5 stars - (Jersey Boys) A Night Of Jersey Boys are Highly Recommended31 Reviews Number of members: 4Bedfordshire
With all four members having appeared in London's West End, this tribute is unrivaled! Recreating the iconic sound, slick routines and tight harmonies of one of the most successful bands of the 50's and 60's, A Night Of Jersey Boys will leave you wanting to book them again and again!...
5 stars - Ultimate Spice Girls Tribute are Highly Recommended5 Reviews Number of members: 4Merseyside
Bringing you incredible 90's nostalgia & a big dose of girl power, the Ultimate Spice Girls Tribute is one not to be missed! Full of energy, giant personalities & the songs you know and love, this fun and exciting show will have you hooked!...
5 stars - 80s Zone are Highly Recommended14 Reviews Number of members: 4London
A 4-piece, female-fronted covers band; formed of experienced, professional musicians. 80s Zone take the very best of 80’s rock and revive it in all its hairographic, tight-jeaned, sweaty-leather glory!...
5 stars - Totally Elton are Highly Recommended19 Reviews Number of members: 1Buckinghamshire
Some tribute artists look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Totally Elton does both! Close your eyes and you won't believe your ears, open your eyes and you won't believe them either! You simply won't find a closer tribute to Sir Elton John....
5 stars - (Michael Jackson) Triumph are Highly Recommended5 Reviews Number of members: 1Hertfordshire
Triumph is a top international Michael Jackson tribute who has performed for MTV, Disney, Universal Studios and the King of Pop himself, twice! An electrifying show with dazzling costumes & stunning choreography, Triumph will captivate you & your guests!...
5 stars - (Robbie Williams) Robbie To The Max are Highly Recommended14 Reviews Number of members: 1Denbigh
Robbie To The Max is one of the most accurate Robbie tributes currently available in the UK and is the only one in the world to be endorsed by Robbie Williams himself. He covers all of Robbie's greatest hits with ease and a natural flair....
5 stars - With The Beatles are Highly Recommended20 Reviews Number of members: 4East Sussex
Recreating the magic of the fab four, With The Beatles spare no expense with their authentic equipment & outfits. Boasting a full repertoire of Beatles classics & an uncanny stage presence, With The Beatles guarantee to make your event truly memorable!...
5 stars - Taylor Zwift are Highly Recommended7 Reviews Number of members: 1Lancashire
Featuring all of Taylor Swift's biggest hits, 4 replica show costumes, uncanny looks, an additional rock and pop party set plus 100% excellent feedback, Taylor Zwift is one of the most authentic Swift shows around!...
5 stars - (Adele) Ultimate Adele are Highly Recommended1 Reviews Number of members: 1West Yorkshire
Paying special tribute to one of today's biggest stars, Ultimate Adele is the closest thing you'll get to the real Adele! Accurately imitating Adele's wardrobe, stage presence plus her rich and soulful voice, Ultimate Adele will wow you and your guests!...
5 stars - Express are Highly Recommended37 Reviews Number of members: 4West Midlands
A truly authentic tribute to the world’s greatest pop band! Their unique blend of polished vocals, quality musicianship, carefully sourced '70s costumes, realistic accents and thoughtful choreography ensure a night to remember!...
5 stars - (Rat Pack) The Rat Pack Swinging Live are Highly Recommended27 Reviews Number of members: 3Essex
The Rat Pack Swinging Live is a hit show perfectly capturing not only the wonderful music & comedy of the original legends, but also the remarkable personalities. Voted number 1 Rat Pack Tribute in the UK at The National Tribute Awards!...
5 stars - ABBA Authentic are Highly Recommended27 Reviews Number of members: 4Essex
ABBA Authentic are a collective of top performers coming together to create the UK’s top International ABBA tribute! The group have performed in 40 countries worldwide! Expect dazzling costumes, excellent choreography & great authentic harmonies! Just back from their 18th tour of Korea & the ONLY Abba band to perform in Vegas!...
5 stars - (Michael Buble) The Songs of Michael Buble are Highly Recommended13 Reviews Number of members: 1Worcestershire
Performing all the hits from the “Crazy Love and To Be Loved Tour. The Songs of Michael Bublé provides an uncanny tribute to the man who introduced swing to a new generation. Fully self-contained. Additional option: Add a DJ or Robbie tribute...
