We checked out a dozen bands before we picked Carnivale and are so glad we did because we couldn't have made a better selection. El was wonderful to work with ahead of time and made the whole process smooth and simple for us. We picked Carnivale because of their spectacular sound (natural, so no pre-recorded tracks) but also because they clearly enjoy performing which we knew would translate to a better party atmosphere - it did. The band delivered an outstanding performance and our guests have not stopped talking about it. Rhythm section, horns, singers - they were all phenomenal. Recommend 100% without reservation. Carnivale is the real deal.

-Andrew C-

Feb 08, 2020

What an awesome experience! El, your talented musicians and you really brought their A game on Saturday night! I have received so many compliments from friends and family about how much they enjoyed the wedding, especially THE BAND!!! Your selection of music, your beautiful voices and overall fun loving personalities made for an unforgettable night. That degree of professionalism only comes with a great deal of talent and practice and it showed! Laura and Max, along with the guests never left the dance floor! Everyone can look back on the evening with big smiles (and sore feet). Thank you for making their wedding such a very special night. It was truly a pleasure to work with you and your band! All the best!

-Gwen M.-

Mother of the Bride
Jun 29, 2019

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.



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.


University Formal

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.


Holiday Party

Carnivale has performed at both of my daughters' weddings. The weddings were four years apart. When people were still commenting that they were the best band they had ever heard months after my older daughter's wedding, I knew I had to hire them for my younger daughter's wedding. They did not disappoint! Carnivale played the entire night! People danced the entire night! It was so much fun. They knew exactly what tunes to play to keep everyone on the dance floor. Folks are still telling me that it was the best band they had seen at a wedding. If/when my son's get married, I will definitely look into hiring them again. They get a million star rating from us!

-Barb & Bill-

Greatest Band Ever!

Phenomenal. El and the rest of the band did a spectacular job. We definitely recommend them to anyone that asks. Thanks so much for everything.

-Michael M.-