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.
“RETROSPECT band is GREAT!
Highly recommend for any event ... but only if you want to dance like a maniac and have a great time.”
~ Missy & Steve
“THANK YOU! Everyone was VERY complimentary about the band - they all had a blast!” ~ Doreen & Scot
“Retrospect Band was absolutely superb.
Their musical skill, love of what they are doing, and professionalism exceed any band I've seen.”
~ Elizabeth & Gene
“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
“Retrospect is theBEST! All of our guests were up dancing the whole night. It was a great party!!”
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.