Cover Bands for hire in Highlands and Islands

Book a cover band in Highlands and Islands 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 41 of the best local cover bands right here.

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Hire The Brogues
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£400 - £1115
Cover bandGlasgow

The Brogues are a UK-based ceilidh band who met in Glasgow and now play all over the country. #lovetoceilidh

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Hire The Northern Nights
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Cover bandInverness

From ceilidh beginnings to modern hits, experience a highland rhythm with The Northern Nights: Scotland's unforgettable event soundtrack.

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Hire RANT
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£500 - £1200
Cover bandMuir of Ord

RANT- one of the north of Scotland's most popular 'PARTY' bands.

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Hire The Cavemen
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£506.25 - £1250
Cover bandMunlochy

The ultimate party band in the Highlands, ideal for weddings, functions and community events - folk through to classic rock and ceilidh!

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Hire COVERZ
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Cover bandMuir of Ord

Wedding Band, Party Band, Covers Band, Dance, Party, Function, Corporate Event, Wedding, Good Time, Popular, Busy Band, Scotland

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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 Full Circle
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£550 - £1200
Cover bandPerth

5 piece band consisting of male vocals/rhythm guitar, lead guitar/vocals, bass guitar/vocals, keyboard, drums and fiddle.

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Hire The Invaders
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£400 - £800
Cover bandFalkirk

The Invaders, a 60s R&B/Rock/Blues covers band with a twist. 2023 Lowlands Music Awards nominees. Fun, versatile, play Scotland & N England

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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 Studio
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£1 - £2050
Cover bandGlasgow

Wedding band with virtuoso sax player based in Glasgow. 600+ weddings under their belts! Flexible, professional and unforgettable.

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Hire Arta String Quartet
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Cover bandGlasgow

Scotland's leading young professional string group since 2008! Pop covers & wedding specialists.

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Hire Little Red
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£1950
Cover bandGlasgow

One of Scotland's finest wedding and function bands. We've played over 500+ weddings and Corporate Functions in the UK and Europe.

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Hire Danger Zone Wedding Band
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£500 - £1250
Cover bandDundee

Scotland's Top Wedding & Party Band providing upbeat floor fillers from through the decades!

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Hire Pulse
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£2500
Cover bandMauchline

A lively and experienced wedding and function band with male and female vocals and a top notch horn section. We will get the party started!

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Hire Carbon Copy
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£800 - £1200
Cover bandGlasgow

THE Hardest Working Wedding Band In Scotland

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Hire Marianne McGregor duo / trio / full band
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£350 - £700
Cover bandGlasgow

'Best Vocalist' - Scottish Jazz Awards 2021 - with superb accompanist / trio or full band.

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Hire Time & Tide
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Cover bandHaltwhistle

You won't find a more energetic and professional bunch of musicians guaranteed to get your guests up and dancing the night away

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Hire Rosa Belles Post Modern Vocal Trio
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£800 - £1250
Cover bandAlloa

The Rosa Belles Vocal Trio are a glamorous postmodern vocal trio with an elite harmonising sound. Guaranteed to wow your guests!

Hiring a Cover Band in Highlands And Islands

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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 Highlands and Islands?

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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