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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
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
The Beatles - All I’ve Got To Do
Merle Haggard - Working Man Blues
Bobby Fuller - I Fought The Law
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Steely Dan - Stuck In the Middle With You
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Johnny & June - Jackson
Bill Withers - Lovely Day

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
Radiohead - Creep
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

Fatboy Slim Medley - Fatboy Slim/The Housemartins
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Last Nite - The Strokes
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Budapest - George Ezra
Shotgun - George Ezra
Blinded By Your Lights - The Weeknd
Paradise - George Ezra
As It Was - Harry Styles

44 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 44
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Fabulous entertainment

5 stars - The Retrobates are Highly Recommended
booked The Retrobates for their event in Worcestershire August 2023

“The Retrobates were brilliant, very good musicians and played a good mix of songs which got our guests up dancing from the start of the evening.”

Dedicated - and amazing

5 stars - The Retrobates are Highly Recommended
booked The Retrobates for their Wedding in London August 2023

“The guys came and performed an awesome set for us which had everyone dancing - this is despite their car being hit en route to the wedding! Incredibly they still turned up and did an amazing job. Can't recommend enough”

Silver wedding anniversary party

5 stars - The Retrobates are Highly Recommended
booked The Retrobates for their event in Derbyshire July 2023

“Great guys everyone danced all night thanks again”


5 stars - The Retrobates are Highly Recommended
booked The Retrobates for their Wedding in Hampshire May 2023

“The boys were amazing. We had them during the drinks reception and everyone commented on how great they were. Great song selection!”

Perfect for our garden party

5 stars - The Retrobates are Highly Recommended
booked The Retrobates for their event in East Sussex May 2023

“John and Harry were perfect for our 25th Anniversary garden party. Good selection of music, perfect volume and are very easy chaps to deal with. Lots of comments about how good they were from our guests. Would certainly welcome them again for any future events.”

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Price from £703 + travel from East Sussex

Based on 2 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • East of England From £703
  • South East From £703
  • South West From £703
  • East Midlands From £772
  • West Midlands From £772
  • Republic of Ireland From £954
  • Scotland From £1,048
  • Wales From £1,195
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,333
  • North West From £1,334
  • North East From £1,335

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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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