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About Brian

Brian is a versatile performer. He has a passion for singing vintage, but can perform from many eras. All his shows are pure entertainment.
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Brian trained at Vocaltech vocal school in London and then at Central School of Speech and Drama. Brian is an actor by profession and an accomplished singer and entertainer. He has been proud to receive many awards including "UK Entertainer of the Year" and the "National Vintage Award for musical performance" as well as international gold, silver and bronze medals in mixed quartet. Brian also performs with Cherie in "Perfect Vintage" and "Puttin' on the Blitz!" quartet and is currently touring throughout the UK as an actor, entertainer and singer.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Actor, Songwriter, Perfect pitch
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Song list

Please note these are just a sample as I perform many different genres and eras.
Please contact me for specific a song list for your type of event.
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
You Make Me Feel So Young
That’s Life
Let There Be Love
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Come Fly With Me
The Lady Is A Tramp
Sunny Side Of The Street
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Baby Face
Almost Like Being In Love
New York, New York
... and many more.
Underneath the Arches
It Don't Mean a Thing (if it ain't got that swing)
Pennies from Heaven
Cheek to Cheek
When I'm Cleaning Windows/Leaning on a Lampost Medley
Baby Face
Side By Side
Goody Goody
I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
Down at the Old Bull and Bush
The Lambeth Walk
My Old Man/Maybe it's Because I'm a Londoner/Knees Up Mother Brown Medley
Pack Up Your Troubles/It's a Long way to Tipperary/Wish Me Luck Medley
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
Boogie Woogie Bugle
Bless 'em All/Siegfried Line/Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major Medley
Show Me the Way to Go Home
... and loads more.
That’ll Be the Day
Take Good Care of My Baby
At the Hop
Bye Bye Love
I’m Into Something Good
Rockin’ Robin
Tears On My Pillow
Who Put the Bomp
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Poetry in Motion
Oh Boy!
Blue Suede Shoes
Johnny B. Goode
... and many more.
There's No Business Like Show Business (Annie Get Your Gun)
Hello, Dolly! (Hello, Dolly!)
The Sun Has Got His Hat On (Me & My Girl)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (High Society)
We're Off to See the Wizard (The Wizard of Oz)
If I Only Had a Brain (The Wizard of Oz)
One (A Chorus Line)
Edelweiss (The Sound of Music)
Do Re Mi (The Sound of Music)
Chim Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins)
Jolly Holiday (Mary Poppins)
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)
I'd Do Anything (Oliver)
Cabaret (Cabaret)
Flash Bang Wallop (Half a Sixpence)
Wouldn't it Be Loverley (My Fair Lady)
Get Me to the Church on Time (My Fair Lady)
Big Spender (Sweet Charity)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
Singing in the Rain (Singing In The Rain)
... and a few more.
Please ask about 70s/80s/PARTY MUSIC etc as I have a good selection in my repertoire also.
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, I can provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as the PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the live performance!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. I'm very flexible when it comes to finding just the right show for you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! All I need is a plug socket.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song lists there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn, I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times and cost of the backing track etc. ”

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My personality and my sense of humour. I try to make my shows as entertaining as possible, so there is usually a fair bit of banter and the odd corny joke.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Pickering Wartime Weekend British Grand Prix Shuttleworth Flying Proms Churchill Theatre - Bromley The Royal International Air Tattoo Great Central Railway Cromford Steam Rally Orchard Theatre - Dartford Stradsett Vintage Rally Nottingham County Show Seaton Tramway Sywell Aerodrome Becks Theatre - Hayes Rushden Transport Museum & Railway Croft Racing Circuit

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Vera Lynn George Formby Elvis Presley Glenn Miller Bobby Vee Connie Francis The Andrew Sisters Frank Sinatra Bing Crosby Nat King Cole Louis Armstrong

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

F1 British Grand Prix Shuttleworth Flying Proms Royal International Air Tattoo Plus Various Theatres


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£350
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£350


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Sue B, 2 years ago

Hi Brian, just wanted to say a huge thank you for the fantastic show you put on for us this afternoon. So many have told me how much they enjoyed your singing and jokes (groan...lol), we can't wait for you to come back again .

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Debbie D, 3 years ago

Brian you have been coming to us for over 6.5 years,and i can honestly say everyone loves you! its not just about the singing its the jokes :-) and yes stories of dame Vera Lynn and all the wonderful stories. every care home should have a Brian Shaw . great value for money all residents never want him to finish. people who live with dementia sing all the songs love the banter and the smiles. warmth and care is genuine i can never thank enough you enough for what you bring to our home.

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