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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

The New Retros is a wedding band based out of Manchester, England. Travelling throughout the northwest of the country, this group of musicians puts on a soulful and energetic show. They'll work hard to get every guest on the dance floor, celebrating your biggest moments in style. These musicians studied at some of the country's best schools and have years of industry experience, and are excited to help you commemorate the day.

Services Offered

  • Party Band (from 4 to 9 piece bands to suit your needs)
  • Playlist DJ services (for after the band have finished playing)
  • Acoustic Duo (Perfect for your ceremony or drinks reception)
  • Custom music packages, to suit all tastes and requirements

The New Retros will be on hand to support you throughout the music planning process and will create a personalised playlist for your wedding. You're invited to meet with them for an initial consultation to talk about your musical tastes and ideas for the day. The band will curate a setlist based on what you like, playing pop and rock hits from the 1950s up to today. They usually play in three stages, around the meal, and can arrange a DJ to continue the music when they finish their set.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music

What is included in the wedding package?

We are a band of top-quality professional musicians who can make even your wildest dreams come true. We can guide you on all things music, or you can choose. Get in touch for a consultation today!

How far in advance should I contact you?

We do get quite busy, so get in touch as soon as possible!

What style of music do you offer?

Latest hits

Type of musical group:


Size of group:

Medium (4 - 6 musicians)


Pop and rock party bangers from the 50s through to the 2020s. We curate a setlist based on who you are and what you like after thorough consultations

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

Of course! We are all professionally trained musicians from top UK music schools, and we all have many years of experience in the function band space, so there's nothing we can't do!

What's your experience?

We are veterans of the manchester music scene with many decades of experience between us. We know how to get the party started and how to get every person in that room dancing - yes, even that Auntie

Do you have your own equipment?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


Can you travel?

Yes, all of the UK, and even abroad if you can pay for us to get there! We have all played across the world and all over the UK

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, we tailor our final price according to your venue location and how long you want us there. We are always fair and transparent with our pricing and never charge more than is necessary

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

This is up to you, we usually recommend 3 sets to work around the evening buffet. We also offer a playlist DJ after the third set for an additional £50 if you want to keep the party going longer

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

We will work with you and your wedding timeline to arrange load-in and set-up times

Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

Please book a consultation to discuss this, as it depends on the time. Extra hours earlier in the day will be cheaper than adding hours later into the early hours of the next morning

What are the forms of payment?

We take bank transfers. We take a deposit upon booking to secure your date

Served in

Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire

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Reviews for The New Retros

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Isobel M. Sent on 31/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely brilliant

The New Retros played at our wedding last month and they were fantastic from start to finish. Really easy to book, great communication, friendly and professional. We didn't ask them to play from a set list, we just chatted about the kind of music we liked and they read the room really well.

On the day, they came on time and were really friendly and polite. They played so well, everyone had such a good time. Loads of people came up to us to say how good the band were.

Definitely recommend to anyone looking to book a wedding band! They are very talented with great energy and made us feel really at ease.
Charlotte M. Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Maid of Honour’s dream!

For a first time being maid of honour to the most beautiful bride, the New Retros were like a dream come true. They took all the stress away and above all else delivered on their special day better than I could even imagine. Their first energy was contagious and had everyone up dancing the whole night away. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Paul Y. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Start to Finish

We had a really fantastic experience with The New Retros. From day one they were communicative and accommodating of our plans, from sending an excellent set list to choose our favourite songs to arriving earlier on the day which allowed us to use their microphones and speaker system for our speeches. All our guests were full of praise for the band, and they helped make it such a fantastic day!
Peter C. Sent on 28/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 Absolutely Amazing

This band performed at my sisters wedding, and they were incredible. The whole night everyone was talking about how good they were! Really professional, worked well with our schedule, and sounded great!
Isabel C. Sent on 12/11/2022
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Exceptional performers

The New Retros completely made our wedding reception. They were incredible performers and got the whole room dancing. I couldn’t recommend them enough
Lucas Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant night

I was the father of the bride and my father and daughter dance was a rock n roll number sweet little sixteen. The band were right on the correct beat. Which made my rock n roll routine perfect. Not even rehearsed. So well pleased and a fabulous and talented and great singers. Cannot praise enough. I do recommend. Great party afterwards too. All in all fab night
Beth H. Sent on 07/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The dancefloor at my daughter's wedding was unforgettable!

Mother of the bride here , I just wanted to write a review because I was so blown away! I was adamant that a DJ would have been a better choice than a band but my daughter really proved me wrong. It was so lovely having live musicians there, they added so much to the atmosphere and really encouraged everyone to get up and dance. Will book The New Retros for my next wedding I think 😉🤔👍👍
Jane M. Sent on 26/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Easy to book and they just slotted in perfectly on our wedding day.

Great band with a great set list. Played our first dance song too which was lovely. A really good wedding supplier!
David T. Sent on 03/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Party

These guys were some of the most experienced and professional people I've worked with, and they had our dance floor packed all night. 10/10
Tom M. Sent on 10/02/2023
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A truly special show!

Super friendly and professional, amazing sound and energy, kept the the dancefloor packed all night!
Chloe Sent on 14/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, friendly and excellent entertainment

We hired this band for a corporate event and they were friendly and helpful throughout the process. They read the room and can play whatever music suits their audience and to suit your preferences. They are great musicians, and their music is of an excellent quality. Everyone at our event had a great time dancing and listening to them.
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