The Retro Twists
Vintage Party Band
Manchester
Pop Covers, Vintage, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Swing, Female Vocals, DJ Service
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About The Retro Twists – vintage party band based in Manchester
9 reviews

The Retro Twists offer a vintage style and a vinyl sound.

They have a repertoire of popular songs and add their own unique twists.

Take your swing, Latin, jazz, soul, funk, infuse it with contemporary pop, add some spices, flavour and you're not even there.

We take the songs you know and love, we 'vinylise' it....we chop it, change it, swing it.

The Retro Twists comprise amazingly talented players from North West England.

We are all about having fun and creating a great show!

We also offer mainstream pop, funk, dance sets in a modern style.

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The Retro Twists are comprised of musicians who have worked in highly reputable function bands from Manchester and Liverpool.

The Retro Twists hold crowds with their twist on contemporary pop and adding the odd classic to keep it exciting.

We have our own sound system, it's just the case of us turning up on the day. We do two 45 minute sets plus a DJ set if you would like us to do that too.

Eden – vocals

Eden has been singing for as long has she talked. Always a member of the school choirs as a child she first took to the stage as a solo singer at the age of 13. After qualifying for the final of one of Liverpool's biggest singing competitions, 3 years running Eden began gigging around the city as part of a cabaret act until she became the lead singer of function band Coverscene in 2011.

Eden continues to perform as a solo cover artist around the north west whilst she also studies in university.

Gregg – guitar

Gregg first started performing live around the UK in original and covers bands for the best part of the last 10 years. He studied music technology and sound engineering at the same time as playing the Liverpool scene. For the last 5 years Gregg has been performing in function band Coverscene.

While working with The Retro Twists, he has taken influences from jazz, blues and many other styles, complemented by his own influences of guitarists such as Jimmy Page, David Glamour, Slash and Santana. Gregg's playing adds vast colour to the band's sound. The Retro Twists allows Gregg to showcase his talents.

Arron – double bass & bass guitar

Arron is a versatile bassist from Manchester, he is knowledgable in many styles of music, he plays both double bass and bass guitar. Following from the junior RNCM and playing in the Halle youth orchestra as principal bassist, he studied music at Salford university.

Arron has played at many great venues such as the Bridgewater Hall, Royal opera house, Manchester town hall, band on the wall, matt and phreds, Kendal calling festival and ‘Parade the music’ at hope mill. Arron currently works as a freelancer, deping and doing theatre work. Check here for his original work ‘the Shireens’ and the ‘prato bell luckin trio’.

Alan – keys

Alan is a very talented player, at a very young age he was offered a scholarship at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He is originally classically trained, during his teens he discovered other styles of music such as Jazz and Latin. Alan has played all the notable venues in Liverpool, especially around St Matthew Street. Before joining The Retro Twists, Alan worked as free with the function band Coverscene and maintained regular session work.

Alan is the real a dark horse, during the recording session of the demos, Alan pulls out a Clarinet he hasn’t played in 15 years, listen to king of the swingers!

Ryan – drums

Ryan is a young competent drummer from Manchester. He has been freelance the last couple of years playing the UK, mainly in the northwest with various covers bands. Ryan is familiar with many styles, he favours jazz, funk and folk.


9 verified reviews

"We booked The Retro Twists for our 1920/1930s speakeasy party. Wow........ they were even better than what we expected, dresses superbly, very professional and the music..... well.... they were the talk of the party!!! They had everyone up dancing to their unique covers of amazing songs. The Retro Twists really knew how to work the crowd. They’re also really lovely people individually. Would have no hesitation booking them again. Thanks guys!!! We LOVED YOU!!"
– Nirouz Zarroug, 23 February 2020, party in London
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"Thank you guys sooooooo much for your AMAZING sets at the wedding. Your set list was perfect and everyone was talking about you the next day. 2 friends have already recommended you to friend having events and weddings! We took a minute during one of your songs to stand at the back and watching everyone dancing with you guys under the tree, absolutely magical! Thank you so much."
– Michelle Darby, 22 September 2019, wedding in Cheshire
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"Just to say a massive thank you for playing at my leaving do in July, you were absolutely brilliant and I can’t thank you enough for setting up as quickly as you did! I’ve had so many people commenting on how good you were as well and it honestly makes such a difference. You had us all dancing and surprising us with your whole alchemised songs! The soul version of Radiohead was amazing!"
– Laura Weaver, 12 September 2019, party in Manchester
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"Can I just pass on our gratitude for playing at our birthday party. We saw you at the Brew & Kitchen in Wilmslow and we knew then that we wanted you to perform for us. Our friends and family have said how much they enjoyed the day. They loved the music and we especially loved the Coldplay tune. You made our day. Thanks again."
– Debi Piper, 27 August 2019, party in Wilmslow
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"The Retro Twists played at a recent family birthday party, they were fantastic. The diversity of set was great for the guests, we were all thoroughly entertained and there was plenty to dance to. We were able to go through the set before the event and ask for special requests which was a bonus. I especially liked how cohesive the band were - there is a vibrant energy shared amongst them all which shines through in their performance. I would highly recommend then and will definitely be using them again!"
– Kirsten Nesbitt, 18 August 2019, birthday party in Manchester
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"Eden and Bridie. Thank you so much for last night, the lads are amazing musicians and your voices and presence complement their music beautifully. It all adds up to a very melodious sound and a great vibe."
– Geraldine Walsh, 17 July 2019, party in Manchester
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"The Retro Twists are fantastic, not only do they sound great but they are super friendly and flexible which made for a fantastic day filled with wonderful music and a great atmosphere. On the lead up to the wedding Ryan was on hand to answer any questions and rang me a week before to go through any final details. Thanks to the communications beforehand everything went perfectly on the day, despite the rain which meant we changed plans last minute. Nothing was too much trouble for the band and they did an amazing job of putting their vintage twist to our wedding song. I would highly recommend them as a fun, friendly, professional and great sounding band. THANKS again guys it was awesome!"
– Kim Matthews, 10 June 2019, wedding in Cheshire
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"Fabulous. Saw them at a friend's birthday party. A great mix of songs. The singer has the most amazing voice. Thoroughly recommend them."
– Caroline Francis, 23 April 2019, party in London
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"This band played at our friend's 50th birthday. They were brilliant. A real good mix of well-known songs with their own unique twist. Such a nice group of people too. Really engaged the guests."
– Linda Freeman, 22 April 2019, party in Berkshire
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Baby Don't Care
Clocks
Creep
I Want You Back
King Of The Swingers
No Diggity
Set List

Groove Is In The Heart

Bang Bang

Our Day Will Come

Trouble

Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Clocks

Gypsy Woman

Better Together

All That She Wants

Show Me Love

I'm In The Mood For Ska

Play That Funky Music

Monkey Man

I Want You Back

Somewhere Beyond The Sea

My Baby Just Cares For Me

No Diggity/ Summertime

Creep

Seven Nation Army

I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor

Maria Maria

Smooth

Girl Of Ipanema

Cissy Strut

Baby I Love You

Love For Sale

Born Slippy

Keep Moving

Killing Me Softly

Hush

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