Cover Bands for hire in County Down

Book a cover band in County Down 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 Wilgars Cover band with Encore
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£175 - £375
Cover bandLisburn

The Wilgars are a well established and polished band Guaranteed to wow and entertain your guests Belfast,s best live band

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Hire The Fuzz Tones  Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandNewtownards

Classic Rock/ Blues/ 90’s 3 Piece Party Band

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Hire The Thrillionaires Cover band with Encore
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£800 - £1200
Cover bandSwansea

4 friendly and funny musicians from South Wales that love nothing more than performing live and bringing the best atmosphere to any event!

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Hire The Bees Knees Cover band with Encore
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£320 - £1665
Cover bandManchester

Versatile professional Party Band dedicated to making your event amazing, playing a range of Pop, Rock, Motown, Ska and much much more!

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Hire Hard Candi Band Cover band with Encore
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£2000 - £6400
Cover bandMerseyside

A Luxury 4-15 piece Showband performing the ultimate party set! Literally thousands of happy customers over the last decade 💯

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Hire The Session Band Cover band with Encore
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From£640
Cover bandCardiff

Stylishly performing hits from across six decades, catering for all musical tastes and featuring fantastic male and female vocals.

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Hire Capitol Motown & Soul Band Cover band with Encore
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£3000 - £4000
Cover bandBristol

Relive the magic of the Motorcity with the FDE Motown & Soul Band. Songs you know and love, played by the band you’ll grow to love!

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Hire Laura Kate Duo Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £875
Cover bandBarnstaple

Covers Duo playing upbeat popular covers

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Hire Session One Cover band with Encore
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From£2350
Cover bandBristol

Session One is a top live funk, soul & pop show band playing the ultimate in upbeat party tunes!

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Hire Night Patrol Cover band with Encore
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£750 - £1000
Cover bandKeighley

4 piece rock/pop/indie function band. Performing hits from the 50s to present day. Very lively band. Professional sound equipment and lighting

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Hire This River Cover band with Encore
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From£480
Cover bandSwansea

This River is a 3 piece melodic Rock band from Swansea consisting of experienced musicians who have performed all over the world . Covers an

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Hire The Cattigans Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £1125
Cover bandStirling

A duo who believe in getting a night going covering songs from the 60s right to the modern day. Keep up with us on the Socials👍🏻

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Hire The Left Backs Cover band with Encore
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£300 - £1920
Cover bandLiverpool

Four Irish music graduates with an extensive repertoire spanning multiple genres. We always get the party pumping.

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Hire Kudos Cover band with Encore
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From£640
Cover bandLeeds

Kudos are a Leeds based professional band who cover rep from the classics to the top 40.

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Hire The Covers Family Cover band with Encore
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£1500 - £1875
Cover bandDerby

Indie/Pop/Rock band playing classic hits from the 50s to the 00s. No cheese, just great songs well played well by friendly engaging folks!

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Hire Push To Play Cover band with Encore
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£1125 - £1562.50
Cover bandWalsall

Push To Play deliver an energetic set packed full of iconic songs, ideal for weddings, parties, corporate/special events and festivals.

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Hire Harlequin Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandLiverpool

We are a high-energy, in demand party band with over a decade of experience performing at every kind of event imaginable.

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Hire The Zealots Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £1500
Cover bandBarnsley

Personalised, professionally delivered Party and Function band.

Recent reviews of our Cover Bands in County Down

“We had a fantastic experience having Laura Kate, Freedom and Georgia perform at our wedding. We wanted to have a big party and that is what we got. We got a number of guests asking us throughout the night how we’d found the band and commenting on how much they enjoyed the music. They added so much to our evening. Thank you Laura and the band for helping to make our day so special. ”

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Katie hired Laura Kate Duo for a Wedding (available in County Down)

“Excellent band, put on a great show,nothing but high praise from first contact.”

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Martin hired Superstrut for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in County Down)

“Incredible! The guests and us absolutely loved their energy. Such a great band to hire. ”

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Angharad hired Capitol Motown & Soul Band for a Wedding (available in County Down)

FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in County Down

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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 County Down

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
Average response time:
1 hour
Busiest times:
July, August, September

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

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

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