The Barry Shaw Orchestra and Friends

Tall, dark and hands-down gregarious, Barry Shaw is one swinger, singer extraordinaire who knows how to artfully handle the very finest events. His connection with an audience and ability to get the whole room dancing is legendary. That's why for the last 10 years he is the featured entertainer at the Fairmont Banff Springs New Years Eve Gala.

Barry Shaw and his Orchestra along with award winning vocalist Debbie Forsyth (6 to 12 piece band) combine Swing, Jazz, R&B, and Rock and Roll. He takes his audience on a musical journey through the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's all the way to the present day. Barry's high energy Theme Parties can range from Mardi Gras, Sinatra Tribute/Rat Pack Tribute to a 70's Retro Boogie Dance Party, Caribbean Dance Party or Dancing With The Stars Show.

Seasonal parties, fundraisers, gala events, award shows, corporate events and weddings

Suitable for seasonal parties, fundraisers, gala events, award shows, corporate events and weddings.

Musicians/Format:

6 to 12 piece show band

Locations:

Calgary, Edmonton, Banff, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, regions
Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler.

The Barry Shaw Jazz Quartet

Barry Shaw Trio, Quartet or Quintet On the softer side, Barry Shaw warms up an intimate event with his interpretations of jazz & pop standards ranging in style from Sinatra and Nat King Cole to Burt Bacharach, George Benson and Luther Vandross. Barry is accompanied by Musical Director Egor Ukoloff and up to 5 musicians.

Suitable for select clubs, home parties, small weddings, wine tastings, receptions, fundraisers and intimate celebrations and Christmas and cocktail parties.

Musicians/Format:
Jazz Piano with Vocalist, Swing & Jazz, Pop, Latin, R & B

Locations:
Calgary, Edmonton, Banff, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler

A Sample Song Selection

  • 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

Other musical genre including Rock, R and B are also available in this format. We are happy to tailor a show to meet your specific musical needs. Barry Shaw prior to his performance at the 2007 International Wine and Food Festival Lake Louise, Alberta.

If you are looking for the very best in sophisticated cocktail piano look no further. Canadian Jazz Master Egor Ukoloff is available for your reception or special event on his own or with a trio or quartet. Please call 403-861-5958 or email your inquiry to info@barryshawlive.com

Unique

"The Best Party Band in Canada Today"

For those struck with Party Fever, this powerhouse band offers no cure. Only more flame for your fire. Unique Soul is a powerful and edgy Rhythm and Blues band with a "let's-get-this-party-started" attitude. Unique Soul delivers retro soul and Rand B, dance-frenzy old school rock & roll, and calypso. The band will not be held liable if your guests have too much fun... Consider yourselves warned! Unique entertained at the "After Midnight Special" at the Banff Springs Hotel New Years Eve Gala along with Barry Shaw from 2001-2016
Unique can be paired with the Barry Shaw Orchestra for a devastating one-two punch!

Demographic:
age 25 and up

Suitable events:
Select clubs, weddings, corporate dance parties, gala soirées, charity balls, backyard barbecues

Similar artists:
Lennie Kravitz, Maxwell, Justin Timberlake. Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Kool and the Gang, James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone

Musicians/Format:
R&B Dance Band, Wedding Band, 6 - 14 piece Party Band



Sample songlist:

  • Forget You (Celo Green)
  • Uptown Funk
  • Want to Want Me
  • Shut up and Dance
  • Cant Feel My Face
  • 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)