“.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
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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
Forrest Side Hotel, Grasmere, Lake District

30th December 2021 - Acoustic duo

Forrest Side Hotel, Grasmere, Lake District

31st December 2021 - Acoustic duo and full quintet

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Bevi, Marple

15th January 2022 - Acoustic duo

The Domino Club, Leeds

21st January 2022 - Full quintet

Matt & Phred's, Manchester

5th February 2022 - Full quintet

Baker's Vaults, Stockport

13th March 2022 - Acoustic duo