We are so glad we asked Retrospect to be the band for our wedding! The band played just the right songs during both the dinner hour and dancing part of the night, and just had a great feel for what would be the next great hit with the crowd! The dance floor was packed the entire night -
~ Janice and Frank
~ Eve -
Retrospect is by far the best band I have ever heard at any party. They played for my son's Bar Mitzvah, and the adults and kids alike had an absolute blast! Everyone was up dancing, the variety of music was fantastic, they sound GREAT. We didn't want them to be too loud -
I've known Retrospect for years and they ALWAYS impress! My guests had a blast and my father-
~ Krista & Nick
~ Doreen & Scot
I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed having you guys. We got countless comments from guests on how great you were. I loved the pictures on facebook!
Thanks again for everything, cannot thank you enough!
~ Lisa & Billy
Retrospect blew everyone out of the water... guests said they were the best wedding band they'd ever seen. Everyone had such an amazing time. They really took the time to get to know us and get everything right.
~ Aaron and John
Thank you so much for the great job that you and Retrospect did for us! We enjoyed having you with us and I heard nothing but rave reviews! I will keep you posted on next year. Again, THANKS!
Hey, Larry – Oh what a night! We were overjoyed with how things turned out last Friday and your band was a big reason why. We couldn’t have been more pleased. Folks really did have a tough time deciding on which side of the venue they wanted to be. Luckily, your music was easy to hear – and enjoy – in the “casino,” so it was a win-
~ Dave Smith, CEO
Retrospect did a great job at our wedding -
~ Chaman and Dan
A great band with a terrific range. Larry, the band leader, was wonderful to work with. He was very flexible and took us out before the wedding to discuss our thoughts for the big day. He took a real interest in us and asked about what kind of songs we wanted played, the age range of the people attending our wedding and answered our many other questions. It made us feel very comfortable to know we had someone who really cared about making our celebration fantastic. We had a wonderful time, as did all of our guests. We would use them again without a doubt.
~ Beth and Brian
Retrospect was beyond AMAZING for our downtown DC wedding reception. Throughout the planning process, they were always available for questions, and accommodated extra song requests we had which were not listed on their song list. Our dance floor was packed the whole night, and the guests even requested an encore after the last song was played! We keep receiving comments from our guests about how phenomenal the band was. I would not hesitate to recommend Retrospect in the future, they are incredible!
~ Kristin & Chris
Dear Larry, WOW!!! Your band was amazing at our MC Ball and I heard only exceptional comments about how good you were, and can we get you back next year! Thank you so much for making our night so special for our Marines, Civilian Marines, and families -
Your band is awesome and we hope to get you back again for another ball soon.
I will definitely recommend Retrospect to friends – everyone has commented how great you all were. We were at a wedding a couple of weeks ago and some guests from our wedding were raving about you! We wish we could have the wedding all over again!
~ Haley & Dan
Hi Larry – Jenny and I are extremely grateful for your incredible performance at our wedding. Not only were you the life of the party, but you also provided guidance and leadership when we really needed it. We can’t thank you enough and will absolutely recommend you to friends and family in the future.
~ Jenny & Will
Absolutely the best band out there! The New York bands we were thinking of bringing down were 4x the price and didn't meet the sound, enthusiasm, engage the guests, or offer the repertoire of music. The two female vocalists were outstanding. These guys could take on the very best from Palm Beach to Maine. They were upper echelon all the way! These guys were easy to deal with, very professional, and simply the best bang for the buck!
~ Anne (Mother of the Bride)
Hi Larry – Thanks so much to you and the crew for such a wonderful night! Retrospect was amazing and really made the reception – we’re still getting compliments on how great you guys were. Thank you so much again for everything – you were so easy to work with and made extra care to make our night special. We’ll be sure to recommend you to anyone looking for a live band.
~ Karen & Erik
The absolute best band ever!! They were so kind, played every song I wanted....and learned a few extras!!! The best “Shout” of my life!!! My husband and I couldn't have been happier. We had several people ask us about the band and we recommended them to all!! They were lively and engaging with the crowd, kept the energy up!! And very nice to all the guests’ requests for songs!!
