The Carny Villains are a raucous circus show band from Bristol, U.K. Known for their high energy, original, stomping swing and ska, with balkan-esque folk.
Live they are a full sensory theatrical experience, with clowning and antics that keep crowds laughing and dancing, until the end where the entire place will be jumping
Their journey has been quite different from most groups. Beginning life in 2009 as the house band for The Invisible Circus, they went on to compose and perform over 50 original live scores for circus acts and theatrical shows, creating live musical installations under just about any guise you care to think of.
The Carny Villains have become firm favourites and headlined stages at festivals such as Fusion in Germany, Buskers Bern in Switzerland, Glastonbury festival and Boomtown Fair in the U.K.