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The Retrosettes Sister Band

Music

Overview

  • 4 piece party band with a vintage twist
  • Wide repertoire from 40s to present day
  • Authentic matching tweed suits and accessories
  • Can learn and rework songs from any era on request
  • Can come with dedicated funk/northern soul DJ

Location

The Retrosettes Sister Band are based in Manchester and do regular gigs in bars and restaurants in North Cheshire and Manchester. Their function gigs are all over the country though and they are more than prepared to travel around the UK and beyond. Once past 3 hrs from Manchester they will usually require overnight accommodation.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 60 minute sets with a break or 3 x 40 minute sets with breaks.

About this Act

The Retrosettes Sister Band are a quirky Retro style band formed from some of the best jazz musicians in the North West. They have taken their jazz roots and embedded them in modern pop songs giving them influences of gypsy jazz, northern soul, motown, and disco as well as covering some classic motown and soul songs in their repertoire. The quartet consists of female vocals/piano, guitar, bass and drums. As The Retrosettes Sister Band are a retro themed band, they wear outfits to match, with the men in tweed suits and singer Helen in 1960's style dresses complete with a beehive! A cool and quirky band with a retro twist.

With years of experience of corporate events, weddings and music venues The Retrosettes Sister Band are able to adapt to any environment, whether you are looking for a more relaxed vibe or a packed dance floor.

The Retrosettes Sister Band are fully equipped with their own PA and lighting rig and can provide music for in between the sets which continue the retro feel the band has.

The Retrosettes brand is a themed band that will change the mood of any event. They have had years of experiences in performing at corporate events, festivals, weddings, music venues and various other situations. The band arrive in style with tweed suits, flat caps, vintage equipment, mood setting lighting and a full PA. The recorded music they play in between sets continues the cool vintage vibe so the whole night will see guests being transported to distant time periods when music shaped and influenced the youth of their time, and has continued to do this for generations.

Set List

Classic Rock / Pop / Rock n Roll / Ska

Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
Hallelujah I Love Her So – Ray Charles
Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
Monkey Man – Toots And The Maytals
Last Nite - The Strokes
Revolution - The Beatles
20th Century Boy - T Rex
Satisfaction - Otis Redding/The Rolling Stones

Funk / Soul

Get Ready - The Temptations
Don't Stop - Micheal Jackson
Sunshine Of Your Love – Spanky Wilson
All This Love That I’m Giving – Gwen McCrae
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
Heard it through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight
Dancing in the street - Dusty Springfield
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Groove is In The Heart – Deee-Lite
Lady Marmalade – Labelle
Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield
Express Yourself - Charles Wright And The 5th Avenue Band

Modern Pop and Rock

Rolling In The Deep- Adele
Love Goes Down – Plan B
Electric Feel – MGMT
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Black And Gold – Sam Sparro
You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
Price Tag – Jessie J
American Boy/Girl – Estelle
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Mama Do – Pixie Lott
That Man - Caro Emerald
You got the Love - Florence and the Machine
My Tears Dry on their own - Amy Winehouse
Locked out of heaven - Bruno Mars
Johnny got a boom boom - Imelda May
Lovefool - The cardigans
Say You'll Be There – Spice Girls
Borderline – Madonna
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Red Alert – Basement Jaxx
Take on Me - A-Ha
Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warholes

Lineup

  • Quartet only: Female vocals/piano/organ, guitar, bass and drums

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