"Thank you for playing our wedding in August . You guys were amazing and set up the perfect atmosphere for the evening- even cheering on the ushers' dance! Would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a brilliant band!! Thanks again! Kathi and Dave x"
Kathi Cripps
"Absolutely brilliant band, they read the vibe and played the music accordingly, they sounded great and had great audience participation. We just wish we had another wedding so we could hear them again. Thank you so much guys."
James Outhwaite
"Thank you for making our wedding evening entertainment really rock! The song choices were perfect, the first dance beautifully sung and you really got the crowd going. We are so glad that we found you to play at our wedding! We only wish we could get married again to have you play again. We have a few friends who are getting married locally and we will make sure to recommend you!! All our thanks and best wishes."
Rachel & Sabastien Crosswell
"Hi Guys, Just wanted to say you really rocked our party. Everyone was asking where did we find the band! So thanks to you Me, Bex and all our guests had a great night!"
Duggy and Bex Turner
"The Review surpassed our expectations and delivered a great set, getting everyone on the dance floor for most of the evening. Everyone of all generations said how much they'd enjoyed the music! We are so pleased we chose them for our wedding and would book them again in a shot if we ever throw another big party!"
Emily Lingard
"The Review were an absolutely fantastic band. Both my husband and I, and all of our guests were so impressed with them. They were really friendly and polite and their music was amazing!! The lead singer has an amazing voice, and they played music to suit all tastes. Our guests were dancing all night! I even gave them a list of music to play in between which our guests had given us so that we didn't need to keep pestering them with song choices - not that they would have minded, but it meant that we got to choose a lot of the songs played with the DJ part of the night too. Our guests were still talking about how great they were weeks after. If I were ever to hold another party we would definitely invite them back. BOOK THEM - you will NOT be disappointed!!"
Katie Hickin

"The Review were absolutely fantastic, we couldn't have asked for better performers on the day.
They were everything we wanted in a wedding band and they helped create the perfect evening atmosphere. They surpassed my expectations massively! We were so impressed with their performances, the lads simply ooze charisma!
Two extremely happy customers!!!"

Emma Young


"My Husband and I would like to say a big, massive Thank You for creating a fantastic atmosphere at our wedding on Friday. We had such an amazing time and you guys were just the best.
Thank You, Mr & Mrs Griffiths xx"

Gemma Griffiths


"Alive Network were so easy to use, quotations provided quickly and any queries replied to very efficiently.
The review were absolutely fantastic!! Highly recommended. We had them at our September wedding in our Marquee and they totally rocked the night away with my Husband and all our guests. They played a great variety of tracks (live and through the DJ Set). Lovely lads and very professional. Worth every single penny!!"

Amelia Rodmell


"We booked The Review for our Civil Partnership celebrations, and they were simply fantastic; at first we were a little apprehensive as you can't always tell from the samples how good a band are, however The Review did not let us down.
They sounded great, looked the part and were extremely approachable. They had everyone up dancing and their set list catered for everyone.
Simon and I would definitely recommend them as would our guests!"

Jonathan & Simon


"The Review were absolutely amazing and really made our wedding reception brilliant. All our guests loved them and asked us about booking them for future events.
I can't recommend them enough! They were the perfect band for our wedding and played a massive part in making our day what it was."

Charlotte Matthews


"The band were terrific right from the off. They were very friendly and accommodating to our requirements. They played a wonderful acoustic set at the end of dinner then two one hour sets with DJ in between.
Everyone loved the music they played and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a great band at there wedding. Everyone at the wedding commented how great they sounded and loved there sets. MANY THANKS"

Chris King


"On behalf of West Mercia Police Federation, I wanted to say a big thank you and let you know how much we greatly appreciated your outstanding performance at our charity dinner dance on 8 March 2013.
This was the 2nd year we were lucky enough to have you play at our event and what can we say, you did it again! All the music was well thought out and kept everyone on the dance floor for the entire night.
We’ve also heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests and still people keep telling us about how much they loved you. We will certainly recommend your group every chance we get and look forward to seeing you again next year!"

Suzy Smith


"Hi Guys,
Just a massive thanks for Saturday night. As usual you were fantastic!! Loved dancing the night away, we've had such positive feedback from guests too.
See you soon! "

Laura & Leighton Phillips


"Awesome job last night guys massive thank you from llanrhaeadr and a bigger THANK YOU from Jo and I….! Hope you all enjoyed our bash as much as we all did....!"

