Ashton-on-Mersey Showband

A warm welcome to our website.

The Ashton-on-Mersey Showband has been playing music to the people of the North-West of England since it began in 1973. It has played in countries across Europe and in America and raised almost £1,000,000 for UK charities. It currently comprises of over 30 musicians of outstanding calibre, who give their time and efforts for free.


The wait is over!

We have taken delivery of our latest CD and wow is it a cracker.

Featuring our famous big medleys of Jekyll & Hyde Overture, Star Wars Fantasia and one of the most popular of Ivan’s arrangements, Les Miserables. We pay tribute to Cilla Black and feature a wide repertoire of music from film, stage and the big bands. For the first time on CD we are joined by our very own soprano Elizabeth Phillips, who regular audience members will know from our Festival of Remembrance shows. More

Our series of shows for 2019 is building up as we start rehearsing for the Summer sets. We have sparkling new arrangements already, with more in the pipeline from Ivan, and are booked for a number of private shows until our full public show list is finalised. You can find our show list for this year here.

Due to popular demand and unprecedented requests, we are delighted to announce the continuation of the North West Festival of Remembrance. This popular event was restarted in 2005 and has been a staple in the band’s calendar ever since. It has become increasingly difficult to arrange over the past number of years due to many factors and last year it was announced that 2018 would be the last Festival. After many requests for it to continue, much thought and reorganisation, we will be hosting the Festival again at the Plaza Theatre in Stockport in November.

We hope to see you at one of our shows soon

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Forthcoming Shows

We are always interested in players joining the band.

To be comfortable with our arrangements you should be at least Grade 5 or equivalent.

Watch ‘Michael Jackson Medley’ from our 2017 Festival of Remembrance at the Plaza Stockport in full 360 degrees!

Ever wondered what it’s like to be on stage with the band? Now’s your chance!

Come and join in at our shows during 2019.

Visit our Shows page for full details


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Our latest CD - available at all our shows


13th July

Waterside Arts Theatre,

1 Waterside, Town Centre, Sale M33 7ZF


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