Cover Bands for hire in Kent

Book a cover band in Kent 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
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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 The Great Fire
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£320 - £800
Cover bandEastbourne

An energetic 4-piece function band playing an eclectic, electric playlist from more than five decades of party music.

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Hire Upbeat Street
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£7.50 - £2075
Cover bandGillingham

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

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Hire The Dynamics
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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
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£1250 - £2750
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
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£900 - £1300
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 Willow Street Band
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£500 - £700
Cover bandSaint Leonards-on-sea

The only 2 man band on Encore. Totally live. We can bring the party! Guitars, drums, keys and vocals to provide a big sound.

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Hire Brothers Of Loot
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£700 - £1200
Cover bandMaidstone

Sometimes just 2 Guitars and 2 vocals are all you need!

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Hire Project F
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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 Changing Gravity
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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 Fleur de Paris
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From£1000
Cover bandLewes

Swing and French Chanson / English songs & Jazz . Hint of vintage Latin vibes at times !

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Hire Midnight Martinis
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£450 - £1400
Cover bandTunbridge Wells

Function band Midnight Martinis perform a classic & contemporary pop soul crossover set to get everyone dancing!

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Hire The Party Machine
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Cover bandTonbridge

Based in the heart of Kent, with hundreds of gigs under our belts, we're everything you need to throw a fantastic celebration party!

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Hire The Tom Cole Band
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£500 - £650
Cover bandSaint Leonards-on-sea

American Folk, Country, Gospel and Blues, originals and covers, with guitar, vocals, percussion and violin.

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Hire The RockPins - Pop, Rock & Indie Party Band
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Cover bandOrpington

The RockPins are a fantastic award winning Live Party Band playing great music from 60's through to modern Pop, Rock, Indie and cheese!

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Hire Fit2Funk
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£1250 - £2875
Cover bandTenterden

Kent's #1 Funk/Pop Function & Wedding Band. We've played +500 events across the county. Playing soul and funk classics from 60s to 20s

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Hire The Peppermint Apes
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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 Loose Change
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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.

Hiring a Cover Band in Kent

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
Average response time:
3 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

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

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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