We Are The Retrobates

We are The Retrobates - welcome to our website!

We both started out as two BIMM students, busking on the streets of Brighton looking to generate enough money for a pint...while honing and practicing our skills to complete our degrees. Since graduating (with high 2:1 degrees) we have become a professional duo worthy of any party or function! 

Making sure that every toe is tapping and every hip is swinging, we offer a wide range of material from the 1940s to the present day! From vintage classics like Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles and Johnny Cash to Indie's biggest names like Oasis, The Strokes, The Smiths and more! 

We've already performed at the Eurovision song contest, Isle of Wight Festival, Kendal Calling and numerous gigs and sessions between us, we have the musical ability, skill and entertainment factor sure to make your party, wedding or function a hit! So, if you're thinking of hiring an East Sussex wedding band, be sure to add us to your list.

- The Retrobates

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What you get:
Retro rock n roll duo (2 guitars , 2 vocals)
2 x 60 minute sets of live music
Top quality instruments & equipment
Flexible set-up and soundcheck times

Additional booking options
Contact our agents to discuss further options, or to tailor our service to your event

Safe, Secure Bookings
We are a member of Alive Network, the leading provider of East Sussex swing bands and the largest supplier of wedding entertainment in the UK. Our bookings are secured with a contract for your peace of mind and supported with 24/7 emergency cover. Our customer support team at Alive are the best in the industry and will be happy to answer any questions about the band and offer advice to help ensure things run smoothly. Once your booking in place you are very welcome to chat with us directly. We treat each event with individual care and attention to your requirements and will endeavour to accommodate any requests made.