WEDDING BAND FROM MANCHESTER
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
“.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.
- Variety magazine
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.
Female vocals/piano, male vocals/guitar, bass and drums
Male vocals/ guitar/bass drum,
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
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
1st - Sonata piano & cabaret lounge - Manchester - 9pm
3rd - Stutter & Twitch (Not so secret garden) - Altrincham - 2pm
7th - Petite Cafe Du Coin - Liverpool - 8pm
9th - Bevi - Marple - 8pm
11th - Baker's Vaults - Stockport - 3pm
14th - Petite Cafe Du Coin - Liverpool - 8pm
16th - The Red Lion - High Lane, Stockport - 7pm