Retrospect - Wedding Band For Hire - Weddings

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Retrospect Hire A Band Shropshire

Standard Wedding Service

 Our standard wedding package includes- 

  • Arrival at the venue 18.00 or after.
  • 24.00 finish
  • All PA equipment and stage lighting
  • 2x 60min live sets which can split in to shorter sets if required
  • We provide music between sets and afterwards until 24.00 midnight as a standard. This is usually done via laptop. So there is no need to hire a separate DJ if budget is tight.

 

Wedding Service Upgrades

 If you would like additional options we can offer the following at extra cost.

  • First Dance request. Select a song for the band to learn especially for your day
  • Free DJ service run by a member of the band until 1am if you book within 7 days of receiving the quote.
  • Independent DJ for an additional fee we can bring a DJ who will share our PA system and save on space at the venue.
  • We can perform as an acoustic duo earlier in your day if you require background music for your drinks reception or meal
  • If you have a very large venue we can hire in a larger PA and Lights

 

Call 0845 108 5500
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Call 0845 108 5500
or click here to email
   


A standard wedding itinerary may look like this.

  • 18.00 band arrive and load in to the venue
  • 19.00 band finish set up and sound check
  • Band put on background music whilst your evening guests arrive. They then go and get ready whilst you are greeting your guests.
  • 20.30 first dance- either performed live or via the laptop depending on the song
  • 21.30 first set finishes
  • Buffet is served. Band will provide music via the laptop whilst your guests queue and eat. The buffet usually takes an hour.
  • 22.30 second set to begin
  • 23.30 encore if your guests shout for more 
  • 23.40-24.00 more disco music via the laptop whilst your guests get ready to leave.
  • 24.00 band pack down and head home.

Of course we appreciate that all weddings are different and we are happy to tailor make the package to suit you. 

Questions or Concerns

Once you’ve decided we’re the right band for you, you can rest assured that your entertainment is in good hands. We’ll be in touch around 3 weeks before the big day to finalise the details, timings, song choices and any other queries you may have. In the run up to your event, you’ll have a dedicated event coordinator from our agency Alive Network who will be more than happy to liaise with you on any issues, questions or concerns.

 

At Your Wedding


Arrival & Soundcheck

It's 18:30. By now we should have loaded in and said our hellos to the organisers/venue staff. By 19:15 we will have finished setting up and will have sound checked. Once the load-in and soundcheck have been completed, we will put some background muisic on through our PA and head to our chaning room. We expect to have a dedicated, secure room to change and refresh ourselves in before during and after performances.


1st Live Set

Having changed into our stage clothes and had something to eat we'll be ready to make our way to the stage to begin the first of our 2 live sets of 60 minutes.

The first song is usually the couple's first dance (see below) then we'll continue playing from our repertoire.

After the first set, we'll put some background music on and retire to our changing room to eat (if we haven't already) and have a 45-60 minute rest. This is also a great oppertunity to have the catering team at the venue serve the buffet. Don't get too full close to when we're about to start the second set though (around 22:30), as to avoid indigestion! 

 


First Dance

From experiece, 20:30 is the ideal time to kick off the first live set with the newly wed's first dance. The first dance song should be chosen well in advance if you want the band to learn it and perform it live. If we don't have enough time to learn it or for whatever reason we cannot play it live, we'll play it from our laptop.

 


2nd Live Set & End of the Night

At around 21:30 Retrospect will be back on stage and raring to get the party kick started again. The second set will be the highlight of your night, with high energy rock and pop music to get all generations dancing and having a great time.

22:30 is the time we are due to finish, however if the crowd are shouting for more, we shall provide a short encore. If we finish before midnight, we shall put our laptop music back on taking a few more requests up until 24:00.

It takes about 1 hour to pack down our equipment, say our thank yous and best wishes to the organisers and the new husband a wife and head home.

 

We understand how important the evening entertainment is in capping off an already perfect day. We are proud of the level of service we have provided to countless satisfied clients but don’t just take our word for it, check out our recent testimonials below.

 

Wedding Client Testimonials