Cover Bands for hire in Basildon

Book a cover band in Basildon for your wedding, party or event. If you are looking to book a live band that will keep your guests on their feet all night, look no further. Whether you like pop, rock or Motown our musicians are incredibly experienced at reading the room and delivering hit after hit for your guests! Choose from 360 of the best local cover bands right here.

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Hire The Alleycatz Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £6875
Cover bandLondon

The Alleycatz are one of the UK's Premier function bands! A brilliant 5-12 piece pop/Motown & funk band that'll bring class to any occasion!

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Hire Sonic Blaze Cover band with Encore
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£799 - £1195
Cover bandColchester

The #1 party band in the UK! We've played 3000+ events including Glasto & VW fest and over 1,000 weddings. Guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Hire Sexy Rumours Cover band with Encore
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£1500 - £1900
Cover bandLondon

London's #1 Party Band (featured in British Vogue) covering the Funkiest grooves, Alt/Pop hits and inescapable Classics!

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Hire The Jjarrs Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £1875
Cover bandBishop's Stortford

One of the UK's premier covers bands with an awesome reputation for providing the very best live music for functions and events.

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Hire HAIRFORCE 5 Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £2000
Cover bandLondon

Hairforce-5 bring the 80's rock scene direct to your function! All the 80's hits from Van Halen, Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue!

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Hire JimJams Cover band with Encore
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From£640
Cover bandLondon

JimJams have acquired an excellent reputation as a professional outfit that never disappoints.

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Hire THE LANDLINE: Classic Indie & Britpop (90's era) Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £1500
Cover bandLondon

Classic Indie & Britpop. Playing favorites from the 90's era including Stone Roses, Charlatans, Oasis, Blur, Pulp and Suede among others.

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Hire Sharlette (Solo/Duo/Trio) Cover band with Encore
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£550 - £1400
Cover bandLondon

Tailoring to any occasion from chilled to a lively party set, Sharlette is certain to impress her audience!

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Hire Cat Delphi Trio Cover band with Encore
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£1550 - £1725
Cover bandLondon

Performances with - Shania Twain / Alicia Keys / Top Of The Pops / Jools Holland Presents / Dermot O'Leary / FA Cup Final - MOBO Fund Winner

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Hire Clarissa Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandLondon

Sultry jazz, emphatic soul, sophisticated RnB, or eclectic pop...Clarissa is always the first choice!

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Hire Paul Scarto’s Pop Up Pianobar Show Cover band with Encore
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£1500 - £1750
Cover bandLondon

The popular Pianobar concept of sing a longs, live requests & fun entertainment is now portable and available for every location and event

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Hire TFI Britpop Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £1750
Cover bandLondon

London based party band specialising in Britpop, Rock and Pop bangers.

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Hire Jukebox City Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £1500
Cover bandLondon

We play a wide variety of music, making sure there is something for everybody! and making sure you all get up dancing and have a great time!

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Hire FosseyTango  Cover band with Encore
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From£960
Cover bandLondon

Recognised throughout the industry as one of the most exciting function bands around, FosseyTango deliver a show that is not to be missed.

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Hire Run For Cover Cover band with Encore
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£1125 - £1875
Cover bandBromley

Run For Cover are a 5-piece Classic Rock Covers band based in Bromley, playing the best classic rock from the 70s up to the present day!

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Hire Rhythm and Jules Band Cover band with Encore
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£1060 - £1850
Cover bandLondon

Designed to fit with your requirements from 2 to 6 piece with a diverse repertoire from pop, rock, soul, funk, Jazz and Blues.

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Hire UNSHACKLED Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £850
Cover bandGillingham

Rocking party band covering music from all eras. We've played hundreds of events over the last seven years with our award winning vocalist!

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Hire Flame Trees Cover band with Encore
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From£320
Cover bandLondon

An exciting new cover duo using live looping and percussion to create a sound much bigger than you've ever heard from 2 people!

Latest reviews of our Cover Bands in Basildon

Sonic Blaze
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"Fantastic band easy to deal with very happy with the performance would book again. Brilliant lads and a great night many thanks again"

James hired Sonic Blaze for a Private event (available in Basildon)

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"Into the Sun 🌞 Our first experience with an agency band. Communication was efficient, arrival was prompt, performance was perfect, sound was excellent, atmosphere was lifted. Thank you so much for making our party a party!! "

Alison hired Sonic Blaze (available in Basildon)

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The Jjarrs
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"An incredible band that created an insane atmosphere! No one wanted the night to end! "

Rachel hired The Jjarrs for a Charity event (available in Basildon)

Verified Review, 21 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in Basildon

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What is a cover band?

A cover band is a musical group that performs songs originally recorded by other artists. Instead of creating original music, they specialise in replicating popular hits from various genres, imitating the original songs' melodies, lyrics, and arrangements. Cover bands play at a wide range of events, (weddings, corporate events, private events) offering audiences familiar tunes to dance and sing along to. Their ability to perform well-known songs appeals to diverse crowds, making them a popular choice for entertainment. Cover bands often infuse their unique style into these songs, ensuring a lively and enjoyable musical experience for listeners.

What is the difference between a cover band and a tribute band?

A cover band sings songs from various artists and genres, whereas a tribute band is dedicated to imitating the music, style, and, in some cases, appearance of a certain artist or band.

Can a cover band play any song?

In the UK, as in many other countries, cover bands are subject to copyright laws and regulations. Cover bands can perform songs that are protected by copyright, but they typically need to obtain licenses to do so legally. Performance licenses are usually obtained through organizations like PRS for Music (Performing Right Society), which represent songwriters, composers, and music publishers. When a cover band obtains a license from organisations like PRS for Music, they are granted the legal right to perform and publicly perform copyrighted songs during their live performances. These licenses ensure that the original creators and copyright holders are compensated for the use of their music. Bands with these licenses can perform your favourite songs and keep the dance floor packed all night long.

Do bands have to pay to cover songs live?

In the United Kingdom, cover bands often do not need to pay royalties for performing live cover versions of songs. The venues where these bands perform, on the other hand, may hold licences with performance rights organisations (PROs) such as PRS for Music, allowing them to stage live music events. These licences frequently cover the performance of copyrighted songs, guaranteeing that songwriters and original artists get compensated. These venue licences help tribute artists by allowing them to play without individual royalty commitments. It is critical that venues have the necessary licences.

How long should a cover band play?

Cover bands typically play two one-hour sets or three forty-minute sets, with a 15 to 30-minute break in between. Setup and soundcheck for your band will take about an hour and a half.

What makes a good cover band?

A good cover band excels in capturing the essence of the original songs while adding their unique flair. They prioritise musical skill, tight instrumentation, and vocal talent to recreate songs authentically. Versatility is key, allowing them to perform a wide range of genres and eras, where its pop hits, rock pop, or classic ballads, catering to diverse audiences. All professional musicians should also have great stage presence and audience engagement to enhance the live experience and foster a connection with listeners. Additionally, they respect copyright laws, securing necessary licenses, and always acknowledge the original artists. Ultimately, a great cover band strikes a balance between faithful renditions and creative reinterpretations, delivering memorable performances that resonate with audiences. Feel free to browse our selection of professional cover bands for hire or speak to one of our experts to get tailored recommendations and find the perfect cover band near you.

Hiring a Cover Band in Basildon

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
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1 hour
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Cover Band in Basildon?

The typical price per group member for Cover Bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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