Cover Bands for hire in Brighton and Hove

Book a cover band in Brighton and Hove 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 Fireflies Cover band with Encore
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£320 - £1400
Cover bandBrighton

An award winning 3 in 1 party band with FREE disco & DJ service!

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Hire The Function Machine Cover band with Encore
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From£850
Cover bandBognor Regis

The Function Machine are 5 piece party and events band from Worthing and Brighton.

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Hire The Great Fire Cover band with Encore
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£320 - £800
Cover bandEastbourne

An energetic 4-piece function band playing an eclectic, electric playlist from more than five decades of party music.

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Hire Major Major Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £1500
Cover bandBrighton and Hove

We are an experienced 4-piece, pop, rock and indie band hailing from Brighton in East Sussex. We are ready to get your party started!

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Hire The Razors Cover band with Encore
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£900 - £1350
Cover bandBrighton

Whether playing Ed Sheeran or The Rolling Stones, we pride ourselves on always bringing a professional, fun show, whatever the event.

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Hire The Woodcutters  Cover band with Encore
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£350 - £675
Cover bandBurgess Hill

Excellent Acoustic Duo or Trio, Twin Guitars, Bass, Tight Vocal Harmonies and a Great Set List.

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Hire MIB band Cover band with Encore
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£900 - £6100
Cover bandGuildford

Book the band who performed to 300k people for the Royal Wedding of William & Kate - Professional party animals, MIB band!

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Hire Miami High Cover band with Encore
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£800 - £1600
Cover bandHove

We’re here to put on a show you’ll never forget! As a four-piece function band, we play anything from modern rock and pop to disco classics!

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Hire Brass Beats Cover band with Encore
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£3350 - £3450
Cover bandDorking

Electrifying DJ sets with wow factor brass!

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Hire The Buskerteers Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £1200
Cover bandBrighton

Award winning, charismatic party/ acoustic duo, disco & DJ service. Elite clients including American Express, Bupa, Deloitte and many more!

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Hire The Rivals Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £2187.50
Cover bandGatwick

The Rivals are a 4 piece band that go above and beyond ensure you get a truly unforgeable experience. 

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Hire Strobe Cover band with Encore
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£1875 - £2500
Cover bandHorsham

Strobe are an exciting, young outfit with killer vocals and great musicians behind them! Guaranteed to get any party atmosphere jumping!

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Hire Willow Street Band Cover band with Encore
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£825 - £1200
Cover bandSaint Leonards-on-sea

Bored with bands that look like the Peaky Blinders playing Ed Sheeran covers. We are something different.

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Hire The LOL band Cover band with Encore
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£1400 - £1500
Cover bandGuildford

A whole lotta fun! If you want to dance to some of the best music ever made, we are the band for you!

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Hire D&L Acoustic Duo Cover band with Encore
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From£350
Cover bandBrighton

D&L Acoustic Duo are a Brighton based covers duo that play a wide variety of popular songs and can be booked for all kinds of events.

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Hire Blunter Brothers Cover band with Encore
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£3562.50 - £4062.50
Cover bandHorsham

30+ years experience, 2000+ gigs—Blunter Brothers are the premier band for weddings, galas, corporate events & parties!

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Hire 80s HiFi Cover band with Encore
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£1500 - £2125
Cover bandBrighton and Hove

The UK's #1 80s experience! The best music and biggest hits of the 1980s performed live by a full 5 piece band 🕺🏻👾

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Hire Fleur de Paris Cover band with Encore
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From£1000
Cover bandLewes

Swing and French Chanson / English songs & Jazz . Hint of vintage Latin vibes at times !

Latest reviews of our Cover Bands in Brighton and Hove

The Fireflies
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"Ian kept in touch throughout the year and come the day of the wedding everything was just perfect. They learnt our first dance which was just amazing and we will never forget it. Great selection of music genres and all ages where up dancing. Definitely recommend Audio Riot. Many thanks to Ian and the band"

Nicki hired The Fireflies for a Wedding (available in Brighton and Hove)

Verified Review, 24 December 2021
Back to Britpop
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"Fantastic band, playing many Britpop classics, the guys helped to make our 50th birthday party truly special, would recommend."

David hired Back to Britpop for a Birthday party (available in Brighton and Hove)

Verified Review, 13 July 2024
The Balloons
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"The Balloons were the perfect band for our wedding - their set is filled with great song after great song and they play with a fantastic energy that got our whole wedding party on the dancefloor. I was looking for a wedding band who didn't play the usual more obvious wedding covers, and the balloons fitted the bill perfectly with some of the best, and less obvious rock and indie songs covering multiple decades - a highlight for me was their rendition of The Beatles' A Day In The Life - never expected to hear a wedding band play that song! Myself and my best man are musicians too and they suggested we get up and play a few songs, which was a brilliant surprise for my wife Lucy! It was such a special moment to be able to perform with my best mate at my own wedding too. They are a genuinely lovely group of guys. All of our guests were blown away by the band and have since commented on how amazing they were. Thanks for helping our wedding end on such a strong note!"

Tom hired The Balloons for a Wedding (available in Brighton and Hove)

Verified Review, 7 July 2024

FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in Brighton And Hove

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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 Brighton And Hove

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

How much does it cost to hire a Cover Band in Brighton and Hove?

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

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