~ Marian & Jake
The Retrospect Band was absolutely superb. Their musical skill, love of what they are doing, and professionalism exceed any band I've seen. As a nine-
~ Elizabeth & Gene
Retrospect literally MADE our wedding. Every guest came home talking about how it was the best wedding they'd been to because of the best wedding band they'd ever heard. Larry and the gang went above and beyond: traveling to our out of the way site, learning all our favorite songs, and being professional beyond all measure. EVERY single guest danced -
~ Laura & Tim
Retrospect was AMAZING! Everyone was out on the dance floor the entire night. We have heard so many wonderful things from friends and family about the music entertainment at our wedding, everyone LOVED the band! Wonderful experience, and highly recommended!!
~ Amy & Eric
Retrospect is a great band filled with excellent musicians. Their ability to play a very wide range of music ensured that all of our guests heard songs they love. We especially loved the songs in which the band got out on the dance floor and mixed it up with our guests. Larry and Retrospect, thank you for helping to make our special day an amazing party!
~ Fenella & Kevin
We had the pleasure of having Retrospect play at our wedding in Annapolis. We could not have been happier with the band! They had everyone who was able to be on their feet dancing the entire evening. I don't think I left the dance floor for more than 5 minutes! Larry, the group’s leader, was organized and extremely helpful, as well as professional -
~ Annie & Rob
I want to thank you and your team for an amazing job on Saturday night. We have received a ton of compliments this week about the band and how much fun the guests had dancing.
~ M. Cullen
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Hi Larry, what a wonderful time we had “jamming” with Retrospect band on February 16th. Everyone is still talking about how much they enjoyed the music and how they look forward to next year’s event. Thank you so much!
~ M. Wright
Retrospect is awesome! They get everyone of all ages out on the dance floor-
Thanks for everything to Larry and the rest of the band!
We love them.… absolutely the best!!!
~ Katie and Steve
~ Lauren & Nick
~ Jenn & Carl
Retrospect is the BEST! My husband and I were just thrilled with our reception, Retrospect made it such a wonderful party! Larry took the time to meet with us over breakfast a few weeks before our wedding to go over logistics, details and special song choices. He had a lot of great recommendations. The morning after our wedding, the only thing our guests could talk about was "the band!" Even my 89 year old grandma said that Retrospect is "the best band I've ever heard." All of our guests were up dancing the whole night, it was a great party!!
On November 28, Retrospect played for Mary Faith & Cressman's (our daughter & now son in law) wedding reception at Dupont Country Club. Larry went out of his way to make the entire process easy, fun and fantastic! Larry met us in Delaware to work out the time line, music, set up & so much more! The dance floor was NEVER empty! We continue to receive outstanding compliments on the band! (You can NOT go wrong with Retrospect.) We can't WAIT for our other 3 children to get married!
~ Andrea & Glen
Thanks Larry! You all were amazing and we will be highly recommending you for future events.
~ Billy & Katie
This band is GREAT. We hired them to play our wedding and we could not have been happier. They are easy to work with, flexible, put on a great show, sound amazing and keep folks on the dance floor. Total professionals. What more could you ask for?
Highly recommend for any event ... but only if you want to dance like a maniac and have a great time.
~ Missy & Steve
BOOK THEM! This band is amazing! We wanted a really fun wedding, and Retrospect gave us that! Larry meets with you about a month beforehand to go over your music choices -
~ Amanda & Theo
This is the third year that our nonprofit organization has used Retrospect for our black-
~ Becca & Jeff
Larry and the entire Retrospect team are true professionals. They are organized, great communicators and make your job as the happy couple a breeze. They help with everything from day-
~ Mary Faith & Cressman
Retrospect receives not only rave reviews from myself and my husband, but also from all of our wedding guests. Our guests had a fantastic time dancing and singing with this outstanding band. They still are the talk of the wedding! Larry was extremely accommodating, helpful, and patient. He took time to listen to our requests, and stuck by them the day of the wedding (no shuffles, limited country music, etc.) Anyone who wants all of your guests up and dancing the night away, Retrospect is the band for you.
Had an excellent experience with Larry and the Retrospect team for our wedding. To be brief:
They learned the songs we wanted to dance to.
They played the songs we wanted to party to.
They had everyone dancing the WHOLE night. My 91 year old grandma
and all my college friends loved it.
Would absolutely recommend them in a heartbeat!
