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ABOUT US

• We are a 6/7 piece band, playing exciting floor filling Motown/pop/rock/funk and soul classics– one or two guitarists, bass guitarist, keys, drums, male and female lead vocals.

• All our band members are highly skilled and have years of experience. (Please see what our previous clients have said below)

• We can also add a quality brass section (saxophone and trumpet) for extra quality if required.

• We usually play a 2 1/2 hour set without a break to keep the floor full and at no extra charge but can do two or three sets to suit your requirements.

• Background music can be supplied where relevant (eg during dinner).

• Playlists of dance music when we’re not playing.

• State of the art PA sound and lighting system, experienced sound engineers within band.

• £2m public liability insurance (can be increased if venue requires)

• Get a flavour by viewing our short video!

We look forward to making your night go off with a bang! Ask about our early booking discount.

Do let me know if you have any further questions.

Best wishes

John

The Covered

Some recent testimonials: (all verifiable)

"Incomparable to any other local bands we have seen over the years and if we ever had any other event, they would be at the top of our list, without hesitation. First class entertainment, first class talent and they delivered a first class service".

Terry and Tanya Chamberlain (London wedding)

"The Covered" absolutely got it right. They played fabulous music both creating and responding to the atmosphere as a well as playing some special very meaningful requests. The more than 230 people all had a ball and the success of the function owes a great deal to professionalism and quality of their performance. Top notch! I would use them again without hesitation. Peter Butler (Black tie fund raiser, Southampton)

We were thrilled with the band. Great musicians, fantastically talented singers! Your choice of music was perfect and we will clearly need a bigger dance floor next year! We do hope you will come and play again in 2017 as you were simply the best band we could have

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Corporate event
  • Weddings
  • Covers
  • Party tunes
  • Motown
  • Party music
  • Wedding entertainment
  • Private party
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Funk
  • Corporate function
  • Soul
  • Corporate functions
  • Wedding
  • Party
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We play these instruments:

  • Keys
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Bass
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We are happy to play at these events:

  • Festival
  • Wedding
  • Company Party
  • Private Party
  • Birthday Party
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

We are based in London, United Kingdom.

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PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £1364
    Private Parties
    Band

    Our experience as a party band ensures that we understand the need to be organised and flexible during the run up to your event and on the night itself. You can absolutely count on The Covered to electrify your party and put guests on the dance floor!

    Standard Service

    Our tailored-to-you corporate band service includes all the necessary elements you’ll need for an unforgettable party. It minimises costs by combining everything you need into one fantastic, phenomenally priced package. It includes:

    6pm arrival, 7:30pm set-up.

    First dance request from our vast & versatile repertoire, or optionally a DJ.

    Perform two hour-long sets of live party music, finishing around midnight.

    High quality background music whenever we’re not on stage.

    Superb PA & lighting provided, perfect for audiences of up to five hundred people.

    Optional Upgrades

    We also offer the following additional upgrade options for those wanting even more:

    DJ service.

    Post-midnight finish.

    Pre-5pm “early bird” arrival.

    Hour long acoustic set during your drinks reception or meal.

    Learn a song request.

    Upgraded PA & Lighting for up to 1000 people.

    Additional hour of live band music (3rd set).

    Some Of The Songs We Play

    Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison

    Addicted to Love-Robert Palmer

    Play that Funky Music-Wild Cherry

    Brown Sugar-The Rolling Stones

    Happy-Pharell Williams

    We are Family-Sister Sledge

    Good Times-Chic

    All Night Long-Lionel Ritchie

    Signed Sealed Delivered-Stevie Wonder

    Make me Smile-Cockney Rebel

    One of these nights-The Eagles

    I’m a Believer-The Monkees

    Sweet Home Alabama-Lynyrd Skynrd

    Superstition-Stevie Wonder

    Go your own Way-Fleetwood Mac

    Lets Dance-David Bowie

    Baggy Trousers-Madness

    Stuck in the Middle with you- Stealers Wheel

    Long Train Running-The Doobie Brothers

    Uptown Funk-Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars

    Ain’t nobody-Chaka Khan

    Ladies Night -Kool and the Gang

    Lady Marmalade – La Belle

    Good Times-Chic

    Never Too Much-Luther Vandross

    Message to You Rudy-The Specials

    You can call me Al-Paul Simon

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  • Price from £1364
    Corporate events
    Band

    Our corporate band experience ensures that we understand the need to be organised and flexible during the run up to your event and on the night itself. We will make sure your entertainment runs smoothly and will always represent your brand in a professional light.

    Standard Service

    Our tailored-to-you corporate band service includes all the necessary elements you’ll need for an unforgettable party. It minimises costs by combining everything you need into one fantastic, phenomenally priced package. It includes:

    6pm arrival, 7:30pm set-up.

    First dance request from our vast & versatile repertoire, or optionally a DJ

    Perform two hour-long sets of live party music, finishing around midnight

    High quality background music whenever we’re not on stage

    Superb PA & lighting provided, perfect for audiences of up to five hundred people

    Optional Upgrade Options

    We also offer the following additional upgrade options for those wanting even more:

    DJ service

    Post-midnight finish

    Pre-5pm “early bird” arrival

    Hour long acoustic set during your drinks reception or meal

    Learn a song request

    Upgraded PA & Lighting for up to 1000 people

    Additional hour of live band music (3rd set)

    Questions, Queries or Concerns

    Once you've gone ahead and selected us to perform at your function, you can sleep easy knowing it’s in good hands. We’ll come to you around 3 weeks before the event to confirm details, iron out any queries and clarify further information, such as song choices, timing and any other questions you might have. Leading up to the event, you’ll receive the services of a dedicated event coordinator, who will be on hand to help you out with anything you need.

