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

Well, after our fabulous Christmas Crackers show at the Cresta Court on the 9th December, our 2018 run of shows will have run its course. What a year we’ve had playing for hundreds of people around the North West in all types of venues from intimate Town Hall rooms and local churches to full scale show venues such as the Plaza Theatre in Stockport.

The band continues to grow in terms of new talented players joining us and sparkling arrangements from Ivan. With 2018 being our 45th year in existence, there’s no signs of us stopping yet and we’ll be keeping Ernie’s legacy going for many more years.

Come back soon and we’ll be listing all our shows lined up so far for 2019.

We hope to see you there.

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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 2018.

Visit our Shows page for full details


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Merry Christmas


A Happy New Year

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Come back in the New Year to see our show list for 2019