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Hire a Retro & Vintage Act

Vintage and Retro acts have become more popular in recent years. Many acts provide a mix of retro music across a number of eras including a vintage slant on modern pop music too.

Looking for some Pastiche? These acts are guaranteed to hit the spot!

Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. Find and hire a Retro or Vintage act to perform at your event.

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    • The Night and Day Collective

      Trio act for hire
      The Night and Day Collective play roaring hits from the 1920s/30s/40s with a ragtime/gypsy jazz twist - they are all multi-instrumentalists - happy to adapt to background and/or swingin' upbeat atmosphere!
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      Fee from £560
    • The Four Of Clubs

      Band act for hire
      Entertaining with music from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and current chart hits, The Four Of Clubs are available for your wedding, corporate function or event. From The Beatles and Elvis, to The Killers, Jessie J and many more, our four-piece band will entertain your audiences and keep them ...
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      Fee from £800
    • the Portobellos

      Trio act for hire
      The Portobellos are a vocal harmony act from London, specialising in 1920'/30's vintage re arrangements of modern pop songs blended with a comprehensive catalogue of Swing & Jazz standards. These ladies add a dash of class and a generous measure of fun to any event.
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      Fee from £950
    • The Vintage Singer - Jess

      Solo act for hire
      Looking for an outstanding singer for your event? You've just found her! The award winning singer Jess is a talented Italian/American vocalist with over 15 years of experience in live music entertainment having stepped on international stages such as the European Jazz Expo; Porretta Soul ...
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      Fee from £149
    • Champagne at the Blitz

      Trio act for hire
      As seen on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Champagne at the Blitz are a professional vintage style close harmony group armed with swinging songs, seamed nylons and lots and lots of red lippy! As individuals we have different sounds but collectively our voices go together like Bogart, Bacall and a ...
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      Fee from £650
    • The Gloria Sunset Duo

      Duo act for hire
      'Best Vintage Entertainer 2015' -The National Vintage Awards This Duo are very much in demand, don't delay if you want to book them. They have played all over the country at exclusive showbiz parties, corporate events, gatsby parties, burlesque shows,weddings, clubs, festivals and bars. They ...
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      Fee from £300
    • The Haywood Sisters

      Band act for hire
      The Haywood Sisters have taken the UK by storm performing hits by girl groups such as The Shirelles, The Boswell Sisters, The Andrews Sisters and The Ronettes. They hit the airwaves regularly, singing jingles for radio stations such as Jazz FM and have performed all over the world for clients in ...
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      Fee from £600
    • Test Of Time | Jazz Trio

      Trio act for hire
      Jazz Trio consisting of bass, keys, guitar, drums, sax, trumpet or clarinet, depending on the client's preference. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Test Of Time Entertainment is a collective of passionate musicians, delivering ...
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      Fee from £720
    • Leeds City Stompers

      Trio act for hire
      Leeds City Stompers play blues, ragtime, boogie, swing, country and American folk styles from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s. The band uses authentic 1930s drum kits, double bass, 1930s resonator guitars and vintage electric guitars as well as a washboard. We also swap instruments and singers ...
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      Fee from £1200
    • Bond Street

      Band act for hire
      Presenting Bond Street.... If you are having a vintage themed event or just looking for something that little bit different than the norm to impress your guests then go no further than Bond Street. Playing music from the 90’s to present days in a vintage Jazz style Bond Street are right on ...
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      Fee from £2600


    One thing you can count on is the movement of time, days, months, and years. You can also count on the occurrence of special occasions, events, parties, celebrations, and ceremonies along the way.

    Just think, there are milestones to celebrate such as a 21st birthday, a 50th wedding anniversary, the day one actually gets married, and/or the day one graduates university. Aside from milestones, there are holiday parties, feel-good backyard gatherings, professional engagements and corporate events (i.e. festivals, fundraisers, fairs), fancy galas, family reunions, intimate dinners, and more.

    All of these instances have one thing in common – inviting and booking live entertainment and performers enhance them all. Hiring local retro & vintage acts not only boosts attendance or increase donations at fundraisers, they also keep guests entertained.

    We've all attended uninspiring, boring events, at least once or twice in our lives. And, we've all likely said to ourselves, "It was a cool event, but the only thing missing was some type of entertainment."

    While having fun is the easy part, trying to hire a retro & vintage act has been a stressful and difficult process for some time. From having the time to research acts and sending emails to negotiating terms and prices, securing live entertainment was once an overwhelming task.

    That was until was launched.

    With a vision to make booking live entertainment simpler and more accessible, Headliner was launched in June 2015. Essentially, Headliner is an online marketplace that connects world-class artists with event professionals and bookers looking to hire a retro & vintage act.

    Being seasoned music industry professionals and understanding the plight of musicians, along with having experienced the challenging consumer side of trying to book wedding retro & vintage acts for their special day, the founders incorporated two major components to benefit both sides:

    1. An in-house team that conducts a stringent and continuous vetting and review process to ensure quality musicians and performers.
    2. Permitting musicians to manage their own bookings, from start to finish, allowing them to earn a sustainable living doing what they do best, as well as control their own careers.

    Gone are the days of sifting through pages of search results, missed phone calls, delayed emails, and bad contracts. Simply put, Headliner has eased the task of hiring retro & vintage acts for parties, special events, ceremonies, or other occasions requiring live entertainment.

    Headliner's streamlined process for finding a retro & vintage act for hire, to them actually showing up to your event, starts with a simple artist search.

    Bookers can either search the 'Artists of the week', which is presented on the search page or use the 'Refine Your Search' feature to find and narrow down an exact match by using the following search criteria: event location, event date, price range, act name, performance type, genres, and event types.

    For those who take to Google to search "how to hire a retro & vintage act near me" or "retro & vintage acts near me", need to search no further. Searching on Headliner, anyone can zero-in on specific locations to find the acts they are looking for.

    Throughout the searching process, bookers have the ability to click on any musician profile to acquire more information. From bios, videos of them in action, and their preferred event types to learning their specializations, listening to their music, and viewing their availability calendar. It's never been easier to hire a retro & vintage act.

    Bookers can also use the ‘Wish List' feature to curate a collection of their favorite Headliner acts. Whether used to organize choices to make a final decision or to simply revisit profiles, creating a list of potential acts will definitely come in handy.

    All carefully vetted, musicians can be messaged directly through the platform, with details of your event. A free no-obligation quote can be requested as well (no booking fees); responses are typically received within 48 hours.

    Once a decision has been made to book a retro & vintage act, the act can be confirmed by paying the requested deposit through a safe and secure booking system. As an added bonus, all payments are held in an escrow account, only to be released to the musician 48 hours after the event. This is to ensure 100% satisfaction.

    In addition, Headliner invites all frequent bookers to sign up for the Reward Scheme program. Refer friends, family, or colleagues to Headliner and receive cash back and/or vouchers when they make their first booking.

    Lastly, Headliner offers an exclusive concierge service, "H", which is a premium specialist service connecting agencies, brands, and event planners directly to global talent.

    With a mixture of backgrounds in events, music journalism and performance, design, marketing, web development, and tech, the Headliner team prides itself on being the go-to online platform to find and hire the best in live entertainment – that's simple, affordable, and reliable, no matter the type of event.

    All in all, is the answer for all of your live entertainment booking needs.

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