Carnivále: The Baddest Band on The Planet

Avalon Yacht Club: Corey and John Abraham, September 9, 2023

Reputable company, the band Carnivale was amazing! Highly recommend them for dancing! Fun! Energy! Great all around!

- Bobo (MOB)

The Union League of Philadelphia: Shelby and Andre Samuel, August 26, 2023

Carnivale exceeded our expectations. El' had us dancing the entire evening. His range of talent in the diversity of his songs his unbelievable. We received numerous compliments about how fabulous the band performed. El' is a professional on every level and was a joy to work with wanting to find our choice in music to make the night wonderful in every way.

- Shelby (Bride)

The Water Works at Cescaphe: Raina and James Grace, August 12, 2023

WOWOWOW!!! We, along with all our guests, were blown away by Carnivale and El!!! They were more phenomenal than we could ever have imagined! Our guests said it was the BEST band they have ever heard and it made the whole event the best wedding they’ve ever attended! Many who said this are from NYC which has a reputation for having the “best” bands. Carnivale is right up there with the best of the best. In addition to their musicianship (stellar) they are the nicest, kindest, people with a great generosity of spirit. I know El sets the tone and his other band members live up to his standards for sure.

- Donna and David Haas (MOB, FOB)

The Down Town Club: John and Molly Helmig, April 28, 2023

Carnivale was absolutely fabulous!!! Everyone was dancing the entire night! We had the best time. Everyone is still talking about how great the band was!

- Molly H., Bride

Ballroom at Ellis Preserve: Katie and Joe Dugan – February 17, 2023 

BVTLive is a no brainer for your wedding entertainment needs! BVTLive! is a no brainer when choosing your wedding entertainment. We worked with Justin and he made the process so easy for us. They have so many bands and djs to choose from and are not pushy with you when you're making a decision. They really help you narrow down who is best for you. We knew we wanted a band and were between a few, so Justin helped us find the right showcase for us. The showcases are incredible - such a fun night out and BVT makes you feel so special. All of their entertainment are very talented, but we went with Carnivale who was hands down the best!!! Justin checked in with us many times throughout the year leading up to our wedding and made sure we had all of our questions answered. Carnivale was INCREDIBLE at our wedding - every wedding guest is still raving about them. Justin and the BVT staff act as the perfect liaison between the couple and the band and make sure everything runs smoothly. I can't recommend BVT (and Carnivale!) enough!! Thank you Justin!

- Katie (Bride)

Please Touch Museum: Sarah and Naji Lawson – December 17, 2022

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!

- Sarah (Bride)

Hotel Bethlehem: Grace and Pedro Perez – December 16, 2022

Not enough words can describe this band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were BEYOND OUTSTANDING !!!!! Also my daughter fell in love with El!!!! He totally calmed her anxiety about giving the speech! Oh and… she crushed it!!!! ❤️

- Maribeth (Mother of the Bride) 

Hotel Bethlehem: Katelyn and Matthew Director – December 2, 2022

I have received so many compliments on you and the rest of the band.  Everyone said they didn’t want to stop dancing and have never heard such a fun, classy, and professional group at a wedding. I knew I had chosen the best and that sure was true.  Just wanted to thank you again for keeping the party going as you promised. . . We really had the most exceptional time. These guys really are the Baddest Group on the Planet!

- Katelyn (Bride)

Congress Hall: Mary Grace and Bryan Berg – November 19, 2022

Carnivale was absolutely outstanding!!! They brought such incredible energy to our reception! The dance floor was full the whole time! We could not be happier with Carnivale - BOOK THEM - you won't regret it!

- Bryan (Groom)

Brandywine Manor House: Robin and Andrew Caines – November 12, 2022

Carnivale was incredible! They kept our dancing floor bumping. Everyone had a great time and I kept hearing from all our guests that this was the best band they have ever seen. So happy that we chose them for our big day and would do it all over again if I could!! 1000% recommend!!

- Andrew (Groom)

River House at Odette’s: Christina and Sean Conley – October 16, 2022

Fantastic band! Guests still raving about them.

- Christina (Bride)

Brant Beach Yacht Club: Carolyn and Patrick Hagenbach – October 14, 2022

Carnivale is truly the baddest band on the planet! We had an awesome time dancing the night away and the band members were truly so nice! Would recommend to any party.

- Patrick (Groom)

Loch Aerie Mansion: Maria and KC Fordham – September 24, 2022

Carnivale was electric and exceeded all expectations!! Their variety of music, talent within the musicians, and nonstop energy was unbelievable. It truly made for a memorable night when our guests continue to rave about the band weeks after the wedding. El, the band leader, was engaging, energetic and beyond talented. He was able to tackle any curveball we threw his way, such as "Barbara Ann" by the Beach Boys, and "Workin' at the Car Wash." It was unforgettable!! We will remember the special touch the band had on our wedding celebration night for many years to come!

- Maria (Bride)


Union Trust: Emily and Ryan Iaciofano – August 27, 2022

Carnivale exceeded my wildest expectations. The band killed it, the lead singer was terrific and they played all night! As this was my daughters wedding, you would expect me to be biased but I’ve had so many attendees comment that this was the best band they’d heard at an event. Thank you Carnivale!

