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The Retrobates

Making sure that every toe is tapping & every hip is swinging, The Retrobates perform vintage classics from the likes of Johnny Cash & Elvis to today's biggest names in Indie, from Oasis to The Strokes all in a cool, fun & authentic style!

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  • Event The Retrobates Retro Rock n Roll / Pop Party Duo Hove, East Sussex
  • Event The Retrobates Retro Rock n Roll / Pop Party Duo Hove, East Sussex

Set List / Repertoire

Vintage/Rock ’N’ Roll
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Please Please Me - The Beatles
All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
Runaway - Del Shannon
Everyday - Buddy Holly
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Thats Alright - Elvis Presley
Lucille - Little Richard
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
I Wanna Be Like You - Louis Prima
Just A Gigolo - Louis Prima
All My Loving - The Beatles
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Twist & Shout/La Bamba - The Beatles/Ritchie Valens
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
That’s Alright - Elvis Presley
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Mamma Mia - Abba
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus 

Indie/Alternative
Alright - Supergrass
She’s Electric - Oasis
There She Goes - The La’s
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
This Charming Man - The Smiths
Waterfall - The Stone Roses
Wonderwall - Oasis
Sit Down - James
Up The Junction - Squeeze
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now - The Smiths
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
If You Wanna - The Vaccine
Basket Case - Green Day 

Modern/Pop
Fatboy Slim Medley - Fatboy Slim/The Housemartins
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Domino - Jessie J
Ignition (Remix) - R Kelly
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Last Nite - The Strokes
Toxic - Britney Spears
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Roses - Outkast 
In Da Club - 50 Cent

38 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 38
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Wedding Day chill out

5 stars - The Retrobates are Highly Recommended
booked The Retrobates for their Wedding in Kent August 2022

“The Retrobates were amazing! Everyone loved them and could be heard even as far back as the chill out room so although not many people were in front of band, everyone was listening and foot tapping! Was a great addition to the wedding celebrations and wouldn't hesitate in re-booking. Great playlist which covered everyone's favourites.”


Very pleasant evening had by all

5 stars - The Retrobates are Highly Recommended
booked The Retrobates for their event in Suffolk July 2022

“Arrived on time Very pleasant musicians Done what we wanted and could have not done anymore Got everyone up dancing act”


80th Birthday Party!

5 stars - The Retrobates are Highly Recommended
booked The Retrobates for their event in Warwickshire June 2022

“Brilliant! Great communication, so accommodating and such good fun!”


80th Birthday Party!

5 stars - The Retrobates are Highly Recommended
booked The Retrobates for their event in Warwickshire June 2022

“Brilliant! Great communication, so accommodating and such good fun!”


Brilliant and accommodating

5 stars - The Retrobates are Highly Recommended
booked The Retrobates for their Wedding in Kent June 2022

“The band played our favourite songs during our drinks reception and prepared a song and let me sing with them as a surprise! Brilliant day- thank you”

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Prices

Price from £562 + travel from East Sussex

Based on 2 members performing 2 x 60 minutes sets

  • Wales From £562
  • East of England From £633
  • South East From £633
  • South West From £633
  • East Midlands From £647
  • West Midlands From £675
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £799
  • North West From £871
  • North East From £914
  • Republic of Ireland From £954
  • Scotland From £1,034

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Performance Times

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Lineup

Default lineup: 2 members

Duo: 2 x Vocals 2 x Guitar.

Full Biography

Starting out as two BIMM students looking for enough money for a pint, The Retrobates began as buskers! Honing and practicing their skills on the streets of Brighton, they have become a duo worthy of any party or function!

Making sure that every toe is tapping and every hip is swinging, The Retrobates offer a wide range of material from the 1940s to the present day! From vintage classics like Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles and Johnny Cash to Indie's biggest names like Oasis, The Strokes, The Smiths and more!

Since their formation, both members have graduated from the prestigious British and Irish Modern Music Institute with high 2:1 degrees achieved. With performances on the Eurovision song contest, Isle of Wight Festival, Kendal Calling and numerous gigs and sessions between them, The Retrobates have the musical ability, skill and entertainment factor sure to make your party, wedding or function a hit!

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