Acoustic duo

Retros Duo

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About Retros Duo

Acoustic duo
Worcester
Public liability insurance of £10 million
The Retros can work as a duo or trio as well as a four-piece . In smaller units we use backing tracks for a fuller sound

THE RETROS DUO - BIOGRAPHY The band's passion and obvious joy in the music is clear in their live act and their recordings.The Duo was formed to play lower budget gigs that the 4 piece cannot do and has a wider spread of tunes from the 40's to the present day. In addition, both of the band members are lead vocalists, enabling them to offer a range and depth of material that few other bands possess. In recent years, Go Go dancers have joined the band on stage, giving an exciting reminder of why the music of the 50’s , 60s , and 70s provided so many people with so much pleasure! The current line up is: Paul Aitken (Guitar and vocals) Ben Grove (Guitar and vocals) . We carry a high quality PA and Lighting system as standard. The band has played Festivals , Corporate Functions , Clubs , Weddings , Birthday Parties , Universities and Colleges in venues large and small. We have played in Europe and as far afield as Hong Kong . Recently we played to 4500 in Liverpool Arena.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Motown, Tribute, Vintage, Pop rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Types:
Acoustic duo, Pop duo, Pop trio, Acoustic trio, Rock duo, Rock trio, Contemporary duo, Contemporary trio, 1960s era tribute band, 1970s era tribute band
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

1. P ONE MAN BAND G
2. P BROWN EYED GIRL G
3. P DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY E
4. P SAD ABOUT US G
5. P MISERY A
6. P AT LAST C
7. P THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND C
8. P THE LETTER Am
9. P KITES Am
10. P I’M A BELIEVER G P
11. P THE MAN WHO SOLD THE W A
12. P AUTUMN LEAVES A
13. P BABY ITS YOU G
14. P CHATANOOGA CHOOCHOO C
15. P WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ? E
16. P I KNOW WHY Eb
17. P I’M INTO SOMETHING GOOD A
18. P MOONLIGHT SERENADE F
19. P YOU CAN’T DO THAT G
20. P MAN OF THE WORLD D
21. P FRIDAY ON MY MIND Capo2ndBm
22. P YOUR SONG Capo3rdC
23. P DOCK OF THE BAY G
24. P TITANIUM Capo4th C
25. P SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Dm
26. P LOLA C
27. P PRETTY WOMAN A
28. P DAYS D
29. P CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU C
30. P HO HEY C
31. P I WILL WAIT Capo1stAm
32. P IT’S NOW OR NEVER E
33. P SARA Em
34. P EVE OF DESTRUCTION D
35. P DAKOTA E
36. P/B I SHOULDA KNOWN BETTER G
37. P KILLING ME SOFTLY Am
38. B MY GIRL C
39. P KING OF THE SWINGERS Am
40. P PERFECT C
41. B PEGGY SUE A
42. P PRETTY WOMAN A
43. P SARA Em
44. P CANT HELP LOVIN DAT GIRL D
45. P RUNAROUND SUE A
46. P LA BAMBA C
47. P AINT SHE SWEET C
48. P HAPPY TOGETHER Em
49. P BAD TO ME D
50. P LOVE IS ALL AROUND G
51. B BOBBY MGEE D
52. P PLEASE DON’T TEASE D
53. P YOU CAN’T DO THAT G
54. B EVERYDAY E
55. P EVE OF DESTRUCTION
56. P TO MKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE
57. P STAND BY ME G
58. P WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? E
59. P TIL THERE WAS YOU F
60. P UNDER THE BOARDWALK D
61. P TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT G
62. P WILD WORLD Am
63. P JUST ONE LOOK A
64. B/P WORDS OF LOVE A
65. P YOUR SONG C
66. P ANNA D
67. P MY MINDS EYE A
68. P DRIVING WITH THE BRAKES ON D
69. P HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET 16 A
70. P ALL OR NOTHING D
71. P TITANIUM C
72. P SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW Dm
73. P GET READY Am
74. P BLACKBIRD G
75. P GOOD LOVIN D
76. P PASADENA Eb
77. B/P I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND A /C
78. P HERE COMES THE SUN D
79. B HEARTBEAT A
80. P IT’S THE SAME OLD SONG C
81. P EVE OF DESTRUCTION D
82. P HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY G
83. P I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW G
84. P HAPPY BIRTHDAY/SWEET16 A
85 P SHOT GUN
86 P PARADISE
87 P FIX YOU
88 P LET IT BE ME
NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST ..........
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, GuitarS, Keys, Drums. We also have a 4 piece option.

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

“We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

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 £150.”

How much time do you need to set up?

“We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we 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?

No we don't

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing 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?

“Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 2m by 3m space to perform”

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.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We have a wide variety of songs and styles from the 40's up to the present day - we are happy to adjust our volume to suit the event. We enjoy entertaining !

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Liverpool Arena Chipping Norton Theatre Lechlade Festival Warwick Hall The Half Moon Putney The Swan Hotel Staines The Forum The Mean Fiddler Littlecote Manor The Casino Southampton Chipping Norton Festival Silverstone Twickenham Rugby Stadium The Metropole Birmingham Earls Court Exhibition Halls Queens House Greenwich Lady Margaret College Oxford Rycote

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles The Kinks The Stones The Jam The Who The Grateful Dead Frank Sinatra Buddy Holly Otis Reading The Searchers XTC The Police Buddy Rich Led Zepplin Dire Straits The Shadows Buddy Rich Richard Harvey Ed Sheeran Thin Lizzie Phil Collins / Genesis Wilson Picket Little Richard Bob Marley Glen Miller Stevie Wonder Elton John Carol king The Miracles

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

t's a toss up between Liverpool arena ( 4500) and The Conrad International in Hong Kong ( 500 very wealthy people)...... or maybe Top of the Pops ( 16 million viewers ?)..... it all depends on defining the term High Profile ......

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£550
Packages
Plus 2 Gogo Dancers2 musicians
The addition of Gogo Dancers who dance alongside the band and also interact with the audience on the dance floor
£350

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Jay L, 11 months ago

( already on our band profile) Everything was very well communicated prior to event. Paul and he's team did a excellent job in entertaining our guests. Feedback from our guests is that they had a memorable night. Thanks again. Will use again in future. Jay

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Sam J, 1 year ago

( already on our band profile) Great band - very professional and fantastic covers of classic songs