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Retrospect

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MD 21042 US

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301-438-2400

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With a proven track record of hundreds of consistently successful wedding receptions and... Read more
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With a proven track record of hundreds of consistently successful wedding receptions and parties, Retrospect will bring to your event the perfect combination of experienced professionals and youthful energy. What our clients say.

We’ll give your family members and guests of all ages a chance to join in the fun, with popular dancing music from every era, chosen from our huge list of available songs. Our full list is shown here. If you have favorite current or nostalgic tunes that you don’t see listed, we are always open to learning new songs – this is how our song list gets so huge.

At your wedding, Retrospect will provide effortless transitions, moving from introductions to dinner, to toasts, to dancing, to a rocking party. This is why so many brides have chosen Retrospect’s experienced approach to creating a fun party atmosphere at their wedding receptions.



You’ll feel more relaxed on your wedding day, having met directly with the band leader, Larry -- knowing that your song requests and other instructions are in his hands, and he will be there through your whole reception to follow through on those instructions.

Rest assured that Retrospect is a rehearsed stable group, not a ”pick-up” band – a one-night, thrown-together collection of musicians who happen to be available on your wedding day.

If you have any questions about Retrospect, or want to check our availability for your reception,
call Larry at 301-438-2400 or email us: Larry@RetrospectBand.com Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
All band members dress formally for the type of weddings we usually play. Less formal attire is always available if requested. See our photo gallery.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Both.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Of course -- we do this all the time, which is how our song list gets so huge!
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Only when requested. Bringing a band sign to a wedding is kinda tacky.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Stage lighting is always available. See our photo gallery for examples.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We handle all emcee duties. There are rarely any gaps between songs.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We take 1 or 2 quick breaks, depending on the length of your reception, and those are worked around your event coordinator's timeline, so as not to disrupt the flow of the event. "Vendor meals" are greatly appreciated (since we are on-site for up to 8 hours total) but not required. We are at your wedding to perform for your guests, not to socialize.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes. There's very little break time, but we provide recorded break music, or you may provide your own.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We only charge travel expenses for performances outside the Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis area. Obviously, those charges depend on the travel distance from the Baltimore-Washington area.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
For local performances, we require a $1,000 deposit to lock a date on our schedule. The balance is due on the wedding day, nothing before then.

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Janice
Wedding:
10/25/2014
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We are so glad we asked Retrospect to be the band for our wedding! We had first met them when they played at my sister's wedding a few years ago, they were a hit then so it was a no-brainer to ask them to play at our wedding. Larry, their bandleader, took us out to lunch before the wedding to meet us, and we were able to give him a list of our song preferences. He was so responsive and kind. Their band played just the right songs during both the dinner hour and dancing part of the night, and just had a great feel for what would be the next great hit with the crowd! The dance floor was packed the entire night -- with our grandparents, friends, and younger cousins! All ages had a great time, and we had several guests come up and tell us it was the best wedding band they had ever heard! We couldn't have been happier.
We are so glad we asked Retrospect to be the band for our wedding! We had first met them when they played at my sister's Read more...
We are so glad we asked Retrospect to be the band for our wedding! We had first met them when they played at my sister's wedding a few years ago, they were a hit then so it was a no-brainer to ask them to play at our wedding. Larry, their bandleader, took us out to lunch before the wedding to meet us, and we were able to give him a list of our song preferences. He was so responsive and kind. Their band played just the right songs during both the dinner hour and dancing part of the night, and just had a great feel for what would be the next great hit with the crowd! The dance floor was packed the entire night -- with our grandparents, friends, and younger cousins! All ages had a great time, and we had several guests come up and tell us it was the best wedding band they had ever heard! We couldn't have been happier. Read less
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Reston
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Retrospect did a great job at our wedding - our guests are still talking about how awesome their music was over a month later! Larry was very prompt in answering all of my questions in the months leading up to our event, and the band accommodated our requests with no hesitation. We played a slideshow during our reception and had asked the band to accompany it with a song, and they did a wonderful job extending the music until the slideshow completed. Larry met with us a few weeks before the wedding to review all details, and afterwords I knew we wouldn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day!
Retrospect did a great job at our wedding - our guests are still talking about how awesome their music was over a month Read more...
Retrospect did a great job at our wedding - our guests are still talking about how awesome their music was over a month later! Larry was very prompt in answering all of my questions in the months leading up to our event, and the band accommodated our requests with no hesitation. We played a slideshow during our reception and had asked the band to accompany it with a song, and they did a wonderful job extending the music until the slideshow completed. Larry met with us a few weeks before the wedding to review all details, and afterwords I knew we wouldn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day! Read less
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A.
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Retrospect blew everyone out of the water... guests said they were the best wedding band they'd ever seen. Everyone had such an amazing time. They really took the time to get to know us and get everything right.
Retrospect blew everyone out of the water... guests said they were the best wedding band they'd ever seen. Everyone had Read more...
Retrospect blew everyone out of the water... guests said they were the best wedding band they'd ever seen. Everyone had such an amazing time. They really took the time to get to know us and get everything right. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
A great band with a terrific range. Larry, the band leader, was wonderful to work with. He was very flexible and took us out before the wedding to discuss our thoughts for the big day. He took a real interest in us and asked about what kind of songs we wanted played, the age range of the people attending our wedding and answered our many other questions. It made us feel very comfortable to know we had someone who really cared about making our celebration fantastic. We were very pleased and had a wonderful time, as did all of our guests. We would use them again without a doubt.
A great band with a terrific range. Larry, the band leader, was wonderful to work with. He was very flexible and took us Read more...
A great band with a terrific range. Larry, the band leader, was wonderful to work with. He was very flexible and took us out before the wedding to discuss our thoughts for the big day. He took a real interest in us and asked about what kind of songs we wanted played, the age range of the people attending our wedding and answered our many other questions. It made us feel very comfortable to know we had someone who really cared about making our celebration fantastic. We were very pleased and had a wonderful time, as did all of our guests. We would use them again without a doubt. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Retrospect is awesome! They get everyone of all ages out on the dance floor--they have done 3 of our family weddings...we just love them!
Thanks for everything to Larry and the rest of the band!

