Performing a huge range of material covering Rock’n’Roll, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, Motown & Soul, Beat Girl, Beat Group, Garage Rock, Mod, & Northern Soul, The Retro Ever Afters bring you the best of the 50's & 60's era.
Perfect for all occasions & events the Retros are available from a 4 piece band and can also change the line up to non intrusive acoustic duo up to a 12 piece full live band.
The Retro Ever Afters also perform lots of modern music in a retro style and can customise our sets to cater for all audience’s tastes including Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, John Newman, Imelda May, Adele, Jack White, Killers, Amy Winehouse & Bruno Mars.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Balls, Proms, Vintage Fayres
How can event planners pay for your services?
Deposit by BACS Transfer or cheque Outstanding balance by cash on event date or BACS Transfer 3 days before the event.
How long do you play for?
We offer performance sets of: (Typically with a 30 minute break in between sets) 2 x 45 minute sets 2 x 60 minute sets 2 x 75 minute sets 1 x 90 minute set 3 x 40 minute sets 3 x 45 minute sets 3 x 60 minute sets
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
We have our own PA, Stage & standard Dance floor lighting. Extra Dance floor lighting packages are available for an additional cost.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
We have PL insurance and our equipment is PAT tested, certificates are available upon request.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
You can request songs for the band to perform that are not already in our repertoire.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
For 2 sets the band will typically take between a 15 minute - 30 minute break depending on the event requirements. For 3 sets the band will typically take between 10 minutes - 30 minute break depending on the event requirements.
What style of music do you offer?
The Retro Ever Afters bring you the best of the 50's & 60's era. Performing a huge range of material covering Rock’n’Roll, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, Motown & Soul, Beat Girl, Beat Group, Garage Rock, Mod, & Northern Soul, 60s Rock & Roll. Plus we also offer modern day music. We can do a performing of entirely a specific genre or mix it up.
Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
You can request songs that are not in our repertoire.
Do you do open-air acts?
Yes we perform in open - air stages, marquees etc.
ROCK'n'ROLL / ROCKABILLY
Money - Barrat Strong
Twist & Shout - Beatles
I saw her standing there - Beatles
Rock around the clock - Bill Hayley & His Comets
Shake, Rattle & Roll - Bill Hayley & His Comets
Oh Boy - Buddy Holly
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
The Twist - Chubby Checker
Let's twist again - Chubby Checker
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
You never can tell - Chuck Berry
Misirlou - Dick Dale & His Del Tones (Pulp Fiction)
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Hound Dog - Elvis
Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent
Whole lotta shakin - Jerry Lee Lewis
Great balls of fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Tainted love - Imelda May
Johnny got a boom boom - Imelda May
I'm Shakin - Jack White / Little Willie John
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
Long Tally Sally - Little Richard
I'm a believer - Monkees
Treat her right - Roy Head / Commitments
Born to Hand Jive - Sha Na Na
Shakin all over - Wanda Jackson
DOO WOP / SOUL / MOTOWN
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Think - Aretha Franklin
Everybody needs somebody - Blues Brothers
Get Ready - Ella Fitzgerald
River deep, Mountain high - Ike & Tina Turner
Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
25 Miles - Edwin Starr
I feel good - James Brown
Heatwave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Knock on wood - Otis Redding
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Can't hurry love - Supremes
Keep me hanging on - Supremes
One fine day - The Chiffons
Do you love me? - The Contours
Da Doo Ron Ron - The Crystals
Be my baby - The Ronettes
Baby I love you - The Ronettes
Land of 100 dances - Wilson Pickett
Born to be wild - Wilson Pickett
MOD SCENE / R&B / NORTHERN SOUL
I want you to be my baby - Billie Davis
Son of a preacher man - Dusty Springfield
Only want to be with you - Dusty Springfield
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Breakaway - Jackie DeShannon
Shout - Lulu
These boots are made for walking - Nancy Sinatra
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Gimme some lovin - Spencer Davis Group
Fever - The McCoys
FIRST DANCE SUGGESTIONS
Baby I'm yours - Barbara Lewis / Artic Monkeys
Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
When a man loves a woman - Percy Sledge
Cry to me - Solomon Burke
Youre' So Fine - The Falcons
Dream a little dream - The Mamas & The Papas
Dedicated to the one I love - The Mamas & The Papas
Baby I love you - The Ronettes / Imelda May
Be my baby - The Ronettes
Will you still love me tomorrow - The Shirelles
Baby it's you - The Shirelles / Beatles / Smith
MODERN / PRESENT DAY
Happy - Pharrell
Valerie - Amy winehouse
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Forget You - Cee-lo Green
Mercy - Duffy
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Locked out of heaven - Bruno Mars
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Moves like Jagger - Maroon 5
Sugar - Maroon 5
Get lucky - Daft Punk
Hey Ya - Outkast
Walking on sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
The Promise - Girls Aloud
I'm Shakin - Jack White
Love me again - John Newman
Make you feel my love - Adele
Mr Brightside - Killers
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Bet you look good on a dancefloor - Artic Monkeys
I predict a riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Teenage dirtbag - Wheatus
Kissin by the Mistletoe - Aretha Franklin
Jingle Rock - Bobby Helms
Rocking around the Christmas tree - Brenda Lee
Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry
Santa Claus in coming to town - The Crystals
Rudolph the red nose reindeer - The Crystals
Christmas (baby please come home) - Darlene Love
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
Frosty the snowman - The Ronettes
Merry Twistmas - The Marcels
Walking in a Winterland - The Ronettes