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Retrospect

Washington Dc , MD
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Washington DC, MD 21042 US (map)

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301-438-2400

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Retrospect is one of Washington DC's most trusted wedding traditions. We have the perfect combination of musical talent, energy and experience to turn your reception into an awesome... Read more
Retrospect is one of Washington DC's most trusted wedding traditions. We have the perfect combination of musical talent, energy and experience to turn your reception into an awesome party long remembered by your guests.

Our three amazing vocalists (two female and one male) are always backed up by the same six versatile musicians, never a “pickup” group or recorded tracks.

When Retrospect performs at your reception, the music is chosen by YOU, from our huge song list, which has more depth and variety than you'll find elsewhere, with music ranging from Motown, 80s and 90s, to current dance and party music. And we will gladly learn your First Dance music.

Visit the "Industry Secrets" page of our website to get insider tips and gain insight into the many tricks and traps you'll encounter in the process of shopping for reception music in the Washington DC area. This valuable free resource is not available anywhere else on the web. www.RetrospectBand.com/secrets.html

Attend one of our open rehearsals or public concerts to hear us perform live, or request our newest audio CD mailed to you free.

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

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
BOOK THEM! This band is amazing! We wanted a really fun wedding, and Retrospect gave us that! Larry meets with you about a month beforehand to go over your music choices -they have a HUGE song list, and will learn new songs for you. It was awesome to have a band that really got and kept the party going, and played to our crowd. At one point, the saxophonist was dancing on the dance floor with some of our crazy dancers, and I know none of us will ever forget that! We requested a (kind-of) obscure song for our first dance, and they learned it for us. Additionally, I had said there were a few requests we had that weren't on their playlist, and they did both of them! My groom and I were so surprised, since one was near and dear to our hearts. Most of our guests commented during the wedding how awesome the band was! They definitely made our party, and we will be forever grateful to them! Their 90's mashup medley is a must, and people went nuts! THANK YOU, RETROSPECT!!!!!
BOOK THEM! This band is amazing! We wanted a really fun wedding, and Retrospect gave us that! Larry meets with you about a Read more...
BOOK THEM! This band is amazing! We wanted a really fun wedding, and Retrospect gave us that! Larry meets with you about a month beforehand to go over your music choices -they have a HUGE song list, and will learn new songs for you. It was awesome to have a band that really got and kept the party going, and played to our crowd. At one point, the saxophonist was dancing on the dance floor with some of our crazy dancers, and I know none of us will ever forget that! We requested a (kind-of) obscure song for our first dance, and they learned it for us. Additionally, I had said there were a few requests we had that weren't on their playlist, and they did both of them! My groom and I were so surprised, since one was near and dear to our hearts. Most of our guests commented during the wedding how awesome the band was! They definitely made our party, and we will be forever grateful to them! Their 90's mashup medley is a must, and people went nuts! THANK YOU, RETROSPECT!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This is the third year that our nonprofit organization has used Retrospect for our black-tie gala! They are incredibly fun and keeps the attendees on the dance floor with great music! They play current music as well as wonderful oldies. When we let them know the theme of the event they are always sure to know the music that works well with the theme. The group is professional and easy to work with--and they are able to be flexible with timing during our program. I enthusiastically recommend Retrospect to anyone who is looking for great music for an event.
This is the third year that our nonprofit organization has used Retrospect for our black-tie gala! They are incredibly fun Read more...
This is the third year that our nonprofit organization has used Retrospect for our black-tie gala! They are incredibly fun and keeps the attendees on the dance floor with great music! They play current music as well as wonderful oldies. When we let them know the theme of the event they are always sure to know the music that works well with the theme. The group is professional and easy to work with--and they are able to be flexible with timing during our program. I enthusiastically recommend Retrospect to anyone who is looking for great music for an event. Read less
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Maryfaith
Wedding:
11/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Retrospect receives not only raves reviews from myself and my husband, but also from all of our wedding guests. Our guest had a fantastic time dancing and singing with the outstanding band. They still are the talk of the wedding!
Larry was extremely accommodating, helpful, and patient. He took time to listen to our requests, and stuck by them the day of the wedding (no shuffles, limited country music etc.).
Anyone who wants the all of your guests up and dancing the night away, Retrospect is the band for you.
Retrospect receives not only raves reviews from myself and my husband, but also from all of our wedding guests. Our guest Read more...
Retrospect receives not only raves reviews from myself and my husband, but also from all of our wedding guests. Our guest had a fantastic time dancing and singing with the outstanding band. They still are the talk of the wedding!
Larry was extremely accommodating, helpful, and patient. He took time to listen to our requests, and stuck by them the day of the wedding (no shuffles, limited country music etc.).
Anyone who wants the all of your guests up and dancing the night away, Retrospect is the band for you. Read less
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Glen & Andrea
Wedding:
11/28/2015
5.0/5.0
On November 28, 2015, Retrospect played for Mary Faith & Cressman's (our daughter & now son in law) wedding reception at Dupont Country Club. Larry went out of his way to make the entire process easy, fun and fantastic! Larry met us in Delaware to work out the time line, music, set up & so much more! The dance floor was NEVER empty! We continue to receive outstanding compliments on the band! (you can NOT go wrong with Retrospect) When asked, "Where did you find these guys?"....we answered...."They played at our wedding!!!!" November 5, 1983 We can't WAIT for our other 3 children to get married! Glen & Andrea
On November 28, 2015, Retrospect played for Mary Faith & Cressman's (our daughter & now son in law) wedding reception at Read more...
