Tribute Bands for hire in Bolton

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View profileUniverse

Head-banging 80s rock hits, from Van Halen to Steel Panther!

Typically booked for:

£1625 - £2500

"Universe are not only a fantastic, fun, 80s cover band, but they are also highly accomplished in their musicianship and vocals. Don't miss your next chance for your..."

Jill, Concert, Aug 2023
View profileThat 80s Thing

80s music played the only way we know how. With full passion and an ear for detail, believe us, you won't be disappointed!

Typically booked for:

£1100 - £1800

"Big thanks to you all for a great performance last Friday at our wedding , great band , on time and very professional , if your looking for a great 80’s band look no..."

Bruce, Wedding, Aug 2023
View profileBig Men In Town - A Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

A Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Relive the life & times of those guys from New Jersey with this world class show.

Typically booked for:

£1375 - £2125

"a quartet equipped with the biggest & best hits from Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, are real crowd pleasers. Songs like ‘Sherry’ & Who Loves You are utterly..."

Fraser, Theatre / Show, Dec 2023
View profileManc Elvis

Manc Elvis and his magical band - An Elvis Presley tribute act guaranteed to get your party rocking!

Typically booked for:

£500 - £1000

"I seen this show at the Chorlton Irish Club and it was a great night ! Highly recommend 👍🕺"

Chris, Bar / Club / Venue event, Feb 2020
View profileShades Of Orbison

A tribute to the unique sounds of the late great ‘Big O’

Typically booked for:

£750 - £1250

"Just brilliant!! This band made my birthday party so memorable - they had my guests enchanted with their authentic take on the great Roy Orbison. If you book them..."

Wendy, Private event, Sep 2019
View profileGuacamaya Latin Band

Guacamaya LB is the UK's primer choice for Latin arrangements of famous British and American pop songs. We make danceable any tune.

Typically booked for:

£500 - £1250

"WOW! What can I say, if you want a band to get the party started then this is the band to have! We booked Guacamaya for our wedding last month and our dance floor..."

Monica, Wedding, Apr 2024
View profileLive Forever - Oasis Tribute Duo

Live Guitar, Live Vocals, Live Harmonies and Custom Tracks WE are not your average Oasis Tribute.

Typically booked for:

£600 - £900

"what a great duo these two are! they know how to work a crowd and get everyone partying on your venue. Their professionalism and performance is to a very high..."

Charlene, Bar / Club / Venue event, Mar 2022
View profile9Tease Duo

9Tease Duo bring you the very best in music from the 1990s. From dance classics, to the biggest hit singles, this show has it all

Typically booked for:

£650 - £800

"I booked 9Tease for our Annual work party and they were fantastic. They had the dancefloor full from the start and worked very hard for over 2 hours to entertain us..."

Charlene, Corporate event, Oct 2021
View profileThe Retrosettes acoustic duo

Amazing acoustic duo from Manchester Appeared in a film with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, and have toured Europe with Simply Red

Typically booked for:

£580 - £850

"The Acoustic Duo were fantastic, both their music and their singing were absolutely amazing, so professional and first-rate. My guests commented that the Retrosettes..."

Andrew, Wedding, May 2023
View profileThe Good Night Club

“Top 10 Most Booked Wedding Band” on Encore in 2023! Personalised entertainment. Suitable for the entire family. Free DJ service included!

Typically booked for:

£875 - £1000

"Amazing band, will definitely book them again, lots of dancing, great music, just loved it. Very professional, great communication prior to the event "

Helen, Private event, Apr 2024
View profileSoul Federation

BEST WEDDING BAND 2020 IN THE ANNUAL BOOK ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS (NORTH ENGLAND REGION). 10 piece band, full horn section - classic soul!

Typically booked for:

£1450 - £1950

"Absolutely brilliant so professional and really made the night everyone commented how fab you were thank you so much and our first dance was perfect thank you!!"

Charley, Wedding, Oct 2019
View profileMonroe

UK’s leading Vocal Pop Trio! With their exquisite harmonies and electric energy they most definitely have the wow factor!

Price available upon request. Click belowhere to get a quote.

"These Three fabulous Ladies had the crowd dancing from beginning to end! It was a truly amazing evening! Monroe certainly know how to bring the energy with their..."

Jay, Private event, Aug 2023

Recent reviews of our Tribute Bands in Bolton

“Big thanks to you all for a great performance last Friday at our wedding , great band , on time and very professional , if your looking for a great 80’s band look no further than these guys - thanks again Bruce & Sam ”

28 July 2023
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Bruce hired That 80s Thing for a Wedding (available in Bolton)

“Unbelievable, the guys are excellent to a point their videos on here/YouTube do not do them justice. Lovely set of guys and had lots of compliments from our party guests.. I highly recommend them.”

24 June 2023
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Carl hired That 80s Thing for a Birthday party (available in Bolton)

“Fantastic ending to our festival wedding. Great people and a great band. Even learnt a song for us! If you want people up on the dance floor I’d definitely recommend this band! ”

10 June 2023
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Nicky hired That 80s Thing for a Private event (available in Bolton)

FAQs about hiring Tribute Bands in Bolton

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What is a tribute band?

A tribute band is a musical group that exclusively performs the songs of a specific well-known artist or band, imitating their style, appearance, and often, their stage presence. These bands are dedicated to recreating the music and sometimes even the costumes and mannerisms of the original artists, offering audiences a nostalgic or celebratory experience. Tribute acts can play anywhere from weddings to private events to corporate events, where guests can enjoy a live performance reminiscent of their favourite artists, even if the original band is no longer active or available for shows.

What is the difference between a cover band and a tribute band?

A cover band performs a wide range of songs from different artists and genres, while a tribute band is dedicated to emulating the music, style, and often the appearance of a specific artist or band.

How long should a tribute band play?

Tribute bands normally perform two 1-hour sets or three 40-minute sets, with a 15- to 30-minute break in between. Your band's setup and soundcheck will take about an hour and a half.

What makes a good tribute band?

A standout tribute band meticulously replicates the original artist's music, stage presence, and mannerisms. Attention to detail in everything from sound to appearance, is paramount. Professionalism in punctuality and performance is crucial. Hire a tribute act that balances popular hits and fan favourites to keep the audience engaged. A great band strikes the perfect balance between authenticity and adaptability, creating an unforgettable homage to the original artist. Explore Encore's collection of some of the best best tribute bands in the UK.

Do tribute bands pay royalties?

Tribute bands in the UK typically do not pay royalties for performing live cover versions of songs. However, the venues where these bands perform might have licenses with performance rights organisations (PROs) like PRS for Music, which allows them to host live music events. These licenses often cover the performance of copyrighted songs, ensuring that songwriters and original artists receive royalties for their work. Tribute artists benefit from these venue licenses, allowing them to perform without individual royalty obligations. It's important for venues to have the appropriate licenses to ensure compliance with copyright laws and fair compensation for songwriters.

Hiring a Tribute Band in Bolton

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