Services From The Retrobeats
We are The Retrobeats - an experienced four piece live band formed in 2007 playing a wide range of songs from the late 1950s through to the early/mid 1970s with the accent on music to dance to. Re-living the great hits of yesteryear, we feature both male and female lead vocals and we play the hits you remember and some you've forgotten too. Covering artistes from Elvis Presley to The Beatles, Connie Francis to Dusty Springfield, The Drifters to The Turtles and a host of one hit wonders too, we perform a truly varied range of great songs from a golden era of popular music. We can do specific rock n roll or sixties sets if required. We encourage audience participation and regularly get people to join us on stage to sing backing vocals or play along on an inflatable guitar!We are a self contained band with compact high performance equipment, including lighting, if required. We are public liability insured and all our equipment is PAT tested. We endeavour to be as flexible and accommodating as possible to ensure the event is a success and pride ourselves on our reliability, punctuality and friendliness.The Complete PackageFor functions and parties, The Retrobeats offer a complete evening's entertainment package of both live and recorded music. This can be a very cost-effective way of ensuring your entire event's music is catered for. We will provide recorded music of whatever style or era our client requires. We can theme the music or play a wide range of varying styles. If you want specific songs we just ask for some notice before the event. We have sourced some very obscure tracks for clients in the past! We use professional standard equipment so an excellent quality of audio reproduction is guaranteed.
andy tatchell• April 13, 2019
The music was right for the expected audiance....good mix of 50/60/70. Well recieved by all who attended.
Valerie Myers• March 30, 2019
"Everyone had a brilliant evening lots of comments from guests really enjoyed ""The Retrobeats"". Very glad I chose them. Would definitely book them again. Thank you so much."
I can’t thank you enough for the performance you produced on my dad’s 80th birthday. All ages of people thoroughly enjoyed. It was mindboggling. Music was awesome. It was so rocking that we couldn’t put off our legs from the dance floor. Just imagine, we were so busy in the dancing, we forgot to drink.
Niki & Lee• Oct. 20, 2018
Thank you so much for playing for us you were brilliant & you made my mum & dads night. Everyone had a great time thanks again. Niki & Lee. X
Elizabeth Warren• Sept. 22, 2018
Thanks so much for a great night. I have been getting texts all day from our friends saying how good you were and what a difference having a band playing makes to a party.
Catherine• Jan. 27, 2018
I just want to say a massive thank you for performing at my mum's surprise 70th Birthday at The Beaches Hotel in Prestatyn on the 3rd Feb. You were fantastic and you put on such a brilliant performance. You had everybody up dancing from the moment you started playing until the very end. You really made the night special, playing some of my mum's favourite hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. If we have anymore family parties I will be booking The Retrobeats straight away again to perform, as everybody commented on how much they enjoyed the band. I also want to say a massive thank you for doing our DJ set too, you really were all round great entertainment! Thank you for everything and if anybody I know is looking for a band who plays your hits, I definitely will be recommending The Retrobeats. Best Wishes and thank you :) Catherine xxx
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
4 piece function & wedding band playing 50s, 60s & 70s music
What are the highlights of your career?
Beside a national TV appearance and many local radio appearances, we have performed at many functions and events and whilst we wouldn't want to single any out, having a satisfied and happy client is always the goal and most rewarding part.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Male & female vocalists, wide range of music, don't play the obvious covers, encourage audience participation
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Private functions, weddings, parties, festivals, social clubs, corporate events
Who are your previous clients?
Many private parties & weddings, social clubs etc. Venues include Goodison Park, Knowsley Hall, Connahs Quay Civic Hall, various hotels and social clubs
How can event planners pay for your services?
Cash or bank transfer
How long do you play for?
Usually up to 2 hours but our repertoire is extensive
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
At least 6m x 3m if possible but we can manage with less if we breath in :D
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We are happy to learn requested songs with enough notice
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We will work whatever timings are required. A 15 minute breather after an hour would be appreciated :)
All my loving - Beatles
All shook up - Elvis Presley
Baby what do you want me to do - Elvis Presley
Bad Moon Rising - Creedance Clearwater Revivial
Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
Blue moon of Kentucky - various
Blue suede shoes - Carl Perkins / Elvis Presley
Bring me sunshine - Various
Bringing on back the good times - Love affair
Burning love - Elvis Presley
Chapel of love - Dixie Cups
C'mon everybody - Eddie Cochran
C'mon over to my place - Drifters
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Crocodile rock - Elton John
Do wah diddy diddy - Manfred Mann
Don't be cruel - Elvis Presley
Don't tell me you troubles - Emile ford
Dreaming - Blondie
Dreaming - Johnny Burnette
Easily fall in love - Cliff Richard
Eleanor - Turtles
End of the world - Skeeter Davis
Fabulous - Charlie Gracie
Fireball XL5 - Don Spencer
Ghost riders - Ramrods
Happy together - Turtles
Hello Mary Lou - Rick Nelson
I donï¿½t care if the sun donï¿½t shine - Elvis Presley
I only want to be with you - Dusty Springfield
I'll never get over you - Johnny Kidd
In the country - Cliff Richard
I'm gonna run away from you - Tami Lynn
It doesn't matter anymore - Buddy Holly
Its so easy - Buddy Holly
Jack to a king - Ned Miller
Johnny remember me - John Leyton
Jump the broomstick - Brenda Lee
Kind of hush - Hermans Hermits
Let your yeah be yeah - Pioneers
Lipstick on your collar - Connie Francis
Living doll - Cliff Richard
Love really hurts without you - Billy Ocean
Maybe baby - Buddy Holly
Might as well rain till September - Carole King
Money - Beatles / Barrett Strong
Move it - Cliff Richard
Need your love tonight - Elvis Presley
Night has a thousand eyes - Bobby Vee
Oh boy - Buddy Holly
Paralysed - Elvis Presley
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Picture of you - Joe Brown
Rave on - Buddy Holly
Rock n roll music - Chuck Berry
Rockabilly Boogie - Johnny Burnette
Rocky Road Blues - Gene Vincent
Runaway - Del Shannon
Save the last dance for me - Drifters
Saw her standing there - Beatles
Say mama - Gene Vincent
Sea of heartbreak - Don Gibson
Secret Agent Man - Johnny rivers
Shake, rattle & roll - Bill Haley
Shopping around - Elvis Presley
Singing the blues - Guy Mitchell
Stuck on you - Elvis Presley
Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis
Summertime blues - Eddie Cochran
Teenage boogie - Webb Pierce
Tell him - Exciters
The letter - Box Tops
The shape I'm in - Johnny Restivo
There goes my first love - Drifters
Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley
When you ask about love - Crickets
Whole lotta shakin - jerry lee Lewis
Will you love me tomorrow - Shirelles
Wondrous Place - Billy Fury
Yellow river - Christie
You got what it takes - Marv Johnson / Showaddywaddy
You're my world - Cilla Black