The Retro Pops – pop songs with a Jazz twist!

With jazzy arrangements galore and authentic function band vibes for good measure, this band always delivers a dynamic and awe-inspiring performance. The Retro Pops have a unique sound that sets them apart from the standard wedding band or postmodern band. Whether its Sweet Child O’Mine played as a shuffle, Walking on Sunshine as a calypso or a swing jazz take on Pharrell Williams’ Happy, this band are guaranteed to make your event one to remember.

The band has a wealth of experience performing at the very highest profile weddings, parties, events and venues at home and abroad for clients such as Mulberry, Omega and Porsche to name just a few. Highly talented and enthusiastic, The Jazz Pops know how to get your guests on the dance floor and can cater for jazz and pop in equal measure depending on your preferences.

Other corporate clients include:

2 Plan, Amgen, Bosch, BMW, Dell, Dior, Halfax, Hermes Paris, I.B.M. IKEA, Lloyds TSB, Louis Vuitton, Mint, Morgan Stanley, Nat West, Orange, Pernod Ricard, Rolex, RSPCC, Tesco, SONY, Virgin Atlantic etc.


Band options/weddings

The Retro Pops can offer a complete entertainment package if required as the band can also play as an out and out party or wedding band. The band are equally skilled in the Jazz and Pop idioms and frequently start the evening playing jazz arrangements to create a relaxed atmosphere after dinner. Then later on they can return to play playing a wide mix of music for dancing including Pop, Motown, Soul etc.

For weddings they also offer a number of options to entertain your guests during the wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and drinks reception. Usually booked as background music these options can be anything from a solo pianist through to the full 6pc Band. This is perfect to add a touch of class and sophistication to your event.

You can choose from straight forward jazz standards or the bands very own laid back arrangements of pop tunes. Perfect to relax and entertain in equal measure. This can be with or without vocals.

Audio Samples


It was great to have you all up for the Leeming Show. The feedback across the board has been overwhelmingly positive, and the band specifically went down really well with the crowd. I think the type of music and timeline in the day really worked out. I was hoping for nice chilled vibes and that’s exactly what we got, so thanks again. It was a pleasure working with you.

Squadron Leader Debbie Carr - RAF Leeming

Performance options

6pc Band

Drums, Bass, Piano, Guitar, Sax, Female Vocalist

5pc Band

Line up 1 – Drums, Bass, Piano, Guitar, Female Vocalist
Line up 2 – Drums, Bass, Guitar, Sax, Female Vocalist
Line up 3 – Drums, Bass, Piano, Sax, Female Vocalist

4pc Band

Line up 1 – Drums, Bass, Piano, Female Vocalist
Line up 2 – Drums, Bass, Guitar, Female Vocalist

Background music set

The band can play a laid back additional set

Set list / Repertoire

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Alright Now – Free
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Free – Ultra Naté
Going Underground – The Jam
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
Jail House Rock – Elvis
Long Train Running – The Dooby Brothers
Love Shack – B52’s
Moondance – Van Morrison
Nutbush City Limits – Tina Turner
Oh What A Night – Frankie Vallie
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Relight My Fire – Take That & Lulu
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns & Roses
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
Best Of My Love – Emotions
Blame it on The Boogie – Jackson Five
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Celebration – Kool and The Gang
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Everybody Dance – Chic
Get Down On It – Kool and The Gang
Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band
I will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Im Coming Out – Diana Ross
Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
Le Freak – Chic
Lost In Music – Sister Sledge
Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Sex Machine – James Brown
Streetlife – Crusaders
That’s The Way I Like It – KC & The Sunshine Band
Upside Down – Diana Ross
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

Ain’t no Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
Baby Love – Diana Ross
Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Everybody Needs Somebody – Blues Brothers
Gimmie Some Lovin’ – Blues Brothers
Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Hold On Im Coming – Sam & Dave
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – Marvin Gaye
I Feel Good – James Brown
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
In The Midnight Hour – The Commitments
Lady Marmalade – Pattie Labelle
Lets Stay Together – Al Green
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
My Girl – The Temptations
No Where To Run – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Reach Out ill Be There – 4 Tops
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Shake A Tail Feather – Blues Brothers
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Street Life – Randy Crawford
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
Soul Man – Blues Brothers
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Chicago – Blues Brothers
Think – Aretha Franklin
Uptight – Stevie Wonder
You Cant Hurry Love – Diana Ross
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher – Jackie Wilson

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
All of Me – John Legend
American Boy – Estelle
Angels – Robbie Williams
Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Clocks – Coldplay
Come As You Are – Beverley Knight
Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Crazy Chick – Charlotte Church
Domino – Jessie J
Feel The Love – Rudimental Ft John Newman
Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Girls And Boys – Blur
Golden Touch – Razorlight
Halo – Beyoncé
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hot Right Now – DJ Fresh
Human – Rag & Bone Man
I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Love Me Again – John Newman
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Mercy – Duffy
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
No Tomorrow – Orson
Ordinary People – John Legend
Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Rude – Magic
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Shout Out To My Ex – Little Mix
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Spinning Around – Kylie Minogue
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
This Love – Maroon 5
Too Close – Alex Clare
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Waiting All Night – Rudimental Ft Ella Eyre
You’ve Got The Love – Florence and the Machine
You Had Me – Joss Stone

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All of Me – John Legend
Amazed – Lonestar
At Last – Etta James
Cant take my eyes off of you – Franki Valli
I Could not ask for more – Edwin McCain
I loved her first – Heartland
Lets Stay Together – Al Green
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran