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ABOUT US

The Balloons are a four piece function and wedding band specialising in rock and pop classics from the past fifty years, covering classic and contemporary popular artists from The Rolling Stones, The Doors and The Beatles to The White Stripes, The Strokes and Arcade Fire. Unusually, all four members sing lead vocals, helping to diversify their sets.

Each member is a highly experienced musician in their own right. In 2015 Pembroke (vocals & guitar) was named BBC Introducing Artist of the Month; he receives regular radio plays and has performed live on TV for London Live network. Steve (vocals, guitar & keys) is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist with 20 years' experience gigging up and down the country with various acts including The Libertines. Sam (vocals & drums) and Mike (vocals & bass) have toured nationally and internationally together with their previous originals projects, supporting acts such as Johnny Foreigner, The Wombats and The Holloways, as well as playing on the UK’s major festival circuit.

Together they provide an upbeat, dance-orientated experience for any occasion. Playing a wide variety of material with unique arrangements, high-energy performances and joyous musicality, The Balloons put on a show like no other function band.

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We specialise in these genres:

  • 60s
  • Britpop
  • Folk
  • 70s
  • Rock and roll
  • Acoustic
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Harmonies
  • Beatles
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We play these instruments:

  • Male vocals
  • Three part vocal harmonies
  • Percussion
  • Drums
  • Keys
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Harmonica
  • Vocals
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Festival
  • VIP Event
  • Wedding
  • Company Party
  • Private Party
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AVAILABILITY

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We are based in Oakham, United Kingdom.

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PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 1,500
    The Balloons
    Band

    Includes:
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    We can provide a free playlist DJ service throughout the event. An afternoon performance can be arranged in addition to an evening slot on a special one hour rate.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Acoustic Guitars - Ovation Balladeer, Seagull S6

Electric Guitars - PRS Custom 24, Fender Telecaster, Gretsch 5622T, Fender Jaguar, Italia Maranello Speedster

Bass - Rickenbacker 4001, Fender Precision Bass

Vocals - 4x Shure SM58

PA Systems - Yamaha STAGEPAS 500, more available for hire (for larger events)

Drums - Jalapeno full kit

Amplifiers - Vox AC30, Vox VT30, Vox VT20, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

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LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

