Retrospect | Washington DC's premiere independent wedding and event band

Retrospect is an innovative self-managed wedding and party band that continually raises the bar for event entertainment in the Washington DC area. With the ideal combination of energy, musical talent and experience, Retrospect is the perfect choice to expertly transform your wedding reception or your party into an awesome event long remembered.

At every wedding and party, we use our three amazing vocalists (two female and one male) always backed up by the same six versatile musicians, never a pick-up band. Our singers and musicians always perform LIVE, never using pre-recorded backgrounds or digital substitutes for real musicians, as so many others do these days.

“Retrospect is the BEST!
All of our guests were up dancing the whole night. It was a great party!!”

Call UsEmail UsTara - lead vocalist for Retrospect BandLarry - band leader and trumpet player for Retrospect BandAimee - lead vocalist for Retrospect BandMike - lead vocalist for Retrospect BandParker - trombone player for Retrospect BandCharlie - saxophone player for Retrospect BandLinda - keyboards & keyboard bass player for Retrospect BandHoward - guitar player for Retrospect BandDominic - drum set & percussion player for Retrospect BandTara - lead vocalsMike - lead vocalsAimee - lead vocalsLarry - trumpetCharlie - saxophonesParker - tromboneLinda - keys & bassHoward - guitarDominic - drums

Retrospect is the most talked-about band in the Washington DC event industry because of our relentless consumer advocacy. Through our experience in the industry, we are privy to many of the secret tricks and traps that await unwary consumers of entertainment, and this website is the one reliable source of such information specific to the Washington DC area. The insights found in our entertainment shopping tips page are read and used well beyond the DC area.

When we perform, music is selected by you, the client, from our huge song list, with enormous depth and variety not found elsewhere.

The core of our sound is five decades of horn band classics, but there’s much more - music ranging from Motown, ‘80s and ‘90s through current dance and party music. Everything is played in its original style, but with our signature tweaks. See our song list page for the full list of over 400 songs, then link directly to more than 100 short mp3s of the band performing those songs.

All booking is done directly through our band leader, Larry Elliott.
Or call 301-438-2400.

Retrospect Band showcase at Villain & Saint in Bethesda, MD


© 2018 Retrospect Band

Larry Elliott, band leader
3429 Huntsman’s Run
Ellicott City, MD  21042

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Washington DC’s premier independent wedding and party band


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