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The Retrobeats

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About The Retrobeats

Bringing on back the good time! The best of the 50s, 60 & 70s
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We are The Retrobeats – an experienced four piece live band with an excellent reputation for entertainment and musicianship available for private and public functions, weddings, holiday parks, corporate work, theme nights, social clubs, festivals etc. We play a wide range of songs from the late 1950s through to the early/mid 1970s with the accent on music to dance to. Reliving the great hits of yesteryear, we feature both male and female lead vocals and harmonies. We play the hits you remember and some you'd forgotten too but you'll still be singing along. With full dance floors a testimony to our performances, it is regularly commented that our further appeal is the sheer variety of material we cover - artistes from Elvis Presley to The Beatles, Connie Francis to Dusty Springfield, The Drifters to The Turtles, The Seekers to Cilla Black, Leo Sayer to Showaddywaddy 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 are a self contained band with compact high performance equipment and lighting. 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 reputation reliability, punctuality and friendliness. The Complete Package For 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. Coverage The Retrobeats are based out of Warrington and cover Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, North Midlands, North Wales, Derbyshire primarily though we do work further afield as required. Thank you for your consideration, Paul, Karen, Matt & Les The Retrobeats

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The Retrobeats' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Danielle B
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing experience with The Retrobeats, they coordinated with the surprise and entertained us all night long! My grandad loved them, they really made his surprise party

Kayleigh M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing. Thank you for an amazing time. Alison and Dave really enjoyed themselves along with everyone else. Thank you again. Kayleigh. Xxxx

Reply from The Retrobeats
1 year ago

Thanks for having us Kayleigh. Everyone looked brilliant in their Great Gatsby clothes. Lovely food too! :@

Malcolm B
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

all our customers enjoyed the evening

From other customers:

6 years ago

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

6 years ago

I would just like to say a massive thank you for your brilliant performance at the above venue for Joan and Andys 70th and 60th Birthday party. You were outstanding on the night and everyone commented on your performance and said how much they enjoyed it and you were all brilliant. The music you performed was perfect for our requirements. We were dancing from the first song to the last. I would definitely book you again and can highly recommend you to anyone who wants this kind of music. I am so glad I found you! Perfect. I wish you well for the future and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes and thank you all again. Keeeeeep performing !!! Regards Mary, Andy, Joan and families. Xxxx

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The Retrobeats' Song list

All my loving - Beatles
All shook up - Elvis Presley
Baby what do you want me to do - Elvis Presley
Bad Moon Rising - Creedance Clearwater Revival
Bad to me - Billy J. Kramer
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
Cant buy me love - Beatles
Cant help falling in love with you - 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
Do you want to know a secret – Billy J. Kramer / Beatles
Don't be cruel - Elvis Presley
Don't tell me you troubles - Emile ford
Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette
Easily fall in love - Cliff Richard
Eight days a week - Beatles
End of the world - Skeeter Davis
Even the bad times are good - Tremeloes
Fabulous - Charlie Gracie
Fireball XL5 - Don Spencer
Ghost riders - Ramrods
Happy together - Turtles
Happy birthday sweet 16 - Neil Sedaka
Hard day's night - Beatles
Heartached by the number - Guy Mitchell
Hello Mary Lou - Rick Nelson
I don’t care if the sun don’t shine - Elvis Presley
I don’t want to talk about it – Rod Stewart
I feel fine - Beatles
I only want to be with you - Dusty Springfield
I'll never find another you - The Seekers
I'll never get over you - Johnny Kidd
I’m gonna make you mine – Lou Christie
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
Little bit of soap - Showaddywaddy
Living doll - Cliff Richard
Love really hurts without you - Billy Ocean
Many tears ago - Connie Francis
Maybe baby - Buddy Holly
Might as well rain till September - Carole King
More than I can say – Leo Sayer / Bobby Vee
Move it - Cliff Richard
Need your love tonight - Elvis Presley
Never be anyone else but you - Ricky Nelson
Night has a thousand eyes - Bobby Vee
Oh boy - Buddy Holly
Paralysed - Elvis Presley
Penny arcade - Roy Orbison
Picture of you - Joe Brown
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Rave on - Buddy Holly
Return to sender - Elvis Presley
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
Shazam - Duane Eddy
Shopping around - Elvis Presley
Singing the blues - Guy Mitchell
Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny
Something - Beatles
Something tells me - Cilla Black
Stuck on you - Elvis Presley
Stupid cupid - Brenda Lee
Summerlove sensation – Bay City Rollers
Summertime blues - Eddie Cochran
Sweet little rock n roller - Showaddywaddy
Sweet nothins - Brenda Lee
Tears on my pillow - Little Anthony/Kylie Minogue
Teenage boogie - Webb Pierce
Tell him - Exciters
The letter - Box Tops
The shape I'm in - Johnny Restivo
There goes my first love - Drifters
Top of the world - Carpenters
Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley
Walk hand in hand - Gerry & The Pacemakers
When – Kalin Twins / Showaddywaddy
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 - Showaddywaddy
You're my world - Cilla Black

The Retrobeats' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£700
Up to 3 hours£800
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Occassionally we will appear as a trio, without our lady vocalist

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

Just let us know - we will work around whatever you need

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


How much time do you need to set up?

We like to allow an hour for setup and sound check

Can you roam around while you perform?

We do have wireless microphones and use these on some numbers but it isn't something we advertise as part of our performance

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


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


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, with sufficient notice, depending on the complexity of the song
Vintage, Pop, Covers, Tribute, 1950s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock, Top 40, Glam rock
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