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Bands in Ellicott City, MD,
(301) 438-2400
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    Rebecca

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  • The guests went wild over this band. Can't count the number of guests who said "that's the best wedding band I've ever heard...I could dance to all the songs!" We were quite particular about the music that could be played at the wedding reception. We had some judges, some very religious people, some very conservative people, and some easily offended people, and guests ranging from 8 to 80 years old. So we were very particular about what songs could and should not be played. They did exactly what we asked for. One of my favorite things about them was how interactive they were with the guests on the dance floor (singers & musicians came on the dance floor). I decided to serenade my groom and the band worked with me to pull that off beautifully (my groom's favorite part of the whole wedding). One word of advice: pay attention to the band's space requirements. They require a certain amount of room for a 9 piece band. When I signed the contract, I was under the impression that th... Read more

    Becca

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  • Larry and the entire Retrospect team are true processionals. They are organized, great communicators and make your job as the happy couple a breeze. From our initial pre-wedding meeting to the last song of the evening there was absolutely nothing to worry about with Larry running the show. They help with everything from day-of timeline, cocktail music, lining everyone up and introducing them for the reception, dinner music selects, MC'ing the evening and of course----they know how to throw a party! Our guests were on the dance floor all evening long---some even before entrees were severed! You just can't help but enjoy the great energy that Retrospect brings to any event. If you're looking for a great band and even better people to be a part of your special day, we highly recommend Retrospect.

    User5347076

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  • 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 -they have a HUGE song list, and will learn new songs for you. It was awesome to have a band that really got and kept the party going, and played to our crowd. At one point, the saxophonist was dancing on the dance floor with some of our crazy dancers, and I know none of us will ever forget that! We requested a (kind-of) obscure song for our first dance, and they learned it for us. Additionally, I had said there were a few requests we had that weren't on their playlist, and they did both of them! My groom and I were so surprised, since one was near and dear to our hearts. Most of our guests commented during the wedding how awesome the band was! They definitely made our party, and we will be forever grateful to them! Their 90's mashup medley is a must, and people went nuts! THANK YOU, RETROSPECT!!!!!

    User6663901

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  • This is the third year that our nonprofit organization has used Retrospect for our black-tie gala! They are incredibly fun and keeps the attendees on the dance floor with great music! They play current music as well as wonderful oldies. When we let them know the theme of the event they are always sure to know the music that works well with the theme. The group is professional and easy to work with--and they are able to be flexible with timing during our program. I enthusiastically recommend Retrospect to anyone who is looking for great music for an event.

    Glen & Andrea

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  • On November 28, 2015, 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) When asked, "Where did you find these guys?"....we answered...."They played at our wedding!!!!" November 5, 1983 We can't WAIT for our other 3 children to get married! Glen & Andrea

    Maryfaith

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  • Retrospect receives not only raves reviews from myself and my husband, but also from all of our wedding guests. Our guest had a fantastic time dancing and singing with the 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 the all of your guests up and dancing the night away, Retrospect is the band for you.

    Lauren

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  • Retrospect is the BEST! My husband and I were just thrilled with our reception, Retrospect made it such a wonderful party! Larry (the band leader) 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 (who was pretty well-known for her dancing skills back in the day!) said that Retrospect is "the best band I've ever heard." This is a talented group of musicians and they are very professional and experienced. All of our guests were up dancing the whole night, it was a great party!!

    Steven

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  • Larry and the entire band were awesome. They played the music we wanted, kept people dancing, were professional and most importantly - sounded great. Folks are still talking about how much fun they had dancing at our wedding - and that starts with good music.

    User5381450

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  • Retrospect has played 3 weddings in my group of friends and we could not have asked for a more professional/organized group to help our friends have a great time. The planning process was great as they provide you with a list of songs from different genres and you can pick what songs you'd like to have and those you're not interested in having played. It was fun to have a lot of interaction that just a DJ can't really provide.

    Doreen

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  • Larry and all the band members were fabulous! We had enjoyed them at a friends wedding so much we said we had to have them for ours. It was very special that my two boys were allowed to accompany the band in a few songs ( they both play trumpet). It was on of the best highlights of the wedding!

    David

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  • Larry Elliot and the RETROSPECT Band were by and far the best wedding band that we could have chosen. After seeing them perform at my sister's wedding, we knew we had to have them for ours. Not only did they personally tailor and wonderfully execute our first dance song, which was no easy feat, they brought the house down and got everyone involved and dancing with our personally selected list of songs. We danced the night away to their fantastic set and put our wedding as the top event of the summer per our friends and family. Furthermore, they made the entire process of reserving and coordinating extremely simple, putting myself and my wife at ease during the difficult wedding planning process (even making the trip all the way from Washington DC to Connecticut showing their incredible commitment to our special day). If you don't get RETROSPECT for your wedding, you will regret it, as no other band comes close to these guys!

    Vanessa

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  • We had an amazing and fun wedding. The reception was really fun, in large part, because Retrospect was great! All of our guests were out on the dance floor, having a great time and my husband and I were out there with them. I first saw Retrospect at a friend's wedding two years ago where everyone had so much fun dancing the whole night. I knew I wanted to see if they could perform at our wedding. My husband got to see them at a free concert by the Bethesda metro and thought they were great. It was easy to work with Larry Elliott. He was helpful and available. We spoke on the phone and then met for brunch before the wedding to go over details and logistics. Larry made sure he had everyone's names down to introduce, all of the special songs we wanted, and was even able to coordinate with a good family friend, who sang a song with the band. I wanted lots of great music and dancing. My husband wanted to have a great time. My dad wanted to make sure the music wasn't too loud so that... Read more

    Eve

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  • Retrospect is by far the best band I have ever heard at any party (and many of my guests said the same!) 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 - the volume was perfect. The band leader met with me in advance to go through the kinds of music we wanted, and then he adapted the day before when my 21-year old daughter threw some new songs into the mix! They were TERRIFIC! I will definitely be using them again for future parties.

    User6083833

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  • Retrospect was amazing. I had seen them at the weddings of two of my close friends and knew that I wanted them for our wedding. They have a good mix of older and newer songs and do a great job of getting the guests going and keeping them going on the dance floor. Larry, the band leader, set up a brunch meeting with my fiancé and I before the wedding to see how we wanted to night to go which I thought was nice. Never a dull moment with this badn!

    User5539918

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  • We hired them for our wedding with the help of my mom after finding them on wedding wire and through a friend. They kept the reception upbeat, and the dance floor packed all night long. I supplied them with a few songs for our special moments which they were able to work with us and perform, along with a recording of a special piece by my grandfather which they played during the dances which he loved. I would work with them again if I had to do it all over again and our friends are still commenting on how much fun they had on the dance floor.

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