The Carnival (band)

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The Carnival in 1968. Clockwise from left to right: Terry Fischer, Tommy Neal, Jose Soares, and Janis Hansen.

The Carnival was an American pop group formed by percussionist José Soares and vocalist Janis Hansen, both formerly of Sergio Mendes' Brasil '66. The group was augmented by Terry Fischer of the Murmaids and bassist Tommy Neal.[1] An album was released in 1969 to minimal fanfare. No other recordings followed except for a standalone single which was put out the following year, the Carnival dissolved afterwards.


  1. ^ John Clemente - Girl Groups: Fabulous Females Who Rocked The World 1477281282 2013 - Page 340 "The Carnival included former Brazil '66 singer Janis Hansen and Jose Suares. Bones Howe produced their recordings, with the instrumental backings were provided by the Wrecking Crew . Terry continued to perform on the road and in cabarets, on television at The Jerry Lewis Telethon and the .."