5 stars - (Elvis) The King are Highly Recommended12 Reviews Number of members: 1Greater Manchester
Leading Elvis Presley tribute with authentic sound, style & stage presence. Previous clients include Orange, Channel 4, HMV & the BBC. Available UK Wide & Internationally, The King is a true professional in every sense of the word!...
5 stars - Little Mix The Show are Highly Recommended7 Reviews Number of members: 4Northumberland
A high energy show complete with live vocals, sassy dance routines & show stopping costumes, this sensational tribute features everything ‘Little Mix’. Performing chart-topping hits from Power, Wings, Shout Out To My Ex & many more, these 4 girls guarantee to have any audience up singing and dancing along!...
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5 stars - Authentic Elton are Highly Recommended
“It was really good and there was a great atmosphere, again down to you and your handling of the audience (not literally haha). Thanks again! I would highly recommend you!”
Colin booked Authentic Elton for their event on 30th November 2023
A Night Of Jersey Boys
5 stars - (Jersey Boys) A Night Of Jersey Boys are Highly Recommended
“Don't normally do reviews but making an exception
They jersey boys were simply perfect. Well done the boys. Made our Christmas party better than hoped”
Hunter's S booked (Jersey Boys) A Night Of Jersey Boys for their event in London on 17th November 2023
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Everything you need to know to hire Tribute Bands for your event
What is a tribute band?
Tribute acts & tribute bands are formed of either a group of live musicians or one live singer, recreating the sound, performance, and often the look of a particular band or artist.
Paying homage to both current and past artists, tribute bands and solo tribute acts are a great way to experience music of the artists you love up close and personal, at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.
Often imitating bands from a bygone era, such as The Beatles, tribute bands can offer a fantastic opportunity to step back in time and experience all your favourite band’s hits and feel the magic once again!
If you’re trying to recreate a moment in time for a special occasion, many tribute bands and artists also pay respect to a specific era, like the swinging ‘60s or the electro-pop of the ‘80s, or a specific genre of music, like soul and Motown, or Rat Pack and swing. Whatever your theme, tribute acts are the ultimate way to bring your event to life.
What music will a tribute act play?
Tribute acts come in all shapes and sizes, specialising in songs from the artists they’re imitating, or from a specific era or genre of music. Tracks include music from the 1950s right through to current chart acts, with specific repertoires consisting of the well-known hits by your favourite music icons! Popular bands and artists in this category include tributes to:
Solo tribute acts:
The Beach Boys
The Blues Brothers
The Rolling Stones
Era-based entertainment can cover periods from the 1950s right through to the 1990s. Many tribute bands cover a specific style of music, providing the perfect musical nostalgia to set the scene for your event, including:
Soul and Motown
Rat Pack and swing
Popular types of tribute acts
1. Tribute bands
A tribute band is a live band that only performs the music of the artist they’re honouring – Abba or The Beatles, for example. They typically match the instrumentation and performance style of the original band, and will usually attempt to recreate their style with costumes, accessories and wigs to look as authentic as possible. Some tribute bands may even feature ‘lookalike’ musicians in an attempt to match the appearance of the original band, but this is considered less important than with solo artists.
Our tribute bands cover great bands, past and present, from Blondie and The Blues Brothers through to Oasis and Take That.
2. Solo tribute singers
Usually singing over pre-recorded backing tracks, solo tribute acts are live performers who imitate the musical style and songs of a particular famous solo artist, such as Elvis, Michael Bublé or Lady Gaga. In an attempt to copy the original artist as authentically as possible, solo tribute singers will usually dress up like them. Many will even have an uncanny resemblance to the original artist, faithfully completing the guise!
Tribute artists specialise in lively and uplifting performances so you and your guests can have an amazing time on the dance floor! They are usually the headline evening entertainment, perfect for events such as:
Many acts offer a DJ package in addition to their standard set. You can view and select the options for each tribute act on their profile page.
