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Carnivale is a sophisticated, fun, crazy, sexy, cool unit that can put the exclamation mark on any party or event. The front line vocalists are extremely gifted and could easily be headliners in their own right. They tantalize and mesmerize every audience with their impeccable harmonies and effervescent stage presence. You will not want your party to end! The rhythm section members have played for the likes of Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Donna Summer, Luther Vandross, Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes, The O'Jays, Musiq, Jill Scott, Ray Charles, Grover Washington Jr., and many others. Every dance style; from standards to funk and soul, R&B, hip hop, rock, and alternative is executed with the highest level of authenticity and richness. When it's time to "party", you will be blown away by the "Baddest Band On The Planet"


  • Play a steady stream of music jukebox style during dance sets
  • Keep the dance floor packed all night.
  • Provide continuous music, cafe style, during courses
  • Fully play any song we perform
  • Perform hits and your favorite songs with a high level of authenticity.


  • Lip sing over prerecorded tracks.
  • Use karaoke tracks to fabricate song parts.
  • Perform Novelty Songs unless requested.
  • Have party killing dead air between songs.


  • Think you are listening to a CD.
  • Be the envy of all of your friends
  • Dance the night away.
  • Be glad you chose Carniv
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Hip Hop / Current Top 40

Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Beyonce - Déjà vu
Beyonce - Halo
Beyonce - Single Ladies
Black Box - Everybody, Everybody
Black Eyed Peas - I Got A Feeling
Cher - Believe
Chris Brown - Excuse Me Miss
Chris Brown - Gimme That
Chris Brown - Run It
Christina Aquilera - Ain't No Other Man
Ciara - Loose Control
Ciara - Oh
Ciara - Promse
Ciara - Turn It Up
Citizen Cope - If There's Love
Destiny's Child - Independent Women
Drake, Lil Wayne - Money 2 Blow
Fergie - Glamorous
Jason Mraz - Butterfly
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jason Mraz - Lucky
Jay Z - Dirt off your Shoulder
Jay Z - Encore
Jay Z - Show Me What You Got
Jennifer Lopez - Let's Get Loud
Jennifer Lopez - Waiting for Tonight
Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
Justin Timberlake - My Love
Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back
Ke$ha - TikTok
Knarls Barkley - Crazy
Lady Ga Ga - Just Dance
Lady Ga Ga - Poker Face
Lauryn Hill - That Thing
Lenny Kravitz - American Woman
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lenny Kravitz - Getaway
Lenny Kravitz - I Belong To You
Ludacris - Shake Your Moneymaker
Ludacris - Stand Up
Mary J Blige - Just FIne
Mary J. Blige - Be Without You
Mary J. Blige - Family Affair
Mary J. Blige w/U.Z. - One
Mary J. Blige - Just Fine
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Ne Yo - Closer
Ne Yo - So Sick
Nelly - Hot In Here
OutKast - Hey Ya
OutKast - I Like The Way You Move
Outkast - Prototype
Pharell and Snoop - Beautiful
Pussycat Dolls - WHen I Grow Up
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Give It Away
Rihanna - Hard
Rihanna - Pon De Replay
Rihanna - SOS
Rihanna - Umbrella
Rihanna - Please Don't Stop The Music
Rob Base/D.J. E Z Rock - It Takes Two
Santana - Maria Maria
Santana - Smooth
Shakira - Hips Don't Lie
Shakira - Hips Don't Lie
Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
Snoop Dogg - Ain't Nothin But A G Thing
Snoop Dogg - Sensual Seduction
T.I. - What You Know About That
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me
Usher - Caught Up
Usher - Yeah
Young Lloyd - Git It Shawty

70s Dance

A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Alicia Bridges - I Love The Night Life
Barry White - My First, My Last, My Everything
Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
Chaka Khan - Tell Me Somethin Good
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Chaka Khan - At Midnight
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
Chic - Good Times
Chic - Le'Freak
Chuck Brown - Bustin Loose
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
Donna Summer - Last Dance
Donna Summer - On The Radio
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
Earth, Wind and Fire - Mighty, Mighty
Earth, Wind and Fire - Let's Groove Tonite
Earth, Wind and Fire - September
Earth, Wind and Fire - Shining Star
Earth, Wind and Fire - Sing A Song
Evelyn "Champagne" King - Call Me
Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - Oh What A Night/December '63
George McCrae - Rock Ya Baby
Gloria Gaynor - Don't Leave Me This Way
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
James Brown - Sex Machine
K.C. and The Sunshine Band - That's The Way I Like It
K.C. and The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
K.C. and The Sunshine Band - I Get Lifted
McFadden and Whitehead - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
Miracles - Love Machine
O'Jays - I Love Music
O'Jays - Love Train
Patti LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
Rod Stewart - Do You Think I'm Sexy
Sister Sledge - Greatest Dancer
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
The Commodores - Brick House
The Hughes Corporation - Rock The Boat
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body Down
The Trammps - Disco Inferno
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Domino
Vicki Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around
Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

80's Retro

Aerosmith - Walk This Way
Aretha Franklin - Freeway of Love
B'52's - Love Shack
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
Bruce Springsteen - Dancin' In The Dark
Bruce Springsteen - Pink Cadillac
Buster Poindexter - Hot, Hot, Hot
Cameo - Candy
Cameo - Shake Your Pants
Cameo - Word Up
Dazz Band - Let It Whip
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
Earth, Wind and Fire - Let's Groove
Emotions - Best Of My Love
Janet Jackson - What Have You Done for Me Lately
Janet Jackson - When I Think of You
Katrina and The Waves - Walkin' On Sunshine
Kool and The Gang - Celebration
Kool and The Gang - Get Down On It
Kool and The Gang - Ladies' Night
Madonna - Express Yourself
Madonna - Get Into The Groove
Madonna - Holiday
Madonna - Vogue
Miami Sound Machine - Conga
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited
Pointer Sisters - Jump for My Love
Prince - 1999
Prince - Kiss
Rick James - Super Freak
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
Rick Springfield - Jesse's Girl
Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time
The Clash - Rock The Casbah
The Knack - My Sharona
The Time - Jungle Love
The Time - The Bird


