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ABOUT ME

Love PMJ and Electro Swing!?

We are a fun, lively band with complete brass section playing covers of well known pop songs rewritten with a vintage swing twist!

Transforming modern pop hits into sounds of retro jazz, ragtime and swing classics of the 1920s through 1960s!

Offering fun and different entertainment to your event!

Available for parties, weddings, corporate events, vintage fairs, festivals and more.

The Retrobates can also offer a more laid back set suited to dinner entertainment or drinks receptions.

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I specialise in these genres:

  • Jazz/ pop covers
  • Lindyhop
  • Rock and roll
  • Vintage
  • Swing
  • Vintage pop
  • Electro swing
  • Postmodern jukebox
  • Pop jazz
  • Lindy
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I play these instruments:

  • Brass
  • Clarinet
  • Keys
  • Guitar
  • Trombone
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Double bass
  • Drums
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I am happy to perform at these events:

  • Wedding
  • Other
  • Private Party
  • Corporate Event
  • Birthday Party
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

I am based in Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Travel

Willing to travel nationwide.

Travel may increase the final quote.

PRICING OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 590
    1hr booking slot midlands area
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    This is for a 1 hour slot for the midlands area.

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  • Price from £ 826
    The Retrobates
    Band

    2x 45min sets
    Within a local radius of the Midlands
    Set times to suit quote requested
    Lighting and movers
    Full PA system

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  • Price from £ 1,062
    Retrobates outside Midlands
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    2 x 45 minute slots
    Times to suit booker
    Music can be played in between sets

    Lighting and PA included

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  • Price from £ 1,180
    Wedding 2 x 45 midlands area
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    Set times to suit quote requested

    But used as a guideline this is for 2 x 45 min sets for a wedding (to allow for longer breaks)

    Lighting and movers

    Full PA system

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

LISTEN TO MY MUSIC

1 Set List

Unexpected Vintage pop
01
Guns n roses
Sweet child o mine
02
Ricky martin
Livin la Vida loca
03
Coolio
Gangsters Paradise
04
Snap
Rythmn is a Dancer
05
Spice girls
Wannabe
06
All saints
Never Ever
07
Michael Jackson
Billie jean
08
Justin timberlake
Cant stop the feeling
09
Bananarama
Venus
10
Oasis
Wonderwall
11
Tom jones
Sex Bomb
12
Take That
Back for Good
13
Bon Jovi
You give love a bad name
14
PMJ
All about that Bass

3 Tracks

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Booked The Retrobates for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

Huge thanks to the fabulous Retrobates for making the best day of my life even better! Superb bunch of musicians performing some incredibly creative and fun arrangements of classic tunes we all know and love. Kept the people dancing all night through - some guests thought it was the best wedding ever! Absolute professionals and the nicest bunch of people 👍🤩

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Booked The Retrobates for a Private Party
5.0  

We *love* working with these guys and having them play at Red & Ginger's Hot Club. They're hugely in demand and dancers love them. Don't miss them!

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Booked The Retrobates for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

The Retrobates sounded amazing. Highly recommend x

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism