Retro JukeBox Band is a wedding band based in Berkeley, California. They are a top-performing jazz and dance band offering a plethora of musical varieties, from Motown, blues/soul and anything from the 1920s-1960s for a truly exciting and soulful atmosphere! They love being interactive and offering their clients personalized experiences in order to lend a memorable and exciting event. Just as an old juke box, imagine playing your favorite old songs and dancing the night away! They also love playing retro versions of today's top hits.
Retro JukeBox Band offers a fantastic experience for their clients. Their services include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Jake-Laura · Married on 09/02/2017
Our wedding reception was a record breaking 110 degrees. Most of our vendors were grumpy, but the Retro Jukebox Band was the glue that held everything together. We had so many compliments of how great Geetchi was as an MC, Musician, and DJ. Very transparent (and affordable) pricing, very organized/professional, and above all else - friendly!!! I can't thank them enough for being the highlight of our reception.Sent on 11/18/2017
Peter · Married on 07/15/2017
To everyone (especially fathers of the bride) planning a wedding please heed my advice here. There are three core requirements in selecting a band for a wedding. Our daughter was married just this past Saturday (our first) and we had Geechi and the Retro Jukebox band play at the event. It was a stunning, over the top success and the Jukebox team was at the core of it! This was an especially challenging affair for a band. It was an outdoor venue in Capitola overlooking the Monterrey Bay at the Monarch Cove Inn. The venue doesn't allow amplification, and you've got the breeze, trees and the sea as background sound effects. Anyone that knows music, knows it takes real talent to sound great without amplification in an open air environment. It was an awesome affair and the band was great. There were three keys to the successful outcome with regard to the musical requirements of a wedding.Sent on 07/20/2017
1. Sound: The band has to be great. These guys were great. Without amplification we had the place jumping with killer R&B, Jazz & Rock and Roll. The dance floor was a crowded ball of fun that included the entire cross section of attendance from the dance lovers to the wall flowers. The energy of that dance floor was like a black hole sucking everyone to it's core.
2. Timing & Organization: Don't overlook this. Your band is a key part of the synchronization of events that make an event magical. It's the hiccups and odd pauses that detract from an event. Geechi and I synched up; he gets it and has deep experience to draw on.
3.Charisma: Geechi's got charisma. A great band without a charismatic leader can do just fine at many venues, but not at a wedding. When you've got the ceremony, the introductions, speeches, cake ceremony, etc, you need someone to bring the energy and charisma to each new segue of the event.
You need these three things above and I can say the Retro Jukebox band has these ingredients in abundance.
Natasha · Married on 07/15/2017
For anyone looking to hire a band, look no further than Retro Jukebox!Sent on 07/21/2017
We recently had Retro Jukebox play at our wedding, and many guests told us that the band was the highlight of their experience-- the minute they opened the dance floor with a James Brown number, everyone rushed to get moving and shaking!
As clients, we were incredibly impressed with Retro's ability to cater the event experience to a cross-cultural audience of various backgrounds and ages. A significant percentage of our audience was Indian, and they were able to put together a program which appealed to all. We appreciated their flexibility in allowing a short 'Indian music' segment, even doing some improv and dancing along with it! Hopefully, this also inspired a few ideas for future gigs as well. :-)
Additionally, my husband and I both sing, and wanted to perform a song with the band at our wedding. To accommodate our request, Retro held multiple rehearsals with us both prior to the event and day of the event. Geechi, the band's lead singer, even cut short a gig to practice the entire entrance and production before the guests arrived, which was instrumental in pulling off a seamless performance. Our guests were simply wowed by the introduction that greeted them when they walked in-- it felt like a professional show.
Geechi not only delivered as an excellent vocalist, but also as an entertaining and charismatic emcee. His rendition of Billy Ocean's 'Suddenly' stood out as the finest instance of musicality in the entire evening-- my father went up to the stage and asked him to perform an encore of the entire song.
Talent, professionalism, and an infectious positivity-- that is Retro Jukebox! Thank you for making our wedding so special.