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

- Variety magazine
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.
Based in Manchester, UK
The Retrosettes have toured the world over the last 10 years as the leading UK kitsch covers band
They are equally at home playing in venues, at festivals, weddings, parties and corporate events.
Get in touch here for more details
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Band Sizes
Standard Quintet
Female vocals/accordion, male vocals/guitar, double bass, piano and drums
Acoustic duo
Male vocals/guitar/bass drum,
female vocals/piano
Stream online
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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
Released in Dec 2021, a collection of 9 Christmas covers and 1 original song.  In a folky chilled out style.
During lockdown 2020 we set ourselves 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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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
22nd June - Outdoor event, Slovenia - duo
9th July - 
Private function - duo
10th July 9pm - 
Peaky Blinders, Manchester - quintet
12th July 2pm - 
Live stream, Facebook  - quartet
14th July 9pm - 
Sonata Piano Bar, Manchester - duo
15th - 18th July - 
Private function, Italy - quartet
5th August - 
Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester - quartet
11th August - 
Private function - quintet
12th August 7:30pm - 
Zefferellis, Ambleside - duo
19th - 21st August - 
Just So Festival, Cheshire - duo
25th August 9pm - 
Sonata Piano Bar, Manchester - duo
26th August 8pm - 
Bevi, Marple - duo
27th August 6pm - 
Browns, Manchester - duo
30th August 9pm - 
Matt & Phred's, Manchester - duo
2nd September - 
Into The Wild, Cheshire - duo
3rd September - 
Private function - quintet
16th September - 
Private function - duo
17th September 9pm - 
Matt & Phred's, Manchester - quintet
23rd September 8pm - 
Bevi, Marple - duo
1st October 6pm - Browns, Manchester - duo
Booking enquiries:
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