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September Recap!

This September The CoverUps played live music for several weddings, a 21-st birthday party and a corporate event. It was definitely a busy month for this Coventry based function band!

Beautiful Barn Wedding In Worcestershire

Our first event of the month saw the band at Curradine Barns for Laura and Sarah’s wedding reception. The CoverUps enjoyed returning to this beautiful barn wedding venue located in the small village of Shrawley in Worcestershire. With 3 x 45 minute sets and plenty of requests by the brides we had a set list full of fun favourites that kept the dance floor full all night long! The band even changed the words to Moves Like Jagger to ‘Moves Like Hannah’ at the request of the brides. Everyone loved it!

5-Piece Wedding Band In Worcester

It was a double header weekend for the band as the next day we arrived at Orchard Manor in Worcester for Claire and Kush’s wedding day. This was a special one as the band played for Claire’s 21st birthday party and now it was her wedding day! I suppose having been a band for over a decade it was only a matter of time before this would happen! With our 5-piece lineup, Claire and Kush had a set list full of both male and female lead tracks including Only Girl In The World by Rihanna and Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. It was a brilliant night all in all.

A Happy Wedding Day In Surrey

Our next wedding brought the band to Nonsuch Mansion in Sutton, Surrey as a 5-piece lineup. The bride and groom picked Happy by Pharrell Williams for their first dance and the cover went down a treat. Soon after, guests joined the happy couple (pun intended!) on the dance floor for a night of Queen, Michael Jackson, The White Stripes, Spin Doctors and other classic rock covers! Christen and Mike on lead vocals did a wicked job covering these mega records.

21st Birthday Party Black Tie Style

The band was then booked to play live music for Tom and Harry’s joint 21st birthday party in Sheepwash, Melton Mowbray– a black tie event to say the least! With our 5-piece band, the birthday boys had a set list containing all their favourite songs. A youthful crowd kept the dance floor packed well into the night. Great energy, great party. We will never forget it!

Corporate Event In Harrogate

The CoverUps also visited Harrogate International Centre for Infection Prevention Society’s corporate event. Harrogate International Centre is a conference and exhibition building with a 2,000 seat auditorium and plenty of meeting spaces for events such as this one. With over a 2.5-hour drive, the venue wasn’t necessarily local for our West Midlands based musicians, but the travel was straightforward and the night went without a hitch.

Marquee Wedding In Swindon

To tie our September wedding season to a close we performed at the Evans’ marquee wedding at Manor Farm in Swindon. The bride and groom sent the band a list of their favourite songs before the big day. Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus and Johnny B Goode were amongst other chosen tracks. We had a great time playing these song requests to a packed dance floor and everyone enjoying themselves. The CoverUps wrapped it up with Wonderwall by Oasis, also requested by the bride and groom, and we couldn’t have imagined a better tune to end the night on a real high.

This September The CoverUps played live music for several weddings, a 21-st birthday party and a corporate event. It was definitely a busy month for this Coventry based function band! Beautiful Barn Wedding In Worcestershire Our first event of the month saw the band at Curradine Barns for Laura and […]

12/10/2016

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The CoverUps 5-Piece Wedding Band In Harbury

Tonight was Richard and Julie’s wedding day at Harbury Village Hall. The CoverUps enjoyed returning to the small town of Harbury, located in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, and it was nice to play at a wedding venue just down the road from the band’s HQ in Coventry. The bride and groom booked The CoverUps 5-piece band to perform live music at their evening wedding reception. With both a male and female lead vocalist, the band played a wide range of songs from 50s-10s. There was definitely a favourite feel for everyone!

Soulful First Dance Song

The bride and groom requested The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack to be played live for their first dance. What a gorgeous 1960s classic soul song! The CoverUps female lead vocalist, Christen, executed a wonderful cover on the night and really did the song justice.

A Set List Chock-Full Of Favourites

The band kicked off the night with Price Tag by Jessie J and Marry You by Bruno Mars immediately following their first dance. Guests joined the bride and groom on the dance floor and the night was surely off to a great start!

To follow Bruno Mars, the band threw in a few old time bests- You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon and Take On Me by Aha. Not to forget modern female-lead pop songs including California Gurls by Katy Perry and Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen. Our set list was chock-full of favourite classics and latest hot hits and it was great to see Richard, Julie and their guests really enjoying the mix on the dance floor and dancing well into the night!

