Cover Bands for hire in St Albans

Book a cover band in St Albans 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 Alleycatz Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £6875
Cover bandLondon

The Alleycatz are one of the UK's Premier function bands! A brilliant 5-12 piece pop/Motown & funk band that'll bring class to any occasion!

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Hire The Covered Cover band with Encore
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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 LDN Monaco Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £1500
Cover bandLondon

We are proud to present LDN Monaco! A high calibre socially-distanced entertainment option for all those continuing with their 2020 events.

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Hire Leader Cover band with Encore
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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 Sexy Rumours Cover band with Encore
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£1500 - £1900
Cover bandLondon

London's #1 Party Band (featured in British Vogue) covering the Funkiest grooves, Alt/Pop hits and inescapable Classics!

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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 The Jjarrs Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £1875
Cover bandBishop's Stortford

One of the UK's premier covers bands with an awesome reputation for providing the very best live music for functions and events.

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Hire HAIRFORCE 5 Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £2000
Cover bandLondon

Hairforce-5 bring the 80's rock scene direct to your function! All the 80's hits from Van Halen, Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue!

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Hire JimJams Cover band with Encore
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From£640
Cover bandLondon

JimJams have acquired an excellent reputation as a professional outfit that never disappoints.

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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 LANDLINE: Classic Indie & Britpop (90's era) Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £1500
Cover bandLondon

Classic Indie & Britpop. Playing favorites from the 90's era including Stone Roses, Charlatans, Oasis, Blur, Pulp and Suede among others.

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Hire The Midnight Rebel Band Cover band with Encore
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£640 - £1200
Cover bandSlough

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

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Hire Sharlette (Solo/Duo/Trio) Cover band with Encore
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£550 - £1400
Cover bandLondon

Tailoring to any occasion from chilled to a lively party set, Sharlette is certain to impress her audience!

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Hire Cat Delphi Trio Cover band with Encore
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£1550 - £1725
Cover bandLondon

Performances with - Shania Twain / Alicia Keys / Top Of The Pops / Jools Holland Presents / Dermot O'Leary / FA Cup Final - MOBO Fund Winner

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Hire Clarissa Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandLondon

Sultry jazz, emphatic soul, sophisticated RnB, or eclectic pop...Clarissa is always the first choice!

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Hire Paul Scarto’s Pop Up Pianobar Show Cover band with Encore
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£1500 - £1750
Cover bandLondon

The popular Pianobar concept of sing a longs, live requests & fun entertainment is now portable and available for every location and event

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Hire TFI Britpop Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £1750
Cover bandLondon

London based party band specialising in Britpop, Rock and Pop bangers.

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Hire Jukebox City Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £1500
Cover bandLondon

We play a wide variety of music, making sure there is something for everybody! and making sure you all get up dancing and have a great time!

Recent reviews of our Cover Bands in St Albans

“These guys are absolute legends - Not only is their musicianship top class, but they know how to entertain a crowd. I hired for my recent birthday and they absolutely rocked the place (I think the local venue is still shaking), an amazing time was had by all. I also have to say as a person new to hiring bands and not sure what the whole experience was going to be like, that they were execellent communicators, discussing the set-up of the venue, the set-list, power requirements etc. They even learnt a new song for me to please my better half! Really nice guys and didn't stop smiling and laughing (and head banging) from the moment they got on set to the moment they finished their encore. 2 hours of blinding entertainment, I would not hesitate to recommend or hire them again (perhaps for my next landmark birthday!!!!). Thanks Robb and the guys for making my birthday such a special event that we will all be talking about for years.”

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Ed hired HAIRFORCE 5 for a Private event (available in St Albans)

“Top blokes. Slick and tight, they were praised by all my friends. Thank you for helping the night to fizz.”

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Neil hired Leader for a Private event (available in St Albans)

“Sexy Rumours were fantastic, Rob was so positive from the get go and we knew we were in safe hands. Sexy Rumours really electrified the crowd, with an awesome stage presence. We can't thank the band enough for making our wedding that much better and closing out the day with a bang!”

6 January 2024
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Matthew hired Sexy Rumours for a Wedding (available in St Albans)

FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in St Albans

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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 St Albans

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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 St Albans?

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

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