Cover Bands for hire Near You

Book a cover band near you 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 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 Bees Knees Cover band with Encore
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£320 - £1665
Cover bandManchester

Versatile professional Party Band dedicated to making your event amazing, playing a range of Pop, Rock, Motown, Ska and much much more!

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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 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 I Love Amp Cover band with Encore
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£1300 - £1800
Cover bandSalcombe

I Love Amp are an incredible 4 piece party band offering a dynamic set list, they know how to entertain! The UK's favourite party band! 🇬🇧

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Hire Hard Candi Band Cover band with Encore
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£2000 - £6400
Cover bandMerseyside

A Luxury 4-15 piece Showband performing the ultimate party set! Literally thousands of happy customers over the last decade 💯

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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 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 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 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 Thrillionaires Cover band with Encore
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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 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 Laura Kate Duo Cover band with Encore
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£500 - £875
Cover bandBarnstaple

Covers Duo playing upbeat popular covers

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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 Into the Sun Cover band with Encore
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£799 - £1195
Cover bandColchester

The #1 party band in the UK! We've played 3000+ events including Glasto & VW fest and over 1,000 weddings. Guaranteed to wow your guests!

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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 Ogretones - Shrek Tribute Band Cover band with Encore
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£1550 - £3000
Cover bandPortsmouth

The UK's premier musical tribute to the Shrek soundtracks!

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FAQs about hiring Cover Bands in the UK

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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.

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Pop, Rock, Folk
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July, August, September

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

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

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