Cover Bands for hire in Oldham

Book a cover band in Oldham 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 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 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 Zealots
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£500 - £1500
Cover bandBarnsley

Personalised, professionally delivered Party and Function band.

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Hire Squid Lips
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£1000 - £2000
Cover bandOldham

Party Band – Après Band – Wedding Band – Cover Band Squid Lips are a vibrant and experienced group on the event music scene...

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Hire The Switch UK
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From£800
Cover bandColne

Lads from Pendle in Lancashire knowing how to entertain a lively crowd by regularly performing their extensive catalogue of modern covers

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Hire UNDERGROOVE
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Encore Approved
£250 - £1200
Cover bandBarnsley

#1 Diverse entertainment band! Televised performances, recently supported Republica. 1000+ Events of all sizes. Pro fun loving musicians

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Hire Superstrut
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£1250 - £3000
Cover bandBingley

4 - 8 piece Playing the Funk Soul & Disco classics you know & love from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin Chic & many more

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Hire Back to Britpop
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£400 - £965
Cover bandManchester

A professional Britpop covers band passionate about the music and taking their audiences back to nineteen nighty something ...

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Hire 🎸 TWO MAN 'BAND' 🎤
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£295 - £395
Cover bandStockport

A unique hybrid electronic live duo set up - utilising live looping & sampling alongside vocals, guitar & electronic drums.

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Hire Eccentric Pony
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£800 - £1550
Cover bandWarrington

The Ultimate Party & Wedding Band - Eccentric Pony provides the perfect soundtrack for your event!

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Hire The Maestros
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£500 - £1250
Cover bandLeeds

#1 Most Booked Party Band of the Year 2022 & 2023. 100% Live Music with floor-fillers from the 60s to today. We've performed at 800+ events!

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Hire The Nat O'Brien Band
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£900 - £1750
Cover bandGreater Manchester

The #1 collective of pro musicians from Greater Manchester who deliver Funk, Soul, Motown and much more. We are your band!

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Hire Relative Cool
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£1195 - £1500
Cover bandPreston

Funky uplifting dancefloor-filling mix of classic and contemporary pop, funk, disco and motown covers guaranteed to bring the party vibes!

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Hire Last Call
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£435 - £1620
Cover bandSalford

One of the UK's leading function bands. An elegant 2-5pc band offering the finest musicians guaranteed to provide high quality entertainment

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Hire You Say We Play
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£600 - £850
Cover bandWigan

We are a very experienced duo experienced in performing at weddings, corporate events, parties, pubs and clubs. Check us out!

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Hire The Rock 'n' Soulers
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£1400 - £1600
Cover bandManchester

The Covers Band For Music Fans. All Weddings & Events! Rock/Indie/Britpop/Soul/60s,70s,80s. Manchester/Cheshire/Worldwide!

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Hire Mustard
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£1250 - £1875
Cover bandManchester

The Ultimate Party Band For Any Occasion

Hiring a Cover Band in Oldham

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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 Oldham?

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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