- Jon (Father of the Bride)


Union Trust: Emily and Ryan Iaciofano – August 27, 2022

The BEST Wedding Band! Carnivale is without a doubt the best wedding band out there! They kept the dance floor packed the entire night. Played exactly the style of music we asked for. Played for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. All our guests raved about them! Highly recommend!

- Emily (Bride)

Please Touch Museum: Caitie and Tim Hagenbach – July 23, 2022

Carnivale was amazing! We got married in July, and five months later our friends are still raving about how much fun they had at our wedding. Our guests danced from the moment they entered the reception until the end of the night. The band curated the night based on our goal to get everyone of all ages dancing. My father-in-law had such a good time he hired Carnivale immediately after our wedding for his other son's wedding later this year. I would recommend BVT and Carnivale to anyone planning their wedding!

- Caitie (Bride)

Flourtown Country Club: Annie and Shawn McGee – June 25, 2022

Carnivale went above and beyond our expectations! I had seen Carnivale perform before and loved them then…but our wedding was a whole new level. Working with El was such a pleasure and full of excitement discussing our music selections. The band even performed a Zac Brown Band song for our first dance which was a total surprise for my husband. He danced and sang the night away. Our wedding was two months ago and our guests are still talking about how great the band was!! We had so many hiccups and issues the day of our wedding but Carnivale was our saving grace!! They made our wedding and it’s a memory that we will cherish for all the years to come!!

- Annie (Bride)

The Bellevue Rose Garden: Leah and Scott Diamond – June 18, 2022

From the first time I spoke with Kurt then El’Ahmad (bandleader of Carnivale) I knew that my daughter's wedding would be musically spectacular - and they didn't disappoint. BVTLIVE's staff were great - always available and incredibly responsive to any and all questions. Carnivale and especially El Ahmad gave a dynamic musical performance. The entire evening continually bringing the energy level higher with each passing hour. They were masters of reading the crowd and playing the right music at the right time. There was never a lull on the dance floor the entire evening. The crowd didn't want them to stop even after the party was ending. The band went above and beyond our expectations. Thanks very much to Kurt, BVTLIVE, and especially Carnivale for giving my daughter "the best day of her life "
Best wishes and Continued Success!

- Joey (Father of the Bride)

Normandy Farms: Anna and Thomas Spicher – May 29, 2022

Carnivale is everything they promised and more! Carnivale was absolutely awesome! El promised to have everyone dancing until the very end and they sure were.. young and old. Just about everyone came to us and asked about the band.. they were great. El and Carnivale made it the best fun. I can't say enough about how they worked the crowd .. you won't go wrong. We suggested certain songs off their song list just to show some of the music we liked but we left it up to El to play what he felt would get the best response.... and wow, did the crowd respond. Our guests are still talking about how good the band (Carnivale) was and much fun they had. Thanks El and Carnivale

- Ed (Father of the Bride)

Grand Hotel: Melanie and David Kuhn – May 21, 2022

Carnivále is the best wedding band I’ve ever heard and we were so lucky to be able to book them! El is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet and he’s so easy to work with.

- David (Groom)

Cescaphe Ballroom: Gabrielle and Matt Potocko – April 29, 2022

I just want to say once again thank you for making our wedding last Friday the most epic dance party my friends and family have ever been to. People are literally still talking about how fantastic you were. I need my sister to find a husband so we can book Carnivale at her wedding ASAP!

- Gabby (Bride) 

The Lucy: Briana and Patrick Sheridan – April 8, 2022

You cannot go wrong with BVTLive! & Carnivale. From my first inquiry, the showcases, to the day-of, we were well taken care of. Carnivale absolutely crushed it!!!!!! Every single one of my guests was up on the dance floor. They have so much energy up on that stage and truly seem to have fun WITH us. El and the band learned several songs for us and completely nailed them (A Penn state classic football jam, a jersey boy mix/mashup). El was excited about learning them for us and was super into it! So many people have been asking for the name of my band. Everyone was blown away.

- Briana (Bride)

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia: Kimberly and Skip Consalo – March 12, 2022

Thank you so much!!  We got so many compliments on our “band”!!  You guys were awesome!!  I especially loved you singing to my mom.  I can’t wait to see the pictures and videos!  The night went by so fast, I wanted to dance more . . .  So we are talking about our next “party” and hopefully Carnivale will be available to help us out!

- Kimberly (Bride)

Union Trust: Elisa and William Callaghan – February 19, 2022

Carnivale is the best band ever! My now husband and I choose Carnivale as our band for our wedding and they were out this world. The review I am writing won’t even do it justice - El’ (band lead) and the band members were out of this world. They were energetic, engaging, and so talented. The dance floor was packed the entire time, which is what I wanted, I wanted everyone to have fun and listen to live music. I had our wedding guests come up to me after and say that “this was the best wedding they had ever been to” because they had so much fun out on the dance floor. Carnivale was the best part of our wedding and because of them we have so many memories that will forever be cherished. Don’t look any further, use Carnivale for your wedding.

- Elisa (Bride)

Seaview Golf Club: Dana & Jordan Glick – August 28, 2021

Thank you and the band for making Saturday night SO special! Jordan & I had an amazing time - dancing on stage with you was the highlight of our night. We cannot even begin to let you know how appreciative we are to you and the team for making our night so unforgettable. All of our friends, family and guests had a blast and we owe that to you for keeping the party going all night long!

- Dana (Bride)