The Covered Function Band

The Covered is a 6 to 9 piece, high-energy, upbeat party band, playing exciting floor-filling Motown, soul, funk, pop, rock classics from across the decades!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


PA System
Noise Limiter Experience
Learn New Songs
Sound Equipment
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Disco Lighting
Smoke Machine
Take Requests

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Function Band

Primary Instrument(s)

Female Vocals
Male Vocals
Complete Band
Other Instruments

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Soul / Motown / RnB
Pop / Rock
Full Description
Our aim is to give you and your guests the time of their lives and have everyone talking about it for years to come! We play songs to suit all tastes and ages but can tailor the set list to suit you. We will also learn your first dance if we don't already know it. Having delighted clients at many weddings over the years (as you can see from our reviews), rest assured we have the experience to keep your guests on the dance floor! I understand booking musicians can sometimes be a complicated process so to make this easy for you, I’ve broken down what will be included in our quote: • Band set up and take down time • Travel • 6-piece band including fabulous male and female lead singers, superb guitarists, keyboard player and an unbelievable drummer! Our brilliant sax and trumpet players are also standing by in case you’d like our brass section. • All band equipment (instruments, amplification, microphones etc as well as lighting for stage and for your dance floor, modern PA suitable for up to 800 guests) • We can also supply an acoustic guitarist or piano player for your ceremony/drinks period – please ask for details. • Free DJ style playlists when we are not playing (so background music during dinner and dance music at other times) • Free: 2 song requests of your choosing. If you’re interested, please call or drop us an email and we can take the conversation from there. Very best wishes John (Singer and manager, The Covered)

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: John Read
Hello and congratulations again! We can't wait to share your special day! In addition to what we've previously listed in our quotations, you will have my personal attention throughout, including a pre-wedding meeting with you and/or your wedding planner at the venue, if required. I have arranged several weddings in the past from start to finish, I have DJ'd at weddings in addition to being front man for my band, so I feel I have a wealth of experience to help make the day even more special.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Sara Cocklin
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Brilliant - dance floor was packed all night.
The band were brilliant. The way to tell for me is that the dance floor was packed all night. Really enjoyed their music.
Sarah Provost
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
What a night! Brought an energy that got everyone up and dancing and singing along!
What a night! The Covered played a range of classic songs which appealed to young, old and all in between. They brought an energy that got everyone up and dancing and singing along.
Paula Nunnery
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Fantastic band - fills the dance floor!
A fantastic band that really gets the party started and fills the dance floor. Upbeat and varied set. Great fun !
Karen Freakley
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Wow what a band! Fabulous musicians and vocals, and music!
I recently had the privilege of seeing ‘The Covered’ at Lisanne and Neils’ wedding on 15th September 2018; wow what a band! Fabulous musicians and vocals, and music to really get everyone, and I mean everyone, up and dancing, perfect for a wedding. Every song on the playlist was a floor filler and we all had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend them for any wedding.
Ann Hulford
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
the music choice was fabulous -highly recommend you!
Was the best ....we thought the music and choice was fabulous...we danced all evening highly recommend you to all our friends
Claire Southworth
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Fantastic! My Fitbit said I had danced for 3 miles!
I have seen ‘The Covered’ at a close friend’s wedding. They were fantastic. I didn’t sit down for about 3 hours . They kept producing hit after hit and were wonderful. My Fitbit said I had danced for 3 miles. Great entertainment, talented fantastic musicians and really got the party going with a swing . Would highly recommend them.
Location & Contact Details


London, Greater London

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (3)

Wedding industry awards - finalist South Central 2019
Bridebook Gold award for excellence 2019
Preferred Supplier List

What is your most memorable wedding?

Initial telephone chats listening to their requirements, hopes and fears! Reassuring them that they have chosen well and that nothing will be a problem to us. Arrange a meet at the venue if required; discuss timings on the day to ensure we arrive, set up and sound check at optimum and least obtrusive time.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Being asked to perform a song for the bride and her father

What about your business are you most proud of?

I’m most proud that every client we’ve ever worked for has been really pleased!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

The first dance is personal to bride and groom so they are ALL romantic!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Professional Personal Bespoke Slick Exciting

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Too many to single out one!

What makes a romantic first dance?

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson

What is your number one floor-filler?

Think of your guests comfort and enjoyment

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%