Amazing Event Entertainment Across Western Canada

From Calgary and Banff's number one party band, to jazz trio, string quartet and solo musicians, our goal is your total satisfaction! Please call 1-403-861-5958 or email us by hitting the contact button for pricing and availability. Please scroll down for our latest videos and check out our recent reviews by clicking the Testimonials Tab.

Wedding and Corporate Party Packages Now Available

Seasonal Celebration and Wedding Packages for the 2017 and 2018 are now available. These packages may include cocktail piano, dinner trio music and full combo dance band which combines Barry Shaw with Unique Soul. We also specialize in providing specialty wedding music that include processional, recessional music, first dance as well as a variety of Horah medleys.

Barry Shaw featured in Avenue Magazine's Wedding Edition

Check out Barry Shaw and Unique Video Performances below

Unique and the Barry Shaw Orchestra

Debbie Forsyth with the Barry Shaw Orchestra


Upcoming Public Events

Barry Shaw and Unique at the Frank Flaman James Bond Gala March 17th 2017 Fantasyland Hotel Edmonton Alberta

Barry Shaw Live at the Post Hotel Wine Summit Lake Louise Alberta June 3rd 2017

Barry Shaw and Friends Live at the Midsummer Ball Gala July 22nd at the Banff Centre for Creativity, Banff, Alberta

Barry Shaw and Friends Live at the NYE Gala at the Fairmont Banff Springs Dec 31st 2017 Banff Alberta

Our corporate clients include:

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.