“An extraordinary group of musicians hammered out an intoxicating rhythm from saxophones, trumpets and all manner of percussive instruments. "
Ian Burrell, The Independent.
"Their real class lies in streamlining a gaggle of individually superb musicians into an army as cohesive as bands a tenth of their monstrous size.
They set about the task of enthusing an audience … with joyful nonchalance, moulding multiple drums, horns, live vocals and strings into a precise mix of rock, Latin shimmer and thunderous drum and bass."
Ben Miller, The Argus
“...Carnival Collective also deserve praise for drawing in the crowds and making the earth move with their foot-stomping, invigorating beats – they sent us soaring into the dizzy heights of Sunday night.”
Cassidie Alder – the Good Camping Guide to Festivals
"I hadn’t prepared myself for the ‘wow’ factor of the scaled up posse at The Blind Tiger. The band themselves are just enormous, I took a couple of snapshots of the whole band and I was VERY glad that I had brought my wide angle lens."
Neil William Shaw, photographer
"An irresistible, huge, pink and blue music-making amoeba that never stops moving and passes on its own good vibes to anyone who cares to listen. Any recording might not capture what they're like live, but they were as much fun when not performing as they were when tearing it up playing live."
Michael Cullen, Performance Artist
"Carnival Collective deserve praise for drawing in the crowds and making the earth move with their foot-stomping, invigorating beats – they sent us soaring into the dizzy heights of Sunday night."
Cassidie Alder, the Good Camping Guide to Festivals
"Walking onto the main stage, Carnival Collective kick off, bringing with them some brightly coloured, high energy fun. Everyone is beginning to move and shake off those Sunday blues. The band will prove perfect for the festival circuit. Lovebox and Secret Garden Party agree."
Rebecca Linzey, SOURCE magazine