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The Retrobeats



  • 4 piece covers band
  • Vast repertoire covering late 50s to present day pop
  • 1950s rock 'n' roll only option
  • 1960s only optoion
  • DJ/background music option


The Retrobeats are based in Warrington in the North West and perform across Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Wales, Yorkshire, North Midlands and beyond.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 mins, 3 x 30 mins, 3 x 45 mins

About this Act

The Retrobeats are a Cheshire based 4 piece live band playing pop and rock 'n' roll hits primarily from the 1950s and 1960s with a few more modern numbers thrown in. Featuring both male and female lead vocals and with full dance floors and regular return bookings a testimony to their performances, they cover a wide variety of material by artistes ranging from Elvis Presley to The Beatles, Connie Francis to Dusty Springfield, The Drifters to The Turtles and a host of one hit wonders too. With a lively stage presence, they perform a truly varied range of great songs from a golden era of popular music. The Retrobeats can also tailor their performances for specific rock n roll or Sixties sets if required.

The band are based in the North West of England and perform across the region at social clubs, weddings, private parties, charity events, festivals etc... in fact anywhere requiring great danceable music from a live band.

The band consists of drums, bass, tambourine and guitar with two main vocalists enabling them to handle a wide variety of songs with harmonies and backing vocals.

The Retrobeats are a self contained band with compact, high performance equipment (fully PAT tested of course) and have public liability insurance. Backing tracks are never used and all the music is performed by the band at a comfortable volume. They will always endeavour to be as flexible and accommodating as possible to ensure your event is a success.

By prior arrangement, using their PA system, the band also offer a DJ service providing background music before and between the band's performances and music to dance to afterwards to round off the night.

Set List

Songs we do include...

All shook up - Elvis Presley
A little bit of soap - Jarmels / Showaddywaddy
Baby what do you want me to do - Elvis Presley
Bad Moon Rising - Creedance Clearwater Revivial
Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
Blue moon of Kentucky - various
Blue suede shoes - Carl Perkins / Elvis Presley
Bring me sunshine - Various
Bringing on back the good times - Love affair
Burning love - Elvis Presley
Chapel of love - Dixie Cups
C'mon everybody - Eddie Cochran
C'mon over to my place - Drifters
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Crocodile rock - Elton John
Do wah diddy diddy - Manfred Mann
Don't be cruel - Elvis Presley
Don't tell me you troubles - Emile ford
Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette
Easily fall in love - Cliff Richard
End of the world - Skeeter Davis
Fabulous - charlie Gracie
Fireball XL5 - Don Spencer
Ghost riders - Ramrods
Happy Birthday Sweet 16 - Neil Sedaka
Happy together - Turtles
Hello Mary Lou - Rick Nelson
I don’t care if the sun don’t shine - Elvis Presley
I only want to be with you - Dusty Springfield
I'll never get over you - Johnny Kidd
I'm gonna run away from you - Tami Lynn
In the country - Cliff Richard
It doesn't matter anymore - Buddy Holly
Its so easy - Buddy Holly
Jack to a king - Ned Miller
Johnny remember me - John Leyton
Jump the broomstick - Brenda Lee
Kind of hush - Hermans Hermits
Let your yeah be yeah - Pioneers
Lipstick on your collar - Connie Francis
Living doll - Cliff Richard
Love really hurts without you - Billy Ocean
Maybe baby - Buddy Holly
Might as well rain till September - Carole King
Money - Beatles / Barrett Strong
Move it - Cliff Richard
Need your love tonight - Elvis Presley
Night has a thousand eyes - Bobby Vee
Oh boy - Buddy Holly
Paralysed - Elvis Presley
Peter Gunn - Duane Eddy
Picture of you - Joe Brown
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Rave on - Buddy Holly
Rock n roll music - Chuck Berry
Rockabilly Boogie - Johnny Burnette
Rocky Road Blues - Gene Vincent
Runaway - Del Shannon
Save the last dance for me - Drifters
Saw her standing there - Beatles
Say mama - Gene Vincent
Sea of heartbreak - Don Gibson
Secret Agent Man - Johnny rivers
Shake, rattle & roll - Bill Haley
Shazam - Duane Eddy
Shopping around - Elvis Presley
Singing the blues - Guy Mitchell
Stuck on you - Elvis Presley
Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis
Summertime blues - Eddie Cochran
Teenage boogie - Webb Pierce
Tell him - Exciters
The letter - Box Tops
The shape I'm in - Johnny Restivo
There goes my first love - Drifters
Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley
When you ask about love - Crickets
Whole lotta shakin - jerry lee Lewis
Will you love me tomorrow - Shirelles
Wondrous Place - Billy Fury
Yellow river - Christie
You got what it takes - Marv Johnson / Showaddywaddy
You're my world - Cilla Black

plus many more.


  • 4 piece band consisting of guitar, 2 vocalists, tambourine, bass & drums


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