On November 28, 2015, Retrospect played for Mary Faith & Cressman's (our daughter & now son in law) wedding reception at Dupont Country Club. Larry went out of his way to make the entire process easy, fun and fantastic! Larry met us in Delaware to work out the time line, music, set up & so much more! The dance floor was NEVER empty! We continue to receive outstanding compliments on the band! (you can NOT go wrong with Retrospect) When asked, "Where did you find these guys?"....we answered...."They played at our wedding!!!!" November 5, 1983 We can't WAIT for our other 3 children to get married! Glen & Andrea Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Retrospect is the BEST! My husband and I were just thrilled with our reception, Retrospect made it such a wonderful party! Larry (the band leader) took the time to meet with us over breakfast a few weeks before our wedding to go over logistics, details and special song choices. He had a lot of great recommendations. The morning after our wedding, the only thing our guests could talk about was "the band!" Even my 89 year old grandma (who was pretty well-known for her dancing skills back in the day!) said that Retrospect is "the best band I've ever heard." This is a talented group of musicians and they are very professional and experienced. All of our guests were up dancing the whole night, it was a great party!!
Retrospect is the BEST! My husband and I were just thrilled with our reception, Retrospect made it such a wonderful party! Read more...
Retrospect is the BEST! My husband and I were just thrilled with our reception, Retrospect made it such a wonderful party! Larry (the band leader) took the time to meet with us over breakfast a few weeks before our wedding to go over logistics, details and special song choices. He had a lot of great recommendations. The morning after our wedding, the only thing our guests could talk about was "the band!" Even my 89 year old grandma (who was pretty well-known for her dancing skills back in the day!) said that Retrospect is "the best band I've ever heard." This is a talented group of musicians and they are very professional and experienced. All of our guests were up dancing the whole night, it was a great party!! Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Larry and the entire band were awesome. They played the music we wanted, kept people dancing, were professional and most importantly - sounded great. Folks are still talking about how much fun they had dancing at our wedding - and that starts with good music.
Larry and the entire band were awesome. They played the music we wanted, kept people dancing, were professional and most Read more...
Larry and the entire band were awesome. They played the music we wanted, kept people dancing, were professional and most importantly - sounded great. Folks are still talking about how much fun they had dancing at our wedding - and that starts with good music. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Retrospect has played 3 weddings in my group of friends and we could not have asked for a more professional/organized group to help our friends have a great time. The planning process was great as they provide you with a list of songs from different genres and you can pick what songs you'd like to have and those you're not interested in having played. It was fun to have a lot of interaction that just a DJ can't really provide.
Retrospect has played 3 weddings in my group of friends and we could not have asked for a more professional/organized Read more...
Retrospect has played 3 weddings in my group of friends and we could not have asked for a more professional/organized group to help our friends have a great time. The planning process was great as they provide you with a list of songs from different genres and you can pick what songs you'd like to have and those you're not interested in having played. It was fun to have a lot of interaction that just a DJ can't really provide. Read less
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Doreen
Wedding:
6/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Larry and all the band members were fabulous! We had enjoyed them at a friends wedding so much we said we had to have them for ours. It was very special that my two boys were allowed to accompany the band in a few songs ( they both play trumpet). It was on of the best highlights of the wedding!
Larry and all the band members were fabulous! We had enjoyed them at a friends wedding so much we said we had to have them Read more...
Larry and all the band members were fabulous! We had enjoyed them at a friends wedding so much we said we had to have them for ours. It was very special that my two boys were allowed to accompany the band in a few songs ( they both play trumpet). It was on of the best highlights of the wedding! Read less
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David
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Larry Elliot and the RETROSPECT Band were by and far the best wedding band that we could have chosen. After seeing them perform at my sister's wedding, we knew we had to have them for ours. Not only did they personally tailor and wonderfully execute our first dance song, which was no easy feat, they brought the house down and got everyone involved and dancing with our personally selected list of songs. We danced the night away to their fantastic set and put our wedding as the top event of the summer per our friends and family. Furthermore, they made the entire process of reserving and coordinating extremely simple, putting myself and my wife at ease during the difficult wedding planning process (even making the trip all the way from Washington DC to Connecticut showing their incredible commitment to our special day). If you don't get RETROSPECT for your wedding, you will regret it, as no other band comes close to these guys!
Larry Elliot and the RETROSPECT Band were by and far the best wedding band that we could have chosen. After seeing them Read more...
Larry Elliot and the RETROSPECT Band were by and far the best wedding band that we could have chosen. After seeing them perform at my sister's wedding, we knew we had to have them for ours. Not only did they personally tailor and wonderfully execute our first dance song, which was no easy feat, they brought the house down and got everyone involved and dancing with our personally selected list of songs. We danced the night away to their fantastic set and put our wedding as the top event of the summer per our friends and family. Furthermore, they made the entire process of reserving and coordinating extremely simple, putting myself and my wife at ease during the difficult wedding planning process (even making the trip all the way from Washington DC to Connecticut showing their incredible commitment to our special day). If you don't get RETROSPECT for your wedding, you will regret it, as no other band comes close to these guys! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
6/7/2015
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing and fun wedding. The reception was really fun, in large part, because Retrospect was great! All of our guests were out on the dance floor, having a great time and my husband and I were out there with them.

