Our musicians and singers entertain with toe-tapping, nostalgic, fun jazz, swing and blues tunes from music legends such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, and so many more. We've known each other for years and our playful and funny on-stage banter is infectious. The Retro Pack has performed at jazz festivals, jazz clubs, theatres and parties all over the country and our shows have included the award-winning "Blue Eyes" show, "Unforgettable - the music of Nat King Cole", "The Glory of Gershwin" and "Jazz on Broadway" - the latter having had two sold out seasons at Wellington's Circa Theatre.
"We fielded so many comments about Retro Pack, all in superlatives such as "you'll never beat last month" Again, many thanks for your truly great show from which we actually ended up better than just breaking even with an unprecedented 25 new members signing up that day."
Taranaki Jazz Club
The Retro Pack once again delighted a full house in Kapiti, with their polished performance of Broadway favourites. A wonderful evening's entertainment.
Liz Alpine, Kapiti Playhouse
"The Retro Pack were a bit hit"
Candlelight Concerts, New Zealand
"This Retro Pack gig in Martinborough was a sellout success, but the highlight for me was April's rendition of 'Cry Me A River', which gave me the shivers - the best sort. April Phillips or Julie London? Too hard to call."
Ted Preston, Producer, Jazz in Martinborough 2022