Tonight was Richard and Julie’s wedding day at Harbury Village Hall. The CoverUps enjoyed returning to the small town of Harbury, located in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, and it was nice to play at a wedding venue just down the road from the band’s HQ in Coventry. The bride and groom booked […]

20/08/2016

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Holly And Paul’s Summer Wedding At Hampton Manor

On this warm July day, The CoverUps were invited to play live music for Holly and Paul’s summer wedding at the renowned, Hampton Manor in Solihull. The band love playing at this fantastic wedding venue located just down the road from Coventry where the band are based. The staff of Hampton Manor are welcoming and accommodating plus, on a practical note, it is an easy load in for the band and the venue itself is stunning with historical architecture and beautiful gardens to set the scene. No wonder it is such a popular wedding venue in the Birmingham and Warwickshire area.

The CoverUps were booked to play for 2 and a half hours which is 30 minutes over the usual time, but we didn’t mind one bit! The bride and groom requested a few of their favourite tracks to be played including Marry You by Bruno Mars and Faith by George Michael which immediately followed their first dance. The CoverUps prepared Dignity by Deacon Blue as the couple’s first dance and the preparation pulled off. The newlyweds and their wedding guests loved it and the band enjoyed having a bit of a fun grooving with the track.

The dance floor was filled with guests drinking, dancing and enjoying themselves late into the night. To top it all off, we played Power Of Love by Huey Lewis and as if on cue, guests jumped to the dance floor with plastic guitars and pulled out their best dance moves and air guitar skills. We couldn’t have ended the night on a higher note!

Congratulations to Holly and Paul on your marriage and thank you for booking The CoverUps as your live wedding band. We wish you all the best!

On this warm July day, The CoverUps were invited to play live music for Holly and Paul’s summer wedding at the renowned, Hampton Manor in Solihull. The band love playing at this fantastic wedding venue located just down the road from Coventry where the band are based. The staff of […]

09/07/2016

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Ettington Park Spring Wedding

Our last event of April saw the band returning to Ettington Park, one of Warwickshire’s most favourited wedding venues. Only a short 40-minute drive for The CoverUps to Stratford-Upon-Avon, we always find it a pleasure to play so close to home.

On this momentous day, Rachel and Alex declared their love for each other in front of their closest family and friends. The band arrived at 6:00pm prompt to set up and perform a live cover of Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran for the newlyweds first dance. Immediately after, the bride and groom celebrated in only the best way- inviting their guests to join them on the dance floor to bust out their best dance moves!

A Set List That Ensures Success

Rachel and Alex contacted the band before their wedding with a list of song requests. The CoverUps very much appreciate when couples do this as it helps the band craft a set list we are certain the bride and groom will love. Happy by Pharrell Williams and Mr Brightside by the Killers were listed as particular favourites along with other iconic tracks and we didn’t hesitate to add them to the set list!

A classic finishing track, Hey Jude by the Beatles – with a note to Elbow’s One Day Like This – wrapped the evening to a close. As the guests continued to enjoy themselves in the bride and groom’s company, the band packed up their gear, said goodbye and called it a very successful night!

Congratulations Rachel and Alex! Thank you for inviting the CoverUps to play a part in your special day!

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Check out our review on Ettington Park here and get in touch through our contact form to enquire about live music for your wedding or event!

Our last event of April saw the band returning to Ettington Park, one of Warwickshire’s most favourited wedding venues. Only a short 40-minute drive for The CoverUps to Stratford-Upon-Avon, we always find it a pleasure to play so close to home. On this momentous day, Rachel and Alex declared their love for each other in […]

30/04/2016

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Ettington Park Wedding In March

Ettington Park, one of the best wedding venues in Warwickshire, was The CoverUps’ location for yet another fantastic wedding. This venue is not only a favourite of the band because it’s close to home, but because it has proven to be welcoming, accommodating and fitting for every wedding we have had the pleasure of playing at! Safe to say, The CoverUps were over the moon to be invited back for Elizabeth and Adam’s special day.

