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About Johnny Rocket and The Retros

A fantastic Rock 'n' Roll band dedicated to the music of the 1950s and 1960s. Will keep any dance floor jivin' !
Rock n roll band
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Johnny Rocket and The Retros are a 6 piece Rock 'n' Roll band dedicated to bringing the music of the 1950s and 1960s to audiences across the North West with lively, professional performances with exceptional musicianship. Formed in 2014 the band consists of Kate- Lead Vocals, John- Lead Guitar and Vocals, Andy - Bass Guitar and vocals, Rich - Drums and Vocals, Mike - Keyboard and Leon - Saxophone. All the band have had at least 15 years experience in performing with various other groups and now they bring all that experience together to become one of the North West's finest Rock'n'Roll acts. Perfect for birthdays, wedding receptions, corporate events, as well as for live music venues, we guarantee to bring your event to life!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Rock 'n' Roll, Tribute, Covers
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Great Balls of Fire
Do You Wanna Dance
Oh Boy!
Bonie Maronie
C'mon Everybody
Say Mama
That's Alright Mama
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Summertime Blues
Shake Rattle and Roll
Mustang Sally
Lady Madonna
Rockin' All Over The World
See You Later Alligator
Rock Around The Clock
All Shook Up
La Bamba
Sweet Home Alabama
Burning Love
In The Midnight Hour
Let's Dance
Jailhouse Rock
Route 66
Baggy Trousers
You Never Can Tell
Do You Love Me
I Feel Good
I Saw Her Standing There
Johnny B Goode
Come On Let's Go
Let's Twist Again
Rock n Roll Music
Tutti Frutti
Proud Mary
Long Train Running
Funky town
Love Shack
Uptown Funk
Daydream Believer
Walking On Sunshine
Mamma Mia
Gimme Gimme Gimme
I Will Survive
Nutbush City Limits
Teenage Kicks
Play That Funky Music
Dancing In The Moonlight
Hey Soul Sister
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up currently consists of: Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Drums, Bass and Sax. If small band is required then we are able to discuss this need with potential clients.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We are always flexible with timings to assist with events running smoothly. If there is a change then we just ask that in the run up to the event that we are informed and can therefore alter plans accordingly.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional cost depending on additional time required.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1.5 - 2 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we require time to sound check and can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Unfortunately no - this is not currently an option for any of our performances.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are created by us learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have the best time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes we provide all our own PA and lighting for events.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you for a maximum of 3 songs per event. If we feel that the song choice is not something might add to future sets then we may charge a fee of £20 to take into account rehearsal time etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are a fun, lively and flexible group, doing are upmost to tailor our performance to your event.

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What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

As part of the Liverpool Rock'n'Roll Marathon series we have played a number of times on the Liverpool Town Hall Balcony.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£950
Up to 3 hours£1200


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Carol F, 2 years ago

We really enjoyed seeing Johnny Rocket and the Retros again. A sound performance from the band playing a great variety of music. Lots of people up dancing..

Liverpool M, 4 years ago

Best band on the rock n roll half route yesterday! Thanks guys!

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