Jo and Steve Williams


"Hey guys thank you so much for playing at my birthday, had an absolutely fab night!!! Have passed your name on to some of the guests as they all want you for their parties!!!! You were a massive hit with my Grandma think she's your biggest fan!!
Thanks again you were all brilliant.
Love Lily. Xxxx"

Lily Chester


"The Review were the highlight of our Staff Christmas Party. They are a polished act with a great range of music which appealed to everyone.
I knew we'd made the right choice when everyone, from the 20-somethings through to 70-somethings, were all on the dance floor!"

Linda Grocott, Joint Managing Director, Grocontinental


"Hi Matt and the guys,
Just wanted to say a massive thanks for making our wedding day even more amazing than it was. You guys made the night and we have had so many people asking who you were and where you were from so I hope you get some more people interested in booking you.
Once again you really did make the night so special, thanks so much."

Andy and Lisa


"The Review played at my wedding reception in August 2010 and made the evening! Everyone got on the dance floor and raved about how awesome they were.
I would recommend them over and over for any party! They are well worth considering as the evening wouldn't have been half as good without them. Well done lads!!"

Lisa Sullivan


"Thanks again guys for saturday, the amount of comments I have had from people about how amazing you were has been astonishing lol!
Even people that weren't there have heard about Retrospect, famous in melton haha!
You made my night x"

Lucie Wadd


"Cheers for Friday lads!! Absolutely amazing, everyone has been commenting on how good you were! My cousin Shane Patterson wants to book you for his wedding in Ireland in 2016! X"

Seán Connolly


"The Review performed at our winter wedding and we couldn't recommend them enough. Not only are they amazing live performers but also they read the mood, and organised sets to perfectly match what we were after. They made the day extra special and will forever be a highlight of our special day."
Gareth and Liz Hill
"The Review played at our wedding in early August and were absolutely fantastic! They were fun, friendly and professional and their performance really 'made' the evening. All the guests commented on how good they were and everyone was up dancing all night. They really exceeded expectations; you never really know what you're getting when you book something like this but we were delighted with the band and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to book an energetic and talented group for their function. Thank you The Review!"
Rebecca Jackson
"The Review played at our 40th party last weekend in a barn...they were amazing. I would rebook them for any future 'do'. Their songs are fantastic and ensured our dance floor was full all evening. Everyone was asking who they were, where they were from and how I found them! They certainly ensured our party was enjoyed by all! MANY thanks The Review for doing a great job! A fab band!"
Rob & Jess Stuart-Lyon
"The Review were excellent and got everybody up dancing. I was really pleased with them and would highly recommend them. Many people at the wedding told me how much they enjoyed the band.
Alive Network hanlded the booking process smoothly and efficiently."
Jacqueline Balfour

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the guys for performing at our wedding, you really made the night and got everyone on the dance floor!! Which is exactly what we wanted.
All of our guests have complimented on how good the band were so I would just like to pass this on to you guys. You were exactly what we wanted and we would personally like to thank you for everything and making our day!
We are now trying to work out what other parties we can arrange to hire you again!"

Aaron Willmott


"The Review were amazing. The dance floor was always full, they were very friendly and approachable with all of our requests.
The music they played suited all ages and they had a big wedding to entertain. They kept every up and dancing in between sets with a really good DJ playlist.
Alive Network were professional and well organised. They took all the stress and worry away when it came to booking a band for our wedding.
Everyone was asking where we found the band and said they were one of the best they’ve seen in a long time. Music makes or breaks a party, so we could not be happier that they got it spot on!"

Danielle Hayward


"Choosing a band for your wedding is a nerve racking business. My wife and I are big into music as are many of our friends. We knew finding the right band would make the celebration really flow. We did so on the strength of their set list and the demo clips but we needn’t have worried. The guys were sensational. Professional and accommodating but edgy and talented. No gimmicks and no cheese, just talented musicians with a focus on making your day special. The singer's vocals are so flexible. Acoustic sets are stunning. Fully plugged in they are equally stunning. The crowd were pleading for more at the end, they didn’t stop dancing all night – literally a full dance floor the entire evening. Wonderful. Thanks Matt and the guys."
Mike Heywood 02/05/2014

"The Reviewwere absolute legends! From the first song to the last, the dance floor was filled with tune after tune belted out!
So many of our guests have since commented on how fantastic the band were, and I would recommend them to everyone! Thanks chaps!"

Ed Harbison


"We were thoroughly satisfied with the service from Alive Network and thought The Review were an extremely talented and entertaining band."

