Wedding band

The Covered

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
(4.9)Read all 55 reviews
Booking protection
Secure online payments
Free 48hr cancellations
Support available Mon-Sun
Like The Covered?
Watch & Listen

About The Covered

Multi-award winning wedding & party 6-9 piece band playing floor-filling Motown, soul funk pop and rock classics from across the decades!
Wedding band
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Verified profile

The Covered awards Best function band South East 2019 (Event Entertainment) Winner -Wedding band of the year 2020/2021/2022 - SC Region (The Wedding industry awards) Gold award for excellence 2019 (Bridebook) Best wedding band 2022 - UK Enterprise Awards 2022. Best Wedding Party Entertainment Band - South East England in the LuxLife Global Wedding Awards 2020 & 2022 The Covered have been blowing audiences away since 2014! Their set list has been honed so that ALL the songs get people on their feet. Pop/rock/soul/Motown/funk including some great singalongs. 1960sright up to date! They’ve performed at countless weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, Christmas parties, festivals, charity events and more. In 2018, The Covered won their first award and this was quickly followed by 5 more. You can see from their scores of 5 star reviews that they have been wowing their audiences and they will wow yours too!

Encore badges
Lightning fast responses
Average response time under 2 hours
Saved the day!
Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
Member of the Encore community forum
5th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
25 gigs
Pro: 25 bookings through Encore
Pop, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Disco, Funk, Motown, Rock, Pop rock
See all genres
Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
See all event types

Song list

We Play exciting,dance floor - filling classics
from across the decades!
Recent block busters from artists such as Chic, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift right back through
the 70s and 80s with Madness, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye
and the 50s and 60s with
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry,
Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
Ain’t nobody-Chaka Khan
Get it On - T Rex
Dancing in the Dark-Bruce Springsteen
Crazy-Gnarls Barkley
Ladies night-Kool and the Gang
We are Family-Sister Sledge
Good Times-Chic
Baggy Trousers-Madness
Never Too Much-Luther Vandross
Can’t get enough of Your love-Barry White
Need You Tonight-Inxs
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Addicted to Love-Robert Palmer
Play that Funky Music-Wild Cherry
Brown Sugar-The Rolling Stones
The Boys of Summer-Don Henley
Easy-Lionel Ritchie
Waiting in Vain-Bob Marley
Make me Smile-Cockney Rebel
One of these nights-The Eagles
Sweet Home Alabama-Lynyrd Skynrd
Superstition-Stevie Wonder
Money for Nothing-Dire Straits
Lola-The Kinks
Go your own Way-Fleetwood Mac
The Jean Genie-David Bowie
Rebel Rebel-David Bowie
Jumpin Jack Flash-The Rolling Stones
I won’t back Down-Tom Petty
Stuck in the Middle with you-Stealers Wheel
Long Train Running-The Doobie Brothers
Don’t You forget about me-Simple Minds
Bohemian Like You-The Dandy Warhols
Message to you Rudy-The Specials
Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield
Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones
Jumping Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Everybody Dance – Chic
Funkin for Jamaica – Tom Browne
The Best – Tina Turner
The Power of love – Huey Lewis
Summer Breeze – The Isley Brothers
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Black or White - Michael Jackson
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
When You’re Gone – Bryan Adams & Mel C
Lady Marmalade – LaBelle
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Sweet Soul music - Arthur Conley
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Thinking of You - Sister Sledge
Le Freak - Chic
Everybody Dance - Chic
Jump - Van Halen
The Best - Tina Turner
Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Gimme all your lovin - ZZ Top
Dreadlock Holiday - 10CC
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Pick Up The Pieces -Average White Band
Love is the Drug - Roxy Music
It Must Be Love - Madness
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears For Fears
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
The Grease Mega Mix - John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Castles in the air - Don McLean
Feel Like makin Love - Bad Company
Band on the Run - Paul McCartney
Cracklin Rosy - Neil Diamond
Stayin Alive - The Beegees
December 63 - The Four Seasons
Start me Up - Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Losing My Religion - REM
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
1990s to current
You can Call me Al-Paul Simon
Uptown Funk-Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
Happy-Pharell Williams
Can’t stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Get Luck – Daft Punk
Be Thankful for what you Got - William Devaughan
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay
You Get What You Give – The New Radicals
Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols
Dancing in the Moonlight - Top Loader
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
This Girl Kungs Vs Cookin on 3 burners
One Kiss - Calvin Harris
This Love - Maroon 5
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
Wonderwall - Oasis
Forget You - Celo Green
Can't take my eyes off you - Manic Street Preachers
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Ocean Drive - Lighthouse Family
Ordinary World - Duran Duran
There's nothing like this - Omar
How Long - Ace
Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
Witchita Lineman - Glen Campbell
September Morn - Neil Diamond
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Shotgun - George Ezra
Moving too Fast - Artful Dodger
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley
I saw her standing there – The Beatles
Signed sealed Delivered-Stevie Wonder
I heard it through the Grapevine-Marvin Gaye
I’m a Believer-The Monkees
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Ticket To Ride – The Beatles
All Right Now – Free
I heard it through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Knock on Wood - Otis Redding
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
You Keep me hanging on - The Supremes
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
Example 1st dances for weddings
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Magic – Coldplay
Need You now -Lady Antebellum
Back for Good – Take That
The Way You look tonight - Michael Buble
Have I told you lately - Rod Stewart
Still the One - Shania Twain
Fishing in the dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
My Ever Changing Moods - Style Council
Your song - Elton John
Just the Way you are - Billy Joel
This Guy's in Love with you - Herb Alpert
I can't tell you why - Eagles
Jessie - Joshua Kaddison
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Male and female lead singers, Guitar, Keys, Drums. We also have an 8 piece option that includes Sax and Trumpet.”

