“Everyone adored the Ensemble, as was clear from the packed dance floor.” 

The Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble

Vintage - Retro - Kitsch wedding band -Swing Jive Jazz ‘n’ Latin - 50’s and cool 60’s



We've played at weddings, civil partnerships, corporate parties, golf club functions, in store events - you name it, we've played it!

You might have heard of some of these clients:

HRH Prince Edward

The Duke of Westminster

Phil Neville

Bryan Robson

WH Smiths

Boots The Chemists

Anderson Consulting

The Royal Mail


Granada TV

Leeds Metropolitan University

Liverpool Law Society




Susie Mathis Events Management

Contact us on 07804 373 431 oscar@oscarb.co.uk


This is what our clients say about us:

Hi Simon, not got back to earth yet. Thank you for an amazing day of music.

Wedding at Poundon House, Bicester, June 8th 2013

I am so glad that the [Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble/Charleston Charlies] played at our wedding reception. We chose them for the range of music in their songlists, but hadn't expected the band to be quite so versatile. Over at least 4 decades of music, they seemed to know exactly what to play to put a smile on every face, which is always a worry at weddings where the age group is so wide, but from the ages of 11 to 97 everyone loved the dancing! We would all wholeheartedly recommend them.

Wedding at Crewe Hall, Cheshire, October 20th 2012

Hi to all the wonderful guys who played at my Mum and Dads party last night. Just want to say a huge thankyou that you helped to make their evening so special with your music. Thank you too for being such very lovely people!! We hope to have you back for our next party.

1940’s themed birthday party , Maghull Town hall, October 2011

Fantastic swing band, got all the generations up dancing at our wedding, great music, lovely people and really talented. Enjoyed the band and would definitely   recommend them! Thank you!                                                                                    Wedding, Yorebridge House,Yorkshire October 8 , 2011

Just wanted to say a quick thank you for Thursday night at Portmeirion. Everyone was commenting on how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the band. It was lovely to see everyone up dancing  and the songs played were perfect. Could you also thank Doreen for me too - so glad I added her onto the booking! I'll definitely be recommending you to colleagues organizing similar events.

Corporate event , Portmerion 14 July 2011

Simon, what can I say…What a fantastic job you did on Saturday! You were amazing. I don't know if many of the guests spoke to you, but SO many people commented to me on how great you sounded, and how your choice of music was perfect.

You created a fantastic atmosphere, and it was great to see so many people dancing! Thank you so much for making it such a great party.

Wedding, Loosehill House, Derbyshire, September 2010

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding reception last weekend. Having you play on the veranda whilst everyone enjoyed the summers evening was so much more magical than we could have ever imagined.

Everyone was so impressed by the band and thoroughly enjoyed all your music.

We really appreciate you helping to make our reception so wonderful.

Daniel and I, and all our wedding guests, will highly recommend you in the future.

Wedding, Plas Maenan Country House, Llanrwst nr. Conwy, August 2010

We have been to a number of weddings and birthday celebrations with a live band but we can honestly say none have been as good as Oscar B. We were all treated to your wonderful mix and flavours of music so irresistibly hip-gyrating and toe-tapping. Personally I cannot recall an event where there were always people on the dance floor. You had something for everyone. 

Wedding, May 2008

The music was just what we wanted and everyone commented on how nice it was to have a swing band. People really got into the dancing but I think people found it nice to be able to chat with the music going on. We would certainly ask you to play again if we had another occasion and will be happy to recommend you to friends.

Wedding, May 2008

We were delighted with the music you provided and we had lots of comments (all good), including ‘That’s how music at a wedding should be’. 


You and all the band were fantastic and created  an excellent ambiance. We had the most fantastic day and can’t thank you enough.


Thank you so much for making our Civil Partnership celebration so fabulous. . Your mood music as people arrived, followed by dance and swing after the meal really got our party started and added a wow factor on top of all our other wow factors of the day. I know people are still talking about what a great party it was and even the Lowry Events Manager asked for your details so he could recommend you.

Civil partnership wedding, September 2008

You kept everyone entertained and dancing throughout the night and the arrangement of "My Love" you did for our first dance was just brilliant. Without exception, all our guests have said how great you were and what a good time they had and thats quite an achievement as there's a one or two of our friends who are not really into swing music - even they have said how much they enjoyed it and how fabulous you were.....quite a feat!  

Wedding, May 2008

You have an amazing voice and a great band. It was a real pleasure to deal with you from the start. Thank you for singing our favourite song; you do it so well. If I ever know of an occasion where a fantastic jazz band is required, I will certainly recommend The Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble. 

Wedding, September 2006

Fantastic, Absolutely Brilliant, First Class, Wonderful. From our first conversation right through to the evening we have been impressed with your attitude and competence, and now are still enjoying the memories of the music and your entertainment.

Please feel free to use us for any references for any future bookings you may have. You can be assured that we shall say nothing but praise for you and the ensemble.


What a performance!! You blew us away with your music and voice, it was such a perfect day. The evening was so jazzy and soul it was better than we imagined it could be. All of our guest could not believe how fantastic you were.

We are so happy that we chose the Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble for our wedding day, you have given us some unforgettable memories that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. 


Just a short note to say thank you so much for making Angela's party such a special night on Saturday. Everyone adored the Ensemble, as was clear from the packed dance floor.

40th birthday party

The Jazz band <The Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble> were absolutely amazing. I loved them and everyone commented how great they were. I would definitely recommend them to anyone else.


Thank you and the rest of the Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble for making our wedding day so memorable. You all played fantastically and really added to the ambience of the evening. We saw friends of ours up on the dance floor we’d never even see dance before!


The Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble was outstanding. You were even better than your demo CD! As a professional musician, I have to say that you were FANTASTIC. WE have had so many compliments concerning the band. People enjoyed both dancing and listening to your music. Even the teenagers at the wedding thought you were amazing!


The music was spot on at our wedding! Everybody enjoyed it! Including Gemma's 89 year old grandad! Did you see him move on the dance floor! I think this was a measure of your performance, your music caters for all ages and tastes! It was fantastic!! We keep playing your demo CD to remind us of our great day!!!


Yet again words can’t express how much the band meant to both of us. They were the best entertainment and played beautiful music. They were stars. They interacted well with the guests, my family thought of them very fondly. I have shouted from the roof tops about this band and some friends get married next year therefore I have given them your email address for the same guys we had.


The band was fantastic and helped make our evening a spectacular success! We both thought the whole band was very professional and smart, and that your sets were very fitting for the evening reception.


A big thank you for such a brilliant night to celebrate our wedding! We thoroughly enjoyed your music and so did all our guests – Everyone complimented you!


Thank you for your brilliant performance at our wedding. It was much appreciated and helped to make our day so perfect. Lots of people commented on how much they enjoyed your music and we will have no hesitation to recommend yourselves to others.


You provided a perfect end to what had been for us a perfect day. The sound quality was superb. I know that Simon and Wendy, the owners of Augill, will be recommending you for future events and we certainly hope that we will run into you again in the future.


Just a short note to say  how grateful we are for your enthusiasm, professionalism and reliability. Having chosen a 50’s theme, but nothing too over the top, you pitched it perfectly and added to a perfect day. We loved every minute of your performance – especially Dad! You created a truly memorable atmosphere for our day. We would have no hesitation recommending you to our friends.


I&rsquo;m in the mood for love

Fly me to the moon


The more I see you

I’m in the mood for love

La vie en rose


Come fly with me

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