Carnival Band (Also known as Guggemusik)

Large carnival band specialising in making a BIG IMPACT and creating a festival atmosphere at your event. The crowd love their bright bold costumes as the carnival band take on popular songs.

Carnival Band are a mobile act, typically they walk amongst the audience and play to them on their level (they do not require a stage or any equipment). This really engages the audience. They are popular amongst young and old with a variety of songs from oldies like Neil Diamond, to popular artists like Coldplay and also can do some kids songs if there are children in the crowd.

Typically, the band play sets that last for 20-30 minutes for maximum impact and crowd entertainment, this can be useful when the stage bands are taking a break or changing over. Or if you want a musical interlude between speakers or performers. Carnival Band can play multiple times at the same event.

Their past events include, beer festivals, The Easter Show, Birdman events, victory parades for All Blacks and Americas Cup, rugby & football games, MOTAT night lights, corporate events and retirement village performances.

The band is a traditional Swiss Carnival band started in Auckland 40 years ago and has played at many Swiss weddings & birthday parties.

At night they can add fairy lights to their costumes and instruments for a special effect.

Carnival Band can dress as wizards, frogs, penguins, kiwifruit..and some kiwi birds, and beerfest.

Check out the varied song list.

The band members all have day jobs, so are taking bookings for evenings or weekends only.

Ideal for: street parade, sports event, festival, community event, beerfest, oktoberfest event, victory parade

Song List:

500 Miles - The Proclaimers
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Bottle of Wine / Ain’t She Sweet / Knock on the Door - Medley
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Carnival Song - Traditional Swiss Tune
Congratulations - Cliff Richard
Country Roads - John Denver
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dark Town Strutters Ball - Shelton Brooks
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Funiculi Funicula - Luigi Denza
Happy Birthday
Hey Baby - Bruce Channel from Dirty Dancing
Hey Jude / Zombie - The Beatles / The Cranberries
Hokey Pokey - Jimmy Kennedy
I Scream you Scream / Down by the Riverside - Charlie Rich
If you’re happy and you know it - Datia Ben Dor
I’m a Believer - The Monkeys
In the Mood - Glenn Miller
I’ve been working on the Railroad - Leeve Song
Jamaica Farewell - Irving Burgie
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
La Cucaracha - Mexican folk song
Lion Sleeps Tonight - George Weiss
McNamara’s Band - Shamus O'Connor and John J. Stamford
Rivers of Babylon - Boney M
Rock around the Clock / See Ya Later Alligator - Max C Freedman / Bobby Charles
Royals - Lorde
Shotgun - George Ezra
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Ten Guitars - Engelbert Humperdinck
Tequila - Chuck Rio
Tipperary - John McCormack Irish tune
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wooden Heart - Fred Wise
You’re Sixteen - Johnny Burnette

Christmas Songs:

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Jingle Bells
Feliz Navidad
Jingle Bell Rock
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

Beer Fest Songs:

Drink Bruderlein Drink - Wilhelm Lindemann (Beer drinking song)
Ein Prosit (Beer drinking song)
Die Kleine Kneipe - Pierre Kartner (Beer drinking song)
Roll out the Barrel! - Jaromir Vejvoda (Beer drinking song)
Tavern of the Town - Rudy Valle (Beer drinking song)


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