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The Balloons

Music

Overview

  • All round rock, pop and soul band
  • Superb repertoire of classics from acts as varied as Johnny Cash, The Band, Arcade Fire and the Doors
  • Perform as an all-singing 4 piece band

Location

The band are equally based between London and Rutland and frequently travel nationwide.

Standard Set Times

  • Three 45 minute sets with 15 minute breaks

About this Act

The Balloons cover classic rock and pop from across the ages, covering popular tracks from the 60's and 70's by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and The Doors, more contemporary acts include the likes of Talking Heads, The Coral and Arcade Fire amongst many others.

All four members share lead vocal duties, creating a diverse and unique energising performance. The standard line up consists of Drums, Bass, Guitars and Keys, additional instruments can be played or additional musicians can be hired in to handle extra special requests if required.

The band are extremely experienced musicians, between them they boast, record deals, tv appearances, extensive radio air play, world tours and major festival appearances. Their upbeat energising style guarantees for a truly fun event.

Set 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
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
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
Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones
Be My Baby – The Ronnettes
My Girl – The Temptations
It's Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
She's Not There – The Zombies

1970's
Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
Hotel California – The Eagles
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
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
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
We Are The Champions – Queen
Breath - Pink Floyd
Time - Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

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 Mallace – 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
Gils 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
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Just – Radiohead
Karma Police – Radiohead
I'll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
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
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Artic Monkeys
Elephant Gun – Beirut
Lonley Boy – Black Keys
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
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
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Last Night – The Strokes
Fell In Love With A Girl – White Stripes
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes

Lineup

  • 4 piece band consisting of guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and 4 vocals

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