Cover Bands for hire in East Lothian

Book a cover band in East Lothian 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 Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band
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£545 - £1220
Cover bandLoanhead

We are a lively experienced band who can provide a full evening of ceilidh dances combined with cover songs through the decades,50s-90s etc

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Hire Klones
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From£640
Cover bandEdinburgh

East coast of Scotland Function band. Covers, Ceilidh, DJ/Disco Resident band at Jam House Edinburgh Official Forth 1 Artist

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Hire The Brass Rats
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£1000 - £1625
Cover bandEdinburgh

The party band Brass Rats sets the tone with hits from Bon Jovi to David Guetta. Elevate your event with exceptional musical vibes!

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Hire Stravair
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£437.50 - £875
Cover bandEdinburgh

The beautifully elegant duo of Stravair. We've quickly become the most popular guitar and violin duo in Scotland. Guaranteed to move you!

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Hire Pulse
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Cover bandBerwick-upon-Tweed

Pulse are an exciting 100% live party and wedding band. We cover the whole nights entertainment including a great ceilidh too! 🥳

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Hire The Last Resort
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£500 - £750
Cover bandBonnyrigg

Party band based in Edinburgh area, covering a wide variety of music ranging from the sixties through to current chart hits, and ceilidh.

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Hire The Lost Boys
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From£800
Cover bandEdinburgh

Professional and upbeat, 4 piece covers band. Play an exciting variety of classics and modern hits, providing a great party for all ages.

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Hire The Soul Establishment
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£1340 - £2880
Cover bandPaisley

The Soul Establishment are a first class 2 - 11 piece soul band specialising in high energy music for weddings, corporate events and parties

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Hire The Bees Knees
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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
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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 U Select Band
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Cover bandCoventry

The best customisable function band! Choose your singer, your set and your style.

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Hire Night Patrol
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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 Kudos
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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 Left Backs
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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 The Covers Family
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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
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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
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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
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£500 - £1500
Cover bandBarnsley

Personalised, professionally delivered Party and Function band.

Hiring a Cover Band in East Lothian

Useful information

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 East Lothian?

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

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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