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Reviewed On 9/24/2019 by Jacqueline A
Retrospecticus was unreal! They seriously rocked the house at our wedding and EVERYONE is still talking about them 2 months later. We were referred to Matt through our venue. Our wedding music was important to us...like the most important of ...
all. We had looked at quite a few bands and were so discouraged because they were so corny and "wedding-y". We decided to give Matt a call and I'm so grateful we did! Matt is one of the most friendly, laid-back people. We felt like we were conversing with a friend. He gave us total flexibility in the makeup of the band for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception as well as the specific music we wanted played. On the day of the wedding, we were told that guests were up dancing on the dance floor before the wedding party had even been announced...that's how good they are! Matt's wife has some serious pipes and she is an absolute superstar. They were even cool enough to let my uncle come up on stage to play Mustang Sally on the guitar with with band. I highly recommend Retro if you're looking for some great music and a great time!
Reviewed On 6/20/2019 by Carlina C
Retrospecticus played at our wedding in October and made the night so special and magical! They were so helpful and considerate every step of the way and very easy to get in touch with. They reached out to us several times leading up to the eve...
nt to help make sure we were on the same page and to help us plan how the day would work.
They were very accommodating of our Harry Potter theme. Our friends and family are not big on dancing, but I think every single person was up on the dance floor at one point in the night. My uncle is known for being introverted and disappearing at events and even he was out on the dance floor all night long and asked for their info to book them for a party later on.
Thank you so much to Retrospecticus for an amazing evening. We could not recommend them more highly. They were the highlight of the night and my guests all told me they'd never heard a better wedding band.
Reviewed On 10/10/2018 by Ixtla A
Retrospecticus was so much fun! They had a huge repertoire and played songs that kept everyone dancing all night. Matt was super responsive and helpful throughout the process and they also helped us with audio for our wedding ceremony. We highl...
y recommend them!
Reviewed On 10/10/2018 by Zoe K
Could not ask for a better wedding band! They did both my ceremony and reception music and everyone was dancing all night long! They even learned some songs for us that we requested ahead of time. Definitely recommend them!
Reviewed On 7/04/2018 by Tim M
Retro is an amazing band, musically and personally. Music was my priority in planning a wedding and without a great band, I might've been much less excited about this size of an event. From the day of hiring, Matt and I were in excellent commun...
ication. I had very specific musical selection requests and the band played them all excellently. Additionally, he allowed me to use his band's piano to perform a song during the reception. The band was amazing that night. They played beautifully and did a great job to draw the audience in. Thanks, Retro! I'd HIGHLY recommend them for any wedding or private event.
Reviewed On 6/20/2017 by Kristen D
The highlight of our wedding (besides getting married of course)! From the very first interaction with Matt over a year before our big day to the conversation we had a few days before the wedding going over final details the entire process was ...
smooth and professional. When it came to their performance on the big day they absolutely blew it out of the water, completely exceeding my expectations. It's all my guests were talking about that night and the next few days "that's the best band I've ever heard", "that band was amazing I was on the dance floor all night", "I took the bands card they were so good" and so on and so forth. Lastly I want to comment on the variety of music they play, I know some of us brides get wary about bands because they want to make sure they play new songs as well as a mix of older ones. This band knows them all!! They went from White Snake to Van Morrison to Rod Stewart to Backstreet Boys to Lady Gaga to Montell Jordan's "this is how we do it" and the list goes on. You will NOT be disappointed, just wait until you hear their lead vocalist Stephanie's voice!
Reviewed On 6/18/2017 by Emily M
Retrospecticus was amazing for our wedding! They really made our reception an awesome party. Matt and Chris were both really responsive to email leading up to the wedding and answered questions in a matter of hours, not days. Their contract a...
nd hiring process was straightforward and there were no surprises. Our ceremony and reception were in the same location, but they set up and got ready without being disruptive at all, in fact, I don’t even know when they arrived or set up. As a band, Retrospecticus is incredibly engaging and energizing, nearly everyone at our reception was up and dancing the whole time they were there. My brother made a request partway through the night and it was a song Retrospecticus didn’t know, but they figured it out on the spot and we all had fun singing along to the Backstreet boys cover. They did a great mix of pop classics and some really fun songs that meant a lot to us. Their energy was contagious and I only wish I had danced the entire time they were there. I cannot recommend them strongly enough.
Reviewed On 6/14/2017 by Beata B
Awesome! Entertaining! Fun! Energetic!
That was our wedding experience with Retrospcticus Band.
Very professional group of classically trained musicians, no weekend players here; a cohesive group that has payed together for many years.
nication was very easy, clear and quick by email, text and phone. Matt is very responsive and flexible but at the same time detailed so there is nothing left unanswered.
They have an extensive music repertoire from across all genres and even if there is a song they do not have they will rehearse and crush it too!
We received many compliments from our guests even those traveling from afar.
We had a blast at our wedding, would strongly recommend this band for your next successful party. From my research, I would say the best band in Maine.
Reviewed On 1/25/2017 by Emily S
I can say with 100% honesty that Retrospecticus exceeded every expectation that we had for our wedding day. Matt and the rest of the crew were incredibly responsive and excited from day one (more than a year in advance) and checked in regularly...
to make sure that there wasn’t even a hint of a crunch as our wedding day approached. They planned every detail well in advance, coordinated with our venue, and asked all the right questions—and by the time they arrived on the wedding day there wasn’t a thing left to do but celebrate. And on top of all that, they encouraged us to choose any and all of our favorite songs, whether they had played them before or not. Six months later, we are still getting unsolicited compliments about Retrospecticus, and would recommend them—without hesitation—to anybody!
