About The Retros
from Elvis to Mumford & sons - live pop covers from 1955 to present - N.Surrey, E.Berks, S.Bucks, W.Mdlsx
The Retros are a musical duo who sing & play popular hit songs from the last 60 years to raise money for CLIC Sargent; a merger of 2 former charities, Cancer & Leukaemia in Children and Sargent Cancer Care for Children and, occasionally other local children’s charities. The Retros do not charge or accept any fees or expenses (only refreshments while performing): All donations, including contributions from venues, are collected in official sealed cans which are opened & counted in the presence of a witness and a cheque for the full amount sent to the charity which provides acknowledgement certificates for forwarding to the venues. The Retros are Dave & Rob who used to play in a function band with John, a very talented musician who was defeated by liver cancer at the age of 40. Shortly after John’s departure, the Retros were formed in his memory and they made their debut at a private garden party in September 2002 before starting their public performances. The Retros perform at pubs, clubs and private functions mainly around east Berkshire, north Surrey, west Middlesex and south Buckinghamshire requesting donations from venues & customers or hosts & guests encouraged by soliciting song requests and supplemented by raffles/auctions/sponsorship arranged by the venues or hosts. The hallmark of the Retros is their inventive vocal harmonies together with Rob’s versatile guitar accompaniment supported by state-of-the-art technology to add other instruments & additional voices: No pre-recorded backing tapes are used; what you hear is what is actually being played & sung!