The Retrobeats are a 4-piece live band based in the North West of England.
Formed in 2007, they have a reputation as a versatile and entertaining band featuring male & female vocals and harmonies resulting in a lively stage presentation and full dance floors – a testimony to their performances.
Performing a very varied repertoire of big hits, songs you’ve probably forgotten, one hit wonders and quite possibly songs you wouldn’t expect, they can tailor their songs to suit your event. This band has extensive experience of performing at a wide variety of functions including weddings, private parties, festivals, corporate events, social clubs and theme nights – anywhere that requires great music – performed live!
50s 60s Party Band The Retrobeats
The music covers a wide range of artistes… from Elvis Presley to The Beatles, Connie Francis to Dusty Springfield, The Drifters to Manfred Mann, Leo Sayer to Showaddywaddy and a host of one hit wonders too. With a large repertoire of great songs from a golden era of popular music they can tailor their set lists to specific eras / genres if desired. Endeavouring to be as flexible and accommodating as possible to ensure your event is a success, by prior arrangement they are happy for you to make announcements and speeches or play your own compilation cd / ipod mix through their PA.
Paul (guitar & vocals) is a founder member of The Retrobeats and has many years experience in various bands. Favourite artistes include Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Whirlwind, Darrel Higham, Roy Orbison and pretty much anything on the legendary Sun record label.
Jeff (bass) is an experienced and versatile bass player with the ability to play many styles including pop, rock n roll, country, Irish and even a bit of jazz! Jeff is the band’s resident technical guru and displays the energy on the dance floor of a man 30 years his junior!
Karen (vocals & tambourine) handles the songs traditionally associated with female lead vocals as well as providing backing and harmonies on other songs. Karen has a wide variety of musical influences and has a lively on-stage presence.
Ken (drums and backing vocals) is the newest member of the band, joining in August 2015. His influences include early Elvis, The Beatles and The Who.
You’ll be dancing and singing along to songs such as Stuck On You, Need Your Love Tonight, All Shook Up, Shopping Around, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Blue Suede Shoes, Viva Las Vegas, That’s Alright Mama, Poor Boy, Burning Love, I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine. Authentic retro-style music at it’s best.
“I was so pleased that your group went down so well. Many thanks for making it a special night. You were absolutely tremendous. I cannot thank you enough. Good luck to you in future. I shall always speak highly of your group.” Yours Brenda. (Beaches Hotel, Prestatyn).
“The Retrobeats have played for us on two separate occasions in our local community hall “The Pavilion”, on both occasions they provided fantastic entertainment and had everyone on their feet dancing. I look forward to seeing them again in the future.” Glenn, Oldham Garden Suburb Residents Association.
“A big thank you to you all. Everyone commented to my mum and dad how much they enjoyed the band and the songs you did. It was a big success all round. If we hear of anyone who wants a band we will definitely recommend you and if we have anymore parties I will get in touch.” Elaine, Huddersfield.
“Thanks for a great night at Cheadle Golf Club. The feedback has been so positive, probably the best night ever at the Golf Club.” Mike, Cheadle.
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