Sarah and Chris


"Alive Network were amazing from start to finish. We didn't have to chase them up for anything and they always kept us informed.
We booked The Review for our wedding in March and they were totally amazing, they exceeded our expectation completely. It's always a worry when you hear the band online but they didn't disappoint. Even better in real life!
We had so many comments all night from our guests about how great our band is! Even the girls who worked at our venue asked who they were and said they were one of the best bands they have heard! (And they hear a lot!) we need to plan another party so we can book them again!
We had a chat to them after our guests went home and they were great guys. They travelled about 4 hours to our venue and then were travelling home again, but that didn't stop them giving us the best night ever! Thanks so much guys!"

Andy and Rachel Green


"I had to write this evening (and would have done sooner if we hadn't had a house full all day to feed and entertain), to say WOW!
Retrospect are the business - right from the minute we met them at 6pm they were simply the best! The guys really make you feel at ease, they make it so clear that they want you to have a fabulous evening and that they will do their utmost to achieve it - and they did just that!!
They know how to gauge the people in the room, what will get them up dancing and to ensure you have fun, but the most important thing they are musically brilliant! What a band. We had young guys in their twenties who thought they were amazing through to the people in their forties who again were blown away!
The singer was amazing vocally, the band were out of this world! We have had loads of texts today praising the guys and wanting to know their details etc...
Please pass on our thanks and we hope we have a party sometime in the future where we can listen to them again and dance 'til we drop!
Huge thank you the guys,
Jane and Dave Ferris and 64 of our friends and family!"

Jane and Dave Ferris


The band were absolutely fantastic. No problems and all the wedding guests were hugely impressed.
The Review Boys boys did their own set with minimal fuss and had everyone dancing."



"If you're thinking about booking this band, DO IT! We booked The Reviewfor our wedding, and we really didn't regret it.
Matt and the guys provided a really professional set up and put on a great show. They had our friends and family of all ages up on the dance floor! They were really obliging and they really want to help your event go well.
If you the host provide people wanting to have a good time, The Review will do the rest."

James and Hannah


"Hi guys,
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for coming and literally lifting the roof off!! You really made our wedding reception extra special and kept everyone up dancing all night, every single guest was smiling from start to finish we really can't thank you enough.
We knew you guys were special when we saw you in Chester but you blew everyone away and made our wedding so unique and special we loved having you there. And not only are you super talented but down to earth and friendly and really felt like part of our extended wedding party rather an outsiders coming in to do a job. Our son in particular loved the music and all our guests loved every minute of your set.
If ever anyone needs a band in the future I will be pointing them in your direction, we have never had such a good night dancing and enjoying music ever, we will treasure those memories forever and are so glad you are part of them.
Thank you so so much.
Nat and David xx"

Natalie Kinsey


"Everything went perfectly well; Retrospect were fantastic, everyone loved them!
Many thanks for your help,
Best wishes,

Zoé Dixon


"A huge thank you for Friday night - you were excellent and definitely created a party atmosphere. Loads of people have commented on how great it was.
Many thanks again, and I'll be sure to recommend you to all my friends!"

Annabel Turner



Thank you so much guys for such an incredible evening! Loved every single second (although not sure my feet did). Thank you!
Michelle Richards
Thank you so much for playing for us last night guys. You were as awesome as always. hope to catch you again soon.
Heidi Brookshaw
"When they arrived they got on with setting up. As soon as they started playing everyone was up and dancing. A very good performance all round and they certainly give it their all when they are playing, very professional. We have been asked by lots of people where we found them. It was the perfect end to what had been a wonderful day. Enjoyed by everyone. Would definitely re-book if another event came up."
Stephen Tulett
"AMAZING! Literally cannot begin to explain how delighted Stacy and I were with you on Saturday. You were so relaxed and sorted everything for us. And as for your performance, it was outstanding. So many people have commented on how good our band were."
Gavin Anderson
"The Review were absolutely brilliant throughout our charity event. The dance floor was never empty and everyone had a great time! The guys were really accommodating as well and helped our night run smoothly. I would have no problem recommending them to anyone else… I have already booked them again for my Wedding next year!"
Peter Kitchener
"A huge thank you to The Review who played for us at our Hospital's 25th anniversary celebrations. A wonderful night was had by all! The atmosphere was incredible, the band were fantastic.
From our initial inquiry with Alive Network, through the whole duration of the event the band were very professional and approachable. We will definitely be inviting them back to play for us at future events."
Sue Jones
"The whole evening proved to be a great success with us raising approximately £4,300.00 for Cancer Research UK and we have received many comments stating that everyone had great night and the band topped it all off.
Thanks very much for an excellent performance at the Charity evening. Having found yourselves through the Internet, you exceeded all of our expectations. The music was fun, lively, everyone loved it and it was great to see the dance floor full early on in the performance. You were professional, on time, accommodating and had a great sound. We will have no hesitation in recommending you in the future to friends and colleagues."
Matthew Williams
"Thank you very much for your excellent performance at our recent charity evening. I originally saw you at a friends wedding and thought you were brilliant and you really didn’t disappoint at our charity event.
Everyone had a fantastic time and dance floor was full all night, you were very accommodating and sounded brilliant, can’t wait to work with you again at next years event."
Jo-Anne Prince

