The Cardinals

Pop Covers Band

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About The Cardinals – professional covers band based in Bristol

The Cardinals are a young, slick 5-piece covers band of highly experienced musicians who play a plethora of hits based on the Soul, Funk and Pop genres of the last 50 years.

Energetic and armed with an arsenal of floor fillers, this band know how to work a crowd and get your guests onto the dance floor!

We're listed on FixTheMusic's Top 13 Best Wedding Bands in Bristol For 2024 🏆

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Château Mader in France, Maunsel House in Somerset and Elmhay Park in Frome, UK.

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The Cardinals are a slick five-piece band that has played at a range of weddings and corporate shows over the past few years.

View our list of Bristol's best wedding bands ➡️

They have played for the likes of Debenham's at their regional Christmas party as well as performing at countless weddings and birthday parties across the UK.

All band members have studied at musical universities including Bristol Institute for Modern Music.

The band perform a hit list of tunes ranging from Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Beyonce and R Kelly to name a few.

As standard The Cardinals can provide two sets of music from 45 to 60 minutes per set depending upon the client's needs and are more than happy to make one set shorter with a longer set for the second half which is what a lot of clients want.

The band also provide their own PA system and lighting along with background party music between each set until their last performance.

The Cardinals are happy to take song requests as long as they are musically possible for the band to both rehearse and play with the timescale allowed.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Château Mader, France
  • Maunsel House, Bridgwater
  • The Gloucester Old Spot
  • Elmhay Park, Frome
  • Coopers' Hall, Bristol Old Vic
  • New House Country Hotel, Cardiff
  • Sudeley Castle, Cheltenham
  • Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe
  • Rye Hill Barn, Warminster, UK
  • Barley Wood House, Wrington
  • Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
  • The Bird, Bathwick, Somerset
  • Kempsford, Fairford
  • Torpoint
  • Brympton d'Evercy, Yeovil
  • Swansea
  • Upper Windrush, Cheltenham
  • Witchampton, Wimborne
  • Braunton, Devon

So if you're looking to hire the finest pop covers band Bristol has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with The Cardinals.

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21 Verified Reviews

"The Cardinals were amazing, absolutely everyone was up on their feet (including the bar staff). They went on far beyond what we had paid for, just because they could see everyone having a great time. So much energy and enthusiasm, getting everyone involved. Loved them. Couldn’t recommend highly enough."

Emily Naylor, 1 July 2024, wedding in Cornwall
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"I just wanted to drop you guys a line to say thank you for what was an epic night at the Gloucester Old Spot! Everyone has commented on how good you were - the set was perfect and you absolutely got the dance floor rocking. The acoustic set was excellent in the afternoon and really added to the atmosphere on what was a perfect day. We'll always be grateful to you guys and will recommend you in the future! Who knows our paths may cross again. All the best, Paul."

Paul Astbury, 3 April 2024, wedding at The Gloucester Old Spot, Kellaway Avenue, Bristol, UK
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"The Cardinals were absolutely phenomenal. From watching their videos online we knew they were going to be great, but they still exceeded our expectations. They were incredibly helpful, had fantastic communication and nothing was too much trouble for them. So many of our guests have commented on how amazing they were and the setlist was full of bangers. They helped so much to make the night very special and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment in recommending them."

Jamie Fitzhenry, 22 March 2024, wedding in Bristol
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"What can we say – a great band with great guys. They even let us get up and sing a song or two with them. Thank you guys!"

Barry and Helen Colins, 19 December 2023, party in Bristol
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"We had The Cardinals play at our wedding in March and they were ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!!! I am not sure our guests were quite ready for them to end! They were THE PERFECT addition to our wedding & I would definitely hire them again in the future! Thank you for helping make our day truly epic!!!"

Louise Castelli, 5 April 2023, wedding in Kempsford, Fairford, Gloucestershire
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"The Cardinals were brilliant. They got all our guests up and dancing and we loved how energetic on stage they were. Really nice guys and a pleasure to have at our party."

Terry and Ann Crafer, 29 March 2023, wedding in Bristol
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"We could not have asked for more. I would highly recommend this band and would love to find an excuse to book them again next year!"

Emily Langport, 7 January 2023, corporate event in Hereford
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"We cannot thank you guys enough. It was a great surprise to have some live music at our party as it was organised by our parents. Thank you so much! We especially loved your Luther Vandross cover!"

Carl and Lisa Tucker, 2 September 2022, party in Cardiff
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"Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you to both the band and their manager. They made the whole process (weddings are stressful!!!) a complete ease. Their performance was both varied and exciting. We also hired the Photo Booth which was an awesome choice…so many happy memories!"

Stephen and Hannah Jones, 19 May 2022, wedding in Bristol
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"The band made the night do complete, getting people involved and getting everyone up dancing. There was something for everyone and once I got on the dance floor I did not want to get off! I would highly recommend the band!"

Emma and Jason Santos, 2 February 2022, wedding in London
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"We were extremely pleased the band. They were absolutely amazing at getting the crowd involved, we even managed to get up and sing with the band! Everyone thought they were amazing! We loved them so much, we are wanting to organise an event just as an excuse to hear them play again!"

Tom and Heather Briggs, 11 July 2021, party in Swansea
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"The band were absolutely fantastic. We had guests dancing all night and the band helped create a fantastic atmosphere. There were calls for an encore at the end and the band obliged with two extra songs which we did not expect but made us feel they were enjoying the party just as much as everyone else. I would definitely recommend this band to friends and family."

