Cover Bands for hire in Swansea

Book a cover band in Swansea 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 Thrillionaires
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£800 - £1200
Cover bandSwansea

4 friendly and funny musicians from South Wales that love nothing more than performing live and bringing the best atmosphere to any event!

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Hire This River
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From£480
Cover bandSwansea

This River is a 3 piece melodic Rock band from Swansea consisting of experienced musicians who have performed all over the world . Covers an

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Hire The SlapBacks
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Encore Approved
£1250 - £2000
Cover bandBridgend

The SlapBacks - Female and Male lead vocals providing all the classics and modern hits. There isn't a song or request this band can't do.

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Hire Something Blue
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£1500 - £2500
Cover bandPontypridd

Fronted by the powerful lead vocals of Jade Watts, as seen on ITV's Starstruck Season 2, performing as Shania Twain.

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Hire Gold Dust
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Cover bandSwansea

High energy, three piece contemporary party band from South Wales!

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Hire The Hat & The Fiddle Band
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£900 - £2500
Cover bandLlanelli

Energetic country-folk band from South Wales Bringing a mix of your favourite country/folk classics and modern hits

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Hire Helix And The Hounds
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£1300 - £1500
Cover bandSwansea

If you've been looking for extraordinary pop, rock, indie party band, your search ends here! Experienced & professional (150+ events played)

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Hire The John Adams Band
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£750 - £2600
Cover bandAberdare

4 piece Folk, Pop, Festival band led by the fantastic vocals of John Adams

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Hire The John Adams Duo
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From£400
Cover bandAberdare

Multi-instrumentalists which enables two people to make a really full and varied sound depending on the event.

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Hire 11th Hour
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£1466.25 - £4363.75
Cover bandBridgend

A charming and diverse Pop, Indie, Rock and Folk Band!

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Hire RESPECT
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Cover bandSwansea

What you want, baby we got it! Introducing RESPECT, four piece, female fronted party band from South Wales.

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Hire Stereo Hearts
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£900 - £1200
Cover bandPort Talbot

Countless parties, countless weddings, zero unsatisfied couples! Book the #1 party band in South Wales. Make your big night one to remember!

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Hire St Louis Express
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From£800
Cover bandPontypridd

6/7 piece Swing / Jazz/ Jump Jive band. Fun music from the 1920's to 60's to get feet tapping & people on the dance floor.

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Hire FALLING APART
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£480 - £620
Cover bandIlfracombe

Entertaining, lively and fun Party Punk Rock and Roll cabaret ! with rocked up versions of popular songs and New Wave classics..

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Hire Presuming Ed
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£650 - £1400
Cover bandAberdare

Presuming Ed are a 4 piece function band with male and female vocals, made up of professional experienced musicians.

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Hire The Highlights
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Cover bandAmmanford

Meet The Highlights: one of the hottest new four piece wedding and events bands in Wales!

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Hire Good Times
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£500 - £750
Cover bandIlfracombe

You're guaranteed great times with Good Times, whatever the occasion !

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Hire Beyond The Beat
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£400 - £800
Cover bandAberdare

Kate’s gorgeous voice and Andy’s outstanding guitar playing make us the ideal choice for your event, We have the perfect setlist for you!

Hiring a Cover Band in Swansea

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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 Swansea?

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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