Type: Jazz Band
Starring Andrew London, April Phillips, James Cameron, James Tait-Jamieson, Anita Schwabe, Greg Crayford
World Class Variety Show
* Fun * Dynamic * Nostalgic * Toe-tapping *
A group of Wellington’s busiest jazz singers and musicians present a celebration of the golden era of music in a fun-filled and high energy variety show. The Retro Pack have presented award-winning shows in the past including ‘Blue Eyes’; a tribute to Frank Sinatra, ‘Unforgettable - the Story of Nat King Cole’ and ‘The Glory of Gershwin’ which featured in the Wellington Jazz Festival in 2016.
The Retro Pack have cherry-picked a repertoire of standards popularised by the greatest jazz singers of the 20th Century - Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole among others, and assembled a band of experienced jazz musicians to evoke the ‘Rat Pack’ era with unforgettable tunes such as ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’, ‘Something Stupid’, ‘Mack The Knife’ ‘Fever’, ‘Sway’, and many more.
The cast features celebrated singer, actress, playwright and movie-maker April Phillips who created and scripted ‘Blue Eyes’, ‘Unforgettable’ and ‘The Glory of Gershwin’, ex-Hot Club Sandwich singer/guitarist Andrew London, bass player and vocalist for the Velox Brothers and Cattlestops James Cameron, vocalist and saxophonist James Tait-Jamieson, pianist Anita Schwabe and drummer Greg Crayford.
The Retro Pack is a true variety act with multiple, highly talented and acclaimed singers and musicians and a carefully selected repertoire of songs that audiences love and can sing along to. The onstage dynamic and banter between the performers is completely infectious and gets the audience tapping their toes, laughing, and reminiscing.
It’s a classy, elegant, fun, entertaining and world class show.
Ideal for: corporate function, conference, chartered club, concert, festival
L.O.V.E. - Nat King Cole
Simmer Wine - Perry Como & Frank Sinatra
I Get a Kick - Frank Sinatra
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
‘S Wonderful - Ella Fitzgerald
Fascinatin' Rhythm - Fred Astaire
I Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Up a Lazy River - Hoagy Carmichael
Can't Take That Away From Me - Fred Astaire
Night and Day - Cole Porter
Smile - Nat King Cole
Smoke That Cigarette - Rat Pack
Love Me Or Leave Me - Nina Simone
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
Cry Me a River - Julie London
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin & Frank Sinatra
Monterey - Rat Pack
A Foggy Day - Fred Astaire
Dream a Little Dream - Ella Fitzgerald
It Ain't Necessarily So - from “Porgy & Bess”
Route 66 - Nat King Cole
Don't Get Around Much - Duke Ellington
Fever - Peggy Lee
Something Stupid - Frank Sinatra
Sway - Dean Martin & Michael Buble
Thank you, the Retro Pack were a big hit. Our event on Monday received a 4.8/5 rating. The band were professional and lovely to work with.
I look forward to working with them again in the future
Candlelight Country Manager | New Zealand
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