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

We’re back to rehearsals after a Christmas break and looking forward to performing a great selection of  new arrangements by Ivan for you this year.

Our traditional shows are booked in already, at the Cresta Court Hotel in April for the

Ernie Waites Festival of Music and the Festival of Remembrance in November.

We are also, once again, at one of our favourite shows in Leigh at St Joseph’s Hall in March - we’d love to see you there.

To kick the year off in fine style, we’re performing for the first time, at a private event, at Xaverian College at the beginning of March.

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 ‘Beatlemania’ from our 2016 Festival of Remembrance at the Plaza Stockport

Come and join in at our shows during 2018.

Visit our Shows page for full details


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Joining the Band


Drop us a line and arrange to pop down to our next rehearsal if you’re interested in joining the band.

Our latest CD - available at all our shows


Xaverian College

Private event

Our 2018 show list is on our shows page.

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