Cover Bands for hire in Colchester

Book a cover band in Colchester 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 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 Stallions & The Bear  Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandColchester

Hailing from the Sicilian City of Palermo (Italy), Stallions & The Bear are one of the UK's most vibrant and popular wedding and event bands

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Hire Jupiter Ray Cover band with Encore
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£895 - £3795
Cover bandColchester

Jupiter Ray are an exceptional and experienced professional party band based in Essex and Hertfordshire. Motown/Pop/Party Music.

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Hire Halo Cover band with Encore
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£1687.50 - £3187.50
Cover bandEssex

Halo is a dynamic and versatile 5-7 piece function band renowned for creating unforgettable musical experiences.

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Hire OLD SKOOL Cover band with Encore
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£400 - £2200
Cover bandColchester

Step back in time with the ultimate party band!

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Hire Kiss The Teacher  Cover band with Encore
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£1743.75 - £2118.75
Cover bandIpswich

Award Winning 4 piece ABBA tribute show, Available across the UK The most partilicious tribute to the fabbatastic Four! 100% ABBAttraction!

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Hire Electric Ocean Cover band with Encore
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£1993.75 - £2975
Cover bandEssex

Essex-based Award-winning Wedding & Function band covering the whole UK, playing a wide range of modern & classic hits!

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Hire T42Band Cover band with Encore
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£800 - £2000
Cover bandChelmsford

Electrifying 4 piece classic and modern pop/rock band with a killer repertoire. Keeping dance floors filled all over Europe.

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Hire The Motivators Cover band with Encore
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£1375 - £2250
Cover bandChelmsford

Essex’s Premier Wedding and Party Band!

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Hire The Soul Corporation Cover band with Encore
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£1562.50
Cover bandWickford

For the best in Soul, Club Classics and Dance!

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Hire Bandeoke Cover band with Encore
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£1500 - £2250
Cover bandColchester

BANDEOKE - THE STAGE IS YOURS If you’re after something different, off the wall and unique why not try Bandeoke - karaoke on steroids.

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Hire The Sound Collective Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £2500
Cover bandBraintree

The Ultimate Function Band specialising in Corporate and Wedding functions. Playing the best in Disco, Soul, Motown and Pop.

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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 DJ ALIVE Cover band with Encore
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£2625 - £7000
Cover bandColchester

Sassy Female Vocals, Powerful Male Vocals, Incredible Musicians performing at weddings around the world DJ Alive are the ONLY band to Hire

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Hire The Hit List Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandColchester

Premium function band, bringing together years of experience & expertise to get your party start and keep the dance floor filled all night.

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Hire Acacia Road Cover band with Encore
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£950 - £1700
Cover bandChelmsford

Weddings, Birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, Anniversaries WE DO IT ALL. We get the party going and get everyone involved!

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Hire Mushroom Clown Cover band with Encore
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From£700
Cover bandEssex

Let Matt, Dave and Paul give your party event a brilliant musical boost with the very best in live music.

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Hire AOB Cover band with Encore
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£750 - £2000
Cover bandWickford

If you are looking for a great rock/indie/pop covers band for your event, you just found it! AOB will get your party started!

Latest reviews of our Cover Bands in Colchester

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 Colchester)

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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 Colchester)

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"What a Night !! A fantastic band - really made our night! Such lovely guys so professional fun and great to deal with! Thank you "

Barbara hired Sonic Blaze for a Private event (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 25 May 2024

FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in Colchester

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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 Colchester

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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 Colchester?

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

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