Cover Bands for hire in Oxfordshire

Book a cover band in Oxfordshire 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 Honeymooners Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £2200
Cover bandAylesbury

Performing Globally since 2010, an energetic 4-6 piece experienced act, creating musical performances for you to treasure, always!

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Hire Weekend Retro Team Cover band with Encore
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£987.50 - £1125
Cover bandOxford

We are a classic rock, punk and indie covers band based in Oxford. We can provide a variety of sets to suit your needs.

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Hire The Denotones 60s Experience and tribute band Cover band with Encore
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£800 - £1500
Cover bandAylesbury

One of the best 60s bands around. Theatres, hotels, Great night every time with hits from Elvis, Frankie Valli, Drifters, and many more.

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Hire The Chartaholics  Cover band with Encore
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£200 - £850
Cover bandAylesbury

#duo #trio #musicians #singer #popularsongs

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Hire Discovered Cover band with Encore
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£1036.25 - £2195
Cover bandOxford

One of the UK’s finest bands providing songs, dances and entertainment for everyone. Over 500+ events in 15 years, satisfaction guaranteed!

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Hire The Ukes of Hazzard Cover band with Encore
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£687.50 - £1850
Cover bandAylesbury

Fun, unique and award-winning - get massive kudos for booking the band that roams the world, all with a twist of uke! Guests LOVE us!

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Hire Mumfudden Suns Cover band with Encore
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£1125 - £2125
Cover bandAylesbury

Looking for a fun, unique, premium festival band with a pro team? Look no further! We guarantee the dance floor gets worn out!

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Hire The New Foundations Cover band with Encore
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£1200 - £2400
Cover bandLane End

6-Piece Soul & Motown Tribute Band for Weddings, Parties, Corporates and Functions. We have done them all! No gig too big or too small.

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Hire The Mechanics Cover band with Encore
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£1037.50 - £1537.50
Cover bandAylesbury

We wander, we sing. We stroll, we strum. Your guests will love it!

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Hire Glyn Devey and The Station Cover band with Encore
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£432 - £3750
Cover bandAylesbury

See you on the dancefloor!

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Hire Roughcut Ruby Cover band with Encore
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£937.50 - £2250
Cover bandWitney

We are Roughcut Ruby. The best party starter in Oxfordshire!

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Hire George Zebra Cover band with Encore
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£1125 - £1718.75
Cover bandAylesbury

The Festival-themed power trio! Hundreds of events and a huge set list guaranteed to wear out the dance floor!

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Hire Fallen Angels Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £1875
Cover bandOxford

High energy party band from Oxford, covering the best 90s/00s rock pop and indie anthems!

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Hire The DCTs Cover band with Encore
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£1125 - £2125
Cover bandAylesbury

We play some of the best music in the rock and indie world! Anywhere from Mumford to Killers to Oasis - you'll be dancing all night!

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Hire Cat’s Country Band Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandOxford

A fresh take on country music, mixed in with American dance floor classics, this country 4-piece will have you line-dancing the night away!

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Hire The Groove Club Collective Cover band with Encore
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£1500 - £3000
Cover bandSwindon

The South West No 1 Funky Function Band! Floor fillers from start to finish. Highly energetic, highly entertaining and highly professional.

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Hire The Wilkinson Brothers Cover band with Encore
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From£800
Cover bandBanbury

2 brothers, 2 guitars, 2 vocals complete with live harmonies, performing music across the decades, also available with a comedic sprinkling.

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Hire Greenvines Duo Cover band with Encore
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£875 - £1125
Cover bandOxford

Husband-wife acoustic loop pedal duo playing only the best pop classics, from relaxed jazz to upbeat tunes.

Latest reviews of our Cover Bands in Oxfordshire

Subway Band
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"We loved subway as did all off our guests for our wedding ."

Mary hired Subway Band for a Wedding (available in Oxfordshire)

Verified Review, 23 September 2023
Weekend Retro Team
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"One world [Brillant] would describe this band , on time very smart , great music and singing , we had approx 120 people at our do , everyone i spoke to that night was most impressed with the vWeekend Retro Team, as was i , will certainly want to book them again , very impressed, one small thing , their promo video clip does not do them justice ."

ROBERT hired Weekend Retro Team for a Private event (available in Oxfordshire)

Verified Review, 3 June 2023
The Denotones 60s Experience and tribute band
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"The Denotones performed at my husband’s 70th party. Our guests danced from the first song to the last from an amazing playlist of songs. They looked and sounded fantastic, very professional. Our guests feedback was overwhelmingly, I think we’ll definitely be seeing them in the Somerset area in the near future. Thank you for updated correspondence throughout."

Kim hired The Denotones 60s Experience and tribute band for a Private event (available in Oxfordshire)

Verified Review, 25 March 2023

FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in Oxfordshire

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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 Oxfordshire

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

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

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

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