Washington DC’s premiere independent wedding and party band

The best of yesterday’s music… and today’s®

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.

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Dancers join the fun with hands up as Retrospect Band plays a crowd favorite


Highly recommend for any event ... but only if you want to dance like a maniac and have a great time.”

~ Missy & Steve

“It was awesome to have a band that really got and kept the party going, and played to our crowd.”

Amanda & Theo - another happy Retrospect couple on their wedding day

“If you're looking for a great band and even better people to be a part of your special day, we highly recommend Retrospect.”

Becca and Jeff - another happy Retrospect couple on their wedding day

Direct bookings only

Retrospect® is not available through any agency, consortium 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.

Whether it’s a wedding reception for 50 guests or a party for 500 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.


DVD samples of our music and lots of stuff to look at.  Audition Retrospect from the comfort of your easy chair!  Let us take you on a tour of our many successful weddings and parties at venues all over DC, Baltimore and beyond.  


Quick samples of Retrospect performing your favorite songs.  A fun way to check out our sound while you have your morning coffee.

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“The dance floor was packed the entire night with our grandparents, friends, and younger cousins! All ages had a great time…”

Janice and Frank - another happy Retrospect couple on their wedding day Missy & Steve - another happy Retrospect couple on their wedding day

“This band is GREAT.  We hired them to play our wedding and we could not have been happier.”

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You are invited to dance to our music on April 28th, at the Friday Night Swing Dance Club in Towson, Maryland. You do not need to be a member to attend. And if you’re not sure that you know how to swing dance, you can come an hour early and take a beginner swing dance class, included in your admission price! Admission is $15 at the door, and parking is free.

Retrospect plays from 8:30 to 11:30, but the doors open around 7:15 for the beginner swing dance class. All the fun takes place in the beautiful American Legion Ballroom, 125 York Road, Towson, Maryland, just five minutes off the Baltimore Beltway.

And, as if $15 isn’t already a great price for an evening’s entertainment and a swing dance class, a valid student ID gets you in for just $12. This dance is open to all ages.

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2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
2014 , 2015, 2016 and 2017  
“Couple’s Choice” awards.

Washingtonian Magazine
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  “Best Wedding Vendor”

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

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