FAQs

We commonly require about 5 x 3 meters.

6.30pm to 8.30pm – Light background music whilst guests eat.

8.30pm to 9pm – Speeches, cut cake, photos, first dance

9pm to 10pm – Band 1st set

10pm to 10.20pm – Band break. (music from Spotify playlist)

10.20 to 11.20 – Band 2nd set.

11.30pm to 12 DJ set

We are more than happy for you to request a couple of songs which, if we don’t already know them, we will learn. You may also suggest some songs from our repertoire which we can discuss.

We are based in London and the south east, but we do travel UK wide and internationally.

Sure! Due to the fact that the events we perform at tend to be private events, we don’t play many public gigs but sometimes we do play at festivals and we can notify you if this is the case.

Yes, of course-we’d just need a couple of weeks’ notice.

You can book us through the enquiry form on this website, by calling 07818 061 585, or emailing contact@thecovered.co.uk

2 hour set as standard with a 20 minute break. We can also play 3 sets of 45 mins if you prefer.

Of course! You are welcome to use our PA system for your speeches.

Yes, we have a LED lighting system that provides both the stage and dance floor with the ultimate visual effects.

2 hour set as standard with a 20 minute break. We can also play 3 sets of 45 mins if you prefer.

We, as a rule, begin at around 8.30/9pm, and play for around 2 hours but this is flexible and will be agreed with you prior.

Assuming access to the venue is straight forward (i.e. ground floor room with no steps and vehicle access close to the venue), once all the equipment is installed, we will normally be set up in an hour.

Unfortunately, we can’t accept provisional bookings as it would mean turning clients away on popular dates. Direct bookings require a 30% deposit.

We love it when people get up to sing a song with us, but we do like to make sure that those singing or playing with us have some experience of being on stage. We’re happy to arrange this with you in advance. However, past experience has taught us that welcoming impromptu guests onto the stage on the night itself, can often end in disaster so we’d rather steer clear of that situation!

Normally dark suits. Sometimes we’ve been asked to join in with a theme.

We always carry an up to date PAT certification and have Public Liability Insurance cover for up to £1m.

The Covered are an experienced high-energy band playing exciting floor-filling classic pop, rock, funk & soul music from across the decades. Our soul intention is to keep the dance floor full and it helps hugely that we try and play all the songs as close to the originals as possible, rather than having our own “interpretation” on them. You are guaranteed to be greatly impressed with our amazing musicianship, stage presence, and professional slick appearance but don’t take our word for it – please do scan our long list of 5 star reviews.

Prices vary based on the time of year, the location of your event, timings, and any upgrade options, but our standard price starts at £1200 plus travel. There is no VAT.

We request a room in which to change, and something to eat and drink for the duration of our time at the venue.

We play all types and sizes.

We always make sure that our volume levels are such that people at your event can still converse, but really feel as though they are at a gig when they’re on the dance floor. Being a guitar based rock and pop function band, the nature of the music we play means that we can only turn down so far! If your chosen venue has a decibel limiter, please discuss this with us or your agent at the time of your enquiry to ensure the performance you will receive from us will not be compromised.

We usually request 2 double 13 amp supplies near to the stage area. We use LED lighting which keeps our power consumption down, but we prefer to run lights from one power source and audio equipment from another to reduce the risk of noise interference.

As a rule, we draw approximately 16 amps with everything on and have only ever experienced any issues in events in marquees where the generator capacity has been too low.