CLOSE ENOUGH

An award-winning quartet perform a sparkling cocktail of tunes.

Close Enough Barbershop Quartet is ‘a class act’. The dapper gents won Best Small Vocal Ensemble (’22, ’23 & ‘24) in Buxton for their ‘witty repartee’ and ‘vocal acrobatics’. The four gents now head to the Big Smoke to perform their sparkling cocktail of tunes, with everything from Dvořák to Jerry Herman, Louis Prima, and the Sherman Brothers.

Woody Allen (tenor), Thomas Eyre (lead), Tom Rogers (baritone) and Johnny Shipley (bass) have spent the past decade singing their brand of light-hearted and lyrical songs across the green and pleasant parts of the UK, with performances at Alex James’ Big Feastival, and the Burford, Bath, Brighton and Buxton Festivals. They also toured the distilleries of the Hebridean island of Islay, but they’re a bit hazy about that.

Now they seek their fortune in the Big Smoke, with two performances at the Canal Café Theatre to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Come along ‘for a warm and highly entertaining evening’.


Performers: Tom Rogers, Johnny Shipley, Edward Allen & Thomas Eyre


Running time: Approx 60 minutes

Ages Guidance: Ages 3 and above


“The fresh educated wit in the banter of the quartet is what really gives ‘Close Enough’ that additional flair as an entertainment, over and above great close harmony singing” – Buxton Fringe Award 2022

“Great entertainment delivered with musical expertise” – Buxton Fringe Award 2022