Highly recommend for any event ... but only if you want to dance like a maniac and have a great time.”
~ Missy & Steve
“Retrospect Band was absolutely superb.
Their musical skill, love of what they are doing, and professionalism exceed any band I've seen.”
~ Elizabeth & Gene
“Retrospect is the BEST! All of our guests were up dancing the whole night. It was a great party!!”
~ Lauren & Nick
“A great band with a terrific range.
We would use them again without a doubt.”
~ Beth & Brian
“Thank you for making our wedding incredible!! Your band was amazing!!!”
~ Jenn & Carl
“Retrospect is awesome!
They get everyone of all ages out on the dance floor. We just love them”
~ Katie & Steve
“It was awesome to have a band that really got and kept the party going, and played to our crowd. They definitely MADE our party!”
~ Amanda & Theo
“Every single guest danced.
Our entire venue was packed until after the last song finished.”
~ Laura & Tim
“THANK YOU! Everyone was VERY complimentary about the band - they all had a blast!” ~ Doreen & Scot
Washington DC’s most trusted wedding tradition
Welcome to the official website of Retrospect®. We are repeatedly recognized by both Washingtonian Magazine and by Wedding Wire as one of Washington DC’s leaders in wedding reception entertainment. With the ideal combination of energy, musical talent and experience, Retrospect is the perfect choice to expertly transform your wedding reception or party into an exceptional event that will be long remembered by your guests.
Whether it’s a wedding reception for 80 guests or a gala with 400 guests, Retrospect® will customize the performance to fit any event. We have a proven record of continually raising the bar high for all event entertainment in the Washington DC area and well beyond. You will be able to choose your music from our enormous song list offering far more depth and variety than most others, with music ranging from Motown, 80s, and 90s, to current dance and party music.
Our three amazing vocalists (two female and one male) are always backed up by the same six versatile musicians, never a pick-up band. Our singers and musicians always perform LIVE, never using any pre-recorded backgrounds or digital substitutes for real musicians.
Retrospect® is differentiated by client service that is superior in every way. The best live musicians in the area, the most comprehensive song list, and by far the most personal service. Our well-oiled machine is the band itself, not a slick sales pitch in an agency office, and certainly not (as you can see here) a highly polished website.
Direct bookings only
Retrospect® is not available through any agency or other middleman. All booking is done directly through the band leader, Larry Elliott. We are Washington DC’s original independent self-managed wedding band, and we are proud to continue that tradition today.
Our home base is the Washington DC, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia area, but we can and do travel anywhere in the continental United States to perform. Most of our recent performances have been in the mid-Atlantic region, within 500 miles of Washington DC, from Connecticut to South Carolina.
We are also widely known for our persistent consumer advocacy, and exposing the secret tricks and traps of the local entertainment and wedding industries.
In addition to weddings, Retrospect® is also available to play at conventions, holiday parties, reunions, charity fundraising events, bachelor parties, and public concerts.
Retrospect® has fun performing “I Gotta Feelin” to a packed dance floor at a recent graduation dance.
Washington DC’s premiere independent wedding and party band