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Wax Lyricals

Specialising in the classic barbershop repertoire, Wax Lyricals guarantee to bring a smile and that feel-good factor to any event! From up-beat toe tappers to heart-warming ballads, this quintet will bring a touch of real old-school charm to your event!

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 30th April 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

Auntie Skinner’s Chicken Dinner
Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
Everything Is Peaches Down In Georgia
George Jones
Georgia On My Mind
I Cried For You
I Don’t Want To Play In Your Yard
I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome
I Love A Barbershop Song
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
I’m Sitting On Top Of The World
Irish Blessing
It’s A Good Day
Kiss Me Honey Baby
Landlord Fill The Flowing Bowl
My Evaline
Old Tom Wilson
One More Song
Pretty Baby
The Battle Of Jericho                                          
The Goslings
The Pope
Toot Toot Tootsie
When Francis Dances With Me
When Uncle Joe Plays A Rag
Which Is The Properest Day To Sing
Yes Sir That’s My Baby

5 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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Something a bit different - With a musical twist!

5 stars - Wax Lyricals are Highly Recommended booked Wax Lyricals for their Wedding November 2019

“We wanted something a little bit different for the entertainment at our drinks reception, and we'd heard great things about the Wax Lyricals. We certainly weren't disappointed, and we received loads of great feedback from our wedding guests. The boys' harmonies and range of songs were spot-on; they're a traditional barbershop singing group with a professional yet friendly approach, which helped us to add an extra touch of class to our special day. We even tried our hand at having a little sing with them (with mixed results!) and invited them to stick around for a drink afterwards! Great guys, and a great way to add an unusual musical twist to any occasion!”

a great way to really get your party started!

5 stars - Wax Lyricals are Highly Recommended booked Wax Lyricals for their event

“Delighted to say what a fantastic performance we enjoyed from your lovely barbershop group at our staff party! You were extremely professional and friendly and made the planning and logistics clear and easy for us. The performance itself did not disappoint either - right from the moment we came into the room to the sweet sound of 'My Evaline' to the huge finish and eye-watering high notes of your finale! Everyone I spoke to said how fun the sets were and how you'd created just the right atmosphere! Thanks again!”

A really professional group.

5 stars - Wax Lyricals are Highly Recommended booked Wax Lyricals for their event

“We booked the Wax Lyricals to perform as a surprise act for my mother-in-law’s birthday as she is a huge barbershop fan. She was not disappointed!! The boys were smart and friendly and very helpful beforehand discussing the logistics of our party and how best they could fit around the other things we had planned. They then not only gave two sizzling sets of barbershop singing but also two amazing piano sets too – one from Joe and another from John – which gave us a perfect musical backdrop all evening. The highlight for the birthday girl must have been the specially arranged barbershop version of her favourite Il Divo track “Mamma” which the boys performed with great charisma and we insisted on two encores!! A really professional group of talented and extremely friendly lads! Thanks again.”

A fabulous atmosphere

5 stars - Wax Lyricals are Highly Recommended booked Wax Lyricals for their event

“Thank you for helping to make Liz and Pete’s day so special. We thoroughly enjoyed Wax Lyricals at the reception and lost count of the times their guests commented on how great they were. We were so grateful to them for creating such a fabulous atmosphere and they even brought the sunshine with them!”

Wax Lyricals were perfect!

5 stars - Wax Lyricals are Highly Recommended booked Wax Lyricals for their event

“My fiance and I booked Wax Lyricals after hearing them at a gig. We were looking for something a bit different for the drinks reception at our wedding and were keen to steer clear of the cliched string quartet. We wanted to create a relaxed, unique and fun atmosphere; Wax Lyricals were perfect! Joe is extremely experienced, both musically and as an event organiser. He gave us invaluable advice regarding getting the best out of the venue we had booked and how to help make sure our special day ran smoothly. Joe is approachable and listened to all of our requests (and last minute panics from the bride!) and catered to all our needs. Wax Lyricals are an extremely talented group of chaps who are able to perform a wide and varied repertoire to a professional standard. Their singing added a special touch to our wedding day, which all of our guests commented upon. They created a memorable atmosphere which made everyone smile! Wax Lyricals are very professional, punctual and extremely presenta...”


Price from £827 + travel from Worcestershire

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

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Full Biography

Wax Lyricals was formed in 2012 by 3 former members of Bournville Barbershop and 2 singers from Birmingham City Choir. The group specialises in the classic barbershop repertoire and can bring a touch of real old-school charm to any event! The songs are varied and full of rich close-harmony singing; from up-beat toe tappers to heart-warming ballads and songs of love.

The boys can perform acoustically for a more intimate performance or can provide amplification for larger venues. It is also often possible to specially rearrange your favourite song to be performed in the barbershop style, adding a unique touch to your event. Whatever the event, Wax Lyricals guarantee to bring a smile and that feel-good factor to your special occasion!
In addition to the barbershop songs, Joe and John are both talented and experienced event pianists and can provide great value jazz and classical piano.

Joe’s choral training began as a chorister at Birmingham Cathedral, where he then went on to sing with various choirs and organisations. Joe was also assistant director at Bournville Young Singers from 1998 to 2008, with whom he toured many European capital cities and performed in venues such as Notre Dame and Brussels Cathedral. He has been Musical Director at The Number 8 Theatre Pershore and was nominated Best Musical at the 2010 NODA awards with West Side Story and followed this up with a win in 2012 with The Secret Garden. He is currently working with Redditch Operatic on Jesus Christ Superstar after receiving another NODA nomination for Whistle Down The Wind in 2013.
Toby has been singing in choirs up and down the country for over twenty years, including singing solos and in small groups at Salisbury, Liverpool, Norwich and Gloucester cathedrals, amongst others. With a background in choral music, Toby enjoys branching out into jazz and barbershop, and Wax Lyricals is the perfect balance between music-making and having fun. “Bring on the boaters"
John has been a member of the city of Birmingham Choir for 15 years. In the last few years he has been receiving vocal coaching that has helped attain Grade 8 level. He accompanies and coaches a Male Voice Choir and also conducts his own choir called 'Enchant'. 'Enchant are a mixed voice choir who have been singing together for 7 years. Last year they recorded their debut album which had many of John’s own compositions and arrangements on.
Nick spent ten years with the Bournville Young Singers with whom he performed in Notre Dame Cathedral and sang solo at Symphony Hall Birmingham. He complemented this with an extensive musical career at school and college; playing and singing in diverse ensembles and performing with the Birmingham schools guitar ensemble. In his leisure time, he played in numerous bands for which he performed guitar, vocals and even drums. University at Scarborough provided him with a degree in Creative Music Technology.
Steve has performed in many choirs and is also an experienced theatre and musical theatre performer. He was an assistant at Bournville Young singers for many years and was a member of the barbershop group which was runner up in the prestigious Perterborough Choral Competition in 2004. Since then he has taught drama and is also a talented drummer and guitarist. Steve founded the Bournville Graduates choir in 2008, for whom he has written and arranged many works for performance in venues such as Birmingham’s Elgar Concert Hall.

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