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up and sound check about 2-3 hours before guests arrive. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system as well as public liability insurance is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 5m x 4m space to perform.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The feedback we’ve received from our clients from numerous reviews is that we have a great set list that keeps their guests on the dance floor which in turn greatly contributes to a successful event!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We tend to perform almost exclusively at private events - weddings, parties and corporate functions.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The artists that have produced soul Motown pop and rock floor fillets from across the decades. For example songs from Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Chic, Tina Turner, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

We are booked this year to play at the 100th anniversary of Bentley. This will be held in a very large circular ballroom, surrounded by 19 classic Bentley motor vehicles worth millions of pounds from across the decades.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1800
Up to 2 hours£1800
Up to 3 hours£2200


Acoustic or piano set during ceremony
The Covered
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
4.9 out of 5
46 verified reviews
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star


From Encore customers:

Nadine P
22 days ago
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant band! Excellent musicians, singers and wide choice of music to suit all our wedding guests. Everyone loved them and we danced the night away! Great communication and very professional. We are so pleased we chose the Covered band. Thank you for such a special evening, N & A :-)

Reply from The Covered
22 days ago

Thank you so much Nadine and Alex! A lovely night playing for your wonderful family and friends xx

Aleksandra K
2 months ago
Full starFull starEmpty starEmpty starEmpty star
2 out of 5

We arrived at our reception venue at 2pm to find out that the drummer has called in sick, still don't understand why we were not informed as soon as they knew about this. The DJ in between sets was non existent. The band started 2 hours late, in the meantime our families had to entertain the guests and play music off YouTube as the band were not bothered enough to provide anything anyone could dance to, the same thing happened in between sets. We have contributed to the bands fuel costs, paid for their food, drinks and accommodation and were left very disappointed. In the end after much argument the guests did have some fun, but that was more driven by the family interacting with the guests than the band itself. The sets themselves were not great and the band themselves did not know the length of the sets. Despite having a back room for a the commendations, the band took it upon themselves to go onto the stage in their jeans and old tops. The band made it very clear they did not want to be there and wanted to get out as soon as possible. Overall the experience was okay at best.

Reply from The Covered
2 months ago

Hello Aleksandra, Firstly, I’m very sorry you feel this way. Our aim is always to ensure everyone has a great time and you can see from our 49 five star reviews and 7 awards that we do consistently achieve that. In answer to your points: Not being informed earlier about drummer: Sometimes things don’t go to plan and our drummer being taken ill on his way to the venue was one of those unfortunate events. Fortunately, we have a pool of back up musicians upon which to draw in such situations. It wasn’t something I wanted to bother you with as I knew it was resolved but just meant a later start, which I agreed with hour husband when I arrived at 2pm. Lack of DJ between sets We don’t provide a DJ. Our agreed booking included “Spotify playlists when we are not playing (you may help to chose these). My understanding was to provide our usual background music at these times. It is regretful that we weren’t approached to amend to something more up beat which we would have been delighted to do. Late start time We were unfortunately delayed because of the drummer issue, as explained. The later start time was agreed initially with Michael & later with you both. Quality of the sets I’m sorry you feel they “weren’t great”. Our repertoire & videos are detailed on our website and form the basis of our booking. We are always open to your input prior to the event if you would have liked to make any changes but we’ve found over the years that our set lists do go down really well with guests. And in fact several of the guests did compliment us afterwards on the performance. Stage clothing All our musicians wore suits – I wore jacket & trousers and Dyane wore a dress. Maybe you were referring to our sound engineer who usually dresses casually which helps him with fetching, carrying & crawling around. And thanks again for the wine you gave us afterwards - everyone appreciated that - and also your kind words about how your guests really enjoyed the night. Best wishes John

Sarah T
5 months ago
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

I booked The Covered for my 40th birthday party. Communication with John was excellent from the start. They arrived when they said they would with everything they needed. They asked to change the location in the room I had selected which turned out to be the best idea & made for a much better atmosphere. The music was brilliant & had us all dancing the night away! I would thoroughly recommend The Covered, thank you John & the gang.

Reply from The Covered
2 months ago

Thank you so much Sarah.

Alison H
8 months ago
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

The Cover were fantastic. They kept a group of mixed ages (18 - 80) on the dance floor all evening, responded to requests and ensured the evening went well. Their standard of music and singing was superb and the volume controlled appropriately. i would highly recommend them! Thank you The Covered.

Reply from The Covered
2 months ago

Thank you Alison!

Read all 19 reviews

From other customers:

Paul K
1 month ago, for a Wedding in Castle St
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

We had The Covered play at our wedding blessing this past week and they far exceeded our expectations. From enquiry to the final song, The Covered was professional, easy going and sounded great! They did a brilliant job getting the party started in their first set and then brought down the house in the second. Numerous guests came up to us to say how impressed they were with The Covered. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a band that sounds great and brings energy to the party to get people up out of their seats and on to the dance floor. Thank you so much for making our special day even more unforgettable!

Chrystianne T
3 months ago, for a Wedding in Henley-on-Thames RG9
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

The Covered performed at my wedding . I couldn't have asked for a better band - their performance was slick and energetic from start to finish. They covered modern songs, just as well as old classics. Every member of this band is a total star, each of them standing out in their own way. They performed some of mine and my husbands favourite songs, reducing us to tears with the emotional ballads and making every person in the 100 strong crowd dancing till the early hours with the faster numbers! I also appreciated John's organisation in the lead up to the day, he knew the best timings to suggest, the best order of songs, the best way to do the sound check. He leaves no stone unturned. Without a doubt, the best decision we made on our wedding day to have them perform. I could not recommend them more. 10/10.

Read all 36 reviews