9 Set Lists

1960s
01
The Animals
House Of The Rising Sun
02
The Band
The Weight
03
The Beatles
A Day In The Life
04
The Beatles
Come Together
05
The Beatles
Don't Let Me Down
06
The Beatles
Hey Jude
07
The Beatles
Lady Madonna
08
The Beatles
Little Help From My Friends
09
The Beatles
Norwegian Wood
10
The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
11
The Beatles
What Goes On
12
Ben E. King
Stand By Me
13
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising
14
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Proud Mary
15
Creedence Clearwater Revival
I Put A Spell On You
1950s
01
Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel
02
Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
03
Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock
04
Elvis Presley
Suspicious Minds
05
Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode
06
Chuck Berry
Memphis, Tennessee
07
Chuck Berry
You Never Can Tell
08
Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues
09
Johnny Cash
I Got Stripes
10
Johnny Cash
Cocaine Blues
11
Johnny Cash
Jackson
1960s continued
01
Dick Dale
Misirlou
02
The Doors
Alabama Song
03
The Doors
Light My Fire
04
The Doors
Break On Through (To The Other Side)
05
The Doors
Love Me Two Times
06
Jefferson Airplane
Somebody To Love
07
The Kinks
Sunny Afternoon
08
The Kinks
Lola
09
Ray Charles
Hit The Road Jack
10
The Rolling Stones
Jumping Jack Flash
11
The Rolling Stones
Sympathy For The Devil
12
The Ronnettes
Be My Baby
13
The Temptations
My Girl
14
Tom Jones
It's Not Unusual
15
Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl
1970s
01
Dire Straits
Sultans Of Swing
02
Dolly Parton
Jolene
03
The Doors
Roadhouse Blues
04
The Eagles
Hotel California
05
Fleetwood Mac
Dreams
06
Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way
07
Fleetwood Mac
The Chain
08
Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive
09
Neil Young
Heart Of Gold
10
The Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar
11
Stealers Wheel
Stuck In The Middle With You
12
Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered
13
Talking Heads
Psycho Killer
14
Queen
We Are The Champions
1980s
01
The Cure
Friday I'm In Love
02
David Bowie
Let's Dance
03
David Bowie / Freddie Mercury
Under Pressure
04
Canned Heat
On The Road Again
05
The Jam
A Town Called Malice
06
Kate Bush
Running Up That Hill
07
The La's
There She Goes
08
Michael Jackson
Beat It
09
Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
10
The Pixies
Gigantic
11
Talking Heads
Road To Nowhere
12
Queen
Another One Bites The Dust
1990s
01
Blur
Girls And Boys
02
The Lemon Heads
Mrs Robinson
03
Nick Cave
Red Right Hand
04
Nirvana
Come As You Are
05
Nirvana
Smells Like Teen Spirit
06
Oasis
Don't Look Back In Anger
07
Oasis
She's Electric
08
Pulp
Disco 2000
09
Radiohead
Just
10
Radiohead
Karma Police
11
The Rembrandts
I'll Be There For You
12
Spiritualised
Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space
2000s
01
Amy Winehouse
Valerie
02
Arcade Fire
No Cars Go
03
Arcade Fire
Rebellion (lies)
04
Arcade Fire
The Suburbs
05
Arcade Fire
Tunnels
06
Arcade Fire
Wake Up
07
Artic Monkeys
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
08
Beirut
Elephant Gun
09
Black Keys
Lonley Boy
10
The Coral
Dreaming Of You
11
Daft Punk
Get Lucky
12
Fleet Foxes
White Winter Hymnal
13
Foster The People
Pumped Up Kicks
14
Jake Bugg
Lightning Bolt
15
Johnny Flynn
Tickle Me Pink
2000s Continued
01
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Going Up The Country
02
Kings Of Leon
Molly's Chamber
03
The Libertines
Don't Look Back In To The Sun
04
Old Crow Medicine Show
Wagon Wheel
05
The Strokes
Last Night
06
White Stripes
Fell In Love With A Girl
07
White Stripes
Seven Nation Army
Christmas Set List
01
Various
Rockabilly Christmas Carols
02
Bing Crosby
White Christmas
03
Brenda Lee
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
04
Chuck Berry
Run Rudloph Run
05
Mariah Carey
All I want for Christmas
06
The Pogues
Fairytale of New York
07
Shakin Stephens
Merry Xmas Everyone
08
Slade
Merry Christmas Everybody
09
Tony Bennett
Winter Wonderland
10
Wizard
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Booked The Balloons for a VIP Event
5.0   Verified review

Over the two nights we worked with The Balloons they became part of the Tullamore D.E.W. family. I was incredibly impressed by their professionalism, flexibility, musicianship and their passion for what they do. They delivered two barn storming performances, stayed on longer than they should and even learned a new tune for us, which was outstanding. I would work with them again tomorrow and recommend them to anyone looking for an accomplished band who will rock the house.
 
Ali Cloudsdale Brand Manager - Blended Whisky
Mar 28, 2017

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5.0  

"I was very privileged to see The Balloon Animals headline the Camden Town Brewery 'Tank Party', having recently discovered Pembroke Tenneson recently in my home town. They went down A STORM...!! This band seriously ooze talent and good times... Their covers were incredible - lively and powerful with their own twist. The whole crowd were completely enraptured - EVERYONE was singing and smiling...! Simply awesome. A real joy. :) Thanks for a great evening. Looking forward to MORE...!!" John Pooley, Camden Brewery Tank Party Aug 13, 2016

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5.0  

"I was very privileged to see The Balloon Animals headline the Camden Town Brewery 'Tank Party', having recently discovered Pembroke Tenneson recently in my home town. They went down A STORM...!! This band seriously ooze talent and good times... Their covers were incredible - lively and powerful with their own twist. The whole crowd were completely enraptured - EVERYONE was singing and smiling...! Simply awesome. A real joy. :) Thanks for a great evening. Looking forward to MORE...!!"

John Pooley, Camden Brewery Tank Party
Aug 13, 2016

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism