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The Covers Brothers

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About The Covers Brothers

The Covers Brothers play acoustic versions of classic songs from the 50's to the present day, and yes, they are actually brothers
Acoustic duo
Derby
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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The Covers Brothers are real life siblings Paul and Steven Herron. Having played together for over 15 years, they share the same love for all harmony based classic pop music from the early sounds of 50s America through to the Britpop days of the 90s. When they sing, the sound tells you they're brothers, and when they chat in between songs you can tell they're from the north east! No backing tracks, no electronic trickery, just two voices and two acoustic guitars, simple, authentic, and fun.

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3rd Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 3 years
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Country, Folk rock, Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Christmas, Easy listening, Originals, Americana, Covers, Vintage, Alternative rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

JAMES
Sit Down
Laid
ELVIS PRESLEY
Devil in Disguise
Suspicious minds
Thats alright Mama
Heartbreak hotel
Can't Help Falling In Love
THE STONE ROSES
She bangs the Drums
Waterfall
Sally Cinnamon
Made Of Stone
DIRE STRAITS
Walk of life
Sultans of swing
So far away
Money For Nothing
CROWDED HOUSE
Locked Out
Weather with you
Fall at your feet
Four seasons in one day
Distant sun
There goes god
It’s Only Natural
Better Be Home Soon
Mean To Me
Don't Dream It's Over
How Will You Go
Chocolate Cake
She Goes On
Private Universe
Italian Plastic
In My Command
Kare Kare
THE KILLERS
All these things that I have done
SUPERGRASS
Alright
TAKE THAT
Back For Good
GEORGE MICHAEL
Faith
QUEEN
Crazy little thing called love
One Vision
ELTON JOHN
I’m still standing
I guess that's why they call it the blues
ABBA
Does your mother know?
THE CURE
Friday I’m in love
JOE JACKSON
Is she really going out with him?
ELBOW
One Day like This
DON MCLEAN
American Pie
GLEN CAMPBELL
Rhinestone Cowboy
Wichita Lineman
JOHNNY CASH
Ring of fire
R.E.M.
Shiny happy people
Man On The Moon
Losing My Religion
The One I Love
End Of The World
Fall On Me
Superman
Don't Go back To Rockville
Daysleeper
What's The Frequency Kenneth
Near Wild Heaven
STEALERS WHEEL
Stuck in the middle
THE BEE GEES
Stayin alive
RADIOHEAD
High and Dry
Creep
Karma Police
COLDPLAY
Yellow
NEIL DIAMOND
Sweet Caroline
HUNTERS AND C OLLECTORS
Throw your arms around me
MGMT
Time to pretend
PAUL WELLER
Wild Wood
You Do Something To Me
Broken Stones
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
You’ve lost that loving feeling
KINGS OF LEON
Sex on Fire
The Bucket
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
Homeward bound
Mrs Robinson
Keep the customer satisfied
The Boxer
Cecilia
America
Sound Of Silence
PAUL SIMON
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Graceland
Slip Slidin' Away
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Mother And Child reunion
THE EVERLY BROTHERS
All I have to do is dream
Bye Bye Love
Wake up little Susie
Cathy's Clown
GERRY RAFFERTY
Baker Street
THE BEATLES
Here comes the Sun
Lady Madonna
I Will
One after 909
Something
The Ballad of John and Yoko
Back in the USSR
I Feel Fine
Norwegian wood
I’ve just seen a face
Hey Jude
Twist And Shout
Love Me Do
Here There And Everywhere
Don't let Me Down
Help
Get Back
Blackbird
Hard Day's Night
For No One
Let it be
OASIS
Rockin Chair
Wonderwall
Live Forever
She’s Electric
Don’t Look back in Anger
Cigarettes & Alcohol
Supersonic
Digsy's Dinner
Champagne Supernova
Slide away
MICHAEL JACKSON
Smooth Criminal
Billie Jean
Black or white
Thriller
JACKIE WILSON
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
THE MONKEES
Daydream believer
I’m a believer
BLUR
Parklife
This is a low
Charmless man
Country House
Tender
Tracy Jacks
FLEETWOOD MAC
Go your own way
Never going back again
Big Love
Landslide
Second Hand News
Rhiannon
The VERVE
Drugs don’t work
Sonnet
THE KINKS
Waterloo Sunset
Sunny Afternoon
You Really Got Me
U2
With or without you
One
Angel Of Harlem
THE ROLLING STONES
Last Time
THE STROKES
Last Nite
Some Day
New York City Cops
Is This It
THE JAM
Town called malice
That’s entertainment
THE SMITHS
There is a light that never goes out
Panic
DAVID BOWIE
Star man
Ziggy Stardust
BOB DYLAN
Subterranean homesick blues
Like a Rolling Stone
WHAM
Freedom
CHRISTMAS
Rockin' around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon
Last Christmas - Wham
THE TRAVELLING WILBURYS
Handle With Care
GEORGE HARRISON
Got my mind set on you
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

No, we tend to stick to the duo, 2 acoustic guitars, 2 vocals. It's what we do!

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

We're usually pretty flexible, just get in touch!

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

We certainly can, get in touch and we can discuss what you're after, a DJ service will cost more than a simple playlist.

How much time do you need to set up?

Our record is 15 minutes :-) but we always tend to give ourselves 30-45 minutes, obviously we can get there earlier if we need to, again, speak to us!

Can you roam around while you perform?

No, we would get very tangled and look a bit silly.

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

In a word, yes.

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

All quotes include all equipment unless another agreement is reached, Our equipment is fully PAT tested and we have full liability insurance.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, get in touch and we can discuss options.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We're easy going, enthusiastic, and we love taking requests, even if we sometimes say no (Some people don't seem to realise that we don't know every song ever written). Every gig is different and requires a slightly different approach, we're more than happy to embrace that, whether it be background music, or more of a party atmosphere.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've performed at something like 200 venues, we actually made a list a few months ago, but it's been added to a lot since then.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Crowded House, The Beatles, REM, Oasis, Blur, Queen, Dire Straits...... look at our songlist and that probably answers the question.

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

We played at the switching on of the Derby Christmas lights, we were once flown to upstate New York to play a wedding. Both of which were brilliant.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£320
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£600
Packages
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£500
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception/evening do - Disco Playlist until end of evening
£750
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception/evening do. - Disco Playlist until end of evening
£1000
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Andy B
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Great communication, nice guys, sounded great and a good time was had by all. Would definitely recommend.

Reply from The Covers Brothers
27 days ago

Really gald you enjoyed it Andy. Thanks for having us.

RG
Rhiannon G
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant. They learned our first dance song and played it flawlessly. Gorgeous harmonies, just fantastic. Everyone loved them!

Reply from The Covers Brothers
2 months ago

Thanks Rhiannon. We had a great time. Lovely people and a lovely venue. Congratulations!

KB
KEIRNAN B
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

The guys were very efficient and professional and gave us a fantastic performance. All my guests said they were brilliant

Reply from The Covers Brothers
2 months ago

Cheers Keirnan!

PC
Paul C
3 years ago
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4.5 out of 5

The band are very good and i would use them again. Slight confusion over the duration of the booking.

Reply from The Covers Brothers
2 months ago

Thanks Paul!

From other customers:

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Rob E
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 38 South St
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5 out of 5

Steven and Paul have worked for me at three venues successfully for the last two years. The Orange Tree Derby, The Risley Park and The Hunting Lodge. The lads have been a dream to deal with and have never showed up late, cancelled last minute or caused any issues at all. All venue feedback has been fantastic and they’ve never failed to bring the house down. I have 25 acts on rotation at The Orange Tree and their first choice was the Covers Brothers this New Years. They absolutely smashed it! Cheers boys.

RG
Rob G
4 years ago, for a Private event in The Proact Stadium
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5 out of 5

Hired the covers brothers for my engagement do. They were great, as I knew they would be. As always, good harmonies and fun on stage presence. Had many compliments about them after the event, and they even let me help to choose the songs they performed. Would recommend.

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