"I booked The Review through Alive Network for my daughter's wedding on Friday 11th October 2013. From the start, Marc in Alive Network was very polite, approachable and very efficient. What can I say about The Review - they were a fabulous group of young men who were absolutely amazing.
Arranging such events from reviews on line / demos etc is always 'a bit of a stab in the dark, but I needn't have worried with Retrospect because they far exceeded my expectations. The Review were keen to make the evening function a success - and they succeeded! They managed to get even the non dancers up onto the dance floor and also took the time to speak to my daughter, myself and other guests to make sure they played tracks that would suit.
The atmosphere they created was amazing - I cannot speak more highly of them! Thank you The Review and I hope to be able to meet you again - I will certainly be recommending you at every opportunity."
Gaynor Kendall 11/10/2013

"I wanted to e mail to thank you guys for performing at Kimberley and Daniel's wedding on Friday 11th October.
You finished off a very special day with an absolutely amazing performance, performing some fabulous tracks, creating a wonderful atmosphere and getting everyone involved - even the non-dancers!
Your professionalism is to be commended and I will have no hesitation in recommending you when an opportunity arises.
Kimberley and Daniel are on honeymoon at the moment in Kenya but I'm sure they will be in touch too when they get back.
Many thanks once again.

Gaynor Kendall


"We'd just like to thank The review for playing at our wedding in April, they turned up in plenty of time and setup quickly. They were friendly and open to requests, especially for our first dance where they played an acoustic song for us.
From the first song to the last they had the guests up and dancing, from the youngsters through to the oldies, and they really made the evening entertaining and memorable for everyone.
Loads of people, including the venue staff mentioned how good you were and I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend this band to anyone looking to book them in the future.
James & Jill"

James Dod


"Hi Guys,
We were absolutely delighted with your stunning performance at Will’s 21st. You really made the party come alive and all our thank you letters have mentioned how much everyone enjoyed listening and dancing to you. It was truly magical and we can’t thank you enough.
Many thanks also for being so kind and gentle with Ed – I know he was nervous and you really helped facilitate his performance.
Once again, many, many thanks for making Will’s party such a resounding success.

Louise Taylor


"This band is the most professional "wedding band" I have ever listened to. Great musicians and a lead singer with a voice that can perform all types of musical vocals. They even had me on the dance floor very early in their performance and that is in itself a talent. A great set that I am sure was adjusted to what the audience required.
Very well done guys. Hope I need to hire you again sometime."

Dave Maclean


"Thank you for playing at our wedding last night, you were amazing. My sister in law is having a big birthday party next year and will be booking you to play for that too.
Everyone kept telling us how good you were so thank you and thank you for making it a wedding that people dance, I was dreading it being one that everyone sits on their arses all night. xxxx"

Charlie Edwards


"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the great job you did at our wedding reception at Chester Cricket Club.
You were on top form and everybody loved the variety of music. Absolutely spot on! Cant praise you all enough!
See you again soon we hope."

Gavin and Shel Russell


"We just wanted to thank you all for the top notch set you put on for our wedding evening reception. The Review listened to what we wanted for our special night, and made sure that the party went on without a hitch and we didn’t have to worry about a thing.
It really was a brilliant night; The Review performed tremendously well and created a fantastic atmosphere. The dance floor was never empty (apart from when they had to stop playing!) and all our guests commented on what a great time they had.
So thanks once again guys, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Review to anyone trying to organise entertainment for their wedding!"

Jo and Martin Rouse


"Just wanted to thank The Review who played at our wedding last Saturday night! You were amazing, really could not have wished for a better band. The dance floor was packed and everyone has been making comments...one guest has already suggested that a family member book you up for their wedding next year!
You are such a talented group of lads and I wish you well and will be sure to book you again if I need a band! xx"

Rachel Honeyman


"Hi Matt,
Thank you so much for making our wedding reception such a memorable occasion. I cannot begin to tell you how many people came up to me on the night and asked who the band were and the amount of messages I got praising the entertainment yesterday.
You are an amazing band, did a brilliant performance and I wish you every success in the future.
Matt, thanks so much for organising everything and for putting up with all the emails.
Keep me informed as to where you are playing and I'll keep my eye on the website, I am sure we will coming to watch you soon (although I might wear a different dress)!!"

Carlyn and Alex