Highly Recommended Based in Stafford, Staffordshire but travels UK wide
Energetic & versatile 5 piece rock & pop band performing mostly in Central England. Choose both electric and acoustic sets depending on your event. Smaller line ups available. Great repertoire, great sound, great style, Excellent choice! Prices: From £1350+
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"The Cartoon Kings filled the dance floor all night. They were excellent."
Line up:5 Piece - guitar/lead male vocal, female vocals, bass, drums + Piano
4 piece - as above minus female vocal
3 piece- guitar/lead male vocal, bass, drums
Due to pregnancy the band will be using a deputy female vocalist for new bookings during summer 2013.
The Cartoon Kings The Cartoon Kings perform mainly in the Midlands area and like most bands offer a large selection of songs by original artists. However The Kings also offer the choice of either electric or acoustic shows making them ideal for ANY private function festival or corporate event. They can cater for weddings parties special occasions; Oozing with personality and style the Cartoon Kings can supply whatever you’re looking for!
Each band member has many years of experience at playing live so you can expect a professional show with up to 2 hours of live music which still maintains a raw energetic feeling. They can provide a three piece line up if needed for smaller venues. The Kings will play music via a laptop between sets which is included in the price! Or provide a separate DJ for an extra fee.
The Cartoon Kings' repertoire ranges from Oasis to Florence and the Machine, Van Morrison to The Beatles. There is a wide and versatile selection in the rock/pop genre as well as guaranteed 'dance-floor' classics like Make Me Smile I’m a Believer and Brown-Eyed Girl with up to date music from artists such as Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon and Amy Winehouse completing the play list.
Based around a 5-piece line-up the band are Mat Dale (vocals/guitar) Rich Morgan (bass) Wes Fife (drums) Ken Hughes (piano).
Becky Corneby (vocals)- Subject to availability
If you need a good-time Rock ‘n’ Roll band that’s not just 'going through the motions' then look no further than "The Cartoon Kings"!!!
Venue Review "The Cartoon Kings have been one of the resident bands at Swan Live since it began four years ago they are very professional and a great set of guys to work with. With both Becky and Matt contributing to lead vocals you are ensured a well rounded sound and varied set list. The crowd that turn out every time we book the Kings get a set of party tracks and are always entertained with a few modern surprises from the likes of The Fratellis Duffy Amy Winehouse and The Killers. I have since recommended the Cartoon Kings to lots of friends and family for parties or weddings and they never disappoint….the Kings rule!" - Ben Sutcliffe, The Swan Hotel Stafford July 2008
The Cartoon Kings have played for many corporate clients and venues:
MBNA Bank IKEA The Belfry West Mids Lincoln Birmingham and Worcester University Weston Park Hilton and Marriot Hotels Peugeot Motor Company John Smiths and many more....
IMPORTANT- Please Note: * This band are unable to perform at venues with sound limiters set below 92db * The band prefer a stage where ever possible but they are happy to perform on the floor as long as there is a 3ft space between them and the dance floor. This is for the safety of the band members and their equipment and due to the high energy level of their performance. * Under no circumstances are audience members/ guests to enter the stage area and touch or try to use any of the equipment. The band prides themselves on excellent quality gear and therefore do not let non band members use it.
Cartoon Kings's Set List / Repertoire
60’s + 70’s Beatles – Saw Her Standing There Beatles – Hey Jude Monkees – I’m a Believer Mustang Sally – Commitments Steelers Wheel – Stuck in the Middle With You Van Morrison – Brown-Eyed Girl Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Beatles – Don’t Let Me Down Steve Harley/ Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the devil Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar Iggy Pop – Passenger Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go Undertones – Teenage Kicks Lynnrd Skynnrd – Sweet Home Alabama Beatles- Hard Days Night Chuck Berry – (C’est La Vie) You never can tell (w/Piano Player) Chuck Berry – Jonny B Goode Monkees – Daydream Believer (w/ piano player) Nancy Sinatra – These Boots are Made for Walking Kinks - You really got me Beatles - Paperback writer Rod Stewart and the Faces- Stay with Me
80’s + 90’s Dolly Parton- 9 to 5 Jam – That’s Entertainment U2 – With or Without You Boomtown Rats – I don’t like Mondays (w/ piano player) Madness – It Must be Love Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69 Proclaimers - 500 Miles The Jam - Town called Malice Green Day – Time of Your Life Oasis – Wonderwall Oasis – Don’t look Back in Anger Eagle Eye Cherry – Save tonight Journey- Don't Stop Believing Duran Duran- Rio
Indie + Modern Greatest Day- Take That Scissor Sisters – Take your Mama Stereophonics/ Rod Stewert – Handbags ‘n’ Gladrags Stereophonics – Dakota The Killers – Mr Brightside Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why KT Tunstall – Blackhorse + a Cherry Tree Amy Winehouse – Valerie Snow Patrol – You’re all I have Kaiser Chiefs – I predict a riot Gossip - Standing in the way of control Girls Aloud - Love Machine Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger The Fray - How to save a life Duffy- Mercy Scouting For Girls- She's So Lovely/ Elvis isn't dead Coldplay- Fix you Ting Tings- That's not my Name Kings of Leon- Sex on Fire Coldplay - Yellow Kings of Leon - Use somebody The Noisettes- Don't Upset the Rhythm The Noisettes- Never Forget You Tempa Trap- Sweet Disposition The Strokes- Last Night Plan B- Stay too Long Take That- Greatest Day Florence and the Machine- You've got the Love Florence and the Machine- Dog Days are Over Adele- Make you Fee my Love Adele- Someone Like You Adele- Rolling in the Deep Adele- Set Fire to the Rain Elbow- One Day Like This Maroon 5- Moves Like Jagger Cee lo Green- Forget you The Foo Fighters- Learning to Fly
First Dance Recommendations Paul Weller – You Do Something to Me (acoustic only) Can't take My Eyes of You- Andy Williams Adele- Make you Fee my Love Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard (From the film Once) Greatest Day- Take That Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
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Customer reviews for Cartoon Kings
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19/11/2012 Cartoon Kings
"The Cartoon Kings filled the dance floor all night. They were excellent."
