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The Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble

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Choosing a band for your wedding is a crucial part of organising your big day. You want to enjoy your first dance as a married couple, and you want all your guests to have a brilliant time too! Well, that's where we can help.

The Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble have played at countless weddings and our special talent is getting the party started!

Our style of jazz music means there is something for all your guests - from young to old, and from the most reluctant dancer to the one who's always first on the dance floor.

We can also provide duos trios or quartets to play background music during your wedding ceremony, drinks reception or during dinner.  We can tailor the style of music to your event and of course, to your own personal preferences.

Don't just take our word for it though - look at what other people say about us. (Testimonials)

Repertoire for an evening performance

would typically include......

In the mood (Glenn Miller)

Chattanooga choo choo (Glenn Miller)

Come fly with me (Sinatra

Fly me to the moon (Sinatra)

New York, New York (Sinatra)

Mac the knife (Bobby ~Darin)

Beyond the sea (Bobby Darin)

Quando quando (Michael Buble)

Ain’t nobody here but us chickens (Louis Jordan)

Hallelleuya I just love her so (Ray Charles)

Love is in the air (John Paul Jones)

It’s not unusual (Tom Jones)

Can’t take my eyes off’ you (Andy Williams)

Oye Como Va (Santana)

Bad bad Leroy Brown (Sinatra)

Thats Amore (Dean Martin)

Gentle on my mind (Dean Martin)

King of the swingers (Walt Disney/Jungle book)

Teddy Bear (Elvis Presley)

Route 66 (Chuck Berry)

Walk on by (Dionne Warwick)

        We have a massive repertoire so please let us know what your preferences are or if you have a special song you’d like

playing for your first dance.

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

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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Fly me to the moon

Wedding Venues Revue

Swinton Park, Masham, N. Yorks.

The Charlies played for a wedding here in August 2012. Billed as a castle it’s a castle like very large stately home. The rooms are stately and ornate. The staff were very pleasant and relaxed. The only problem i can see is that the wedding party can easily split into several different rooms that are  spread out and  may lose focus. The setting is gorgious; 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens, very near the lovely village of Masham, in Wendsleydale. Masham is home to Theakston and the Black Sheep brewery. We couldn’t get a brewery tour in before the gig, but will try next time; they’re supposed to be excellent.

The Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green

Bernhardt and Barnwell played here on 11/9/11, for a birthday party. The Landlord was  a welcoming host and coordinated the event with a relaxed  touch. The bar is in the function room and serves delicious real ale. The function room looks out to stunning views across the valley - the edge of the forest of Bowland.

The Christians Bar Ballroom at The Beauchief Hotel, Sheffield

The Charlies played here late August 2011. The ballroom is great for 50 to 70 people , and gives out to a lovely gritstone patio area with a stream running on the other side of the rear stone wall - all tastefully lit at night- and you can be outside and still part of the party. Young conscientious staff

pay attention to detail while being unobtrusive .

Yorebrige House, N. Yorkshire dales

The OBE played here Oct 8 - it’s surrounded by lovely countryside, and  is by the village of Bainbridge. Marquee for wedding breakfast is adjacent to the hotel - guests move through after dinner so the evening is all set and ready to start -  seamlessly. Party is in a cluster of smallish rooms all well connected, so everyone is at the party  but has a choice of volume and not everyone needs to be on the dance floor for the party to be happening. The staff facilitate a good time for all !

Village Hall - near Knutsford, Cheshire. It could in fact be any village or parish hall - what characterised this wedding on 15 Oct 2011 was that friends and family had been involved in dressing the room and sorting out the bar and catering, and this seems to  have impacted very positively on the event. Music was very important to the newly weds  and they made the inspired and musical decision not to have a DJ or ipods between the Charleston Charlies sets. This worked tremendously well, providing contrast ;  breaks were breaks and people could chill and chat, and when the band was on it was party time - full on !

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