The band arrived at 6:00pm to set up and sound check. After a hearty meal provided by the hotel, the band were ready to play the bride and groom’s first dance choices, Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce and Stuck In The Middle Of You by Stealers Wheel. It wasn’t long before eager guests were encouraged to the dance floor and we jumped into our first set with Come Up And See Me by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel.

With a mix of old time classics and current top chart tracks, the night went down a storm and we couldn’t be more pleased to see a dance floor full until the very end.

The band finished the night on a real high with Don’t Look Back In Anger by Oasis. And with that, we congratulated the bride and groom and called it a very successful night!

Congratulations once again Elizabeth and Adam. Thank you for inviting the CoverUps to play a part in your special day!

Ettington Park, one of the best wedding venues in Warwickshire, was The CoverUps’ location for yet another fantastic wedding. This venue is not only a favourite of the band because it’s close to home, but because it has proven to be welcoming, accommodating and fitting for every wedding we have had the pleasure of playing […]

19/03/2016

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5-Piece Wedding At MoxHull Hall

On this special occasion, The CoverUps returned to Moxhull Hall for Joanne and Mark’s big day! Being one of the West Midland‘s most popular wedding venues, it was no surprise that Moxhull Hall was also the ideal location for this particular wedding celebration!

The band arrived at 6:00pm to set up and soundcheck. With a quick load in, we set the stage in ready time to eat our fill on chicken and chips- courtesy of the bride and groom! As speeches came to a close, we readied ourselves for the newlyweds first dance.

The couple chose Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran and I Loved Her First by Heartland as recorded tracks played by the venue’s DJ. The CoverUps came in immediately after with the first live song of the night and all guests were encouraged onto the dance floor. With Christen on female vocals we were able to add in a few favourite tracks by Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainer which really kept high energy in the room!

The band couldn’t have asked for a more lively night! It was great to see the bride and groom and their closest family and friends enjoying themselves and packing out the dance floor until the very end. Congratulations to this fantastic couple and we hope you enjoyed the night even more than The CoverUps did!

Enjoy a fully live highlight video of the night below…

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On this special occasion, The CoverUps returned to Moxhull Hall for Joanne and Mark’s big day! Being one of the West Midland‘s most popular wedding venues, it was no surprise that Moxhull Hall was also the ideal location for this particular wedding celebration! The band arrived at 6:00pm to set up and […]

18/03/2016

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Christmas Celebration at Wroxall Abbey

On this particular winter day, The CoverUps returned yet again to Wroxall Abbey, located just down the road from the band’s home base in Coventry. Though the band have performed for numerous weddings at Wroxall Abbey before, it was great to perform live music for a Christmas party this time!

Festive joy was in the air from the moment we arrived. Bubbly was poured, the welcoming scent of holiday treats met our hungry stomachs and we were greeted warmly by smiling faces. We were certainly in for a good time!

We arrived at the venue at 6:00pm sharp to set up and played recorded music in the background for the bride and groom’s evening meal. With instruments ready, we played our first set at 9:30pm when everyone was ready to put their dancing shoes on. Having a cosy number of around 70 guests attending, it was a relaxed atmosphere while guests enjoyed swaying to the music, chatting with their friends and keeping their glasses full to the brim!

As requested, we added a couple Christmas classics into our set list which ended the night on a real high. As we packed down for the night, we provided recorded music until 1:00am while guests said their goodbyes and wished one another Merry Christmas.

Overall, it was a fantastic night that we all thoroughly enjoyed! Until next time, Wroxall Abbey!

On this particular winter day, The CoverUps returned yet again to Wroxall Abbey, located just down the road from the band’s home base in Coventry. Though the band have performed for numerous weddings at Wroxall Abbey before, it was great to perform live music for a Christmas party this time! Festive joy […]

11/12/2015

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Winter Wedding At Warwick House

This particular chilly day in November was the wedding of Joanne and Richard who wed at Warwick House in Warwickshire. As a Coventry-based band, The CoverUps traveled only a few minutes to perform for this bride and groom’s evening reception.

Dance Shoes? Check.

Warwick House is one of Warwickshire’s most-loved wedding venues. It sits secluded though near enough to the main roads which makes it easy to access for parties and large events. The CoverUps, having the privilege of performing at this esteemed venue in the past, were delighted to be asked back for Joanne and Richard’s special day.

