The Carousels are an awesome four-piece party band specialising in contemporary covers of your favourite retro singalong classics. Their setlist has something to get every one of your guests up and dancing – from 60’s rock n’ roll to 90’s pop nostalgia, or 70’s pop classics to modern chart killers. Whatever gets you on your feet and hitting the dancefloor The Carousels will deliver, in a night of fantastic live entertainment that’s not to be missed.
Stylish, refined and fun. A retro party band with the look to match the sound.
Collectively, The Carousels have been performing in some of the UK’s biggest function bands for years. You’re booking the best.
As standard, The Carousels provide:
Incredible retro 60s style band with an immense live show!
3 x 40 minutes or 2 x 60 minute live sets
Excellent repertoire of 60s classics to modern day chart toppers
Professional PA and stage lighting.
Bespoke pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets
Your choice of first dance or special request performed
PAT certified equipment and Public Liability Insurance (required by venue)
Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the booking and planning process
60 minute acoustic live lounge set - perfect for your drinks reception
Band member to DJ live before and after live sets
Early arrival/late finish - outside of standard quote terms
20 Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran All My Loving - The Beatles Baby Please Don’t Go- The Them Bad Moon Rising – Creedance Clearwater Revival Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Cathy’s Clown – Everley Brothers Daydream Believer- The Monkees Fun Fun Fun – Beach Boys H I Ho Silver – Jeff Beck Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles Help – The Beatles I Can’t Get No Satisfaction- The Rolling Stones I Get Around - Beach Boys I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles Itchycoo Park - Small Faces I’m A Believer- The Monkees Jackie Wilson Said - Van Morrioson Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Keep On Running – Spence Davis Group Move It – Cliff Richard People Are Strange - The Doors Pinball Wizard – The Who Please Don’t Tease- Cliff Richards Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann Shakin All Over – Johnny Kidd & The Pirates She’s Not There- The Zombies Shout- Lulu And The Luvvers Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks The Last Time- The Rolling Stones These Boots Are Made For Walking – Nancy Sinatra Ticket To Ride- The Beatles Time Of The Season - The Zombies Twist And Shout- The Beatles Walk Right Back- Everley Brother Waterloo Sunset- The Kinks You Really Got Me – The Kinks Your Love- Jackie Wilson
1970s & 1980s
9 To 5 – Dolly Parton Ant Music- Adam And The Ants Band On The Run – Wings Blame It On The Boogie – Jacksons Borderline – Madonna Come And Get Your Love – Redbone Crash – The Primitives Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac Dreadlock Holiday- 10cc Faith- George Michael Footloose – Kenny Loggins Happy Hour - House Martins Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick- Ian Durey And The Blockheads It Must Be Love – Madness I’m Still Standing – Elton John Jungle Boogie- Kool And The Gang Lets Stick Together- Bryan Ferry Lido Shuffle- Boz Scaggs Listen To The Music – Doobie Brothers Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi Lovely Day – Bill Withers Mr Blue Sky- E L O Never Too Much- Luther Vandross Play That Funky Music- Wild Cherry Power Of Love – Huey Lewis Run To You – Bryan Adams Start- The Jam Stuck In The Middle With You- Stealers Wheel Superstition- Stevie Wonder Take It Easy – The Eagles The Boys Are Back In Town- Thin Lizzy Town Called Malice - The Jam Venus – Shocking Blue We Don’t Have To Take Our Cloths Off- Jermaine Stewart Word Up- Cameo You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall And Oates
1990s & 2000s
Amy Winehouse – Tear Dry On Their Own Artic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent Baby When You’re Gone – Bryan Adams/ Mel C Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor- Artic Monkeys Changing Man- Paul Weller Cosmic Girl – Jamiriquai Dakota – Stereophonics Day We Caught The Train- Ocean Colour Scene Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis Don’t Look Back Into The Sun- The Libertines Golden Touch – Razorlight Hush – Kula Shaker Keep On Movin’- Five Lovefool- The Cardigans Million Dollar Bill – Whitney Houston Move On Up – Five Mr Brightside- The Killers Murder On The Dance Floor – Sophie Ellis Bexter Never Too Much- Luther Vandross New Shoes- Paolo Nutini Peachers- The Presidents Of The U S A Rocks- Primal Scream Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon She’s Electric – Oasis Shinny Happy People- R. E. M Upside Down- Paloma Faith You And Me Song- The Wannadies You Get What You Give – New Radicals
Shake it off – Taylor Swift Happy – Pharrell Williams Up town funk – Mark Ronson Treasure – Bruno Mars Can’t stop the feeling – Justin Timberlake Wrapped up – Olly Murs Cake by the Ocean- DNCE Hold my Hand – Jess Glynne What Makes you Beautiful- 1D Black Magic- Little Mix Shut and Dance-Walk the Moon Son of a Bitch-Nathaniel Rateliff She Moves in Her Own Way- The kooks Naïve- The Kooks Shout Out to My Ex-little Mix Forget You-CeeLo Green Valerie – Amy Winehouse Jonas Brothers – Sucker Rehab –Amy Winehouse Ex’s and Oh’s – Elle King
American Boy – Estelle Lady – Modjo Red Alert – Basement Jaxx Sing It Back – Moloko
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet Dreaming Of You – The Coral Last Night – The Strokes When The Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys
The Beatles Medley
A Hard Day’s Night Eight Days A Week I Want To Hold Your Hand She Loves You
3 Round And A Sound - Blind Pilot All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow California Dreaming - Mamas And Papas Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones Dream - Everly Brothers Faith - George Michael Happy Together - Turtles Here Comes The Sun - Beatles Hey Ho - The Lumineers I’m Yours - Jason Maraz Jack Johnson - Better Together Jenny Don’t Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers Lovely Day - Bill Withers Memories - Maroon 5 Need You Now - Lady Antebellum One Day Like This - Elbow Royals - Lorde She Moves In Her Own Way - Kooks Shotgun - George Ezra Southern Nights - Glenn Campbell Staying Out For The Summer - Dodgy Stuck In The Middle - Steelers Wheel Sunny Afternoon - Kinks Super Duper Joss Stone Take It Easy - Eagles Teardrops - Womack And Womack That’s Entertainment - Paul Weller The Cave- Mumford & Sons There She Goes - The La’s Walk Right Back - Everly Bros White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes You Can’t Hurry Love - Phil Collins/ The Supremes You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Thank you for giving us the best wedding reception we've ever been to!
From the very first song you enticed our guests onto the dance floor and kept it energised all night long. Our friends and family haven't stopped talking about our fabulous wedding. Thank you for being easy to talk to and providing the acoustic set in the afternoon. It felt like you were part of the whole wedding day and that familiarity carried on into the evening. Thank you for suggesting it, it really did help with the momentum from the day to the evening.
I can't say enough, I'm buzzing with the memories.”Mr and Mrs Horrocks - Wedding
I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that? Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire features the biggest classics from the 60's to and current chart hits, so there's certainly something for everyone.
Do you take requests? We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.
How long do you take to set-up? 60 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.
What time do you play? At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.
How long do you play for? We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.
Can you provide music for our drinks reception? Yes - we can perform a 1 x 60-minute live lounge-style acoustic set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. You can see a video of this set here.
What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra? The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.
If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.
Do you have your own PA and lighting? Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.
What is the website guide price based on? The published guide price is based on our 3-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Hampshire. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.
Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that? Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment? Yes.
Will you perform our first dance? Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.
How much space do you require? We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.
How much power do you require? 2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.
Do I need to provide food/drinks? The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.
Can we see you play live before booking? As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound.