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Close Enough Barbershop

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About Close Enough Barbershop

Former Oxford Choral Scholars perform a mix of barbershop numbers and close harmony arrangements: guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Barbershop quartet

Woody Allen (tenor), Thomas Eyre (lead), Tom Rogers (baritone) and Johnny Shipley (bass) have spent the past eight years singing their brand of light-hearted and lyrical songs across the green and pleasant parts of the UK, with performances at The Big Feastival, and the Burford, Bath and Buxton Festivals, where they picked up a nomination for Best Vocal Performance. They've toured distilleries in Islay, but they’re a bit hazy about that. They've also crossed the Irish Sea several times to perform in Lisburn, Strangford Lough and Stormont. They sing folk songs, philosophical songs, silly songs, serious songs, saucy songs and sad songs. It's a real gallimaufry of music.

Barbershop, 1930s era music, 1920s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Swing, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Traditional Scottish folk, Musical theatre
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Charity event, Wedding, Church service, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Birthday party
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Song list

While Strolling Through the Park
The Story of the Rose
My Evaline
Coney Island Baby
We Were Gathering Up The Roses
Goodnight Ladies
Sing Your Way Home
Stodole Pumpa
Call it Nostalgia
Mister Sandman
That Old Irish Mother of Mine
Goodnight Sweetheart
I Dream of Jeanie
Loch Lomond
Sweet England
Salley Gardens
Snowy Breasted Pearl
The Dark-Eyed Sailor
The Galaxy Song
When I’m Cleaning Windows
That’s What Friends Are For
Johnny Schmoker
How Are Things in Glocca Morra
Hello Dolly
A Sunday Kind of Love
Happy Birthday
God Save the Queen
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We're very serious about delivering slick, stylish a capella singing. But we don't take ourselves too seriously!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've performed in some very unusual places, including: a distillery (Ardbeg) a parliament (Stormont) a gentleman's club (The Lansdowne) a rowing club (Dorney Lake) a golf club (Sunningdale) an art gallery (The Green Man)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Monty Python and Noel Coward.

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

Performing to a packed audience at the Belfast Parliament (Stormont) was a great occasion! We raised a lot of money for charity that night.

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

We try our best to be flexible so that your event can run as smoothly as possible. The best thing to do if there is an issue is to get in touch with us.

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

We are an a capella group - it's just our four unaccompanied voices - so we do not provide any equipment.

How much time do you need to set up?

We are an a capella group - it's just our four unaccompanied voices - so we do not provide any equipment. That means we don't need much time to prepare. We like to have a little time in the space to warm up and refine our performance.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We sing close harmony and that requires us to sing close together. Occasionally we can break out and roam if there is a solo number.

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

Our set lists have been honed over time from our countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests enjoy an amazing time. That being said, we are of course open to having a chat to make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

We provide no technical equipment as we are an a capella group - four unaccompanied voices.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1100
Up to 3 hours£1200
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


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Noel L, 5 months ago

I was lucky enough to have the Barbershop Quartet (Close Enough) perform at Finnebrogue in August. It was a superb evening, with a wonderful variety of songs old and new which delighted a full house. The group is talented and immensely entertaining. There are already many calls for a return.

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Daphne M, 2 years ago

We much enjoyed your performance in the garden here at Grey Abbey when we first met you all. Musically Bill and I thought you were excellent, as did our invited audience.

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