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The Red Balloons Four Piece Functions Band

Four Piece Functions Band in London

The Red 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 an extremely 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. With unique arrangements, high energy performance and unrivalled musicality, The Balloons guarantee a show like no other function band.

Come As You Are – Nirvana Cover

Fell In Love With A Girl – White Stripes Cover –

Karma Police – Radiohead Cover

Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People Cover

White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes Cover

Repertoire List

1950’s
Heart Break Hotel – Elvis Presley
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Jail House Rock – Elvis Presley
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Johnny Be Good – Chuck Berry
Memphis, Tennessee – Chuck Berry
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
I Got Stripes – Johnny Cash
Cocaine Blues – Johnny Cash
Jackson – Johnny Cash

1960’s
House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
The Weight – The Band
A Day In The Life – The Beatles
Come Together – The Beatles
Don’t Let Me Down – The Beatles
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Lady Madonna – The Beatles
Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
SGT Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
What Goes On – The Beatles
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Miserlou – Dick Dale
Alabama Song – The Doors
Light My Fire – The Doors
Break On Through (To The Other Side) – The Doors
Love Me Two Times – The Doors
People Are Strange – The Doors
Little Green Bag – George Baker
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
Lola – The Kinks
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Jumping Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones
Be My Baby – The Ronettes
My Girl – The Temptations
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
She’s Not There – The Zombies

1970’s
She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel
Atomic – Blondie
Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
Hotel California – The Eagles
Mr Blue Sky – ELO
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Jealous Guy – John Lennon
Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
Breath – Pink Floyd
Time – Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
We Are The Champions – Queen
Rock & Roll – The Velvet Underground
Baba O’Riley – Tho Who

1980’s
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Under Pressure – David Bowie / Freddie Mercury
On The Road Again – Canned Heat
A Town Called Malice – The Jam
Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
The La’s – There She Goes
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Gigantic – The Pixies
Road To Nowhere – Talking Heads
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

1990’s
Girls And Boys – Blur
Mrs Robinson – The Lemon Heads
Red Right Hand – Nick Cave
Come As You Are – Nirvana
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
She’s Electric – Oasis
Wonderwall – Oasis
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Just – Radiohead
Karma Police – Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out) – Radiohead
Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space – Spiritualised

2000’s
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
No Cars Go – Arcade Fire
Rebellion (lies) – Arcade Fire
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Tunnels – Arcade Fire
Wake Up – Arcade Fire
Elephant Gun – Beirut
Lonely Boy – Black Keys
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
Tickle Me Pink – Johnny Flynn
Going Up The Country – Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Molly’s Chamber – Kings Of Leon
Don’t Look Back In To The Sun – The Libertines
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Steady As She Goes – The Raconteurs
Last Night – The Strokes
Fell In Love With A Girl – White Stripes
Hardest Button To Button – White Stripes
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes

Testimonials
“I was very privileged to see The Red Balloons headline the Camden Town Brewery ‘Tank Party’, having recently discovered Pembroke Tenneson recently in my hometown. 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

The Red Balloons were amazing! They played mostly covers and often sounded better than the original! Fantastic singing and playing, a really tight group of excellent musicians who really seem to enjoy playing together. Everyone was dancing and woo-ing – couldn’t have been better. Thanks guys!
-Stephanie T. Corporate Party

Thanks so much! You had the crowd in the palm of your hand. You have had so many compliments, all the guests we’re talking about the music the next day. Good luck, I hope we see you playing again soon.
-Oliver Thornton – Wedding

I wanted to say how much Jo, I and I believe the rest of the party enjoyed your show last night. It was superb and you demonstrated so well your love for the music and to make it such a great
evening for us. Truly my thanks to you, Steve, Pembroke and Sam – such a nice bunch of lads.
-Martin Osborne – 50th Birthday Party

Over the two nights we worked with the Red 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

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