To compliment the “gothic style windows, high ceilings, cornices and decorative mouldings…” the venue boasts about on their website, the ballroom has a spacious dance floor encouraging all guests to put their dancing shoes on!

The night started with You’re My Best Friend by Queen played by the DJ and erupting immediately after with the band performing It’s All About You by McFly. The bride and groom and their guests gave their all on the dance floor and kept the energy up well until the end! 500 Miles by The Proclaimers turned out to be an encore after Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis wasn’t enough for the partiers! The band are always up for an encore so of course we didn’t mind extending the night a few extra minutes.

Thanks Warwick House for being so accommodating and brilliant yet again. Also a massive congratulations to Joanne and Richard! May you enjoy many, many happy years together!

These photos only tell a fraction of the story, but we hope you enjoy a look into how the night went down!

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This particular chilly day in November was the wedding of Joanne and Richard who wed at Warwick House in Warwickshire. As a Coventry-based band, The CoverUps traveled only a few minutes to perform for this bride and groom’s evening reception. Dance Shoes? Check. Warwick House is one of Warwickshire’s most-loved wedding […]

27/11/2015

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40th Wedding Anniversary At Ettington Park

Ettington Park, in the heart of Warwickshire sits in familiar territory for the band, just beyond Warwick, Leamington Spa and Stratford-Upon-Avon. A regular haunt for the CoverUps, the band always get a warm welcome at Ettington Park. And to everyone’s relief, the party had exclusive use of the hotel, meaning the band were spared the stairs, lifts and corridors to the venue’s Long Gallery!

Get Your Ruby Dancing Shoes On!

Without the same level of formality, it can take a few songs to draw people to the dance floor at parties… But not so with this group! Right from the off, (Marry You, Bruno Mars) the dance floor was bustling. The multigenerational crowd all flocking to the dance floor together.

From The Kinks To The Killers

A key part of being in a live party band is making sure that everyone’s catered for. Even with over a decade of experience playing for all kids of occasions, from weddings, sweet 16s, ski resorts and product launches, the band still raise a smile at the way music, both modern and classic brings people together, both young and old. This night showed this as clearly as any party with songs from Stevie Wonder to Walk The Moon all going down brilliantly.

Enjoy these photos of the night, and hopefully we’ll be back for the Sapphire, Gold or even Diamond wedding anniversaries!

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Ettington Park, in the heart of Warwickshire sits in familiar territory for the band, just beyond Warwick, Leamington Spa and Stratford-Upon-Avon. A regular haunt for the CoverUps, the band always get a warm welcome at Ettington Park. And to everyone’s relief, the party had exclusive use of the hotel, meaning the band were […]

05/09/2015

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A Smashing Night In Solihull

Solihull, sitting just south of Birmingham is barely a stone’s throw from the band’s epicentre in Coventry. Playing a wedding so close to home is great, and the band always arrive fresh for the show. This night we arrived early to get the PA set up ready for the speeches. Being hidden behind a curtain in the expansive marquee gave us a chance to get set up without having to worry about how things looked while we did so – always a nice thing for us and the guests!

Today

The first dance was Today by the Smashing Pumpkins played live by the band. The chosen version though was that of Willamette Stone, which is much calmer, and made for a lovely first dance. Jo made a tidy job of a guitar solo to replace the string instrumental of the original – his guitar tone and playing always give tingles!

Rocking The Marquee – Live!

Something we’ve always enjoyed is the juxtaposition of such an elegant wedding marquee and a live rock band – especially when the rockier end of the repertoire has been requested! With Kings of Leon, Killers and Guns ‘n Roses bringing the the first set to a rocky end, The Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Fratellis and Stereophonics brought the dance floor to an epic frenzy in the second set. A classic end of night with Hey Jude topped things off to a tee.

Enjoy the photos below of our trip to Solihull – and the band will be rocking a wedding in the area again in the future we’re quite sure!

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Solihull, sitting just south of Birmingham is barely a stone’s throw from the band’s epicentre in Coventry. Playing a wedding so close to home is great, and the band always arrive fresh for the show. This night we arrived early to get the PA set up ready for the speeches. […]

15/08/2015

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