The Covered

Wedding, party, and corporate function band. Kent, Sussex,London, Surrey, Herts, Essex, Bucks, Berks, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire,Gloucestershire, Wiltshire,Somerset, Beds, Suffolk, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire,Wales, Scotland.

The Covered are a London-based function band specialising in exciting floor-filling pop/rock and soul music hits from the 1950s to modern day.

We understand that you want to hear the classics exactly how you remember them. that’s why we work hard to make our set sound just like the original recording!

We may be in London but we can travel throughout the UK and abroad.

So if you’re looking for an exciting band for your wedding, party or corporate function, we have you covered!

  • We are a 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 quality brass section (trombone 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.

“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!”
Virginia, Hertfordshire
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 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
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’ 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
“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 chosen and people were still talking about that evening weeks later.
Sir William & Lady McAlpine (2016/17 Henley boat festival)
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
Tracey Taverner, The Five Horseshoes
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 music…..it even got my teenage son dancing…..and 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
Mariea Lawless-Mills
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.
Patrick James Jackson
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
Judy McAlpine
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.
Bob Skinner
The band created such a brilliant atmosphere and really made the night!
Imogen James
Great band, really got everyone dancing at my friends party. Brilliant fun!
Karen Freakley
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!
Lisanne Hunt
lways a blast! Such great covers of so many classics. A must have band for any night.
Oliver Westbrook-Netherton
I have been to see The Covered many times and they have always given us the best nights! Great music and non stop dancing! Looking forward to the next time xx
Olivia Sloan
Awesome band. Seen them a few times and they always blow the crowd away.
Huw Jones
Band came along for a Social night here at Maidenhead Rugby Club and were excellent.
Great variety of music, played to the crowds, had people off their feet and on the dance floor.
Would recommend highly and we will certainly be using them again in the future….
Dominic Birch
Excellent song choice, outstanding talent. Five stars all round.
Deanna Wilson
Fantastic! The Covered filled the dance floor all night at a recent Queenie&Belles Event.
Annabel Macrae

The Covered

John – Lead Vocals

Sara- Lead And Backing Vocals

Rik – Guitar And Backing Vocals

Fabio – Keyboard And Backing Vocals

Lewi- Bass Guitar

Ryhan – Drums