Retread

Blues Rock played with Soul

About

We are a Rhythm and Blues band mainly based in the south of Hampshire.

We specialise in melodic Blues and Rock covers - some you will recognise, some you won't - but all played with Soul for our enjoyment as well as yours.

With our line-up of lead and rhythm guitars, keyboards, and bass and drums we can cover a wide range of styles. So come down and see us and we'll give you some Gary Moore, Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Raitt, Hamilton Loomis - perhaps some Stevie Wonder and Focus - and much more! We've even been known to slip in some Squeeze and Paul Weller classics. Hope to see you soon.

Upcoming Gigs

2018

24
AUG

The Dolphin, Botley

A return visit to this refurbished pub situated in the middle of the quaint village of Botley
3
NOV

Recreation Club, Totton

A return visit to this friendly social club with fantastic entertainment and plenty to do. 3 full size snooker tables, darts, crib, and a massive big screen showing Sky & BT Sport
16
NOV

The Dolphin, Botley

A return visit to this refurbished pub situated in the middle of the quaint village of Botley

Want to book a private gig?

If you're looking to rock up a birthday, a special party, or your wedding day then Retread can help make it an event to remember. We know how special these celebrations are to you and we are fully committed to providing the best live music for you to enjoy.

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Music

Have a listen to seven tracks we recorded live one Friday ....



.......And another eight tracks we recorded live in 2017

Video Clips

Have a look at clips from six songs we recorded live at The White Horse, Milford, on Nov 11th 2017

Band

Vocals and Rhythm Guitar

Alan Taylor

Alan was asked to audition for Retread RnB Band as 2nd guitar player. The singer they had invited along didn’t show up so they asked him to temporarily cover on vocals. It was something of a Susan Boyle moment. They liked him and he's still singing lead vocals for the band. He loves playing and singing with these very fine musicians and he's praying that the original singer doesn’t ever turn up.
Lead Guitar
 

Nick Thomas

Having spent too many years playing with himself in his bedroom, Nick needed a band. Not any old band playing any old songs, but a good band playing songs that he wanted to play. A band comprising like-minded old people - ideally with a keyboard player so that there would be somewhere to rest the beers. Retread meets the criteria perfectly!
Keyboards

Paul Perryman

Paul started playing piano in the nineteen-sixties - so he must be nearly finished by now. His experience in a wide range of musical styles has secured his place in the band, either that or they need his keyboard to rest their beers upon. He is living proof in the medicinal power of Badgers Best Bitter and is looking forward to you buying the next round. Cheers!
Bass

George Gordon

Having a fervent desire to learn the coolest of all instruments, the bass guitar, George bought a tatty '76 Fender Precision and went off to learn the intro to Thin Lizzy's "Dancing in the Moonlight". After about 20 years of practice he was able to play the entire song all the way through - and passed the Retread audition. Shame it's not in the set list!
Drums

John Weight

John (“Sticky”) started banging away on biscuit tins with lids for cymbals and his mum’s knitting needles for sticks from about the age of seven. Some say his present kit sounds just like that today. He says his drumming is described as "very heavy but very humble".

Contact

For enquiries and bookings please contact Retread management below
Our Fri/Sat availablity can be found HERE
Other days can be arranged