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

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  • I've known this group for years and they ALWAYS impress! My guests had a blast and my father-in-law couldn't stop raving about the great song selection. They learned new songs just for us and even let us sing a few with them! If I ever need a band for another event I would hire them in a heartbeat, and I recommend them to ANYONE who wants quality music!

    User5446434

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  • Retrospect was the best wedding band that my husband and I could have asked for. Leading up to the big day, Larry (the band leader) was incredibly responsive, helpful, and accommodating as we decided which songs to put on the playlist, put together the entrance script, and figured out the timing of the various events during the reception (entrances, toasts, cake cutting, etc.). Larry gave some great suggestions about things that we might not have known -- for example, good background music to use while dinner was being served and whether to have the band start playing dancing music before dinner. It's obvious that Larry has a wealth of experience playing wedding receptions (but it's also refreshing that he's willing to accommodate personal preferences). During the reception, it's fair to say that Retrospect was the hit of the evening. At one point almost every single one of our guests (125+) was on the dance floor. Even six months later, people who were at our wedding still mention how... Read more

    Janice

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  • We are so glad we asked Retrospect to be the band for our wedding! We had first met them when they played at my sister's wedding a few years ago, they were a hit then so it was a no-brainer to ask them to play at our wedding. Larry, their bandleader, took us out to lunch before the wedding to meet us, and we were able to give him a list of our song preferences. He was so responsive and kind. Their 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 -- with our grandparents, friends, and younger cousins! All ages had a great time, and we had several guests come up and tell us it was the best wedding band they had ever heard! We couldn't have been happier.

    Reston

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  • Retrospect did a great job at our wedding - our guests are still talking about how awesome their music was over a month later! Larry was very prompt in answering all of my questions in the months leading up to our event, and the band accommodated our requests with no hesitation. We played a slideshow during our reception and had asked the band to accompany it with a song, and they did a wonderful job extending the music until the slideshow completed. Larry met with us a few weeks before the wedding to review all details, and afterwords I knew we wouldn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day!

    A.

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  • 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.

    Brian

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  • 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 were very pleased and had a wonderful time, as did all of our guests. We would use them again without a doubt.

    User3226020

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  • Retrospect is awesome! They get everyone of all ages out on the dance floor--they have done 3 of our family weddings...we just love them! Thanks for everything to Larry and the rest of the band! We love them....absolutely the best!!! Katie Marconi

    Kristin

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  • Retrospect was beyond AMAZING for our downtown DC wedding reception. Throughout the planning process, they were always available for questions, and accomodated extra song requests we had which were not listed on their song list. They even learned our first dance song! 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!

    Anne

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  • 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 offered 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! Larry took pictures of the wedding as well which were amazing. I don't know how he did it! These guys were easy to deal with, very professional, and simply the best bang for the buck!

    Karen

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  • The best decision we made for our wedding was booking Retrospect! They played at our wedding in 2013, and I'm (finally) coming back to write our review four years later. Why? Because four years after the fact we still have friends asking for their contact info because they heard our band was so amazing. Over the years whenever our wedding has come up, the band is the one thing everyone remembers and raves about. There's already a ton of great reviews on here, so I won't go into too many details -- Larry and the team are super professional, they proactively plan and communicate all logistics ahead of time, go out of their way to learn "your" song if it's not on their list (and they surprised us with an extra song!), know how to play to the crowd and keep the party going, and have played at all the major venues around so they know how to make everything work. They pretty much play every music genre, and their song list is so huge you can get a great mix of songs that will keep the ... Read more

    Marian

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  • 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 it to all!! They were lively and engaging with the crowd, kept the energy up!! And very nice to all the guest request for songs!!

    Gene

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  • 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-piece band, they are more expensive than many, but are more than worth every penny. Not only do they have an amazingly large repertoire (700+ songs), but they added another song we requested. Our wedding was a wonderful and memorable experience to which Retrospect added a great deal.

    Amy

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  • Retrospect was AMAZING! Everyone was out on the dance floor the entire night and even chanted "ONE MORE SONG" as our reception ended. Larry and the gang gladly played one more song. We have heard so many wonderful things from friends and family about the music entertainment at our wedding, everyone LOVED the band! We consider Retrospect our "family" band because we were the third couple within my husband's side of the family to have Retrospect. Wonderful experience, and highly recommended!!

    Laura

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  • 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. This is quite the feat considering I am the 3rd bride in my large Italian family this year alone! 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. They had solid transitions between dinner, dancing and special events (eg cake) and were great at perceiving the needs of the group. EVERY single guest danced, even my uncle on crutches who never has at any of the others. Our entire venue was packed until after the last song finished. We have already recommended them to all our friends, most who aren't even engaged yet.

    Kevin

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  • 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!

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