'Retro Flashback' celebrates the amazing music of the 70's, 80s and 90's with songs from Tears for Fears, Pet Shop Boys, Phil Collins, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Madness, Aha and so many more.

The music was diverse but these songs are famous for their warm vocals, great solos and rich orchestration .. (then there's 'Lip up Fatty'!)

With over 30 years experience touring as a professional trumpet player and keyboard player, Colin has performed in venues of all sizes and with bands of all genres, in addition to recording with many artists.

The Retro Flashback show is a one man show that delivers that little extra magic - Carefully honed backing tracks are the basis of the 'band' but these are enhanced with live piano and synth for those luscious ballads and synth heavy dance tunes, as well as trumpet and an Electronic Wind Instrument which reproduces the greatest sax solos of the era.

Sample Repertoire

King of Rock and Roll
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
One Last Love Song
Karma Chameleon
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Lip up Fatty
My Girl (Madness)
Just Can't Get enough
Take on Me
Say Hello Wave Goodbye

Another Day in Paradise
Don't You Forget about Me
Tainted Love
Can't Hurry Love
That's Just the Way It Is
It Must be Love
Let's Dance
Walk of Life
Groovy Kind of Love 

Always on my Mind
It's a Sin
Dance the Night Away
Should I stay or should I go?
Our House
Crocodile Rock
Careless Whisper
Baker Street

Additional Information

Performance times are usually 2 sets of 45 minutes to 1 hr each.

Set up takes approximately an hour and a half depending on the proximity of the loading area to the performance area. Where possible set up should take place to finish well ahead of the room being used by guests.

Technical Requirements

A discreet but powerful quality PA system is provided. It is a 'column' or 'tower' style system and is perfect for audiences of up to around 500 depending on the room. Larger or additional capacity can be arranged for bigger events.

A small lighting bar is provided, which will light up the performer only and does not fill a dance floor or room. Please ask if you would like to arrange hire of a larger lighting set up.
Retro Flashback - requires up to 8 power sockets. Whilst expanders are provided it is important that there is power in the immediate vicinity of the performance area or stage.
Always required:

Parking for one car, and a designated and secure place to change in, and store flight cases etc.