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

Prices start at


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

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Soul / Motown / RnB
Pop / Rock

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Function Band

Primary Instrument(s)

Female Vocals
Male Vocals
Complete Band
Other Instruments
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! We understand booking musicians can sometimes be a complicated process so to make this easy for you, we’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) Best function band South East 2019 (Event Entertainment) Winner -Wedding band of the year 2020 - SC Region (Wedding industry awards) Winner -Wedding band of the year 2021 - SC Region (Wedding industry awards) Gold award for excellence 2019 (Bridebook) Best Wedding Band 2020 - London (LUXlife 2020 Global Wedding Awards)

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
Phil & Lizzie
Married in August 2019
August 2019
AMAZING! Fantastic band in every way. Great communication from John all the way through from booking to the actual day. Extremely professional band with an amazing team including sound engineer who all made it a terrific event. The music and performance were second to none and every single guest wanted encores. We can't thank them enough! Book them. You will not be disappointed
Wedding: July 2019
July 2019
Every song a floor filler
Absolutely fantastic. Acoustic set in the afternoon fit brilliantly with the festival theme. And the evening was amazing. Every song a ‘floor filler’ with plenty of singing along. X
Wedding: July 2019
July 2019
The Covered are the ultimate band. Absolutely "made" our festival themed party. Two words:BOOK NOW! Feel free to message me to discuss their fabulousness!
Married in July 2019
July 2019
Would book again in a flash.
We had The Covered for our wedding. We wanted s band with keyboards and multiple singers. We found everything to be very professional, as well as easy and laid back. John was great organising and chatting about songs, long in advance as well as on the day. The sound was fantastic, and everyone had great energy. Highly recommend and would book again in a flash. Don’t hesitate!
Sam & Geraint
Married in June 2019
June 2019
Incredibly talented
The covered played at our wedding on June 15th 2019. They were unbelievable, incredibly talented & professional at all times through out the booking. This band is just full of energy and played classic hits one after the other . The dance floor was full at all times, if you want a band that everyone will remember book these . I will be for all my future functions. A massive thank you 😊
David and Jill
Married in March 2019
March 2019
Energy, passion, brilliant!!
Booked to play at a joint 60th party for me and my twin sister. John was a pleasure to work with during the booking and planning stage. The band are very professional and John and Sara were great lead singers with so much energy and passion backed by a fantastic band. Great interaction with the audience who were up on their feet from the first song to the last. We didn't want it to end. Many of my friends wondered where I'd found you guys and said what a brilliant band you were. I'd recommend The Covered without hesitation and will also keep an eye out for where they are playing as I'd certainly be interested in seeing them live again or will book them for the next family celebration. Thank you so much for a memorable evening. David
Location & Contact Details


London, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Best wedding band London 2020 - (Lux awards)

Industry Awards (4)

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

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

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%