Washington DC’s premiere independent party and event band

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

Welcome to the official website of Retrospect®. Our nine-piece horn band is repeatedly recognized by both Washingtonian Magazine and by WeddingWire as one of Washington DC’s leaders in party and reception entertainment. With the ideal combination of energy, hot horns, musical talent and experience, Retrospect is the perfect choice to expertly transform your party or reception 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 self-managed band, and we are proud to continue that tradition today. Although rumored to be one of DC’s most expensive bands, it’s simply not true. We remain affordable for most types of events.

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.

Retrospect® is available to play at all types of parties and events… conventions, weddings, holiday parties, reunions, charity fundraising events, bachelor parties, and public concerts.

Whether it’s a party for 200 or 2,000 guests, or a wedding reception for 100 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 and the hot horn bands of the ‘70s, 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 hot horns and versatile rhythm section, never a pick-up band. Our singers and musicians always perform LIVE, never using any pre-recorded backgrounds, pre-recorded horns or digital substitutes for real musicians.

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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 events 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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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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