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Cartoon Kings

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!

Price from £1,603 + travel

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Secure your 2022 / 2023 booking before the 31st May 2022, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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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
The Doobie Brothers- Long Train Running
John Denver- Country Road
Neil Diamond- Sweet Caroline

80’s + 90’s
Primal Scream- Rocks
Dolly Parton- 9 to 5
Jam – That’s Entertainment
U2 – With or Without You
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
Journey- Don't Stop Believing
Duran Duran- Rio
A Ha- Take on Me
Philip Oakey- Electric Dreams
Lionel Richie- All Night Long
Erasure- Respect

Indie + Modern
Stereophonics/ Rod Stewert – Handbags ‘n’ Gladrags
Stereophonics – Dakota
The Killers – Mr Brightside
KT Tunstall – Blackhorse + a Cherry Tree 
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Kaiser Chiefs – I predict a riot
Gossip - Standing in the way of control
Girls Aloud - Love Machine
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Scouting For Girls- She's So Lovely
Kings of Leon- Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon - Use somebody
Temper Trap- Sweet Disposition
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- Rolling in the Deep
Cee lo Green- Forget you
The Foo Fighters- Learning to Fly
The Lumineers- Hey Ho
Pharrell Williams- Happy
Jet- Are you Gonna be my Girl
Aloe Blacc/Avici- Wake me Up
Rudimental Ft. Ella Eyre- Waiting All Night
Bruno Mars- Locked out of Heaven
Bruno Mars- Up town Funk
Bruno Mars- Marry You
George Ezra- Blame it on Me
George Ezra- Paradise
George Ezra- Shotgun
John Newman- Love me Again
Taylor Swift- Shake it off
Clean Bandit- Rather Be
Walk the Moon- Shut Up and Dance
DNCE-Cake by the Ocean
Paloma Faith- Changing
Alice Merton- No Roots
Portugal the Man- Feel it Still
Sigrid- Don't Kill My Vibe
Anne Marie- Friends
Dua Lipa- New Rules
Camila Cabello- Havana

First Dance Recommendations
Paul Weller – You Do Something to Me (acoustic only)
Ho Hey- The Lumineers
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
Thousand Years- Christina Perry

91 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 91
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

They made my party totally memorable

5 stars - Cartoon Kings are Highly Recommended
booked Cartoon Kings for their event in Cheshire

“Building up to any event is stressful. But from the very first conversation with Matt just put my mind to rest and I relaxed into looking forward to my party. They were so professional, but friendly. Becca the lead singer had the most beautiful rich voice and every single guest commented on a wonderful night of dancing, made so by the music. They created a lively and entertaining atmosphere, and everyone just wanted to dance. Great variety of songs for all ages . We had age range from teens & every decade to the 80s. Many left with band details and already passed on details to work colleagues who was looking for a band. Highly recommended.”

A great night of music from the Cartoon Kings

5 stars - Cartoon Kings are Highly Recommended
booked Cartoon Kings for their event in West Midlands

“Helping us celebrate our Annual Awards the Cartoon Kings played a wide range of music to appeal to all ages in the room. We have had many guests commenting on how great the band were and how much they enjoyed dancing and singling along. Always professional Matt was really helpful before hand with questions and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.”

They are absolutely fantastic!

5 stars - Cartoon Kings are Highly Recommended
booked Cartoon Kings for their event in Warwickshire

“The Cartoon Kings played at our daughter's 21st Birthday party. We had 110 guests with ages from 13 - 78 and everyone danced the night away to hit after hit. They are absolutely fantastic, great people who were highly professional at all times. Talented musicians with great singing voices. We will definitely want to book them again and would highly recommend them.”

They really elevated our evening making it even more special

5 stars - Cartoon Kings are Highly Recommended
booked Cartoon Kings for their Wedding in Derbyshire

“Outstanding, responded to atmosphere in the room (Stereophonics Dakota was played in the 2nd half as it went down so well in the first half!), even did an encore which the party requested! Many positive comments from guests on how much they enjoyed the Cartoon Kings song choices and musicianship. The dance floor was always bouncing. They really elevated our evening making it even more special.”

They really got the party going and we had loads of comments from our guests

5 stars - Cartoon Kings are Highly Recommended
booked Cartoon Kings for their Wedding in Staffordshire

“They didn't just live up to but exceeded our expectations. Covered all the songs we asked for and even repeated 3 the bride asked for but missed! They really got the party going and we had loads of comments from our guests about how good they were, we couldn't fit everyone on the dance floor they were that popular.”

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Price from £1,603 + travel from Staffordshire

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

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Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece - guitar/lead male vocal, female vocals, bass, drums + Piano
Acoustic Duo also available for drinks receptions, dinners and small laid back parties (male & female vocals, guitar)

Full Biography

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 and anything else. 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. They provide up to 2 hours of live music which still maintains a raw, energetic feeling. The band has the flexibility to cover all genres of music, with the added bonus of male and female vocals, this gives a complete show!

The band's performance uses a 4400 watt full range HK Linear 5 system with an Allen & Heath Qu-16 Digital Desk, plus a complete lighting show with the latest ADJ 8 TPAR System COB LED Stage Lighting with ADJ LED floor lights.

The band uses only the very best instruments, amplifiers and microphones, including brands such as Fender, Gibson, Taylor guitars, Yamaha trb 4p bass Guitar and Trace Elliot amps. Beyer Microphones, Craviotto drum kit and a Korg Kronos piano completes the kit list.

The Kings will play music via a laptop or media device of your choice between sets which is included in the price! Or provide a separate DJ for an extra fee. They also offer a fully silent stage show if needed. This comprises of no backline amps, guitars driven via high end pods, as well as Alesis Strike Pro Electric drum kit and in ear monitors. This reduces overall volume allowing them to accommodate limiter friendly venues where needed.

The Cartoon Kings' repertoire ranges from Oasis to Bruno Mars, from the Beatles to 80's classics to 00's dance. There is a wide and versatile selection in the rock/pop genre as well as guaranteed 'dance-floor' classics like 9 to 5, I’m a Believer and Brown-Eyed Girl with up to date music from artists such as Pharrell Williams, Rudimental and Florence and the Machine completing the play list.

Based around a 5-piece line-up, the band are
Mat Dale (vocals/guitar)
Becky Corneby (vocals)
Chris Watt (bass and vocals)
Wes Fife (drums)
Ken Hughes (piano)

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"!!!

The Cartoon Kings have played for many corporate clients and venues:

The Belfry West Mids
Lincoln Birmingham and Worcester University
Weston Park
Hilton and Marriot Hotels
Peugeot Motor Company
John Smiths
and many more....

If your county location doesn't appear in the bands list then please ask your agent. The Cartoon Kings are happy to travel anywhere within a 2 hour drive from Stafford.


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