Volume considerations at your event
Depending on which artist and line-up you choose, our live tribute solo artists and tribute bands perform to a wide range of volumes. Large tribute bands can offer a thrilling live performance with a sound and volume to match. The volume of large tribute bands is often in the region of 95dB – 110dB. With a full band this can be a big sound (roughly equivalent to the volume of a lawnmower) and great for big parties.
If your venue has a volume restriction, many bands offer the option of an electric drum kit, to reduce the overall volume.
Solo tribute artists often perform over backing tracks, singing through a PA system, and as such, it’s far easier to set the volume in accordance with your event requirements. This is great for venues with sound limiters or for smaller events.
If you prefer your music to serve as laid-back ‘background’ entertainment, setting the scene for your event, where guests can still easily hold a conversation, then you could consider a solo tribute artist. Many soloists can perform on a more ‘low-key’ basis, but this is dependent on the style you’re after, and you may prefer your tribute act to perform as a headline at your event.
Feel free to ask your Entertainment Coordinator for advice if you venue does have any sound restrictions or a limiter, and do check out our handy guide to sound limiters here.
Space considerations at your event
A typical solo artist will need around 2 metres wide by 2 metres deep, and a standard 4-piece band will need an area of around 4 metres wide by 3 metres deep. Bear in mind that more space will be needed if you choose an artist with a dance routine!
Most tribute artists perform as headline acts, and as such will play one 45- to 60-minute set. However, for private events where a whole evening’s entertainment is required, most can tailor their set to 2 × 45 or 2 × 60 minute sets.
When choosing a start time for the first performance at a private party, bear in mind the catering! If your guests have just eaten, they probably won’t feel like dancing immediately. For the average wedding/birthday party, 9pm is an ideal start time, with a 30- to 45-minute break afterward the first set, and a final performance running until close. Note that some acts also offer a later finish, up to 1am for example.
How much space will a tribute act need?
This will depend on the size of the band you book and whether their show needs a large performance area. It’s worth bearing in mind that an act with accompanying dancers – or a Michael Jackson solo tribute act! – will need plenty of room for dance routines. Your Entertainment Coordinator will be happy to advise should you need more guidance.
Here are some guidelines based on ‘normal’ space requirements. These would work well for most tribute bands unless additional dance routine space was required:
Size of Tribute Artist
Performance Space Required
3 x 2 metres
3 x 3 metres
4 x 3 metres
5 and 6-piece band
5 x 3 metres
7-piece and bigger:
5/6 x 4 metres
How long will it take for a tribute act to set up?
Your chosen tribute act will arrive at a time to suit you and set up their equipment in the performance area. Depending on how close the band can park, unloading, setting up and carrying out a sound check takes around 60 – 90 minutes. This time is to ensure that your act will sound great, as levels for each instrument will need to be balanced correctly.
Background music from a laptop or iPod is usually played while the act gets changed and ready for the performance.
Some busy London hotels insist bands ‘load in’ via their shared supplier’s entrance, which can greatly extend set up times.
If your event includes a sit-down meal, the set-up and sound check would usually take place after the meal when guests leave the room to get drinks and stretch their legs, and while the room is being cleared. If you would prefer the band to be set up before guests arrive, this can be arranged – just see the artists’ profile for early arrival options.
It takes around 45 – 60 minutes to pack down and load out after the performance.
What equipment will a tribute act need?
Most tribute acts need some or all of the following:
a suitably-sized, safe, dry, flat performance area. If performing outside, they will require cover – either from the rain or the sun
one to four power sockets, and sometimes more depending on the size of the line-up (your Entertainment Coordinator can advise)
parking provision, ideally with easy access to the venue
a secure, lockable changing room
refreshments such as soft drinks and sometimes food, depending on how long you have booked them for.
The majority of our tribute acts will provide their own professional-quality PA system, microphones, stage lighting, backline amplifiers and instruments. Those promising to be an accurate copy of the original artist will use authentic-looking instruments.
Most tribute bands provide PA systems suitable for average-sized private events, but if you’re planning a large event with over 200 people, you may need to hire separate PA and lighting. A few will provide stage lighting too. For details on particular artists, our dedicated Entertainment Coordinators are here to help!
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