The Covered Function Band

The Covered is a multi-award winning 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

Pricing for suppliers

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
The Covered have been blowing audiences away since 2014! Their set list has been honed so that ALL the songs get people on their feet. Pop/rock/soul/Motown/funk including some great singalongs. 1960s right up to date! They’ve performed at countless weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, Christmas parties, festivals, charity events and more. They can usually adapt their set list to any theme you'd like! All you need to decide is whether you'd like their 4/6 or 8 piece! :-) In 2018, The Covered won their first award and this was quickly followed by 5 more. You can see from their scores of 5 star reviews that they have been wowing their audiences and they will wow yours too! The Covered awards Best function band South East 2019 (Event Entertainment) The Wedding industry awards Winner - Regional Wedding band of the year 2020/2021/2022 Gold award for excellence 2019 (Bridebook) Best wedding band 2022 - UK Enterprise Awards 2022. Best Wedding Party Entertainment Band - South East England in the LuxLife Global Wedding Awards 2020 & 2022

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
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kay - 30th birthday
Wedding: September
October 2022
People were up dancing right from the start
The Covered were amazing! They played at my daughters 30th birthday and everyone said they made the night. People were up dancing right from the start and one of the guests even sang a couple of songs with the band. They were so accommodating and the playlist was perfect. They really seemed like they enjoyed themselves too which made it even better. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Thank you John and co.
Diane - 60th birthday party
Wedding: September
October 2022
Stunning!! Incredible and stunning.
Firstly, thank you so much to The Covered, you were amazing! Thank you. xx The initial enquiry was promptly responded to. We traded a few e mails and a phone call, I got a sense from our first contact that you were approachable, friendly and passionate about delivering the best performance you could for your client. On the day of the event, you were present at the venue nearly 3 hours before the start of the performance. Whilst I struggled with helium balloons (I now know I could never be a children's entertainer!!) I could see and hear how much attention to detail went into the preparation for your performance. I think it's worth mentioning that your sound engineer, Ivan, is an absolute expert. I felt very lucky to see and hear your passion as all of the band prepared for the performance. During the course of the set up, I had the opportunity to catch up with individual band members. You were all so down to earth and friendly it really set the scene for an inclusive and friendly evening. Coming on to the performance. Stunning!! Incredible and stunning. The stage backdrop was very attractive and complimented the performance. The drums! Super fantastic to watch and hear. There was so much to see and hear from The Covered, all of it fantastic! One of the guests told me later, "The band were great, certainly the best I have heard for many years". To be fair, the compliments for your performance were non stop. If you are reading this review as a potential client, don't hesitate!! Book this amazing band before they get snapped up. Lastly, thank you John, and thanks to your band, your sound engineer and your backing vocalist. We had such a heart warming family celebration at which you were the front and centre. Hiring The Covered was a privilege. If we are to do the same again we will be in touch xxxx
Nadine & Alex wedding
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
We are so pleased we chose the Covered band!!
Absolutely brilliant band! Excellent musicians, singers and wide choice of music to suit all our wedding guests. Everyone loved them and we danced the night away! Great communication and very professional. We are so pleased we chose the Covered band. Thank you for such a special evening, N & A :-)
Paul & Emma wedding
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
Brought down the house down!
We had The Covered play at our wedding blessing this past week and they far exceeded our expectations. From enquiry to the final song, The Covered was professional, easy going and sounded great! They did a brilliant job getting the party started in their first set and then brought down the house in the second. Numerous guests came up to us to say how impressed they were with The Covered. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a band that sounds great and brings energy to the party to get people up out of their seats and on to the dance floor. Thank you so much for making our special day even more unforgettable!
Luke & Megan
Happy couple married in May
October 2022
All guests were gutted when the band finished
John and the band played at our wedding last night in Tunbridge Wells and were absolutely amazing. Great communication from start to finish, accommodated our wedding date move due to Covid and played an amazing set. All guests were gutted when the band finished and wanted the party to continue. Thanks so much John and the rest of the covered for making our Wedding a real hit! - Megan & Luke
Wedding: March
October 2022
The music was brilliant & had us all dancing
I booked The Covered for my 40th birthday party. Communication with John was excellent from the start. They arrived when they said they would with everything they needed. They asked to change the location in the room I had selected which turned out to be the best idea & made for a much better atmosphere. The music was brilliant & had us all dancing the night away! I would thoroughly recommend The Covered, thank you John & the gang.
Location & Contact Details


Henley on Thames, Buckinghamshire, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Best wedding band London 2020 - (Lux awards)

Industry Awards (5)

Wedding industry awards - finalist South Central 2019
Bridebook Gold award for excellence 2019
The Wedding industry awards Winner - Regional Wedding band of the year 2022

Bridebook Awards (1)


What is your most memorable wedding?

Too many to single out one!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Professional Personal Bespoke Slick Exciting

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?

Think of your guests comfort and enjoyment

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

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

Describe your typical process with a couple.

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.

What makes a romantic first dance?

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

What is your number one floor-filler?

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson