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Go retro, vintage or historical for your next party!

Retro musicians from Matters musical

One of the hottest trends over the last couple of years for parties, events and weddings is era-specific themed events. Pick a time period, get everyone to dress up, and we’ll provide the perfect sounds for your vintage themed event.

Music is so evocative of an era:

  • 1920s? The Charlston, jazz, palm court orchestras
  • 1940s? Glen Millar, The Andrews Sisters, big band
  • 1960s? The Beatles, swinging pop, and great voices
  • 1970s? Disco, OTT outfits, and boogies on down

At Matters Musical, we’ve got acts that can help evoke all these eras and more!

1920s themed event

It’s the era of flapper gals and dapper chaps at Jeeves and Wooster house parties, and the decadence of the Great Gatsby social whirl. Serve cocktails at a country house party, or serve your hooch in teacups at your urban venue for a speak easy vibe. Then, let guests shake their tail feather sot some of the best 1920s function bands and acts in town. Spiffing!

The Jazz Spivs

Our hottest 1920s party band, ready to recreate the glitz and glamour of the roaring twenties at your next event.

Jazz Spivs, The

The Boneshaker

Razzamatazz jazz from the roaring 20s and beyond.

Boneshaker, The

1930s themed events

Think the sophisticated of Art Deco, the moody style of classic 1930s films, the energy of jazz and ragtime, all with a touch of Poirot elegance! It’s a fascinating time period, with ‘I know that!” music perfectly reproduced at your evening birthday party, anniversary event or company shindig. Or set out the best china and tablecloths for an elegant tea dance in the style of the Café de Paris, complete with a superb dance orchestra.

The FB Pocket Orchestra

The absolute best in jazz, blues & ragtime from the 20s and 30s.

FB Pocket Orchestra, The

The Casablanca Steps

A highly polished quartet who recreate the sounds of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, with an element of serious visual tongue-in-cheek humour.

Casablanca Steps, The

The Art Deco Swing Quartet

An experienced ensemble focusing on music purely from the jazz/swing era.

Art Deco Swing Quartet, The

The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra

Regulars at the top London hotels, this superb orchestra are leading specialists in the popular music of the ‘Art Deco’ era. Not sure how to do the dances? Just add the Sugar Foot Stompers in full costume for true 1930s entertainment.

Piccadilly Dance Orchestra

Sugarfoot Stompers, The

1940s wartime music

One of the most popular themes for vintage events! Evoke the Dunkirk spirit with “In the Mood” big bands, close harmony Andrews Sisters style vocalists, and some boogie woogie bugle boys!

In the Mood

Close harmony singing from three female singers with either a backing band or a superb big band, allowing a perfect 1940s-styled recreation of the sounds of Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters.

In the Mood

The Rockabellas

Highly entertaining all female close harmony trio offering wartime singalongs to with the glamour and grace of the 1940s.

Rockabellas, The

Diamond Skyline Orchestra

A multi-talented showband with options to suit all budgets and requirements, from an intimate trio to a 19-piece show band!

Diamond Skyline Orchestra

1950s rockabilly revival

Don your drainpipes, slick back your hair, and prepare to “Rock around the clock” all night. Or pull on your bobby socks and jive the night away with some of the most iconic tunes from the era when rock n roll was born.

Good Rockin’ Tonight

An excellent Rock ‘n’ Roll band playing classics covers of the 1950s and 60s including Elvis, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, etc.

Good Rockin’ Tonight


Four good ol’ boys boys who perform an authentic blend of Swing, Jump Jive, and Rock N Roll.


1960s Swinging Sixties

Your guests will be “Dancing in the streets” to classic Sixties numbers from The Beatles to the all girl group divas from Motown. Not forgetting those dreamy songs from the Summer of Love – time to get groovy and laid back at the same time!

The Rockettes

An all singing all dancing musical explosion of retro joy recreating the sounds of 50s and 60s girl groups.

Rockettes, The

Motown Superstars

A fun, young tribute to the Motown genre featuring three fab female vocalists complete with sassy, 60’s dance moves.

Motown Superstars

1970s disco glamour

This is the era of glamour rock, full-on disco, and the funkiest music ever to chart. It’s also probably the first retro theme when people can raid their own wardrobe for costumes, and if not, the internet can provide all the frizzy wigs and groovy glasses they require!


Carwash, a funky disco sound, performing 70s soul covers in a 6 to 9 piece band with 3 piece brass section. One of our customer’s favourite bands who go the extra mile to put the ‘fun’ in ‘funk’.

Carwash and Designaband


A fun and energetic band who cover classic 70s soul, funk and slow songs. Groovejuice can also appear with additional top female vocalists, brass and percussion to create a really spectacular show.


Your party, your choice!

Whatever era you’d like to set your celebrations in, Matters Musical can source or even create an act to suit! From medieval minstrels to Victorian music hall, our acts cover a wide timespan of classical, popular and world music. We can also provide entertainment for genre themed events such as Bollywood, bluegrass or Caribbean, or events celebrating individual countries or music styles from the Appalachians to Zimbabwe!

Call us at Matters Musical to discuss your requirements – we’re always happy to help.