Butterfly Kisses
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Aretha Franklin - Dr. Feelgood
Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman
Average White Band - A Love Of Your Own
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel - New York State of Mind
Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones
Boz Scaggs - Love, Look What You've Done To Me
Celine Dion/Clive Griffin - When I Fall In Love
Commodores - Easy
Commodores - Three Times A Lady
Dave Matthews Band - Crush
Diana Ross/Lionel Richie - Endless Love
Donny Hathaway - For All We Know
Donny Hathaway - You Were Meant For Me
Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack - The Closer I Ge To You
Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Elton John - Your Song
Etta James - At Last
Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
Four Tops - I Believe In You and Me
Gladys Knight and The Pips - You're The Best Thing
Isley Brothers - Brown Eyed Girl
Isley Brothers - For The Love Of You
James Ingram - 100 Ways
James Ingram - Just Once
Jamie Foxx fr Dream Girls - When I First Saw You
Jeffery Osborne - Love Ballad
Jeffrey Osborne - On The Wings Of Love
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
LeAnn Womack - I Hope You Dance
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Luther Vandross - Here and Now
Luther Vandross - So Amazing
Luther Vandross - Superstar
Mariah Carey - Hero
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Natalie Cole - Unforgettable
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
Oleta Adams - Get Here
Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
Peabo Bryson, Celine Dion - A Whole New World
Peabo Bryson, Celine Dion - Beauty and the Beast
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Ray Charles - Georgia
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Shania Twain - Still The One
Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me Off My Feet
Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed
Stevie Wonder - Ribbon In The Sky
Stevie Wonder - Superwoman/Where Were You
Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Temptations - Just My Imagination
Temptations - My Girl
The Carpenters - Close To You
The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly Wow
The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
Todd Rundgren/Isley Brothers - Hello It's Me
Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All
Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love

Jazz Standards

All The Things You Are
As Time Goes By
Blue Bossa
Body and Soul
Don't Talk to Strangers
Donna Lee
Funny Valentine
Giant Steps
Girl from Impanema
I Got Rythym
Lullaby of Birdland
My One and Only Love
Night and Day
Night In Tunisia
Route 66
Satin Doll
Someone to Watch Over Me
Stella by Starlight
Summer Time
The Days of Wine and Roses
Webb City

Motown, Oldies, and Beach

AC/DC - Shook Me All Night Long
Aretha Franklin - Think
Aretha Franklin - Respect
B.T.O. - Takin' Care Of Business
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Four Tops - Reach Out (I'll Be There)
Four Tops - Same Ole' Song
Four Tops - Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band
Isley Brothers - Shout
Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout
Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher
Jackson Five - A.B.C.
Jackson Five - I Want You Back
James Brown - I Feel Good
Junior Walker - Shotgun
Junior Walker - What Does It Take
Lynrd Skynrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Martha and The Vandellas - Heatwave
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell - Precious Love(Heaven Must Have Sent You)
Mitch Ryder - Devil With The Blue Dress
Monkees - I'm a Believer
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Rascals - Good Lovin'
Richie Havens - La Bamba
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
Sam and Dave - If Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Sam and Dave - Soul Man
Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin
Spiral Staircase - More Today Than Yesterday
Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Supremes - Keep Me Hangin' On
Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
Supremes - Stop In The Name Of Love
Temptations - Get Ready
Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Temptations - Beauty's Only Skin Deep
Temptations - I Want A Love I Can See
Temptations - Just My Imagination
Temptations - Poppa Was A Rolling Stone
Temptations - You're My Everything
The Beatles - Get Back
The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally


Stompin' at the Savoy
Andrew Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Benny Goodman - Air Mail Special
Brian Setzer - Jump, Jive and Wail
Cherry Poppin Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot
Count Basie - April In Paris
Count Basie - Jumpin' at the Woodside
Count Basie - One O'Clock Jump
Duke Ellington - A Train
Duke Ellington - East Saint Louis Toodleoo
Duke Ellington - Satin Doll
Frank Sinatra - All The Way
Frank Sinatra - Best Is Yet To Come
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra - My Way
Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra - I Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra - It Had to Be You
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Glenn Miller - Pennsylvania 65000
Glenn Miller - In The Mood
Mills Brothers - Opus One
Natalie Cole - Orange Colored Sky
Woody Herman - Apple Honey

Holiday Party

In my view it was one near-perfect piece in a near-perfect evening. There's always room for improvement in anything I do, so I hope to be even better on my part next year; but the Members seemed to think it was the best Holly Ball ever. El and the Group were terrific, appropriate when the music needed to be more muted, and had the whole place (including the balcony) really jumping when the "get down with it" dancing was going on. El has it going on, if you ask me. Please accept our congratulations and our thanks.

Russ H.

University Formal

Fancy Dress was a hit this year; the best one we have had in a long time. Carnivale absolutely killed it. You were spot about them, and El is a great guy. I cant thank you enough for all you helped me with this year.

Already looking forward to next year.

George P.
University Formal, Washington & Lee


Carnivale was absolutely fantastic. I couldn't have asked for a better band to play at our wedding. A number of guests came up to me at and after the event and told me that it was the best wedding band they had ever heard. El was also a true pleasure to work with. If Carnivale needs any references, you should feel free to use me as a contact.