Julian and Joanne Reeves, 4 July 2021, party in Bristol
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"What a performance! Every song you played was a cracker. You made our night the most enjoyable wedding we’ve ever been to, and we’re so grateful. We’ve already been asked for your contact details by some of our guests, so hopefully we’ll get to see you again soon. Thanks again, you were superb."

Helen and Richard Simmons, 12 September 2020, wedding in Cornwall
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"Amazing performance guys and thanks again for your superb efforts at our wedding. Everyone loved your set and said how phenomenally the evening went (which I attribute mainly to you ... and possibly, partly, to the booze). We had such a fantastic day and we could not have asked for more from you. I'll never forget screaming Purple Rain at the top of my voice at the end of the night. I gather Toto's Africa went down particularly well too with the bridesmaids. Many thanks chaps."

Stephen Hughes, 27 January 2020, wedding in Somerset
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"What can I say, these guys exceeded expectations. We knew from listening to their clips on this website that they were very talented, but they were also so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. From first point of contact to the time they arrived on site, communication was excellent. They arrived early in order to set up and have a chat with both of us. Right from the start they set such a great atmosphere on the dance floor, from even before the very first song (their sound check!) right up until their final number. Interacted with the guests on the dance floor all night as well. Everyone who attended has asked how we found such a great band! Purple rain as final song of the night was just outstanding!! We could not recommend highly enough, and if we ever had another occasion where we needed a band these guys would be our first port of call."

Adam Clarke, 26 August 2019, wedding in Gloucestershire
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"A huge thank you to The Cardinals. The band were spot on and perfect for our wedding."

Liz and Howard Baylis, 15 March 2019, wedding in Bristol
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"The Cardinals were fantastic! We were so happy that they could play at our wedding. Thank you so much guys."

Lucy Jones, 3 March 2019, wedding in Birmingham
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"We had such a great time with you guys ending the night perfectly. Thank you so much for all the effort you put in. We were so pleased to hear your version of Happy for our first dance, it was perfect!"

Luke and Emily Porter, 23 January 2019, wedding in Somerset
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"Where do I start?! You guys were superb. My husband was so happy with the band for his surprise 40th! We will definitely be back after we find another excuse to hire you again."

Leah Keelan, 21 December 2018, birthday party in Bristol
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"The Cardinals were perfect for our joint birthday party! We asked them to play a particular song that we had for our first dance a few years ago and it was perfect. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an energetic party band for their party!"

Emma and Dan Pope, 4 December 2018, birthday party in London
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"Please excuse the delayed message, but Stella and I have only just returned from our honeymoon. We just wanted to give you a huge thank you for all your efforts on our wedding day on 15th October. You were terrific and really got the whole party on the dance floor! The energy you brought was utterly contagious and irreplaceable! The saxophonist, Ella, was also absolutely fantastic too, really adding to your already tight sound. Thanks again for everything, you really made our evening."

Edward Lee, 17 November 2018, wedding in Wiltshire
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Set List

Bruno Mars- Treasure
Justin Timberlake- Senorita
Stevie Wonder- Superstition
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins- Easy Lover
Prince- Purple Rain
Daft Punk- Get Lucky
Stevie Wonder- Signed, Sealed Delivered
Bruno Mars- Locked Out Of Heaven
Maroon 5- Sunday Morning
Roachford- Cuddly Toy
Stevie Wonder- Higher Ground
Justin Timberlake- Like I Love You
Jamiroquai- Seven Days In Sunny June
Bruno Mars- Runaway Baby
Stevie Wonder- I Wish
Doobie Brothers- Long Train Running
Justin Timberlake- Take Back The Night
Marvin Gaye- I Heard It Through The Grapevine
John Farnham- You’re The Voice
Wild Cherry- Play That Funky Music
James Brown- Get Up
Michael Jackson- Billie Jean
Earth, Wind & Fire- September
Peter Gabriel- Sledgehammer
Charles Wright- Express Yourself
Michael Jackson- Rock With You
Jamiroquai- Runaway
Lionel Richie- All Night Long
Marvin Gaye- Let’s Get It On
Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith- La La La
Gloria Jones- Tainted Love
Beyonce- Crazy In Love
Cameo- Word Up
Jermain Stewart- We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Chaka Khan- Ain’t Nobody
Dirty Dancing- Hungry Eyes
Curtis Mayfield- Move On Up
Jackson 5- I Want You Back
R Kelly- Ignition (Remix)
You Sexy Thing- Hot Chocolate
Teardrops- Womack & Womack
Shake your Body- The Jacksons
Jungle Boogie- Kool & The Gang
Brick House- The Commodores
Tainted Love- Gloria Jones
Le Freak- Chic
1 Thing- Amerie
Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
I Wanna Be Your Lover- Prince
Ain’t Nobody- Chaka Khan
Never Too Much- Luther Vandross
Rock With You- Michael Jackson
All Night Long- Lionel Richie
Boogie Nights- Heatwave
Can’t Feel My Face- The Weeknd
I Want You Back- Jackson 5
Give It Up- KC & The Sunshine Band
Rufus- Tell me something good
Got to give it up- margin Gaye
Long train running- doobie brothers
Take me I’m yours- siege sledge
When doves cry- prince
It's is a man's world- James brown
Master blaster- Stevie wonder
Get up offa that thing- James brown
He’s the greatest dancer- sister sledge
Every 1s a winner- hot chocolate
Papa was a rolling stone- the temptations
Give up the funk- parliament
Love rollercoaster- Ohio players
Satisfaction- Otis Redding
PYT- Michael Jackson
Can you feel it- The Jacksons
Africa- Toto
Caribbean Queen- Billy ocean
Cosmic Girl- Jamiorquai
Respect- Aretha Franklin
Fresh prince of bel air- Will Smith

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