What is a cover band?
Put simply, a cover band plays mainly ‘covers’ – songs that a crowd is likely to know from all their favourite artists and popular musical genres, and often (but not always) played in a way that captures everything you love about the original hits. It’s a widely loved format, especially at gigs and events like weddings, parties and functions.
Melbourne’s cover band scene is diverse, with an ever deepening talent pool that is becoming known as the ‘Mecca’ of Aussie music. But it can be hard to know you’re hiring a really professional and entertaining cover band for your event, which is why you need local event entertainment specialists like The Music Group who not only represent but form the very best bands for hire in Melbourne.
What kind of music do cover bands play?
This question is simultaneously easy and difficult to answer: because ‘cover band’ captures just about every genre of popular hits, bands, styles and era. Put simply, a cover band is the ultimate in music entertainment, who perhaps more than any of their industry peers exist purely for the enjoyment of those who stand before them.
Why should you hire a Melbourne cover band?
We’re going to make a bold statement, but we make it very deliberately: a great cover band can actually be better than seeing a well-known stadium band. And no, we’re not kidding.
Just about everyone has a great memory of a great little cover band performing songs just as well – and very often much better – than the band or artist who original penned them. Normally, the guys in a cover band will get just as big a buzz out of replicating the magic of some the coolest songs written and published in the history of music – with the extra stardust of the brilliant live performance.
As we suggested, a great cover band can actually be better than the real thing:
- An intimate venue at a sensible price
- No queues
- Rock out with family/friends at a special event
- No pushing for the front row!
- Brilliant songs you really want to hear
- Get backstage with the artists!
How to choose the cover bands Melbourne really loves?
So how do you make sure you’re getting one of the best cover bands for your event, who will expertly play the hits you want to hear to really set your event alight?:
Pick your style
Your event will go off if you match your cover band with the level of energy you are looking for. Need a versatile cover band that will do a little of everything from any era? They’re out there. Want something themed or from a particular era or genre? Fancy rock or a stadium vibe? Something more sophisticated?
Draw up a wish list
A range of cover bands and artists like The Music Group’s delivers to your heart’s desire – so it’s just a matter of prioritising what you really want. A solo artist who can belt out the ballads, a band that will rock til you drop, a party band for cool disco vibes, something with a little more soul, a blast from the past, hits straight out of the Top 40, or a cover band ‘jack of all trades’ – a Melbourne cover band is the answer.
Check out the band
Great event entertainment specialists like The Music Group are here for you to ensure your event ‘goes off’ in the way you want it to. Browse through our amazing range of artists and bands, check out their clips, or even arrange to see them in the flesh before you book.
So take the time to browse through all the Melbourne cover bands we offer here at The Music Group, and drop us a line and we’ll help you choose from among the best cover bands for hire to make your vibing event extra special.