Cover Bands for hire in Somerset

Book a cover band in Somerset 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 Session Band Cover band with Encore
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From£640
Cover bandCardiff

Stylishly performing hits from across six decades, catering for all musical tastes and featuring fantastic male and female vocals.

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Hire Capitol Motown & Soul Band Cover band with Encore
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£3000 - £4000
Cover bandBristol

Relive the magic of the Motorcity with the FDE Motown & Soul Band. Songs you know and love, played by the band you’ll grow to love!

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Hire Session One Cover band with Encore
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From£2350
Cover bandBristol

Session One is a top live funk, soul & pop show band playing the ultimate in upbeat party tunes!

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Hire The Naughty Steps  Cover band with Encore
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£625 - £1250
Cover bandExeter

Your #1 local cover band for 90s, 00s and 10s bangers! Mountains of energy and stage presence, It's impossible not to dance along

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Hire Trip For Biscuits Cover band with Encore
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From£1900
Cover bandBristol

Leave your troubles outside and join us for some 1920's, toe tapping, tassel shaking covers. Well loved tunes but not as you know them!

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Hire UTF Band Cover band with Encore
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£2000 - £6000
Cover bandBristol

Bristol's brassiest big pop, rock & soul band. We're a 12 piece band playing dance floor fillers from the last 60 years.

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Hire The Soul Destroyers Cover band with Encore
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£4000 - £6000
Cover bandBristol

13-Piece Soul-Pop-Cheese-Funk Groove Party Band Thang!

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Hire The Instigators Cover band with Encore
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£400 - £2400
Cover bandWeston-super-Mare

Hailing from the South West of England, The Instigators travel far and wide to get the party started!

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Hire The Trends Party Band Cover band with Encore
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£1400 - £2800
Cover bandCardiff

Winners of the 2020 best band in Wales Award! Our musicianship & experience means we are guaranteed to wow your guests! Now booking for 2023

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Hire Revolverlites Cover band with Encore
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£1993.75 - £3868.75
Cover bandCardiff

Revolverlites are a young, fun and fresh party band with heaps of experience tucked into those skinny trousers!

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Hire Fake Plastic Chairs Cover band with Encore
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£880 - £2400
Cover bandBristol

Award winning South West based function band that will get the dance floor moving with tracks for all ages. Varying line-ups available.

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Hire The Opportunity Cover band with Encore
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From£750
Cover bandBath

Playing a wide range of well known classics and modern favourites - The Opportunity are one of the very best function bands in the South

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Hire Love Anthem Cover band with Encore
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£550 - £3400
Cover bandBristol

Wedding/Function Party Band! We are a 3 piece who plays everything from Pop/Rock to Soul!

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Hire Funkty Dumpty Cover band with Encore
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£2250 - £3125
Cover bandBristol

Funkty Dumpty - The ultimate party band, playing the very best live funk, soul and pop at weddings, Christmas parties and corporate events!

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Hire The Floor Fillers Cover band with Encore
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£1565 - £2000
Cover bandCardiff

Female fronted 4 piece band with optional brass playing a range of music from Motown to chart toppers to keep guests dancing all night!

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Hire Pop The Top Cover band with Encore
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£1312.50 - £1687.50
Cover bandBristol

The #1 Pop & Rock wedding band in the South West! With raucous live performances and 100s of clients, look no further than Pop The Top!

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Hire Four On The Floor Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £1437.50
Cover bandBristol

Versatile and Professional, Four On The Floor are guaranteed to get you up on the dance floor!

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Hire The Old Grey Guitarist Band Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandDorset

Bringing viral charm to your event! Fronted by John Wines,AGT Semi-Finalist, the Old Grey Guitarist Band will make your event unforgettable.

Latest reviews of our Cover Bands in Somerset

The Naughty Steps
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"The Naughty Steps played our wedding and were incredible. Great communication throughout, arrived on time, set up efficiently and really got the party started. Excellent set list, the guests absolutely loved them. We’ll be keeping an eye on their instagram to hopefully see them again locally. Thanks guys!"

Dan hired The Naughty Steps for a Wedding (available in Somerset)

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The Naughty Steps
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"BOOK THIS BAND. It’ll be the best thing you can do for your event. You won’t regret it. These guys are incredibly talented and I have a sneaky suspicion they will fill their calendar very quickly so move fast if you’re thinking about it. So many people have made a point of saying how much they enjoyed their sets at our wedding and weeks on are still talking about how good it was and “where on earth did you find them?!” From start to finish the naughty steps were a pleasure to work with. Communicative, responsive, professional. They even learnt our first dance song and sent it to us in an audio file before the wedding. They brought so much talent, energy and flare to our wedding night. The dance floor was full the whole night as a result. If all of that wasn’t enough, they’re also genuinely lovely and polite individuals who were a pleasure to have at our event. We’ll definitely be booking again whenever the opportunity calls :-) "

Portia hired The Naughty Steps for a Wedding (available in Somerset)

Verified Review, 1 June 2024
Capitol Motown & Soul Band
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"Incredible! The guests and us absolutely loved their energy. Such a great band to hire. "

Angharad hired Capitol Motown & Soul Band for a Wedding (available in Somerset)

Verified Review, 30 March 2024

FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in Somerset

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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 Somerset

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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 Somerset?

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

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