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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, saxophonist, 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 an additional brass section (trombone and trumpet) for extra quality if required.

• We usually play a 2 hour set without a break to keep the floor full but this usually goes on 20/30 mins with encores! 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.

DJ Option.

• 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:

  • Funk soul & disco
  • Rock
  • Motown
  • Funky rock
  • Function band
  • Party
  • Party tunes
  • Private party
  • Pop
  • Functions
  • Wedding
  • High quality function band
  • Funk
  • Corporate function
  • Wedding entertainment
  • Pop rock
  • Party music
  • Covers
  • Corporate event
  • Soul
  • Corporate functions
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We play these instruments:

  • Trumpet
  • Alto saxophone
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Saxophone
  • Percussion
  • Drums
  • Keys
  • Vocals
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We are happy to perform at these events:

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

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Location

We are based in London, United Kingdom.

Travel

Willing to travel

Travel may increase the final quote.

PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £1800
    Wedding Entertainment, Corporate events, Private parties
    Band

    Includes:
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    Experienced, professional and exciting 7 piece band:

    Male & Female lead singers

    Female sax player

    Guitarists

    Bass guitar

    keys

    drums

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LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

7 Set Lists

Example Wedding First dances
01
Bill Withers
Lovely day
02
Lady Antebellum
Need You now
03
Coldplay
Magic
04
Take That
Back for Good
05
Otis Redding
Dock of the Bay
06
Aerosmith
I don't want to miss a thing
07
Etta James
At last
08
Al Green
Let's stay together
09
James Morrison
You make it real
10
Elton John
Your song
11
Shania Twain
You're still the one
12
Billy Joel
Just the way you are
13
Paul Weller
You do something to me
14
Nat King Cole
Let there be Love
15
Jack Johnson
Better Together
1950s/60s
01
Chuck Berry
johnny B Goode
02
Arthur Conley
Sweet Soul Music
03
The Beatles
I saw her standing there
04
Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered
05
Marvin Gaye
I heard it through the grapevine
06
The Monkees
I'm a believer
07
The Beatles
Ticket to ride
08
Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered
09
Free
Alright now
10
The Archies
Sugar Sugar
11
Little Eva
The Locomotion
12
The Kinks
Lola
13
The Ronettes
Be My Baby
14
The Beatles
Twist and Shout
15
The Drifters
Under the Board walk
1970s/80s
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
Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody
06
Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
07
The Isley Brothers
Summer Breeze
08
Get it On
T Rex
09
The Specials
A Message to you Rudy
10
Bruce Springsteen
Dancing in the dark
11
Gnarls Barkley
Crazy
12
Kool & The Gang
Ladies Night
13
Sister Sledge
We are family
14
Chic
Good Times
15
Chic
Le Freak
1970s/80s
01
Madness
Baggy Trousers
02
Luther Vandross
Never Too Much
03
Barry White
Can't get enough of your love
04
Inxs
Need you tonight
05
Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl
06
Robert Palmer
Addicted to love
07
Wild Cherry
Play that funky music
08
Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar
09
Rolling Stones
Jumpin Jack Flash
10
Rolling Stones
Start Me Up
11
Don Henley
The Boys of Summer
12
Bob Marley
Waiting in Vain
13
Cockney Rebel
make me smile
14
The Eagles
One of these Nights
15
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama
1970s/80s
01
Tom Browne
Funkin for Jamaica
02
Huey Lewis & The News
The Power of Love
03
The Isley Brothers
Summer Breeze
04
Bryan Adams
Summer of 69
05
Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
06
David Bowie
let's Dance
07
Candi Staton
Young Hearts Run Free
08
Bryan Adams & Mel C
When you're gone
09
La Belle
Lady Marmelade
10
Peter Gabriel
Sledgehammer
11
Michael Jackson
Black or White
12
The Jackson 5
I want you back
13
The Jackson 5
ABC
1970s/80s
01
Stevie Wonder
Superstition
02
Dire Straits
Money for Nothing
03
The Kinks
Lola
04
Fleetwood Mac
Go Your own Way
05
David Bowie
The Jean Genie
06
David Bowie
Rebel Rebel
07
Tom Petty
I wont back down
08
Curtis Mayfield
Move on Up
09
Stealers Wheel
Stuck in the middle with you
10
The Doobie Brothers
Long Train Runnin
11
Simple Minds
Don't you forget about me
12
The Specials
A Message to you Rudy
13
Chic
Everybody Dance
14
Sister Sledge
Thinking of You
15
Tina Turner
The Best
1990s to 2010s
01
Paul Simon
You Can Call me Al
02
Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk
03
Pharell Williams
Happy
04
Justin Timberlake
Can't stop the Feeling
05
Daft Punk
Get Lucky
06
Maroon 5
Moves Like Jagger
07
Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson
Valerie
08
Coldplay
Adventure of a Lifetime
09
Coldplay
Magic
10
The New Radicals
You get what you get
11
The Dandy Warhols
Bohemian Like You

6 Tracks

REVIEWS

12 Reviews

Booked The Covered for a Birthday Party
5.0  

Fantastic! The Covered filled the dance floor all night at a recent Queenie&Belles Event.

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Booked The Covered for a Birthday Party
5.0   Verified review

We booked the covered for my 50th birthday party and wow! They were amazing! The dance floor was full all night with some great songs for all ages. They gave a fantastic professional performance and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the [url hidden] even got my teenage son [url hidden] that never happens! Thankyou so much for making my night and singing the request at the end. I will definatly be recommending you to everyone.
Cheers Mariea x

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Booked The Covered for a Birthday Party
5.0   Verified review

Well ... what can I say other than they are the best band ever!! Booked them for my 50th and it was the best decision. If you want to dance until your feet hurt then this is the band for you! Professional musicians who will make your party the most talked about. Book them! You won't be disappointed!

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Booked The Covered for a Birthday Party
5.0  

Well ... what can I say other than they are the best band ever!! Booked them for my 50th and it was the best decision. If you want to dance until your feet hurt then this is the band for you! Professional musicians who will make your party the most talked about. Book them! You won't be disappointed!

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Booked The Covered for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

We booked them for the final night party of the Amphibious Vehicle meeting at Henley. They had everyone up on the dance floor straight away, fantastic evening and a great finish to our week. They seemed to enjoy it as much as we did. We will certainly book them again if we return.

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Booked The Covered for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

I am the owner operator of The Five Horseshoes in Maidensgrove. We booked The Covered for an event last Saturday and it was the best decision I could have made. They far surpassed my expectations. We have had many live bands playing here in the past but this band left the rest behind. They were totally professional from start to finish. They were very communicative and easy to deal with. The party goers just keep on contacting me to express their appreciation of the music and the great time they had. A very well chosen play list - they just seemed to know exactly what song to perform at the various stages of the evening. They had everyone up dancing - people of all ages having the time of their lives. Very talented musicians and singers. Highly recommended.

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Booked The Covered for a Festival
5.0   Verified review

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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Booked The Covered for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

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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Booked The Covered for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

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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Booked The Covered for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

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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Booked The Covered for a Festival
5.0   Verified review

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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Booked The Covered for a Company Party
5.0   Verified review


“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