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Cover Bands for Hire

Cover Bands for Hire

Make your party unforgettable with one of our high-energy cover bands, performing the very best pop and rock hits from every decade.

Exciting, upbeat and energetic, our superb range of professional covers bands promise to deliver an evening to remember!

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Hire a Cover Band

Whether it's loud guitars, pounding drums and epic rock anthems you're after, or something more in the way of pop, soul and r&b, you'll find our cover bands to be highly versatile.

From The Beatles and David Bowie to The Killers, Mumford and Sons and The 1975, our charismatic function bands offer a varied setlist to entertain guests of all ages.

Wedding Cover Bands

We represent only the very best wedding cover bands in the UK, each hand-picked for their exceptional musicianship, top-level vocals and experience in the industry. When hiring a wedding band through Bands For Hire, you'll receive a first-class service from the moment of your enquiry to the day of your wedding.

Browse through our extensive roster of cover bands below to see the range of styles on offer. With a varied repertoire of pop, rock, indie and soul music from every era, our wedding cover bands are the perfect live entertainment for your evening reception.

Electric Soul Club
Electric Soul Club
From £1295
Electric Soul Club are a gifted young 5-piece function band performing a range of music from old soul classics to contemporary pop. With...
The New Tones
The New Tones
From £1395
The New Tones are a young and vibrant function band who offer a lively repertoire, enthusiastic performance and up beat style to kick start your event. The New Tones...
Sound City
Sound City
From £995
A dynamic and lively trio who bring an abundance of talent, charm and charisma to each and every event. Having studied at the acclaimed British Academy of New Music,...
Life In Stereo
Life In Stereo
From £1495
Life In Stereo are one of the UK's leading cover bands, made up of four world class session musicians - together they produce a sound you'll find difficult to match....
Decades
Decades
From £1850
Decades are the ultimate function band, offering a stage show and performance that won't be beaten. With a repertoire of over 500 songs featuring the best 50s and 60's...
The Jets
The Jets
From £1395
If you're looking for an ultra-cool function band to get your party rockin', the Jet's are certain to deliver! With close to a thousand gigs under their belt, their...
The Altitudes
The Altitudes
From £1250
The Altitudes deliver the very best in pop, club, rock and soul for an evening jam-packed full of party anthems. An experienced line-up featuring four of London's...
The Soundouts
The Soundouts
From £1295
This young and exciting 4-piece band bring an air of rock 'n' roll to the table with a fresh sound that oozes style and East London cool. With Sir Richard Branson,...
The XL
The XL
From £2075
The XL deliver a truly exceptional live sound with their carefully crafted arrangements of popular hits from across the decades. The band's high-energy performance...
The Fix
The Fix
From £1985
The Fix are a fresh and vibrant young band bringing a high energy show to get your event rockin'! The band offer their unique twist on the party band repertoire...
The Tricks
The Tricks
From £1545
Introducing The Tricks - London’s most prestigious function band, available to book for weddings, corporate functions, business awards ceremonies and more....
Shockwave
Shockwave
From £1110
Creating a whirlwind of excitement and fresh energy, Shockwave seamlessly blend smooth pop vocals with a dash of rockin' guitars and a powerful rhythm section to keep...
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Halcyon
Halcyon
From £2050
A lively and dynamic party band covering a wide range of music for every generation! The band consists of five professional musicians, all of whom have graduated from...
The Highways
The Highways
From £1095
Fully armed with a set crammed with high energy party tunes! This fun and friendly band are certain to provide an unforgettable night of entertainment for you and your...
Stylus
Stylus
From £1465
When it comes to event entertainment, Stylus are the elite. This function band comprises some of the UK’s most in-demand rock and pop session musicians; each at the...
The Fiction
The Fiction
From £1295
The Fiction are a fun and entertaining function band performing popular songs from the past five decades. This talented and enthusiastic 4-piece function band offer a...
The Dance
The Dance
From £1395
'The Dance' are a fresh exciting function band covering absolutely everything from current chart hits to classic floor fillers. Members of 'The Dance' have worked with...
The Mesh Band
The Mesh Band
From £1250
The mesh band are an experienced 4-piece wedding and function band performing a variety of music from 50s rock 'n' roll to Motown, indie rock and up-to-date pop. With...

Cover Band FAQs

Looking to hire a fun and lively cover band to get the party started? Below you'll find answers to some of the most common queries about our groups.

What style of music do your cover bands play?

Our cover bands perform a variety of music to entertain a broad audience. From 50s rock 'n' roll, through to the stadium-filling choruses of Queen, straight to 90s Britpop and beyond, our function bands will tailor their set to keep your guests on the dance floor.

