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The Retrosettes are the leading wedding and corporate entertainment in the North West of England

Even though the band have played at weddings, corporate events, festivals and venues all over the world, their rise to popularity is unlike any other band of their kind

Paul and Helen from The Retrosettes acoustic duo, photoshoot in Manchester's Northern Quarter

“.the most elegant 'pub band' in the world!”

In 2016 The Retrosettes had a simple Youtube clip online that was seen by Italian film director Paolo Sorrentino.  He then booked the band to feature in the opening scene of his film 'Youth', joining Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel in the first shots of the movie. Their version of Candi Staton's 'You Got The Love' became the title track of the film.

Due to the popularity of the film in Europe The Retrosettes then toured with the likes of Simply Red, then went on to release an album through Universal Germany and Live Nation.

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Lead singer Helen, wrapped in a blanket as she filmed the opening scene for Paolo Sorrentino's film 'Youth' with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitlel

Filming in Switzerland

Helen on set filming the opening scene for the film 'Youth' with Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Paul Dano behind her in the same scene


The Retrosettes are one of the best wedding bands in the North West of England.

As a function band, they have toured all over the world. From Red Square in Moscow, to The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, to the worlds only residential mega yacht sailing around French Polynesia, they've done it all.
They are the perfect choice for live entertainment at weddings, parties, festivals, venues and even garden parties.
They offer two sizes of band, as shown in the videos.  Their acoustic duo is ideal for wedding ceremonies, afternoon drinks and wedding breakfast.  Their full quartet is the perfect choice for evening entertainment to fill the dancefloor.
The sound of the Retrosettes is often compared to the authentic folk-rock bands of the 1970s.  Helen's voice is said to have elements of Stevie Nicks, Carole King and Carly Simon, but with a unique sound that is truly hers.


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Standard Quartet
Female vocals/piano, male vocals/guitar, bass and drums

Acoustic duo
Male vocals/ guitar/bass drum,
female vocals/piano



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The Retrosettes released '1, 2, Yes, Go!' in 2016, it's a mixture of covers and originals and is available on all online platforms

During lockdown 2020 the band set themselves a challenge of filming 100 songs in 100 days on our Horse Puppets YouTube channel.  You can now listen to these live acoustic duo tracks here

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Band Documents


How long do you play for? Where will you travel to? Do we need a separate DJ?

If you want to know more about The Retrosettes, we've provided a few documents for you to read.  From the songs we play, to frequently asked questions, to an up to date price list, we've got all the bases covered. For any other questions, get in touch



May 2024

31st - The Red Lion, High Lane, Stockport - 7:30pm

June 2024

1st and 2nd - Duxford Summer Air Show - All day

6th - The Dig Inn, Marple, Cheshire (Live music quiz) - 7pm

7th - Hops & Boogie - Sale, Cheshire - 8pm

8th - The Lowry Hotel, Salford - 7:30pm

9th - Manchester Histories Celebration Day, Manchester University - 4pm

15th - Katie O Brien's, Sheffield - 6pm - late (Paul solo, then full band)

Santa, Holly & the music of chrstmas


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