Cover Bands for hire in Reading

Book a cover band in Reading 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 Covered
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£2500 - £5375
Cover bandHenley-on-Thames

Multi-award winning wedding & party 6-8 piece band playing floor-filling Motown, soul funk pop and rock classics from across the decades!

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Hire Leader
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£850 - £2000
Cover bandChertsey

Party rock, pop & indie cover band guaranteed to get you all up on your feet!!!

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Hire The Honeymooners
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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 Karizma
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£2000 - £3250
Cover bandBasingstoke

Award-winning party band based in the South East! Karizma knows how to fill a dance floor and, most importantly, keep it rocking all night!

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Hire Weekend Retro Team
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£500 - £700
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
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£800 - £1500
Cover bandAylesbury

Great night every time with hits from elvis, jersey boys, the drifters, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holland and many more.

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Hire The Midnight Rebel Band
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£640 - £1200
Cover bandSlough

⚡️100% ELECTRIC⚡️ ⚡️ROCK, ROLL & SOUL⚡️

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Hire The Breezy Tees
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£600 - £2200
Cover bandWoking

We are THE BREEZY TEES, a rock/ pop Live Wedding Band based out of Surrey… but ready to rock anywhere!

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Hire What The Funk
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From£850
Cover bandReading

When you absolutely, positively, gotta have everybody on the dance floor, accept no substitute.

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Hire The Nine Mile Riders
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From£480
Cover bandReading

If you can't dance to it, we don't play it. Not just musicians, but entertainers. Classic soul and rock 'n roll 3 piece.

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Hire Harmonica Lewinsky & The Highway Patrol
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£1000 - £1800
Cover bandHarrow

Great country and western swing band based in London

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Hire Mandolin Monday
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£1880 - £2750
Cover bandUxbridge

Described as Slightly Pirate, we perform a whole range of Folk, Rock, Irish and Country music with awesome harmonies we'll rock your event.

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Hire The Chartaholics
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£200 - £850
Cover bandAylesbury

#duo #trio #musicians #singer #popularsongs

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Hire The Scamps
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£640 - £1240
Cover bandEsher

A modern rock and pop live band - guaranteed to leave you with a night to remember!

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Hire Marchant
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Cover bandWatford

Marchant deliver an exciting and dynamic set of iconic material. Based in Hertfordshire, Marchant are available for parties, functions etc

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Hire Steeling Scarlett
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£600 - £5000
Cover bandSurrey

Motown band with a sprinkle of all your favourites. We have played hundreds of events and we guarantee to wow your guests.

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Hire Avengers Cover Band
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Cover bandTring

The Earths Mightiest Musicians

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Hire Shpagat
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£1800 - £2200
Cover bandWalton-on-Thames

Surrey's #1 Party Band - Unmatched Entertainment and Guaranteed Satisfaction at Private Events!

Hiring a Cover Band in Reading

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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 Reading?

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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