~ Kathy & John
~ Dana & Tim
Retrospect is an amazing band. They have played at numerous events for our family and are always fabulous. They truly make any event a party; the band is extremely interactive and get the crowd up on their feet. All of the guests I spoke with at the wedding were very complimentary of Retrospect and thought they were amazing. On top of their onstage performance, Larry is extremely organized, making sure that everything is executed according to plan. Also, Larry and the band are very responsive to requests that make your event unique.
My wife and I highly recommend Retrospect.
~ Angela & Eric
Retrospect is phenomenal! We booked them for our wedding and had high expectations for them....which they left far behind with their amazing performance! They blew us away and every guest I spoke with said the same thing, they were great. The dance floor was packed the entire night, they made us laugh and jump around, Larry (band leader) was just amazing at helping keep the flow of the evening on track too. If you can't tell, we can't recommend them highly enough. They are totally and completely worth the money to have them at your event. Thank you to all of the band/singers, you made our night the best wedding ever!
I wanted to make sure you all know how grateful we were that you all made our wedding reception a big success. The guests didn't have a great night just because Tom and I were there. The guests all had an exciting, happy, fun evening because you all provided the party with fabulous, danceable music all night long. Your positive energy kept the party going and the guests said over and over that you all were the best wedding band they had ever heard. You all created for my celebration the right mood, and the right environment for my perfect wedding reception. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for being part of the best day of my life.
~ Rebecca & Tom
Thank you so much Larry for delivering some AMAZING music!! The music and dancing was one of everyone's favorite part of the night!!! Thank you for helping us have our Best Day Ever!!!! Great music! Great times!!!
~ Kailee & Kevin
Retrospect is a one of a kind band. Larry went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding day was special and unique. We had some special requests and the band was able to learn them in at timely manner and do a wonderful job. Larry was always quick to respond to emails and was always a phone call away. He was very professional. I highly suggest using Retrospect for your wedding. You won't be disappointed.
~ Alexandra & Kevin
What a great show you all put on!!! Everyone at the wedding LOVED you! I know you play at many events, but I want you all to know that for the rest of my life I will look back on my wedding with a smile on my face, mainly because you all made the party! You were great at my sisters’ wedding 15 years ago and even better at mine! What a fabulous time, thank you all very much!
~ Danielle & Brandon
We are still on such a wedding high. The night was so amazing and we can't get over how much our friends laughed and bonded out on the dance floor. From the moment we first connected through the entire planning process, we had such a great time working with Retrospect. Compared to some of the others we interviewed prior to selecting Retrospect, they really stood out. We wish we could give them ten stars each.
~ Emily & Jonathan
If 6 stars out of 5 were possible...Retrospect would deserve every one of them AND MORE. I cannot say enough about them and their performance during this past weekend's wedding for my daughter, held in the Blue Room at the Omni Shoreham. The quality, responsiveness, professionalism, flexibility, and the value that we were provided by Larry and Retrospect far exceeded EVERY expectation. They were incredible and fit in so naturally with our wedding guests and the venue. Every wedding in the DC/MD/VA area MUST have Retrospect as their entertainment. Every single one of our guests were either on the dance floor or were dancing in their seats. The feedback from everyone was "this band is phenomenal, where did you find them?". Word of mouth is a great thing because they have done other family and friend's weddings (one coming up next month as well) and I will continue to sing their praises.
~ John -
“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 -
“Retrospect Band was absolutely superb.
Their musical skill, love of what they are doing, and professionalism
exceed any band
~ 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 the BEST!
All of our guests were up dancing the whole night. It was a great party!!”
~ Lauren & Nick
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Larry and All band members, We do indeed thank you for the terrific evening! So many guests commented on the music and one guest who is marrying next July is interested in booking her reception with you! You have made many wedding receptions in our families memorable, and then some,( i.e. “Shout” pics ) and we are so very glad to have celebrated so much of the joy and, as Carolyn has said, “rollicking good times” with you!
P.S. I wasn’t even aware that breaks were taken!
~ Fran -
Larry, THANK YOU and the members of Retrospect for making our wedding reception so amazing!!! All of our guests had a rollicking good time and kept raving about the music! I was (and still am!) just so happy with how much fun everyone was having and I had an incredible time too!! We are loving looking at the pictures, thanks for sharing those! THANK YOU AGAIN for making our reception SO MUCH FUN!!
~ Carolyn & Chris
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2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
“Couple’s Choice” awards.
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
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