We love them....absolutely the best!!!

Katie Marconi
Retrospect is awesome! They get everyone of all ages out on the dance floor--they have done 3 of our family weddings...we Read more...
Retrospect is awesome! They get everyone of all ages out on the dance floor--they have done 3 of our family weddings...we just love them!
Thanks for everything to Larry and the rest of the band!

We love them....absolutely the best!!!

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Kristin
Wedding:
10/19/2013
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Retrospect was beyond AMAZING for our downtown DC wedding reception. Throughout the planning process, they were always available for questions, and accomodated extra song requests we had which were not listed on their song list. They even learned our first dance song! Our dance floor was packed the whole night, and the guests even requested an encore after the last song was played! We keep receiving comments from our guests about how phenomenal the band was. I would not hesitate to recommend Retrospect in the future, they are incredible!
Retrospect was beyond AMAZING for our downtown DC wedding reception. Throughout the planning process, they were always Read more...
Retrospect was beyond AMAZING for our downtown DC wedding reception. Throughout the planning process, they were always available for questions, and accomodated extra song requests we had which were not listed on their song list. They even learned our first dance song! Our dance floor was packed the whole night, and the guests even requested an encore after the last song was played! We keep receiving comments from our guests about how phenomenal the band was. I would not hesitate to recommend Retrospect in the future, they are incredible! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best band out there! The New York bands we were thinking of bringing down were 4x the price and didn't meet the sound, enthusiasm, engage the guests, or offered the repertoire of music. The two female vocalists were outstanding. These guys could take on the very best from Palm Beach to Maine. They were upper echelon all the way!
Larry took pictures of the wedding as well which were amazing. I don't know how he did it! These guys were easy to deal with, very professional, and simply the best bang for the buck!
Absolutely the best band out there! The New York bands we were thinking of bringing down were 4x the price and didn't meet Read more...
Absolutely the best band out there! The New York bands we were thinking of bringing down were 4x the price and didn't meet the sound, enthusiasm, engage the guests, or offered the repertoire of music. The two female vocalists were outstanding. These guys could take on the very best from Palm Beach to Maine. They were upper echelon all the way!
Larry took pictures of the wedding as well which were amazing. I don't know how he did it! These guys were easy to deal with, very professional, and simply the best bang for the buck! Read less
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Marian
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The absolute best band ever!! They were so kind, played every song I wanted.... And learned a few extras!!! The best shout of my life!!! My husband and I couldn't have been happier. We had several people ask us about the band and we recommended it to all!! They were lively and engaging with the crowd, kept the energy up!! And very nice to all the guest request for songs!!
The absolute best band ever!! They were so kind, played every song I wanted.... And learned a few extras!!! The best shout Read more...
The absolute best band ever!! They were so kind, played every song I wanted.... And learned a few extras!!! The best shout of my life!!! My husband and I couldn't have been happier. We had several people ask us about the band and we recommended it to all!! They were lively and engaging with the crowd, kept the energy up!! And very nice to all the guest request for songs!! Read less
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Gene
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The Retrospect Band was absolutely superb. Their musical skill, love of what they are doing, and professionalism exceed any band I've seen. As a nine-piece band, they are more expensive than many, but are more than worth every penny. Not only do they have an amazingly large repertoire (700+ songs), but they added another song we requested. Our wedding was a wonderful and memorable experience to which Retrospect added a great deal.
The Retrospect Band was absolutely superb. Their musical skill, love of what they are doing, and professionalism exceed Read more...
The Retrospect Band was absolutely superb. Their musical skill, love of what they are doing, and professionalism exceed any band I've seen. As a nine-piece band, they are more expensive than many, but are more than worth every penny. Not only do they have an amazingly large repertoire (700+ songs), but they added another song we requested. Our wedding was a wonderful and memorable experience to which Retrospect added a great deal. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Retrospect was AMAZING! Everyone was out on the dance floor the entire night and even chanted "ONE MORE SONG" as our reception ended. Larry and the gang gladly played one more song. We have heard so many wonderful things from friends and family about the music entertainment at our wedding, everyone LOVED the band! We consider Retrospect our "family" band because we were the third couple within my husband's side of the family to have Retrospect. Wonderful experience, and highly recommended!!
Retrospect was AMAZING! Everyone was out on the dance floor the entire night and even chanted "ONE MORE SONG" as our Read more...
Retrospect was AMAZING! Everyone was out on the dance floor the entire night and even chanted "ONE MORE SONG" as our reception ended. Larry and the gang gladly played one more song. We have heard so many wonderful things from friends and family about the music entertainment at our wedding, everyone LOVED the band! We consider Retrospect our "family" band because we were the third couple within my husband's side of the family to have Retrospect. Wonderful experience, and highly recommended!! Read less
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