My name is Ashley Webber. I hold a B/A in Music Studies and have played the piano since I was 12 years old. In my teen years, I added another string (well six) to my bow by learning to play the guitar. As part of my college course I studied drum tech and became a competent drummer. I also had singing coaching whilst studying; the tutor having some big names to his credit including members of the boy band “Blue”.
Since I was old enough to remember I have enjoyed singing, playing an instrument & performing in general. I get a real buzz out of making people feel good! My mission is simple – if I can make my audience sing along, clap, dance, or forget their troubles for a few moments then I've succeeded. I love what I do and it’s a pleasure to offer my renditions of some of the most memorable songs from the 1950s / 60s and present day from some of Music’s finest artists including Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, The Big Bopper, Eric Clapton, Michael Buble, West End musicals & many more. I also offer a background pianist service – ideal for a drinks reception, product launch or wedding breakfast.
I'm a proud member of Last Minute Musicians.com & you can also find me listed in the Online Entertainer’s Directory & Entertainer’s Direct Agency ltd. I'm based in Buckinghamshire & will travel to most locations on mutually agreeable terms. I hold public liability insurance & all my equipment is annually PAT checked. Additionally I'm a qualified First Aider.
All of my performances will be inclusive of background music, lighting and if given enough notice I can perform / download music of your choice. I also offer a disco for after a live show.
My PA system / amp will comfortably fill most venues whether intimate or big in size.
If much higher volume is what you require - you might want to consider my 5 / 6 piece band "AnyBuddy Out There" (50’s—present. Male/female lead vocals) www.anybuddyoutthere.com
I’m also a qualified tutor - if you have an interest in learning an instrument I may be able to help.
Thanks once again for visiting - take the time to have a look around my site. Enjoy the photo / video gallery, read testimonials (full details available on request) & be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. If you wish to enquire about my availability, use the contact section at the bottom of the page – and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.
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*All bookings are subject to my terms & conditions - a copy of which will be attached to all booking confirmations. They can also be viewed at any time. "They don't make them like that anymore" is GDRP compliant. A terms & policies page is in progress.*
Rockin' regards - Ash
I include Buddy numbers in my act; however I offer a unique Buddy Holly & Friends Tribute Show which include a number of his hits as taken from his final performance at the “Winter Dance Party” in 1959. The Big Bopper & Richie Valens also feature! This package will comfortably suit a revival, cabaret, tribute evening or just something a bit different. I use costume, props & original sound recordings to give this show a nostalgic edge.
Where did it all start? My parents took me to see “Buddy” in the West End when I was a teenager. Since then I have been hooked on his music. For the last 5 years I've been impersonating Buddy Holly at numerous events & occasions. I believe to this day that his music bares a huge influence to the world of rock 'n roll and his style is echoed in many genres of today. Taken far too young, a huge star well before his time! It’s enlightening to see younger audiences appreciating, even recognizing some of Buddy’s music. It’s an honor and a pleasure to keep his legacy alive.
I also offer an extended version of this show entitled "The Legends of yesteryear" which include impersonations of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis & Johnny Cash.
I've performed at numerous Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversary’s, Retirements, Fetes, Festivals, Care Homes and Cabaret. Previous corporate clients include The Metropolitan Police Service; The Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain; BMW; The Ski Club Of Great Britain and Cancer Research UK. Previous locations include The Paradise Room, Blackpool Pleasure Beach; The Hurlingham Club – Wimbledon; Lakeside “Home of the Darts” Country Club and Mill Rythe Holiday Village. Read the testimonials below to see what people have had to say about past performances.
Ash, you're a natural. You also give us the best price!
A. Hine MBE (Host of annual Blackpool Pleasure Beach show) - Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain (Chairman) March '18
Ash - it was a joy. Thanks so much for your humour, patience and of course lovely music
T. Kadri Feb. 18 - (Repeat customer - family gatherings)
"The man can play. Really set the scene for an amazing reception. Thanks a million!"
A. Whitehead, Aug '17
"You were so in tune with your audience Ash. Well done!"
A. Hallan, April '17
“Ash – you got people up dancing, and kept them up. Thank you! Great job!”
JM (Wedding – ’15)
“I would recommend Ash to anyone. Versatile & enthusiastic!”
PL (Masonic black tie event – ’15)
“Great Buddy voice! When you gonna be at the theatre doing the Buddy Holly story?”
LM (Fellow performer at a rehearsal studio - ’16)
“Thanks for your piano playing during our drinks reception. Who’s have thought that Classical mixed in with Elton John, Coldplay, Jazz and Jamiroquai would work so well? Brill!”
AK (Wedding - ’16)
“You are fast becoming our favorite performer. When can you come back?”
LK (Care home entertainment coordinator – ’14)
“We have used Ashley on a number of occasions. I wouldn’t go anywhere else! One moment it’s Nat King Cole, then Elvis, then Louie Armstrong, then Robbie Williams, and of course Buddy Holly! He even had props! Some great one liners thrown in too. What an entertainer and much less expensive than other artists! Highly recommend.”
VW (Customer of private events & numerous local Summer fetes & public events)
“I lovvvvvvvved you’re Big Boppa number!!”
SC (Christmas function - ’15)
“It was like listening and watching the Man himself. What a tribute!”
DW (Anniversary party - ’15)
“Thank you so much for your lovely singing. The ladies would like to have you back again next year!”
TM (Charity – Michael Sobell House Ladies of the night charity run for cancer research UK)
“It was lovely to see my granddad reminiscing about his hay day during your ballads. I was very touched – thank you!”
HS (Carehome - ’16)
“Ash just wanted to say thank you. You made our big day complete and several people commented on how great you were. Hope to see you again!”
AK (Wedding - ’16)
“Ashley – everyone really enjoyed you’re performance, Thank you so much – my husband had a brilliant Birthday”
JT (Birthday function - ’14)