The Carny Villains are a raucous circus show band from Bristol, UK, known for their high-energy, original sets of swing-ska-balkan-folk music. When they perform live, they are a full-sensory theatrical experience. Their clowning around on stage and chemistry keeps the crowd laughing and dancing until they play their last notes and the whole audience has been whipped into a jumping frenzy.
This band of top musicians has travelled the world as house band for the Invisible Circus and impressively scored over 50 live shows; they’ve become a real standalone draw where the only thing for sure is to expect the unexpected. What you know you’ll always get is variety, theatre and fun as anyone who has ever seen them at Carny Ville can testify.</blockquote>
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