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Rock & Pop Cover Bands

Rock & Pop Cover Bands

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The most popular style of band to hire with our customers at Warble Entertainment is without a doubt the rock and pop cover band. Perfect for any wedding or event where dancing is required, these fantastic groups perform everything from the 50s and 60s right up to present day chart music. With a huge variety of line-up options, from 3 piece bands to full 10 piece groups, why not allow one of these amazing combos to bring your wedding, party or corporate function to life. Live wedding music bands for any budget and all tastes!

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Cover Bands for Hire at Warble Entertainment

What is a rock and pop covers band and what do they do?

A cover band performing rock and pop songs is the perfect musical entertainment for private events, such as weddings or corporate functions where you want to get your guests on the dance floor. They perform chart hits from across all decades of popular music ranging from modern day floorfillers, for example, music by Kings of Leon, The Killers and Ed Sheeran, to timeless music by the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Holly.

Group line-ups come in all shapes and sizes but the most popular are 3-5 piece acts, which include instrumentation such as male vocals, female vocals, both male and female vocals, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Whilst there are larger line-ups available that include brass instruments the more traditional 3-5 pieces are the most frequently booked.

How do they work at an Event?

A rock and pop band for hire will almost always be hired to perform in the evening, arrive between 5pm and 6pm, and will normally take between 1 – 2 hours to unload, set-up their equipment and have a soundcheck to ensure that the levels are correct. In the case of parties or corporate events this is often done before your guests arrive, or, in the case of weddings, as the room is turned around for the evening reception. If there is no turnaround time available for the performance room then alternate arrangements, such as an earlier arrival and set-up, should be made. Your Warble coordinator will be able to help with these details. If you have a list of questions to ask a wedding venue, enure you ask about space and room turnover for the band.

Whilst a stage is always great for a combo to perform on it is not a necessity as long as there is a solid, level space where they can set-up.

Cover acts tend to perform 2 hours of live music and split this as either 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets. Whilst some function bands will offer longer or shorter performance options, these are the most popular and well-received formats.

The first set will normally start at approximately 8.30pm-9pm and they will look to wind up the live music at roughly 11.30pm. Then, with a couple of encores or some perfectly timed classic anthems through the PA, the group will guide you and your guests to a midnight finish. Later finishes are available but should be discussed with your Warble coordinator at the time of enquiry.

Many acts are happy to be flexible with regards your events requirements so please just let us know and we can make suitable arrangements to ensure everything is perfect.

How much room will a band need?

As a guide a 3-piece act would require 3m x 3m. This will normally increase by an additional metre for every additional musician for hire in the band’s line-up. For example, a 4-piece would require 4m x 3m and a 5-piece line-up would require 5m x 3m. Acts are happy to try and do everything they can to accommodate slightly smaller spaces so again, if you are unsure just check with your Warble coordinator.

Do I need to provide anything for the group?

Warble rock and pop party bands are self-contained and will provide everything they need to be able to perform for up to 150 guests. This will include all of their PA equipment, guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, microphones, etc. And, in nearly all cases it will also include lighting for the performance area. If you are hosting a party or wedding with more than 150 guests speak to your Warble coordinator, as additional sound reinforcement may be required.

Cover Bands with Warble Ents

There are certain things that you will be expected to provide from a logistical point of view to help everything run smoothly on the day of the event itself. Firstly, the act will require parking for their vehicles at the venue. They will also need an adequate power supply close to the performance area to be in place. In addition, the group will probably need somewhere that they can change, store personal items and equipment cases and prepare for their performance.

And, finally, it’s always worth remembering that they may have traveled a long way to perform at your event and after carrying heavy equipment around, setting up, soundchecking and then performing, breaking down equipment and heading home, it can be a very long and tiring day. If you want the band to perform at their absolute best keep them refreshed with soft drinks (tea, coffee, water, etc.) and food. They won’t expect a three course meal, but something hot or a plate each from the buffet will really keep them at the top of their game and ready to bring the party to your event. The best time to feed them is before the first set, or, whilst they are taking a break.

Please feel free to speak to your Warble coordinator if you are unsure of any of the points above.

Can I have a say in what they play?

