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About Weekend Retro Team

We are a classic rock, punk and indie covers band based in Oxford. We can provide a variety of sets to suit your needs.
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Public liability insurance of £1 million

Weekend Retro Team (WRT) are an Oxford based premium five piece function band suitable for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and private functions. We cover a broad range of genres from the 60's up to the present day. It's your decision whether we provide a bespoke performance tailored to your preferences or a standard professional experience. In addition: WRT carry with them all of their own equipment from a professional audio sound system (2000W) , amplifiers (and lighting rigs?!) WRT offers background music that can be played before the bands main performance and during the intervals, resulting in a seamless experience. All equipment has been PAT tested for safety and the band carries £1m public liability insurance as standard. You can check out our set list in the Repertoire tab and some of our audio demos and videos on our profile page. We aim to entertain people, and have fun doing it, in a reliable and professional manner with our clients. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any further information about us or our music.

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Pop, Covers, Tribute, Americana, Vintage
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

The Who - Can't Explain
The Beatles - A Hard Day’s Night
The Who - Substitute
The Who - Summertime Blues
The Kinks -You Really Got Me
Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
The Beatles - Twist And Shout
CCR - Fortunate Son
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Deep Purple - Hush
The Doors - Light my Fire
Martha and the Vandellas - Nowhere To Run
Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Beatles - Money
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
Sam and Dave - Soul Man
Van Morrison - Brown-Eyed Girl
Steeler’s Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
The Eagles - Take It Easy
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
T Rex - 20th Century Boy
Free - Alright Now
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Eric Clapton - Layla
Thin Lizzy - Boys are back in town
Led Zeppelin - Rock n’ Roll
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
The Jam - Town Called Malice
The Clash - Rock the Casbah
INXS - Need You Tonight
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
REM - The One I Love
The Smiths - This Charming Man
Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach
Duran Duran - Rio
Queen - Crazy Little Thing
The Jam - Going Underground
The Vapors - Turning Japanese
R.E.M. - Orange Crush
Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Kim Wilde - Kids in America
The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
U2 - With or Without You
The Police - So Lonely
Blur - Song 2
Oasis - Rock n Roll Star
Britney Spears - Hit me Baby One More Time
Primal Scream - Rocks
Stone Roses - Waterfall
Blur - Country House
Ocean Colour Scene - Riverboat Song
Oasis - Roll With It
U2 - Even better than the real thing
James- Sit down
REM - Shiny happy people
The Las - There She Goes
Nirvana - Lithium
Black Crowes - Hard to Handle
Elvis Costello - Pump it up
The Clash - London Calling
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
The Clash - I Fought the Law
Blondie - One Way or Another
Sex Pistols - Holidays in the Sun
ACDC - Highway to Hell
The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
Noughties / Teens
Kasabian - Fire
The Strokes - Last Nite
Arctic Monkeys - Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Coldplay - Yellow
Duffy - Mercy
Girls Aloud - Love Machine
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Yes. Our line-up in the video is what you get on the night. We have three singers in the band: two male one female.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Drums.

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 £100.

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 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 for the band 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.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£700
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From Encore customers:

Bethany W
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Weekend Retro Team were amazing! They arrived early, and set up promptly to start at the agreed time. And they were just such a vibe! We were up and dancing and just loving all the tunes. They had made an effort to relearn some of my favourite songs from the set list, and didn’t disappoint! Would highly recommend for all you events (mine was a 30th birthday). Thanks guys!

Reply from Weekend Retro Team
8 months ago

Thanks Beth. We really enjoyed it!

Ralph M
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Weekend Retro Team were great! Communication before the event was excellent. We’ve had lots of feedback from our guests on how much they enjoyed the music. Despite the heatwave, they still got people up and dancing! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rob and the team. Thanks again!

Joanna H
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

This band were fantastic. We had them for our village Jubilee Street Party and they played fantastic music to suit all ages. Everyone enjoyed it and wanted to know who they were. They even played the National Anthem for us, rock style, which went down brilliantly! Thanks again for your professionalism, you really helped make the day!

From other customers:

Paul H
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 5 Wilberforce St
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5 out of 5

We run a small pub in Oxford and were looking for a good local band to help us celebrate our 150th birthday. We’d seen the guys from Weekend Retro Team play before and after contacting them they came in to talk to us about our requirements and get a feel for what type of set we wanted. They came and played two sets packed wall to wall with songs that were effectively the soundtrack of our lives and were brilliant from the start of the process to the end of the night when they were taking their bows from a delighted audience. And being fantastic musicians and people, they came back a few weeks later to play a very special Charity night for a local cause, where (if they could) they played even better than the first time here. All in all, we’d recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone in the Oxford area who’s looking for a good solid band to rock out to over an evening. Thank you WRT!

Ed P

Loved you guys at the Beer Festival. Seven Nation Army was brilliant.

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