Cover Bands for hire in York

Book a cover band in York 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The Pretty Ugly Cover band with Encore
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£600 - £3125
Cover bandDewsbury

Your No.1 80s Pop/Rock young band in Yorkshire, playing shows across the country, 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!

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Hire DUVET - The Ultimate Covers Band!! Cover band with Encore
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£1100 - £2000
Cover bandYork

Duvet - The Ultimate Covers Band!! are an in demand, Yorkshire based, party band, perfect for weddings, balls and private functions

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Hire Emerald Skye Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandLeeds

Acoustic Folk-Pop band playing a foot-stomping, festival-worthy set of songs old and new.

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Hire Jonny and the Dunebugs Cover band with Encore
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£1500 - £2500
Cover bandYork

Dreamt up by some of York's most established players comes a band lost in time, playing retro hits as your ultimate hip shakin’ party band!

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Hire Azurals Cover band with Encore
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£812.50 - £1875
Cover bandWakefield

Exciting West Yorkshire indie/rock covers band. Playing all your favourite indie rock and pop tunes, we'll ensure the dancefloor is packed!

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Hire Second Hand Store Cover band with Encore
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£1000 - £1875
Cover bandLeeds

Leeds six piece with a killer line up and a repertoire list to get anyone and everyone dancing! Sax+Keys+Vocals+Drums+Guitar+Bass

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Hire Elevation Avenue Cover band with Encore
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£800 - £2400
Cover bandLeeds

With a fresh modern sound, Elevation Avenue is one of the most exciting funk, soul and rock bands in the North!

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Hire Dirty Beach Cover band with Encore
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£800 - £2000
Cover bandLeeds

Dirty Beach are a fun, exciting and professional function band hailing from Leeds, UK.

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Hire Anthems of Summer  Cover band with Encore
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Cover bandLeeds

Bringing the sounds of Ibiza to your event. Our DJ - live trio's mix recorded music with live instruments to provide a night to remember.

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Hire The Fools on the Hill Cover band with Encore
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£700 - £1100
Cover bandWest Yorkshire

Beatles band: no gimmicks, no wigs. We play all the hits, the magic tracks of the studio years, and a breathtaking Abbey Road medley.

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Hire The Groove Merchants Cover band with Encore
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£1250 - £1875
Cover bandLeeds

We are a 5-piece party band based in Leeds, UK. Whether you're looking for Motown classics or todays' chart toppers we'll have you covered!

Latest reviews of our Cover Bands in York

Kudos
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"Fantastic band. Great songs, amazing singer. So friendly and professional. Would hire them again in a heartbeat."

Deborah hired Kudos for a Corporate event (available in York)

Verified Review, 27 April 2023
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"Amazing , they engaged with the guests, very professional at all times , had everyone dancing a fantastic evening was had by all xx"

Diane hired Kudos for a Wedding (available in York)

Verified Review, 21 September 2019
5K! - The North’s Premier Pop Punk Party Band
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"outstanding performance we had a great time"

Andrew hired 5K! - The North’s Premier Pop Punk Party Band (available in York)

Verified Review, 16 September 2017

FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in York

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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 York

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

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

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

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