About

The AT Band was formed in 1997 and is lead by pianist and musical director Aidan Townend.

 

They stormed the live music scene with an exciting repertoire ranging from jazz and swing classics through to contemporary and popular hits. Soon after establishing themselves, the band introduced Charlotte Day on vocals.
Rick Halliwell on Sax and Andrew Blakeley on drums complete the 4 piece line up.

 

Each member of The AT Band has a wealth of experience in both live and studio performance. They have all performed with a variety of names in the music industry and have the ability to perform in many different styles.

 

In 1998 the band’s demo received the attention of the entertainment manager at Manchester’s Trafford Centre, one of the largest and most prestigious shopping centres in Europe. They soon acquired a regular slot and more than eighteen years later, they continue to perform there when they can!

 

Over the years, the band have performed at  many prestigious venues including The Villa Marina Theatre in Douglas, Harrogate International Centre, Southport Floral Hall, Stockport Plaza, and Lyme Park in Cheshire to name a few.

 

On behalf of the band, Aidan has also successfully promoted large scale events  at various venues throughout the UK. These include a wide variety of shows including the highly acclaimed 'Yesterday Once More' which celebrates the music of The Carpenters, a 'Classic Rock' show, and 'Music of The Beatles', all of which feature special guest musicians and vocalists performing with The A T Band.

 

The band is available for all kinds of private and corporate events, whether it be a standard 4 piece or a larger swing band complete with upright bass and  full brass section. For more intimate venues, a duo or trio can be arranged. We also offer an inclusive DJ service.

 

We perform all over the country and will happily travel to your chosen venue. We have an extensive repertoire of material and can provide full song lists by request. For further information please contact us

 

Alternatively - If you're looking for something to really get your event going, why not have a look at our sister band - www.startthepartyband.com

"A huge thank you to Aidan and Charlotte for providing the entertainment this afternoon at my Dad's 90th Birthday celebrations at the Stanneylands Hotel, Wilmslow. Fabulous performance guys, we were all blown away. You helped to make an important day very special."

Andrew Galloway - Birthday Party, Stanneylands Hotel, Wilmslow, Cheshire


 

"Hi Charlotte, Just a very quick e-mail to thank you and Aidan for tonight - you read the mood brilliantly.  Everyone enjoyed it. Many thanks to you both for making my birthday so memorable."

 

Dave Watkisnon - 65h Birthday Party, Northwich, Cheshire
 

"Dear Charlotte and Aidan,

 

You have a voice like an angel, it was like velvet. Thank you so much for entertaining our guests at our wedding reception on 2nd May, everyone was coming up to us after saying how beautiful your voice is, your song list was perfect for the day, so on behalf of my husband, myself and all our guests, thank you for making our day so special."

Janice and Stuart Mills - Wedding, Grapenhall, Cheshire

 

 "Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks so much for the music at the wedding, it really made the ceremony something special and you both did a fantastic job. I'll certainly be recommending you to people for future events."

 

Iain and Claire Sanderson - Wedding, Hollin Hall, Cheshire

 

 

 "The AT BAND has been playing at The Trafford Centre for 16 years now. Over the years they have performed at openings for restaurants and new attractions within the Centre. With Charlotte Day on vocals the band has built up a reputation for producing top quality live music with an ever-growing repertoire. From Swing to Sting and Disney to Pop the band encompass many styles to give all who listen a pleasant surprise. Always reacting to customer requests they are not averse to playing any tune or theme. Their simple aim is to enhance the whole Trafford Centre experience by giving diners and shoppers a chance to relax to the sound of a live band whilst enjoying a meal or coffee."

Trafford Centre - Manchester, Official Website Review

 

"We would like to say a massive thank you to the AT Band for performing at our wedding!  It was a wonderful feeling to go straight from the wedding ceremony into the perfect atmosphere for the reception drinks!  The band really gave that touch of class and captured the spirit of sophistication that we had wanted!  Our only regret is that we could not hear more as we were dragged away for photos, but we could rest assured that our guests were being thoroughly entertained!  We've had rave reviews from all of our guests, who loved the band & the set list.   They couldn't believe their luck to have got such a show!  Thank you so much again and we look forward to booking you for our future celebrations!"

Jessica & Nick Terry, Wedding - Rookery Hall, Nantwich

 

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding! You were absolutely fantastic from start to finish and all the guests said the same! A huge thanks for singing the first dance song, it made it all the more special for the both of us, although we didn't know whether to dance with each other or listen to you!

Thanks ever so much!"

 

Jay & Marie Beech, Wedding - Adlington Hall, Cheshire

 

 

"Thank you for playing at our wedding party. Everyone had great fun and I had many people singing your praises. You did something to suit all our guests - apologies though - my colleagues tell me they pushed you into playing ABBA!

I hope you had as much fun as we did."

 

Jan & Dave Riley, Wedding - The Deanwater Hotel, Woodford

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