Warble cover bands are happy to chat through their set-list with you and discuss any songs that you would particularly like them to play and also any that you don’t want them to perform. Many are also fine to learn a song or two for you free of charge, which is very handy for first dances at weddings. Please remember though that the groups have years of experience at filling dance floors and know what songs work best at which point and why so it is recommended to leave some things to their professional judgment and experience. The experience and knowledge of these musicians all contribute to the final price of hiring a cover band.

What happens when they aren't performing?

All Warble groups will provide pre-recorded music in-between their performances and until their contracted finish time as standard. This will normally be in the form of a CD or iPod mix. Some will also provide a DJ laptop service where they can mix tracks into one another and remove the gaps between songs. Additionally, there are acts that provide a full DJ service where you can make requests and they provide dancefloor lighting as a pro-DJ would. Speak to your Warble coordinator to find out what options any group you are interested in offer.

What Next…?

Take a look at the rock and pop bands available to hire for weddings, parties and functions below and once you have a short-list fill out our enquiry form for a free quote. Or, feel free to call one of our coordinators on 0845 643 9384 and we’ll be happy to take some details and go through all of the booking options with you.

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All Rock & Pop Cover Bands

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The Alchemists
3
The Alchemists are an energetic and professional group with a wealth of experience playing songs from across the decades.
I Got Uke Babe
2
I Got Uke Babe are an upbeat and interactive act, perfect for drinks receptions and roaming table performances.
Luna Rose
1
Featuring the vocal harmonies of soul sisters Lauren & Sadie, Luna Rose specialises in boho-inspired takes on classic pop, country, Irish, folk, soul & indie tracks from the 60's through to modern day.
Club Vibes
2
With a set made up of dance anthems, club classics, 90s pop and current chart hits, this band are guaranteed to get everyone up on the dance floor
The Headliners
1
If you want an extraordinary sing, dance and rock out then get ready for The Headliners - one of the biggest party bands in the whole of the UK!
Electric Skies
1
Electric Skies are a 4 piece wedding and party band from the North West of England, covering a variety of Rock, pop, Indie and Motown.
The Old School - R'n'B Tribute
1
If old-school R'n'B is what you are looking for, look no further!
Feel Good Inc.
1
Comprised of a group incredible musicians from London who have a wealth of experience from performing all across the globe.
Phantom Music
1
Phantom Music are a luxury high-end function band with over 15 years of industry experience.
Girl Collective
1
If you're looking for something fun, fabulous and truly unique for your event, then these lovely ladies are the act for you!
The Coversmiths
1
The Coversmiths are a multi-award-winning band, made up of 4 seasoned musicians who want nothing more than to make your event unforgettable.
Party Hard!
1
Party Hard! are three happy guys from the South Wales area with the aim to bring the party to your event!
The Audio Collective
1
A completely exclusive entertainment experience tailored to your needs, The Audio Collective offer the best live show money can buy.
Polyphonic
3
Polyphonic are a high-energy four-piece band led by their charismatic frontman Danny.
Wall Street
1
Wall Street feature only the crème de la crème of London musicians who have added a carte blanche to countless events worldwide.
The Wildersmiths
2
The Wildersmiths are the perfect addition to any vintage or festival-themed wedding.
Rock The Night
1
Rock the Night deliver a professional, friendly service for your special event and keep the dance floor moving from start to finish.
Live Luxury
2
Live Luxury are an incredible live acoustic band with years of experience working the most trendy bars, clubs and events.
The Lunettes
1
Hailing from the bustling streets of Manchester, The Lunettes are a folk/pop girl group comprised of three friends with a mutual love of music.
The South Sides
1
The South Sides are a London-based party band, who have performed together for the past 12 years, both in the UK and internationally.
Wickedly Mixed
1
Expect non-stop hit after hit pumping the dance floor! Playing pop, rock, urban, soul and dance, Wickedly Mixed will wind up the night to ecstatic proportions.
The Mustard
1
With over 25 years of experience across the UK, The Mustard have a rich history of keeping crowds dancing long past their supposed bedtimes.
Stereo Six
1
A 6-piece party band with male and female vocals and a top line-up of musicians. Adding a touch of class to every event!
Hold The Tone
2
Hold The Tone are a group of 3 young lads, who have a huge love for live music and getting your party in full flow!
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