Carnivále: The Baddest Band on The Planet

Carnivále is a Sophisticated, Fun, Crazy, Cool, and Unforgettable Dance Floor Wrecking Ball that will take your event or party to a level above your highest expectations!

Award-Winning Philadelphia Wedding Band, Carnivale

With over 25 years of experience as one of the most high-end party bands in the area, Carnivále has the expertise to give you the most sophisticated of weddings with a dance floor that will stay packed all night long! Led by band leader El’ Barak, his goal is always to make sure every party that they perform for is unique and your wedding or event will be a day your guests talk about for years to come.

Carnivale Wedding Band, Philadelphia by Asya Photography

When we first heard Carnivale at the BVT Live Showcase, we knew right away that they had to be our wedding band. From meeting El that night, to really getting to know him in the weeks before our wedding, we were and remain truly blown away. Carnivale learned songs for us for our wedding night, including our first dance and the father daughter dance, making those moments so special. The dance floor was PACKED all night, and our guests are still raving about the baddest band on the planet!

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Carnivale packed dance floor from wedding
Carnivale Philadelphia Wedding Band

Why Choose Carnivale for your Philadelphia Wedding or Event?

Carnivale is a powerhouse ensemble. From the moment they step onto the  stage, their presence is standout. The front line female vocalists are extremely gifted and could easily be headliners in their own right. They tantalize and mesmerize every audience with their individual vocal stylings, impeccable harmonies, and effervescent stage presence.

Supported by a powerhouse rhythm section, members of this band have played with legends such as Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Donna Summer, Luther Vandross, Harold Melvin and The Blue notes, The O’Jays, Musiq, Jill Scott, Ray Charles, Grover Washington Jr., and many others. With Carnivale, you will not want your party to end!

Philadelphia Wedding Band Carnivale BVTLive!

From a very young age, bandleader  El’Barak has been a professional singer and entertainer who has been captivating the attention of audiences. He received formal musical training in West Philadelphia High School’s concert choir under the direction of Ms. Velma Simmons. She helped El’ develop his technical skill as a professional vocalist. Since then, El’Barak has been taking the Philadelphia Event space by storm, providing knockout performances to each wedding and event he performs.

See Carnivale Wedding Band Perform Live!

To see Carnivale perform livel come out to one ofn our BVTLive! live wedding band showcases hosted at the Ardmore Music Hall! Carnivale is dynamic on the stage. Every genre; from jazz standards to 70’s Funk, Soul, R&B, Blues, Country, Rock, Pop and Alternative is organically executed with the highest level of authenticity and richness. Click the button below to register for a showcase today!

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Choose Carnivale Band for your Philadelphia Wedding or Event!

When it’s time to “party,” you will be blown away by the “Baddest Band On The Planet”, Carnivale! Known for their successful Philadelphia weddings and events, as well as their vigorous and powerful sound, you’re going to thank us later when choosing Carnivale!

BVTLive! Philadelphia Wedding Band Carnivale performs wedding at Water Works by Cescpahe


  • Play a steady stream of music jukebox style during dance sets
  • Keep the dance floor packed all night.
  • Provide continuous music, cafe style, during course
  • Perform hits and your favorite songs organically with a high level of authenticity
Bandleader of renowned Philly Wedding Band, Carnivale, El' Barak


  • Lip sing over prerecorded tracks
  • Use karaoke tracks to fabricate song parts
  • Perform Novelty Songs unless requested
  • Have party killing dead air between songs
Carnivale live at Cescaphe Water Works


  • Think you are listening to a CD
  • Be the envy of all of your friends
  • Dance the night away!
  • Be very happy that you chose CARNIVÁLE