Cover Bands for hire in Wakefield

Book a cover band in Wakefield 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 Night Patrol Cover band with Encore
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£750 - £1000
Cover bandKeighley

4 piece rock/pop/indie function band. Performing hits from the 50s to present day. Very lively band. Professional sound equipment and lighting

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Hire Kudos Cover band with Encore
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From£640
Cover bandLeeds

Kudos are a Leeds based professional band who cover rep from the classics to the top 40.

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Hire The Zealots Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £1500
Cover bandBarnsley

Personalised, professionally delivered Party and Function band.

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Hire 5K! - The North’s Premier Pop Punk Party Band Cover band with Encore
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From£800
Cover bandYork

The North's Preimer Pop Punk Party Band. Professional and tailored sets to suit any occasions. Available for any event you want to rock!

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Hire Barry Krisp & The Bangers Cover band with Encore
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£600 - £1800
Cover bandSheffield

Barry Krisp are a young and energetic party band from Sheffield who play rock/indie/soul music to get your guests up and dancing!

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Hire Squid Lips Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £2000
Cover bandOldham

Party Band – Après Band – Wedding Band – Cover Band Squid Lips are a vibrant and experienced group on the event music scene...

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Hire Roadhouse Band  Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £600
Cover bandWorksop

Fantastic pop & rock band, playing great hits to get any party going!

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Hire Superstrut Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £3000
Cover bandBingley

4 - 8 piece Playing the Funk Soul & Disco classics you know & love from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin Chic & many more

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Hire UNDERGROOVE Cover band with Encore
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£250 - £1200
Cover bandBarnsley

#1 Diverse entertainment band! Televised performances, recently supported Republica. 1000+ Events of all sizes. Pro fun loving musicians

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Hire The Maestros Cover band with Encore
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£525 - £1400
Cover bandLeeds

#1 Most Booked Party Band of the Year 2022 & 2023. 100% Live Music with floor-fillers from the 60s to today. We've performed at 800+ events!

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Hire Pop Rock Party Cover band with Encore
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£1600 - £2100
Cover bandHuddersfield

Yorkshire's most fun & energetic Pop, Rock & Indie Party Band! Wow your guests with amazing musicians that keep the party rocking!

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Hire Fresh Grooves UK Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandLeeds

High end modern function band based in Yorkshire! We've played 100s of events. Your guest will be dancing all night!

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Hire Gig Machine Cover band with Encore
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£400 - £1500
Cover bandWakefield

Lively Function Wedding Band. We get the crowd going! First Dance, Requests, Dj service, Rock,Pop,Soul,Folk,Indie. Competitive, Professional

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Hire SaltEnders Cover band with Encore
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£562.50 - £937.50
Cover bandShipley

North England’s Multi-Award Winning Acoustic Band SaltEnders is one of the top wedding and function bands in the region!

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Hire Dynamix Cover band with Encore
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£875 - £1625
Cover bandSheffield

The ultimate high-energy UK wedding and event band, we bring Glastonbury to your event! Dynamix are the UK's most sought after wedding band.

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Hire VIP: The Ultimate Function Band Cover band with Encore
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£1500 - £3375
Cover bandSheffield

This international party band is made up of a collection of the highest quality professional session musicians and vocalists

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Hire The Pretty Ugly Cover band with Encore
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£562.50 - £1562.50
Cover bandDewsbury

Your No.1 80s Pop/Rock young band in Yorkshire, played shows all over the country and in 2016 was voted best young band of Yorkshire.

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Hire The Mixtapes Cover band with Encore
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£1150 - £1400
Cover bandYork

Highly experienced party band with a MASSIVE song list! Every event is different, lets make it all about you!

Recent reviews of our Cover Bands in Wakefield

“Excellent band, put on a great show,nothing but high praise from first contact.”

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Martin hired Superstrut for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Wakefield)

“Our Restaurants New Years Eve could not have gone better and Face The Strange are a huge part to thank for that! A real mix of talent that suited every musical need, the band were flexible in what to perform and when to perform and communication with Andy up until performance was brilliant! Thank you 🙌🏻”

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Daniel hired Face the Strange for a Hotel / Restaurant event (available in Wakefield)

“Good band we’re on time and played some good current songs ”

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Matt hired Barry Krisp & The Bangers for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Wakefield)

FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in Wakefield

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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 Wakefield

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
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1 hour
Busiest times:
July, August, September

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

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

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