Monday, December 27, 2010

SRS Realty Gig

On December 22 the band, plus belly dancers, played the SRS Realty holiday party and award ceremony at Fraserview Hall.

 John getting his bhangra groove on

 Goldean showing incredible poise

Roisin's trumpet getting a workout

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Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

The Secret Lantern Society's Winter Solstice Festival on Granville Island is an annual event for The Carnival Band.

 Three of the Fabulous Carnival Band Dancers, Steph, Jenni and Ami.

 The band accompanied the pyro troupe.


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Monday, December 6, 2010

Santa Claus Parade

On Sunday, December 5, the band played for Vancouver's annual Santa Clause Parade, what fun!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday, October 23 the band played the Pumpkin Patch celebration for our friends at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House.

Does this constitute a coven?

devo dazzles with fancy footwork

Sadie, Tara, Fred

Autumn Fair @ Kits House

Good crowd, fall weather, good food, lots of fun.


Fred and Fearless Leader


Thursday, October 21, 2010

No Tankers

The Carnival Band 'lite' was hired to accompany an oil tanker (symbolically) from Burrard and Pender to Granville and Robson. The procession/street theatre attracted lots of attention and hopefully got the message across to those who were outside enjoying the fall sun. 

British Columbians don't want to risk shipping 700,000 barrels at a time through local waters.

Mr. Barrett




Monday, October 18, 2010

Chaotic video clip of the band at The Railway Club

Here's a chaotic video clip of the band taken from the dance floor of The Railway Club

Sunday, October 17, 2010

No Tanks!

On a perfect Fall Sunday The Carnival Band joined in (wrapped up) the No Tanks protest at Second Beach.




Tim, Ross, Mario

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dig-in For Climate Justice

A small but vital Carnival Band led the 10/10/10 protest march from Scott Road Skytrain to the banks of the Fraser River in Bridgeview.

The police were present but there were no incidents while the band was there.

Ross and Tim take the lead


 Debbie and Diane

James and Debbie

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Painters And Players 2010

 The H'Arts For The Homeless Gala was held at the Roundhouse Community Centre last evening.

 Fred and John



Dominique and Calen

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Wedding Band / Pat's Pub

After accompanying Caitlynn and Alex's wedding party to the Ukrainian Hall the band repaired to Pat's Pub for a self-produced gig.

Debbie and Ross

Alex, Caitlynn and the band on Hawks Ave.

Steph, Lexi and Lazarina, The Fabulous Carnival Band Dancers

Rapper Nathan Detroit Barrett

Friday, October 1, 2010


Here, fresh from the editing room, is Rosalee's video of the Robson Street flashmob.

On Sunday, Sept. 26 The Carnival Band led a procession along Robson from Thurlow St. to the Vancouver Public Library at Homer St. 

A big thank you goes out to Rosalee and her team of videographers 


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

!! Come One, Come all !!

'The Greatest Little Show On Earth'

East Vancouver's famous Carnival Band puts on a self-produced club gig. 

Your chance to dance to the trademark full tilt boogie sound of The Carnival Band.

This Saturday, October 2.

Pat's Pub

403 E. Hastings St. at Dunlevy St. (The Patricia Hotel)

9:00 p.m. to late

$8.00 at the door

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Word On The Street

The Carnival Band played The Word On The Street today.

Steph and Deb create havoc on the transit system

Part 1 was a choreographed procession/flashmob along Robson St. to the VPL. 

Two 'bones, John Cl. and Alexis D. with Mr. Sweet in the middle

Part 2 was a stage set on the main stage

Fred, Nathan (and Steph)

Fred, D, aka 'the webmonkey', John W, and Fearless Leader

Visit The Carnival Band's flickr pool for more images 
(a technical glitch at Blogger won't allow me to create links)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

10/10/10 Dig In For Climate Justice

The Carnival Band has been hired to support the local 10/10/10 work party initiative.

The video explains why this worldwide protest is important.

Band members will find time and place info on 'wurst'

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mark October 2 On Your Calendars

The Open Air Orchestra Society

The Carnival Band At Pat's Pub

'The Greatest Little Show On Earth'

Saturday, October 2, 9:00 p.m.

Pat's Pub 403 E. Hastings St. at Dunlevy St.

Tickets: $8.00 at the door

Sunday, September 19, 2010

None Of Us Are DJs / Strathcona Harvest Festival

The forecast was fairly bleak and the sky was ominous at times but no one got wet.

The economy-sized version of The Carnival Band strolled the grounds to help brighten a grey afternoon.

Kudos to The Carnival Band Dancers, Debbie, Steph and Alexis for doing such a great job of entertaining the kids.

Eddie, Cory & Roisin

Steph & Lexi

Tara, James and Ross

Sunday, September 12, 2010

4th Annual Oakridge Block Party

The 4th Annual Oakridge Block Party, Sept. 12, was dampish this year.
Nevertheless the band played on and left well fed after the gig.

Debbie and what must be the White Spot Rooster.
A White Spot chicken would have nothing to smile about.

Tara, Brian J, Nathan and Ross

Debbie and a cheerful volunteer