to Caribbean Dance Party. For those struck with Party Fever, Unique Soul offers the very best in party entertainment, Unique Soul is a powerful and edgy party band with a "let's-get-this-party-started" attitude. Featuring the amazing vocal talents of Al Ahh, Jessi Ahh and Bobby Soul, UniqueSoul delivers high quality retro soul and R and B, dance-frenzy old school rock & roll, and calypso. Please click on Unique Souls music tracks in the "Now Playing" tab. Or check out their latest Video on YouTube

Sample Song List

Sample songlist:

  • Forget You (Celo Green)
  • Born This Way (Lady Gaga)
  • I've Got a Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
  • Raise Your Glass (Pink)
  • I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
  • Love Stoned (Justin Timberlake)
  • Superfreak (Rick James)
  • All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
  • September (Earth, Wind and Fire)
  • Hot, hot, hot (Arrow)
  • Mambo #5 (Lou Bega)
  • Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
  • That's what I like about you (The Romantics)
  • Play that funky music white boy (Wild Cherry)
  • Let's stay together (Al Green)
  • Lean on me (Bill Withers)
  • Celebration (Kool & the Gang)
  • Let's get it on (Marvin Gaye)
  • Shout (need tambourine) (Isley Brothers)
  • Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
  • I feel good (James Brown)
  • Soul Man (Sam & Dave)
  • Car Wash (Rose Royce)
  • What's Goin' on (Marvin Gaye)
  • I wish (Stevie Wonder)
  • That's the way (KC & the Sunshine Band)
  • Get down tonight (KC & the Sunshine Band)
  • Dance to the music (Sly and the Family Stone)
  • Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
  • Last Dance (Donna Summer)
  • Kiss (Prince)
  • Knock on wood (Eddie Floyd)
  • Let's Groove Tonight (Earth, Wind and Fire)
  • Ain't too proud to beg (The Temptations)
  • Let's get it started (Black Eyed Peas)

To inquire or to book entertainment please call  Shaw Entertainment Inc. at 1-403-861-5958 or click on the contact link. You may also email us directly at the following email address

Barry Shaw Trio and Quartet

Cocktail Parties are enhanced by the Barry Shaw Trio or Quartet. Playing soft Jazz, Pop and Latin music they provide a gentle and sophisticated backdrop to any cocktail party, reception or intimate affair.

If you are planning a Wedding we will design a live music show tailored to your needs, we will learn a favorite or special song, and meet with you to perfect the show flow and logistics in order that your special day is perfect

All clients receive Concierge Service. We understand what it takes to satisfy the most discerning client, and we consistently deliver by collaborating with clients, agents and destination management companies to provide the higest quality performance that is customized for each specific client.

Gala Award Shows are our specialty, with custom arrangements, exact timing and themed play-ons and play-offs that match the award as well as the unique recipients of each award. Attention to detail and client satisfaction is our central focus.

If you are looking for worry free "World Class" entertainment that encompasses a variety of musical tastes such as Swing, Jazz, R and B, Rock and Roll, Old, New school and Funk look no further. The Barry Shaw Trio, Quartet or Orchestra and Unique Soul will enhance your event by tailoring a show to meet the individual needs of any client.