To view the full list of songs covered, click through to the band's profile page where you'll find their full repertoire. Our bands offer an all-round party setlist that includes music from every genre, from classic oldies to Motown and soul to contemporary chart music.

What type of events are cover bands suitable for?

Cover bands provide the perfect live entertainment for a wide range of events including weddings, private parties and corporate events.

Every year we hire out live party bands for thousands of events that include the following:

  • Birthday parties
  • Graduation balls
  • Wedding receptions
  • Office parties
  • Christmas parties
  • Charity balls
  • Military balls
  • New Years Eve Parties
  • University/Graduation balls
  • Corporate events
  • Award ceremonies

Looking for fun ideas for your next corporate event? Browse through our corporate entertainment ideas for some inspiration!

How much does a cover band cost, on average?

On average, professional 3/4-piece cover bands charge between £1000-£1500 for a local booking. Costs will vary depending on the location, time of the year, the number of musicians in the band and other factors such as the finish time.

How long does a cover band play for?

Most cover bands perform for 2 hours, usually split into either 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets with a short break between sets.

Do cover bands provide DJ sets between and after their performance?

All our cover bands provide playlists through their PA system when they aren't performing to ensure the party never stops. Most function bands also offer optional DJ sets for a small fee - a low-cost alternative to hiring a professional DJ.

How many members are there in a cover band?

We represent a range of cover bands to suit events large and small. Some of our most popular line-ups include:

  • Indie/Rock/Pop Trio: Vocals/Guitar, Bass, Drums
  • 4-piece band: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums
  • 5-piece band: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys

Many of our bands offer multiple line-ups with the option to include additional members such as a sax player, second vocalist or percussionist. To see what's on offer, head on over to our party bands section where you'll find a wide range of showbands, perfect for large weddings and corporate events.

Who are the best UK cover bands?

With over a decade in the industry, we've built up a select roster of cover bands that never fail to hit the mark. We only work with function bands that meet our exceptionally high standards - that means pro musicianship, exceptional live vocals and professionalism on and off-stage.

If you're looking to hire the best cover bands in the UK, you'll find what you're after on our website.

What is a cover band?

During your search for a live band, you'll undoubtedly come across various terms such as 'function bands', 'cover bands', 'wedding bands' and 'party bands'. These terms are all the same - a live band that performs covers of well known songs.

When does a cover band arrive and set up?

Cover bands usually take about an hour to set up and soundcheck. Bands with more members, larger PA systems and lighting rigs may require slightly longer.

What equipment will the band provide?

All of our covers bands come fully self-contained with their own PA system (sound system), lighting rig, backline (amps) and instruments.

How do I book a cover band?

We've made booking a cover band a straightforward and stress-free process, simply follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Browse through the cover bands on this page, watch the videos and visit the band's profile page to view more videos, photos and information about setlists and packages.
  • Step 2: Add the band to your shortlist by clicking on the star icon, once you're happy with your shortlist, send us an email with your event details. Alternatively, you can enquire about each band separately using the contact form at the bottom of the band's profile page.
  • Step 3. We'll check availability with the band and send you a quote based on your event location. From here, you can reply to our team to ask any questions you may have.
  • Step 4: If you're happy to proceed with the quote, we'll just need you to send over your full name and address along with confirmation of the venue address.
  • Step 5: We'll email you a contract to review and sign along with an invoice for a deposit, equal to approximately 20% of the total fee.
  • Step 6: Once the contract is signed and deposit paid, we'll send over a booking confirmation email outlining your booking. You'll also have a dedicated member of our team assigned to your event who'll be available to answer any queries right up to the event date.
Popular Cover Band Genres

Whatever style of cover band you're after, you'll find a range of incredible live bands to choose from at Bands For Hire. From pop, rock and indie to Motown and soul, we have the very best cover bands on offer.

modern cover bands
Modern Cover Bands

Cover bands with a focus on modern and contemporary chart music.

indie cover bands
Indie Cover Bands

Get the party jumpin' with one of our indie-rock cover bands.

soul cover bands
Soul Cover Bands

From Aretha to James Brown - these soul bands bring the very best of Motown, Stax and soul.

Vintage cover band
Vintage Cover Bands

Explore our range of retro bands for your vintage themed event.

80s cover band
80s Cover Bands

Go all out 80s with some epic synth-pop & power chord classics!

50s cover band
50s Rock 'n' Roll Bands

Get ready to shake your tail feathers to one of our authentic rock 'n' roll bands!

jazz and swing bands
Jazz & Swing Bands

Elegant, classy and sure to impress - browse our range of highly accomplished jazz bands.

acoustic band hire
Acoustic Cover Bands

A versatile range of acoustic duos, trios and unplugged roaming bands.

Why hire a cover band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All bands hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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Julie - Wedding Reception
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