Reviewed On 1/09/2017 by Megan W
Matt and Retrospecticus came highly recommended from our wedding planner and we were so happy we had them play at our New Year's Eve wedding. Matt was responsive through the planning process and incredibly accommodating. The list of songs the...
y know is impressive and they tailored a set list that fit us and the dance party we wanted our reception to be. What a talented, professional, and all-around brilliant group Matt leads! So many of our guests have commented how great the music was and how the band kept us dancing all night.
Reviewed On 10/14/2016 by Hannah H
Matt Fogg and his Retrospecticus band were one of the key anchor points that my engagement party revolved around and a huge contributor to it being such a successful and fun evening. Leading up to the event, Matt was responsive, professional an...
d enthusiastic. His band has an incredibly large repertoire (thousands of songs) and encouraged me to send along any specific song requests. His band is even willing to learn any new songs that are not part of their current portfolio. Before the event, I didn’t quite realize what a broad selection of music they cover and was happily surprised when they transitioned from a wonderful jazz/blues set during cocktail hour and dinner (which created the perfect atmosphere) into classic rock, R&B, oldies and current top hits (which had all the guests out on the dance floor, including people I had never seen dance in my entire life). Matt and his band also added a wonderful personal aspect to the party by welcoming my brother in front of the microphone to sing a song accompanied by the band. It thrilled the guests and provided an added flair of entertainment to the evening. Everyone was having so much fun dancing, that I was truly sad when the evening came to an end. I would highly recommend the Retrospecticus team.
Reviewed On 10/10/2016 by Nikki B
I highly recommend this band.
Matt and team are amazing! Having "GOOD" live music was one of our top priorities for our wedding and Restrospecticus certainly delivered. They played throughout our whole wedding (from ceremony to the wrap up of ...
the reception) and were amazing to work with. I had people come up to me at the wedding saying they typically don't enjoy live music but that they LOVED the band.
They play an amazing set with something for everyone!
Reviewed On 9/27/2016 by Austin R
Retrospecticus was unbelievable! We had the pleasure of having them for our musical entertainment at our wedding. Matt and Chris were wonderful to communicate with during the wedding process. They were so helpful and one of our best vendors to ...
work with. We highly recommend choosing them for your wedding! Our guests danced all night - and we received so many compliments on how amazing the band was. The vocals were beautiful! Thank you so much! With much appreciation, Lindsay & Austin
Reviewed On 9/22/2016 by Nikki Y
Retrospecticus literally MADE our wedding! From the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the reception they did everything with perfection. We have received endless compliments from our guests on how great this band was! They were incredibly prof...
essional and took our reception to the next level of fun. The lead singer has an amazing voice, they take every crazy song request you might have and knock it out of the park. You know your wedding band is good when you 80 something year old grandparents are dancing to Cake By the Ocean. Don't waste your time going after other bands...call these guys early and book them quick before everyone finds out how phenomenal they are!
Reviewed On 9/16/2016 by Maria P
Matt and the band Retrospecticus were amazing! They were very quick to answer any questions, and guided us through the process of planning our wedding reception timeframe. They went over and above ensuring we saw their group perform even though...
we do not live in the state we got married in. They setup a video conference for us to see them in action before we made our decision! They knew our venue already and recommended the best size group for the space. Our guests commented that they couldn't remember the last time they stayed so long at a reception, and it was because of Retrospecticus. Many were nervous about a live band possibly being too loud, but not a single person said they were. They played every song we wanted and paced the night seamlessly. I highly recommend you consider hiring them for your wedding!
Reviewed On 9/15/2016 by Stephen K
Couldn't ask for more from Retrospecticus. They are a great group of people and musicians. Matt knows how to get the crowd involved and the band definitely bring the energy. Professional through and through. Thank you Retrospecticus for being ...
a part of our special day!
Reviewed On 9/14/2016 by lauren i
Retrospecticus is the BEST!! They exceeded our expectations in every way! They're amazingly talented musicians and delightful people!! From our first meeting with Matt we knew we were in good hands and they didn't disappoint! Stephanie (lead si...
nger) has the voice of an angel and can rock out! Everyone in the band really is exceptional! They played everything we wanted and the dance floor was packed all night! Our family and friends raved for days! If you want an awesome band for you're perfect day book this band! Thank you guys for helping make our perfect day so perfect!
Reviewed On 9/09/2016 by Amelia C
My fiance and I booked this band for an October wedding. Unfortunately, I've had extensive health problems and we had to move our wedding to next June. Rather than honor our deposit for a new date (like literally all of our other vendors did)...
, this band kept our large deposit then offered to play the new date if we put down another large deposit. We gave them ample notice so they could have a chance to re-book the date. Instead, they kept our money and tried to get more. Not only have they lost our business, they added stress to an already chaotic and difficult time. I'm sure they are a fun live band, just make sure your wedding plans are set in absolute stone and no unforeseen events come your way.
Reviewed On 7/27/2016 by Colleen G
AMAZING!! Retrospecticus performed for us at our ceremony, cocktail hour and wedding reception. The whole experience was fantastic! They kept us on schedule and made sure to make all the announcements we asked. The music was so so good! The lea...
d singer, Stephanie, is phenomenal! Guests kept commenting on how good she was and some even asked if we had invited Adele to sing... she's that good! You will not be disappointed if you pick Retrospecticus for your wedding!