Retrospecticus is a Portland’s premier party and events band. Comprised of some of the finest musicians available in and around the Portland, ME area, they have been playing shows for over 6 years and receiving rave reviews for their energetic and fun stage show as well as the quality of their musicianship.

The original idea for the Retrospecticus site was to keep it fun and light, and I was given carte blanche on composing most of the text. Part of this included concocting fictional biographies for the band members and doing my best to channel George Clinton’s funky sci-fi storytelling sensibility for all the other informative text. The result was a amusing combination of fact and fiction that fit the band’s personality to a T.

As 2010 began, the band had experienced turnover in their members and had accumulated some exceedingly talented new members, fleshing out the band to nine pieces, complete with 3-piece horn section. In addition to the new members, they’d also changed direction and were looking to focus on the level of proficiency and professionalism of the group. As a result, the previous copy for was scrapped and I composed text that was more appropriate for their new direction.

This also included creating a new promotional kit for Retrospecticus that would allow potential clients and bookers to see their information, send it to others, and also print it out. The result is a single download containing both versions of the promo kit in PDF format – one in full blazing color and the other a more subdued (and printer-friendly) black and white. Click here to download them and have a look for yourself, or take a look at the thumbnails below.