Customer review by Caroline Woodall
05/09/2012 Cartoon Kings
"Excellent! I found Cartoon Kings and Alive Network to be professional and will use them again in future as we already have done."
Customer review by Paula Hill
31/07/2012 Cartoon Kings
"Cartoon Kings delivered all we were looking for in a band to play at a wedding, had a good range of music, talented muscicians, adapted to flow of evening and had good rapore with dancers. 10/10!"
Customer review by Rob Davies
23/07/2012 Cartoon Kings
I wanted to let you know how fantastic the Cartoon Kings were at our Annual Awards Ceremony.
The band were very accommodating and flexible particularly regarding timings on the night – we did run over schedule with the awards. ( Although the Olympic Flame caused a lot less trouble than anticipated!)
Staff have commented that the liked the range of music played and that they were happy to do requests – my own personal favourite being the Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition – I wasn’t expecting that at all!
Please pass on my thanks and regards to the band and thanks to you for all of your help with the booking before hand particularly with some of the more obscure questions!
Customer review by Linda Thornton
19/06/2012 Cartoon Kings
"We took a risk booking a band that we had never seen before but I trusted the reviews on Alive Network and after listening to the band on the internet we made our booking.
I can honestly say that the day just wouldnt have been the same without Becky and Matt and the rest of the band. They instantly became part of our guests, milling around chatting to everyone and they genuinaly seemed to be having a great time.
Before we knew it they were set up and ready to play and instantly everyone was up dancing and they didnt stop all night. The music was incredible and they sounded a million times better than they did on the internet (and that sounded great). Becky's voice is just perfect and the tempo was upbeat all night.
The play list was incredible, the band was incredible and without them the night just wouldnt have beent he same. AMAZING !! I cant seem to thank them enough. They truely are one of the good ones!!!!
Clare at Alive network has also been great and it has been a pleasure to book through them. Very professional and somebody always got back to me when I had a question to ask. Between you both we would just like to say a HUGE thankyou for the memories of our day that we will cherish forever.
Sarah and Andy Connolly
Customer review by Sarah and Andy Connolly
14/05/2012 Cartoon Kings
"....I would highly recommend the Cartoon Kings to anyone who wants to complete a perfect day! They headlined at our wedding party and were fantastic.
The whole process from booking through Alive Network and the event itself was smooth and well organised and allowed us to worry about other things!"
Customer review by Jason Shaw
14/05/2012 Cartoon Kings
"The Cartoon Kings played at our wedding in May 2012 and I could not recommend them enough. They arrived promptly and were very friendly and professional.
They played an acoustic version of our first dance song and it was absolutely beautiful. All of our guests ran on to the dance floor as soon as the first dance was over and started dancing. We were over the moon when our guests were up dancing all night long because this was really important to us.
The band played a brilliant variety of songs and classic anthems, everybody had a good sing along. The band seem to genuinely enjoy what they do and they are definitely worth every penny!"
Customer review by Mr & Mrs Stevenson
03/11/2011 Cartoon Kings
"Cartoon Kings are an absolutely superb band - everybody at our wedding loved them: they were very talented, had a great range of songs (including our first dance song that they had learnt especially), and were very friendly and pleasant too.
The DJ was also great and we loved the fact that the band stayed to keep him company to the very end. Both the band and DJ day were a fabulous end to a fabulous day.
Customer review by Richard Crosby
22/09/2011 Cartoon Kings
"The Cartoon Kings hugely exceeded our expectations – they were professional, friendly and delivered a perfectly pitched musical performance."
Customer review by Dan Perrin
20/09/2011 Cartoon Kings
"Alive Network very helpful and quick at getting back to my questions.
Cartoon Kings were fantastic. Everyone commented on how great the band were. Great mix of music and everyone filled the dancefloor all night. They even learned a song for our first dance!
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