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.


Our latest CD is available along with our other recordings at our shows.

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

As most public gatherings are being curtailed and with the threat of the Covid-19 virus, the band have taken the decision to suspend rehearsals and cancel all concerts for the immediate future. We will be back once the all-clear is given and life can return to some kind of normality. To all our supporters and friends, stay safe, stay in and take care.

Even though rehearsals are suspended, we’re on the look out for more tenor sax players and trumpet players so, if you fancy a blow, drop us a line using the link above or the Contact page and we’ll give you the details, but please read our ‘Joining the Band’ box above.

We hope to see you at one of our shows soon.

Members can click here to contact us about joining the Members Only Facebook Group. Used for programmes and important notices.

Next Public Show

Forthcoming Shows

We are always interested in players joining the band.

To be comfortable with our arrangements you should be at least ABRSM 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 2020.

Visit our Shows page for full details


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Joining the Band


Our latest CD - available at all our shows


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Due to the current lockdown, all shows are now cancelled until further notice.

Come back soon for more news on when our concerts will resume.

Thank you


Tenor Sax and Trumpet players

Click here to contact us