About Us

Who we are?


arnival Mania is the the product of a merger between two active members of the UK soca / carnival scene. Vinny Ranks and Dwayne Huggins. Collectively they have over 25 years experience in carnivals, soca and fetes.


inny Ranks, an internationally known DJ and MC. He has been DJing / MCing for over 20 years. His most recent project is Bakahnal Radio an online radio station which has a global audience.

Vinny has been involved in some of the most successful mas bands in the UK, Cocoyea and Chocolate Nation. Both bands benefitted greatly from his vibe, work ethic and industry relationships.

Vinny had wanted to have a mas band of his own for a while and reached out to Dwayne to see if they could create one together.


wayne Huggins is a British born Trini. He’s a soca loving, carnivalholic who has been on the UK soca scene for over 20 years as a feter.

In 2011 Dwayne started UK Soca Scene which is a popular online channel for all things soca related in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Alongside his other projects (Tabanca Weekender, She Soca and Jambolassie) Dwayne decide that in 2016 the time was right to start a mas band. A discussion with Vinny happened and the rest is history.

Karnival Mania for Notting Hill Carnival 2017, is Spirit of Life & MANIAKS in the CITY

Join us on the road. Great vibes and good fun is guaranteed. Top notch music, premium costumes and a friendly, family atmosphere


Why Choose Us?

1. New Mas Band, New Vibes

We are a fresh and vibrant band, bringing a completely different vibe to Notting Hill Carnival. This will be our second year on the road. Although we are still a newish mas band, we have years of carnival and cultural knowledge to ensure the perfect experience on the road.

2. Outstanding Value

It’s important we offer a high level of quality, and equally as important that this quality is affordable. We have the perfect balance which will bring masqueraders back time and time again to relive the #ManiaVibes.

3. First Class Security & Customer Services

At Karnival Mania, the safety of our band members is paramount. You can rest assured you will be well looked after and secure throughout your carnival experience, with members of staff and security always close by to offer assistance.

Our Skills

Providing great vibes / 100%
Making Mas / 75%
Fun Mas (J'ouvert) / 90%
Customer Service / 95%