The Makers
From £1285
Ready to rock out with party classics from every era, this vibrant young band are the perfect party starters! The Makers leave no genre left unturned with their...
From £1170
Vibrant 4-piece pop, rock & soul band with dual vocals. Heatwaves are based in the Midlands and offer an exciting repertoire of songs to help craft the ultimate...
From £1755
Dance anthems, chart toppers and old school classics - Solstice are the ultimate party starters! Turning every event into an unforgettable night is the band's end...
From £1395
Elite are a stunning all-female vocal group featuring live sax - perfect for corporate events, award ceremonies and private parties. This lively and enthusiastic band...
Luna & The Wolves
From £1030
Luna & The Wolves bring to life classic hits from across the decades in their own unique and soulfully delivered style. Luna &...
Wild Roses
From £1395
Wild Roses are a premium festival style wedding and party band based in the North West. Their show features an all-inclusive acoustic, rock, pop, hip hop, indie,...
The UpKicks
From £1250
The UpKicks deliver the very best in pop, club, rock and soul for an evening jam-packed full of party anthems. With an experienced line-up featuring four of London's...
The Freetones
From £1595
The Freetones are a dynamic female-led party band with an epic repertoire! Seasoned professionals in the events industry, this contemporary function band know exactly...
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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Bands For Hire Reviews

A very friendly and professional organisation. Their expedient service was tremendous, giving me the assurance that my event would be a huge success. All written communication was clear and concise and telephone conversations were polite and gave me confidence. This was the first time I had used Bands For Hire, and I would certainly recommend them.

Julie - Wedding Reception
Live Entertainment Ideas

Get inspired by our extensive range of live musicians, available to hire for weddings, parties and corporate events. We offer everything from live wedding bands to solo pianists and wedding harpists for hire.


wedding music
Wedding Music Ideas

Create a wedding soundtrack to remember with our fabulous live wedding musicians

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Corporate Entertainment Ideas

Make your event unforgettable with our talented live musicians and corporate function bands.

Classical Musician
Classical Musicians

Hire a range of classical musicians for your event, from harpists and guitarists to pianists and opera singers.