Arts & Culture

It Don’t Mean A Thing….to the Ashton on Mersey Showband

By Peter Trollope at

It don’t mean a thing…if it ain’t got that swing-so they say, and The Ashton-on-Mersey Showband are living proof of that.

The 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.

Now the Summer Season sees them performing in Hale and Sale Waterside in the next few weeks.

They will be performing music from the 60’s  and popular musicals at St Peter’s School Rooms. in Hale, on June 3rd at 7.30pm and appearing at Sale Waterside Theatre on June 24th.

Some of the Showband’s CD’S.


You can also see them playing a variety of shows later in the year :-




July 8th

St Joseph’s Hall, Chapel St, Leigh, WN7 2PR


July 15th

AOM Cricket Club, The Beets, Little Ees Ln, Sale M33 5GT – PRIVATE FUNCTION


September 16th

Heald Green Village Hall, Outwood Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3JL


September 23rd

Christ Church, Thorley Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 7AN


October 7th

Savoy Hotel, Blackpool

Private booking

October 21st

Alkrington & Providence United Reformed Church, Manchester Rd, Middleton, M24 1LB


November 5th

North West Festival of Remembrance

The Plaza Stockport, Mersey Square, Stockport SK1 1SP


December 10th

Cresta Court Hotel, Church St, Altrincham, Greater Manchester

WA14 4DP