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Retros Duo

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About Retros Duo

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.
Acoustic duo
Worcester
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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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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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

A HARD DAYS NIGHT
ACT NATURALLY
ALL OR NOTHING
ALL RIGHT NOW
ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT
APACHE
AS TEARS GO BY
BABY ITS YOU
BABY COME BACK
BAD TO ME
BLACK NIGHT
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
BIRTHDAY
BROWN EYED GIRL
BROWN SUGAR
BORN TO BE WILD
CANT EXPLAIN
CANT GET ENOUGH
CAROLINE
CHAINS
CISSY STRUT
CONCRETE AND CLAY
C'MON EVERYBODY
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
DAYS
DOCK OF THE BAY
DOO WAH DIDDY
DO YOU WANNA DANCE
ELENORE
EVERYDAY
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
FBI
FIRE BRIGADE
GET BACK
GET READY
GIMME SOME A LOVIN`
GREAT PRETENDER
HAPPY TOGETHER
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE S
HEARTBEAT
HELP
HEY JOE
HERE COMES THE SUN
HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE
HI HO SILVER LINING
HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE
HIS LATEST FLAME
HONKY TONK WOMEN
IF I FELL
I'M A BELIEVER
I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD
I SAW HER STANDING THERE
I SHOULDA KNOWN BETTER
I WILL WAIT
ITS ALL OVER NOW
IT’S NOW OR NEVER
ITCHYCOO PARK
I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND
JUST ONE LOOK
JOHNNY B. GOODE
JUMPIN` JACK FLASH
KEEP ON RUNNIN
KITES
LA BAMBA
LAST TRAIN TO CLARKESVILLE
LETTER, THE
LETS TWIST AGAIN
LETS DANCE
LITTLE SISTER
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
LOLA
LOVE GROWS WHERE ROSEMARY
LOVE IS ALL AROUND
LOUIE LOUIE
MERRY CHRISTMAS
MIDNIGHT HOUR
MISERY
MR TAMBOURINE MAN
MONEY
MOANY MOANY
MOVE IT
MR BRIGHTSIDE
MUSTANG SALLY
MY GIRL
NADINE
NEEDLES AND PINS
NEED YOUR LOVE SO BAD
NO MATTER WHAT
NOT FADE AWAY
NOWHERE MAN
OH CAROL
PAINT IT BLACK
PEGGY SUE
PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED
PERFECT
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC
PLEASE DONT TEASE
PRETTY FLAMINGO
PRETTY WOMAN
PROBLEMS
PURPLE HAZE
RIP IT UP
ROUTE 66
RUNAROUND SUE
RUNAWAY
SATISFACTION
SAVE THE LAST DANCE
SEA CRUISE
SLOW DOWN
SHAKIN ALL OVER
SHE LOVES YOU
SHOORA SHOORA
SHOTGUN
SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW
SOMEBODY HELP ME
SO SAD 'BOUT US
SONG 2
STAND BY ME
STAY
SUBSTITUTE
SUFFRAGETTE CITY
SUMMER IN THE CITY
SUMMERTIME
SUMMERTIME BLUES
SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE
SUSPICIOUS MINDS
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
TAKE IT EASY
THE LAST TIME
THE WEIGHT
THAT'LL BE THE DAY
THIS BOY
TITANIUM
TRACKS OF MY TEARS
TRUE LOVE WAYS
TWIST AND SHOUT
TWISTIN` THE NIGHT AWAY
UNDER THE BOARDWALK
VENUS
VIVA LA VIDA
YOUR SONG
WALK IN THE ROOM
WALK DONT RUN
WATERLOO SUNSET
WE WISH YOU A MERRY XMAS
WHAT `D I SAY
WHEN WILL I BE LOVED
WILD THING
WIPEOUT
WONDERFUL WORLD
WONDERFUL TONIGHT
WORDS OF LOVE
YES I WILL
YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET
YOU CAN’T DO THAT
YOU’D BETTER MOVE ON
YOU REALLY GOT ME
YOUR SONG
YOU SEND ME S G
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
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£380
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£380

Add-ons

Bass player
+£175
DJ set
+£190

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David H, 1 year ago

Thank you once again for Saturday. The music was great and many people have said how much they enjoyed your input to the day ....not least Janet and I of course . Very entertaining !

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Jay L, 2 years 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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