I first saw Retrospect at a friend's wedding two years ago where everyone had so much fun dancing the whole night. I knew I wanted to see if they could perform at our wedding. My husband got to see them at a free concert by the Bethesda metro and thought they were great. It was easy to work with Larry Elliott. He was helpful and available. We spoke on the phone and then met for brunch before the wedding to go over details and logistics. Larry made sure he had everyone's names down to introduce, all of the special songs we wanted, and was even able to coordinate with a good family friend, who sang a song with the band.

I wanted lots of great music and dancing. My husband wanted to have a great time. My dad wanted to make sure the music wasn't too loud so that people could still hear each other talking at the tables. My mom wanted to make sure there was music from different decades so everyone would have fun and enjoy. Larry Elliott and Retrospect came through and did all of that. He was a great MC during the reception. Lots of friends and family told us afterwards how much fun they had and how great the band was.

Thanks to Larry and Retrospect!
We had an amazing and fun wedding. The reception was really fun, in large part, because Retrospect was great! All of our Read more...
We had an amazing and fun wedding. The reception was really fun, in large part, because Retrospect was great! All of our guests were out on the dance floor, having a great time and my husband and I were out there with them.

I first saw Retrospect at a friend's wedding two years ago where everyone had so much fun dancing the whole night. I knew I wanted to see if they could perform at our wedding. My husband got to see them at a free concert by the Bethesda metro and thought they were great. It was easy to work with Larry Elliott. He was helpful and available. We spoke on the phone and then met for brunch before the wedding to go over details and logistics. Larry made sure he had everyone's names down to introduce, all of the special songs we wanted, and was even able to coordinate with a good family friend, who sang a song with the band.

I wanted lots of great music and dancing. My husband wanted to have a great time. My dad wanted to make sure the music wasn't too loud so that people could still hear each other talking at the tables. My mom wanted to make sure there was music from different decades so everyone would have fun and enjoy. Larry Elliott and Retrospect came through and did all of that. He was a great MC during the reception. Lots of friends and family told us afterwards how much fun they had and how great the band was.

Thanks to Larry and Retrospect! Read less
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