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Robert Sowden I'm a professional singer, musician, writer, producer and DJ. I perform solo, or with my band, Rob & The Retros
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Country, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Motown, Vintage
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Drum technician, MC, Instrumental teaching
Mr Blue Sky
This Guy's In Love
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Love Is A Losing Game
Is She Really Going Out With Him
Come Up And See Me
Go Your Own Way
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Don’t Bring Me Down
20th Century Boy
Rock n Roll
Jumping Jack Flash
Hanging On The Telephone
Stray Cat Strut
Take On Me
Don’t You Want Me
Heart Of Glass
Town Called Malice
The Air That I Breath
Don’t Stop Believing
Living On A Prayer
Summer Of 69
Take It On The Run
Hi Ho Silver Lining
Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Rock Around The Clock
Wake Up Little Suzie
Under The Bridge
There She Goes
Hey Now, Don't Dream It's Over
I'm Not In Love
Just The Way You Are
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. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set, we provide this for an additional £100 dependent on when the venue closes.
How much time do you need to set up?
Solo - it takes me less than half an hour. Full band - can take an hour to an hour and a half.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Solo - I have a huge repertoire and will take requests and can theme evenings to era's as requested. As A Band - We have crafted sets with a degree of variation available.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Full PA and Lighting, instrumentation and equipment available.
Can you learn specific pieces 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 if it's possible and within reason.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I interact well with audiences and create a fun vibe, as well as being able to play a great range of music.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
The Global, Smokin' Billy's, The Turks, The Horn, The Purple Turtle, The Town Hall, The 3B's, OLOP Social Club, Readipop Venue and Festival, CAMARA Beer Festival, The Queens Head - Reading. The Crowthorne Inn, The Prince, The Dog & Partridge, Jagz, The Bee, The Maiden's Head, The Thatched Cottage, The Angel Inn all around Berkshire and surrounding counties.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Bowie, Beatles, Blondie, Zep, Duran, Roxy and many more.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
As lead singer with Arena I have performed at the Lorelei Fest in Germany as well as the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Z7 in Switzerland, Spirit of 66 in Belgium, Borderi in Holland, The Astoria and The World's End in London and the Colonial Theatre Penns USA (where they filmed the Blob).
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£100|
|Up to 1 hour||£160|
|Up to 2 hours||£320|
|Up to 3 hours||£480|
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