Welcome to Buddy's Beats!
Take a look at our video & see exactly how we can help you to "Give the performance of your life!"
We'll take you from complete beginner to playing your favourite song in as little as 7 short lessons. Choose between guitar, keyboard, singing or even drums! Perhaps you are getting married & want to wow your Bride (or groom) on the day with a surprise serenade? Have a party or celebration coming up? How about wowing friends, family & loved ones with an amazing unexpected performance? We remove all un necessary theory & focus on the song of your choice. The emphasis is on performing that special song at your special event. Our packages include performance coaching & stage presence. We'll coach you from beginner - rock God & make the process fun & pain free. Your prize? The over whelming feeling of accomplishment & the buzz of thunderous applause. You'll be giving your audience something to talk about for years to come. What an experience! Get this ticked off the bucket list! You Rock!
The lessons or "micro beat" sessions as we call them can be delivered in person, or by unique online portals. Learn in your own space & in your own time. All of the lessons will be unique to you & you'll receive tonnes of support & access to secret resources. Have a look at our packages below. Newly added is the popular "Proposal package." Make you marriage proposal truly unique & a moment that'll stand forever in time!
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Rockin' regards - Ash
I have fond childhood memories of family breakfast / dinner times sitting at the meal table listening to 1548 AM Capital Gold. I fell in love with the music. I was the kid on the last day of term who took a Walkman into School & listened to recordings of their parent's Elvis collection. My Mum & Dad took me to see "Buddy" the musical when I was 12 & since then I have been hooked on "real music!"
At 13 years old I received my first keyboard. After initial lessons, I branched out into learning the guitar. I got involved with various local performances which further wet my appetite for a career in entertainment. In my college years, I studied drum tech & undertook singing lessons - the tutor having some established names under their belt including members of pop bands "Blue" & "Steps." After college I went on to obtain a B/A in music studies.
I'm a firm believer that music has the power to transport the listener to that "special place," bring people together & can establish / invoke wonderful memories & emotions. It has the ability to help people through sad, even dark times. My goal is to share the wonder of music with the world & make your special occasion as unique as possible. Remember, there is no celebration like yours'.
I am a proud ambassador for the Mind Charity (reg. 219830.)
With other passionate entertainers, I proudly organise & host an annual fundraising event "Live wire" for Cancer Research UK (details of up & coming events posted on social media)
The global Goals - In 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 global goals to support sustainable development. If completed, by 2030 there will be an end to extreme poverty, inequality & climate change.
"They don't make them like that anymore" is proudly aligned to the 3rd Global Goal: "GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING."
Music therapy is an intervention sometimes utilized to promote emotional health, help patients cope with stress, and boost psychological well-being (source - verywellmind.com)
My folks took me to see "Buddy!" when I was 12 years old. Ever since then I've had a growing fascination with his music, personality & the birth of Rock n Roll. Buddy was taken far too young & in my package "Buddy & Friends," I recreate the energy of the infamous 1959 Winter Dance Party. Richie Valens & The Big Bopper also make an appearance.
In my years as a professional entertainer - I've created other tribute packages including Elvis, Frank Sinatra & friends, Johnny Cash & my "London Wartime Knees-up."
My standard sets include numbers from all of the above & many more (with impersonations / props.) I have a variety of packages to suit all occasions big or small however get in touch & together we can plan a perfectly unique day /night of entertainment for you & your guests. You are most welcome to contact me below to ask for a sample song sheet / set list.
All bookings are inclusive of a full lighting set up, background music before, during & after sets & use of my microphone for speeches / announcements / draws etc.
I've established a large network of entertainers so if you are after a duo / trio package - this is something I will be able to provide for you. I'm also delighted to recommend a high energy, fun, professional function band: "AnyBuddy Out There" (50’s—present. Male/female lead vocals) www.anybuddyoutthere.com
I'm fortunate that my drive & passion have allowed me to perform far and wide at some tremendous locations & enabled me to meet some amazing people. Corporate clients include The Metropolitan Police Service, The Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain, BMW, The Ski Club Of Great Britain & Cancer Research UK. Previous venues include The Paradise Room - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Hurlingham Club – Wimbledon, Lakeside “Home of the Darts” Country Club, Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Crown Plaza Hotels & Chateau de Bezel - France. Read the testimonials below to see what people have had to say about past performances.
Absolutely outstanding! Could not recommend him enough! Down to earth, flexible with songs and very talented... Thankyou Ashley for making our special day perfect
N. Kerdouda (Bride - Wedding, Sept '18)
What a superb voice with a great mix of songs. I will definitely book him again and thoroughly recommend for any other events
N. Fieldhouse (local festival organiser - Jul '18)
Thankyou so much for being such a great singer and entertainer at Don's 70th. We have received many compliments about you and your choice of songs. It was a great evening x
Louise V. (Organiser - 70th Birthday party)
Fantastic performance on Saturday 22/09/18 from Ashley. Personally felt like I had been transferred back to the 50's listening to the fresh sounds of Buddy Holly. Well done, you nailed it.
Steve Bird. (Organiser - Rock & Roll fund raiser - Studley - Sept '18
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)
"Ash I have to say your impersonations were fantasic." Props too! Hope to see you again soon!
A Bowers - (Pub audience member - May '18)
I have to say Ashey that you set a perfect tone for the evening. Thank you so much.
P.J (50th Wedding Anniversary celebration - Jun'18)
Ash - thankyou so much. Yesterday was one of the best days we've ever had!
V. Beckett (40th Wedding Anniversary celebration Jun'18)
Saturday was amazing! Feedback has been brilliant. Thanks for stepping in as compare and drawing the raffle
L Keterston (RocknRoll fundraiser - Jul '18)
Was totally amazing.. He kept the party flowing and everyone had a wonderful time ;0)
M. Boyes (Guest at 04th Birthday party - Jul '18)
Hi Ashley. What a great evening last night. Everyone had a good time thank you. My family all said what a lovely time they had.
D. Wilson (60th Birthday party)
Absolute Gent! Thankyou Ash, you were perfect. Highly recommend
C. Webb (Groom - Wedding, Sept '18)
I've been coming here for 3 years and no one has come close to you! Brilliant!
E. Smith (Visitor to carehome - tribute night. Sept '18)
Fantastic entertainment. Wonderful voice!
T. Healy (Landlady & entertainment manager - Aug '18)
I just wanted to say an enormous thankyou for entertaining us last evening at our WI 96th Birthday Party. I had several people tell me how much they enjoyed the music. and Guests from other chapters want your details! Keep on rocking!
Sylvia Witman (President - Greater London Women's Institute - Oct '18)
Dear Ashley, thanks for making it a great evening!
Don V (70th Birthday party - Oct '18)
Thank u so much 4 Saturday night. It was really great. Everyone has said how good it was. Are you free to do my Dad's 70th?
Jo Saunders. (70th B'day party organiser - Nov'18)