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  • Price from £1364
    Wedding Entertainment
    Band

    6/7 piece band. (male & female vocalists, 1/2 lead and rhythm guitarists, bass guitarist, keyboard and drums. Brass option available.

    2 1/2 hours play time.

    Unmanned DJ playlist when we're not playing.

    All lighting.

    Sound engineer.

    Modern equipment and PA all supplied and PAT tested.

    £1m public liability insurance.

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LISTEN TO MUSIC

3 Set Lists

The Covered Set List 1
01
Stealers Wheel
Stuck in the Middle with you
02
The Doobie Brothers
Long Train Running
03
The Monkees
I'm a Believer
04
Bryan Adams
Summer of 69
05
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama
06
Pharrell Williams
Happy
07
Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk
08
Earth Wind & Fire
September
09
Bryan Adams & Mel C
When you're gone
10
The Dandy Warhols
Bohemian Like You
11
Wild Cherry
Play that Funky Music
12
Bob Marley
Waiting in Vain
13
The Eagles
One of these Nights
14
Peter Gabriel
Sledgehammer
15
T Rex
Get it On
The Covered Set List 2
01
Chic
Good Times
02
Van Morrison
Brown eyed Girl
03
Luther Vandross
Never Too Much
04
Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody
05
Kool & the Gang
Ladies Night
06
Sister Sledge
We are family
07
Stevie Wonder
Superstition
08
Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered
09
David Bowie
Rebel Rebel
10
David Bowie
The Jean Genie
11
Dire Straits
Money for Nothing
12
The Kinks
Lola
13
Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way
14
Gnarls Barkley
Crazy
15
Bob Marley
Waiting in Vain
The Covered Set list 3
01
La Belle
Lady Marmelade
02
Paul Simon
You Can Call me Al
03
Huey Lewis & The News
The Power Of Love
04
Free
All right now
05
The Beatles
Ticket To Ride
06
Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
07
The Isley Brothers
Summer Breeze
08
Coldplay
Adventure of a Lifetime
09
The Specials
A Message to you Rudy
10
The Monkees
Daydream Believer

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REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Lady Mcalpine

This is an amazing Band! I have had SO MANY requests to re-book them for the Thames Trad Boat Festival 2017 because they had hundreds of people dancing all night on the Saturday last year. I have recommended them so many times since last summer.. and they WILL be at the TRAD this summer! 15th JULY - be there!
Lady McAlpine - co-chairman Trad Boat Festival

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Patrick Jackson

Booked this band for my local club to entertain our members and decided to celebrate my 60th Birthday there that night. This band did not disappoint me or the members. Fantastic sound, great play list, very professional. Had us dancing from the first number, and till they finally played there last song ( after we shouted MORE MORE MORE) Most certainly want them back. Thanks John & Co for a fab night. Will be in touch soon.

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Peter Butler

The ForHelen Fund Raising Dinner was an immensely important event. It was the culmination of a series of activities honouring my late partner, Helen Barron, and raising money for an important new Centre for Cancer Immunology being built at Southampton General Hospital. The first half of the evening was business, raising money, and the second half was ‘party time’. With such a wide age span, ranging from young twenty something to old seventy something there is always a doubt, at least in the organisers mind that the music will bridge the span. We need not have worried. ‘The Covered’ absolutely got it right. They played fabulous music both creating and responding to the atmosphere as a well as playing some special very meaningful requests. The more than 230 people all had a ball and the success of the function owes a great deal to professionalism and quality of their performance. Top notch! I would use them again without hesitation.

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Terry & Tanya Chamberlain

We searched high and low for our wedding entertainment as we only had a small party: 30 guests, many of whom we knew would leave not long after our wedding breakfast, and in our experience, the smaller parties are harder to cater for with less room for error. Eventually, after months of web searches, recommendations and arguments, we found The Covered’s website and after viewing a sample playlist and speaking with John, we were certain that this was the band that would deliver us a knock out night.
The package was totally flexible and accommodated our every wish, right down to the finest detail, and we gave John a fairly free rein with regards to genres of music we had asked to be played; to use his intuition as the night progressed. It was perfect. There was only about 2 tracks played before everyone was up on their feet dancing away- particularly hard to do with such a small party, and everyone had a wonderful time.
The talent from this band far supersedes our expectations and although helpful to watch their videos on their website, actually seeing them live does them far more justice. They are incomparable to any other local bands we have seen over the years and if we ever had any other event, they would be at the top of our list, without hesitation. First class entertainment, first class talent and they delivered a first class service. I wish you all well and seriously hope to cross paths with you again.
Terry and Tanya Chamberlain

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Lucie Henwood

We booked The Covered for the Saturday night of the Thames Traditional Boat Festival.
They had great energy and musicianship from start to finish and the set list was a work of art – something for everyone! I have no hesitation in recommending The Covered to liven up any event and deliver a cracking set of songs with professionalism and enthusiasm.
Lucie Henwood, Thames Traditional Boat Festival – Entertainment

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Virginia Mead


“Dear Lash Monkeys
Thank you for a truly amazing night, Saturday 9th April. The floor was full from the time you started and you would have been there all night doing “just one more” by popular demand. Truly a great band – cool, funky and a perfect accompaniment to our very lively night!
Thank you
Virginia Mead”

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism