Hiring a Cover Band, Tips, Advice and How to Book!


If you are planning an event that would benefit from live music, but you’re not quite sure what type of band to book, why not look at hiring a cover band to perform to cover all bases?  A cover band is the ideal solution since they cover a number of different songs from all eras.  Sometimes choosing the right genre of music is quite difficult since you need to cater for many different kinds of guests, so hiring a cover band ensures that there is a good mix of music that everyone will know!  Here at www.EntertainersWorldwide.com we have put together a guide featuring all the information you might need to know before booking a cover band!  Keep reading for plenty of advice and tips…

What Events Are Cover Bands suitable for?

Cover bands are probably one of the most versatile types of live band available to book.  They are perfect for any event where live music is needed and will really get the party started!  Hire a cover band for:

  • Birthday Party Entertainment
  • Family Summer Fun Day Entertainment
  • Wedding Evening Reception Entertainment
  • Anniversary Party Entertainment
  • Charity Event Entertainment
  • Corporate Entertainment
  • Leaving Party Entertainment

These are just an example of the types of event where a cover band would make the perfect entertainment – however there are many other types of event which would benefit from a cover band.

Click here to view Cover Band, Liquid Blue's Profile

Liquid Blue – Cover Band from EntertainersWorldwide.com

Where do I find a Cover Band on your website?

It is very easy to find a Cover Band when using out website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com – there are two main ways to find what you are looking for.  The first is to use our navigation at the top of every page.  Simply click on “Musical Entertainers” then look for “Live Bands and Groups”.  Once you have that section found, you need to click on the more button which will make a pop-up window appear with all of the different live bands and groups categories that we have on our website.  Cover bands is listed and is very easy to find since our act categories are in alphabetical order.

The other way to find a cover band is to use our smart search function, which again appears on every page.  If you start to type Cover Band into the “I’m Looking For” search field, you can either choose to add a location or click the search button for a blanket search!  This will display all of the cover bands listed on our website.  Click here to be taken directly to all of the available cover bands on our entertainment directory!

What does a Cover Band actually do?

A cover band will perform live music for your guests and will consist of plenty of modern hits from all sorts of genres.  They basically cover other artists’ music, rather than performing their own.   A cover band is very confident and experienced in getting the party started and will offer plenty of energy to get your guests up dancing on the dancefloor and singing along too!  Each cover band will have their own repertoire of songs that they can perform, so it is worth asking them to see exactly what you will be getting!

Click here to view Cover Band, The S.H.E! Collective's Profile

The S.H.E! Collective – Cover Band from EntertainersWorldwide.com

How long will a Cover Band perform for?

Each cover band will have their own performance times, but many will offer a couple of hours of performance with breaks in-between.  If your event is going to last much longer than a few hours, it is advisable to ask if your chosen cover band can accommodate.

How much does a Cover Band cost?

Since it is so hard to give an estimation of how much a cover band will cost to hire, we highly recommend getting in touch with your chosen performers for a completely free no-obligation quote.  The costs to hire a Cover Band may vary depending on many factors such as distance to travel to your venue, location of your event and time of the year.

What Should I Ask a Cover Band?

There are many questions you might want to ask a Cover Band before you decide to part with your hard earned cash and get booking.  We have put together a number of questions to refer back to, but if you have any more that you wish to add to the list, never be afraid to ask your chosen performer!

  • Are you available to perform on the date of my event?
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
  • How much space will you need to set up?
  • Which songs are in your repertoire?
  • Can you provide previous client reviews or testimonials?
  • How long will you be able to perform for?
  • How much do you charge for your services?
  • What percentage deposit is needed to secure my date?
Click here to view Cover Band, Chris Berry Band's Profile

The Chris Berry Band, Cover Band from EntertainersWorldwide.com

How do I Choose a Cover Band?

Choosing a cover band is down to personal preference, however we give you as much information as possible to try and make your job easier.  Using our website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com you can read through all of the available act’s profiles with information such as their biography, customer reviews and previous experience along with watching video samples, listening to audio samples and viewing their photos.

Once you have found a cover band you wish to contact, you can do this from their profile page by clicking on the “Request a Quote via E-mail” button or by giving them a quick call.  When you contact a performer you can be assured that you are getting in touch directly with them.  We do not charge a fee for this service, nor any commission on top of your booking with them!  That’s right – use our website to find entertainment for free!

Want to Save Time When Booking Your Entertainment? Sit back, relax and have your Entertainment contact you! By adding a post to our website e.g. ‘Cover Band required for Wedding Evening Reception on 19th October’, our available acts will contact you by email. Look at the Entertainer’s publicity, decide which is your favourite and contact them directly! The entire service is completely free of charge. Tell us what entertainment you are looking for now and we will do the rest! Contact us. Or view all of our entertainers, bands, tributes, singers, dancers, musicians, magicians, speciality acts, DJs & other artists worldwide here: www.EntertainersWorldwide.com ———————————————————-


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