Cover Bands for hire in Canterbury

Book a cover band in Canterbury 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 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 Upbeat Street  Cover band with Encore
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£600 - £2075
Cover bandGillingham

Upbeat Street is an award-winning high-energy premium party band playing classic & modern dance floor fillers from the last Seven decades.

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Hire The Dynamics Cover band with Encore
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From£640
Cover bandDover

The Dynamics are a fun, energetic band with outstanding musicianship. With a repertoire of over 250 songs, there's something for everyone!

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Hire FNKHAUS Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £2812.50
Cover bandHerne Bay

Premium party band based in the South East, guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor!

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Hire Brothers From Another Cover Cover band with Encore
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£937.50 - £1562.50
Cover bandMaidstone

We are Brothers From Another Cover, a covers band made with a passion for music and making sure everyone has a good time.

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Hire Brothers Of Loot Cover band with Encore
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£850 - £1250
Cover bandMaidstone

You don’t need a full band to get the party started!!

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Hire Project F Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £2000
Cover bandCanterbury

Motown and soulful funk driven covers from a super six piece function and party band

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Hire The Redfords Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandKent

#1 wedding, corporate and party band in Kent and the South East! With 1000+ events, all your fav hits, guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Hire Changing Gravity  Cover band with Encore
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£700 - £1250
Cover bandMaidstone

WE’VE PLAYED FOR THE STARS, NOW LET US PLAY FOR YOU!!!!

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Hire The Peppermint Apes Cover band with Encore
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£800 - £1875
Cover bandRayleigh

Creating the perfect party soundtrack, The Peppermint Apes are the must have act to impress your guests!

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Hire Fit2Funk Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £1500
Cover bandTenterden

One of Kent's top Funk & Soul Wedding Bands. Playing all classics from 70s through to 20s to have your guest dancing all night!

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Hire Loose Change Cover band with Encore
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From£1280
Cover bandSittingbourne

Loose Change is the perfect showband for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, functions or corporate events in South-East England.

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Hire Miss Holiday and the Swingtones Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £2500
Cover bandKent

"Swing, jive and jazz together with modern songs in a Swingtones twist"

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Hire Manhattanville Cover band with Encore
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£1875 - £3125
Cover bandCanterbury

Vintage / Modern soul music, offering the coolest of vibes for any occasion.

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Hire Freak90 Cover band with Encore
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£937.50 - £2250
Cover bandFaversham

Party/Function/Wedding band with a focus on 90s R&B, soul & funkmusic. You can find us gigging in East Kent restaurant/pub venues.

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Hire Decades Showband Cover band with Encore
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From£1600
Cover bandRamsgate

Established in 2018, Previously known as the Interseptors Showband. Decades Showband is one of the most energetic and entertaining Showbands

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Hire Bad Pandas Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £2500
Cover bandMaidstone

Kent's ultimate party band

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Hire The Party Playlist Cover band with Encore
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£1750 - £2750
Cover bandRamsgate

4-Piece party band playing Guitar/Keys, Sax/Electric Guitar, Bass & Drums. We have played 100's of gigs across the UK!

Latest reviews of our Cover Bands in Canterbury

UNSHACKLED
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"The band were great, played the room incredibly well and played a brilliant set."

Mark hired UNSHACKLED for a Private event (available in Canterbury)

Verified Review, 1 June 2024
Face the Strange
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"Excellant"

Stuart hired Face the Strange for a Private event (available in Canterbury)

Verified Review, 29 June 2024
Euphonic Groove
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"These guys were brilliant from start to finish. The communication was spot on so always knew exactly what was going on. They were awesome, and we will definitely be having them back again. The sound was great, they are fantastic musicians. Very friendly and up for a laugh. Don’t hesitate to book them! "

Kim hired Euphonic Groove for a Private event (available in Canterbury)

Verified Review, 29 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in Canterbury

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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 Canterbury

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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 Canterbury?

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

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