Original Blend

Original Blend, brilliant barber Shop Group For Hire with extensive repertoire of novelty songs, jazz standards and Victorian ballads. Ideal for in and outdoor events

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Barber shop group for hire

Close harmony barbershop quartet performing cabaret, concerts, radio & TV broadcasts, promotional marketing and corporate events.

A typical Original Blend presentation can cover jazz standards, show songs, close harmony, barbershop and novelty songs.

The group has appeared in theatres, castles, country houses, department stores, shopping centres, museums, music festivals, restaurants, private houses and at wedding receptions, livery companies, outdoor events, county shows and many of the top hotels in London and other major cities – in fact, wherever entertainment is required.

Original Blend Barbershop singers for hire can be versatile to the client’s individual requirements, such as writing and performing personalised songs for special occasions. They can add a festive atmosphere to a function by surprising dinner guests as singing waiters, or by ‘meeting and greeting’ guests on their arrival.

Original Blend also offers tailor-made themed entertainments. These include:

– Composer Showcases – highlighting songwriters such as George Gershwin and Irving Berlin

– Period Evenings – music of the Forties, Victorian and madrigal evenings

– Character Evenings – cowboy, nautical and Dickensian carol singers

The instrumental skills of the group include keyboard, clarinet, guitar and fiddle and give an added dimension to their programmes.

For Christmas events, Original Blend can appear as Festive Blend, with a line-up featuring two male and two female singers. They have an extensive repertoire of seasonal music:

Christmas Carols

Angels From the Realms of Glory / Away in a Manger / Coventry Carol / Ding Dong Merrily on High / First Noel / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Good Christian Men Rejoice / Good King Wenceslas / Hark The Herald Angels Sing / Holly and the Ivy / Infant Holy / I Saw Three Ships / It Came Upon The Midnight Clear / In the Bleak Mid Winter / O Little Town of Bethlehem / O Come All Ye Faithful / Once In Royal David’s City / Past Three O Clock / Rocking / Silent Night / See Amid the Winter’s Snow / Sans Day Carol (The Holly Bears a Berry) / We Three Kings / Wassail Song / While Shepherds Watched / Joy To The World / O Tannenbaum

Secular Christmas Songs

Deck the Halls / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / Jingle Bells / Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Twelve Days of Christmas / Winter Wonderland / White Christmas / We Wish You a Merry Christmas / Sleigh Ride / The Christmas Alphabet / The Christmas Song / Let It Snow / When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney / The Christmas Bells / The Boar’s Head Carol

Original Blend have appeared on TV in The Generation Game, QED and with Chris Evans in TFI Friday. Radio programmes include Round Midnight, Among Your Souvenirs, Friday Night is Music Night and live transmission from the National Theatre.

Recent clients include:

Abbey National – Selfridges – Harvey’s Brewery – Rover – Sainsbury – British Home Stores – Nokia – Barkers of Kensington – Ernst & Young – Army & Navy Stores – Allied Dunbar – Marks & Spencer – Arding & Hobbs – Debenhams – Harrods – Dickens & Jones – Liberty – BT – BAA – The American Embassy – Ross Food (TV Commercial) – Persil (TV Commercial) – Burberry’s (Radio Commercial) – Skin Fitness (Radio Commercial)

Latest Testimonial:

“I wanted to drop a note to thank Original Blend so much for their outstanding performance at last Thursday’s garden party.
The feedback from the clients has been really great and they’ve had some fab press coverage too.
Please thank Keith, Carey, David and Malcolm so much for a great performance and for being so lovely to work with.”
JLA for Airbus, September 2013

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