The Baddest Band On The Planet


CARNIVÁLE is a sophisticated, fun, crazy, sexy, cool band that can put the exclamation mark on any party or event. The band’s front line vocalists are extremely gifted singers and could easily be headliners in their own right. They tantalize and mesmerize every audience with their impeccable harmonies and effervescent stage presence. You will not want your party to end! The rhythm section members have played for the likes of Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Donna Summer, Luther Vandross, Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes, The O’Jays, Musiq, Jill Scott, Ray Charles, Grover Washington Jr., and many others. When it’s time to “Party”, you will be blown away by the “Baddest Band On The Planet.”

View our video and you shall see why CARNIVÁLE is known as one of the top Philadelphia Wedding Bands at hotels, country clubs, banquet halls and distinctive reception sites across the Tri-State Area. CARNIVÁLE is an 12-piece party band that plays every style of music from jazz to classical to rock to funk and R&B. You will receive ultra-professional hands-on treatment for your Philly Wedding, NJ Mitzvah, corporate event in DE or NYC private affair. The band has performed live music at every top event venue in the Philadelphia area and beyond, including Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

CARNIVÁLE  does weddings, mitzvahs, corporate events and private parties

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York


El’Ahmad “El” Barak has been on the Philadelphia music scene for 17 years as a bandleader, emcee, and front man. As a songwriter and and recording artist, he has worked with the likes of Jazzy Jeff, LL Cool J, Chubby Checker and others. El has honed his natural leadership abilities and combined them with his extraordinary talent and years of performance experience to become one of the industry’s notable best. From the beginning of your experience with “El”, you’ll know that you’re in for something special!

El’ BARAK is a charismatic, attentive, professional, knowledgeable, prepared, ultra talented leader and friend that will run your party with high energy and impeccable style. EL and his magnificent band gets the party rockin’ from the first downbeat. No one does it better!