Meet the band......

MALCOLM DOYLE

Guitar, vocals.

 

An extremely talented guitarist who plays right across the spectrum providing both great rhythm and lead to produce that distinctive 'Retro' sound.  Also an accomplished singer, Malc shares vocals in the band with Chris.
 

CHRIS EVANS

Guitar, vocals

 

Chris is a semi-pro musician who believes that as well as delivering the goods musically, Retro gigs should be totally entertaining and audience involving. 
 

COLIN PALMER

Drums

 

Colin has played in bands since his art college days in the 1970's. His articulate and precise drumming with pace, energy and feel is the engine driving the band along. Colin is also a professional artist where his details can be seen here:

PETER GILLIES

Bass, vocals

A very able and seasoned performer who was there at the start of it all having toured in Hamburg at the same time as the Beatles in the early 60's.  Pete is the 'real deal'. He is also our sound engineer and is responsible for the very neat layout of our complex cable system. 
 

A brief history

 

Retro was formed some six years ago by musicians who met at a local open mic night.

 

The ethos of the band is that no matter whether large or small, they put one hundred per cent effort and energy into every gig. At every event they 'drain the tank'. Whilst always looking for new gigs and venues, with this kind of input they're careful not to over extend themselves. This means that when they do play it's more like an 'event' than a gig. As long as they have a responsive audience their gigs will always be successful.

 

Of course the proof is in the seeing and actions speak louder than words, so if you're looking for a band that plays the classic music of the 50's, 60's and 70's that gets everyone, young and old dancing, involved and entertained then you're on the right website.

 

If you're here because you're thinking of booking them for an event or occasion I can guarantee you won't be disappointed. Have a look at their gig list, come to our next one and see for yourselves!

Retro has full Public Liability Insurance and a current PAT testing certificate.

What People Say About Us

"The band were truly exceptional.  I know my customers will go away and tell their friends what a great time they've had and that's great for the pub." 

Paul the Landlord at The Royal Oak, Marlborough - March 2017

Well yet another top night of music in the RAFA club last night watching Retro absolutely rocking the place. A very talented bunch of guys.
Anthony Harrington - customer at the RAFA Club February 2018
Retro return to The Crown - Don't let the name fool you - the only thing retro about these guys are the songs they play - but they make them fresh again as they put their own stamp on these classic tunes - so come and enjoy some great Rock 'n' Roll with energy.
The Crown, Lechlade - February 2018

We have Retro playing here on 5th October , we have seen these guys play live recently and they blew us away absolutely brilliant .. and they love you to get up and dance your butts off . So if you fancy a great night out and have the energy do come along and join us ....I promise you won 't be disappointed they are so good we have already booked them for a second time in the New Year .......that's how confident we are that you will love them .......

Lisa Glass, Landlady of The Eagle, Watchfield. September 2018

Great night at The Kings last night watching and listening to Retro playing some great tunes. A really tight outfit, certainly had the crowd loving it. The dance floor was busy all night. They covered songs from the early years right up to present. A really good night. Well done guys.

Anthony Harrington. Customer at 20 at The Kings, Swindon. October 28 2018

Ok, so these gents are popping in to entertain us this Friday. They are brilliant - you can dance, sing a long or just sit and listen .The last time they came in we had to hold on to the roof .... they really know how to put on a fantastic show ...so last day at work before Christmas come along and help us celebrate the start of Christmas week xxxxxxxx

Lisa Glass, Landlady of The Eagle, Watchfield. December 2018

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