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The Carousels - Retro Rock & Pop Covers in Hampshire

Key Info

Based: Hampshire

Guide Price: £1250

Genre: Retro Rock & Pop Covers

Line-Up: Vocals/Guitar, Vocals/Guitar, Bass/BVs, Drums/BVs

Lead Vocals: Male and Female

About

About Us

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.

Our Style

Stylish, refined and fun. A retro party band with the look to match the sound.

Our Experience

Collectively, The Carousels have been performing in some of the UK’s biggest function bands for years. You’re booking the best.

The Basics

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

Optional Extras

  • 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
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Repertoire

1960s

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

Pop Repertoire

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

Dance Medley

American Boy – Estelle
Lady – Modjo
Red Alert – Basement Jaxx
Sing It Back – Moloko

Indie Medley

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

Live Lounge

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

Testimonials

★★★★★

“Dear Carousels, 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

FAQ

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.

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1 5-star reviews & counting for The Carousels!
“Cannot recommend this band enough!! Seen them twice... they stole the show both times. Absolutely nailed it on the night!! Can't speak highly enough of Tailored Ents. Thoroughly professional!”Gary - Birthday Party, Essex
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