TESTIMONIALS
"We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the band for playing at our wedding last Friday in Wadhurst. We had such a great time and thought your playing was exceptional. We had so many positive comments about your music and I don't think the dance floor was ever empty! You've made the whole process simple from start to finish and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to other friends in future."

Tristan and Catherin- April 2017
"We decided to book CIA after they filled the dancefloor at a friends’ wedding. Right from our initial contact, the band acted swiftly and professionally to tailor a booking that suited the precise timings/plan of our wedding day. At all times, CIA worked to accommodate all our musical requests for the day, which really set our minds at ease that the music would be personal to us both. On the day itself, the band were incredibly well organized and needed very little direction from us, which really helped take the pressure off and ensured we could enjoy mingling with our guests. Two band members provided an outdoor acoustic set for us before the wedding breakfast, during which their stripped back sound helped create an amazing backdrop for our guests as they sipped cocktails in the sunshine. The song selection was varied and contained both contemporary and classic hits from across a range of genres to suit every guests tastes (soul, pop, indie). We lost count of the number of compliments we received for the outstanding vocals and musicianship of the acoustic set. Following the wedding breakfast, the band set up for their evening set in a very efficient manner, ensuring no major disruption to the flow of our day. For the evening set then band played 2 x 1 hour sets, including our first dance request which went down a storm. The band adapted so well to changes in the timings of our day (i.e. speeches running on too long!) to provide a set that would ensure the best party atmosphere possible. The whole 4-piece band during the evening set provided a sound that made sure the dance floor was filled for pretty much the whole night. We’ve had so many compliments about the choice on our wedding day, and we’re so happy that we chose CIA. We will certainly book the band again for future functions, and can’t recommend them highly enough."

Leigh & Emma – July 2016
"Dear Paul, Now we are all back from respective holidays I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for being so brilliant at Emma And Alex's wedding. We all had such an amazing time dancing and watching whilst you played your way through the night. You were all brilliant. I do hope you enjoyed the evening too. I shall make it my business to recommend you to everyone.

Jill Craig (Brides Mum) - July 2016.
"Covers in Arms played at our wedding reception and were absolutely fantastic! The dance floor was full all evening and they played a really good mix of songs for everyone. They were really relaxed and flexible in the lead up to the wedding and on the night- playing songs that kept people dancing. They are amazing at what they do and sounded great- amazing vocal and instruments. Since the wedding we’ve had so many guests asking who they were and where we found them! In the lead up to the wedding Paul was really helpful, friendly and professional and kept in touch to make sure we were comfortable with proposed timings and plans for the day. In addition to learning our first dance song, they were willing to learn a second song as a surprise for Andrew. Andrew loved it and the band played the song perfectly and at the perfect time in the set (Andrew loved it!). We couldn’t recommend them highly enough- they were amazing and a must for every wedding.

Lauren and Andrew - June 2016
"Cheers Paul, I can't complement you guys enough, you were spot on for what I had wanted and everyone loved it, had a load of people asking about you the next day. Good luck in the future and I'll definitely be recommending you to anyone who's looking for a band."

Darren and Katie – June 2016
"A massive thank you to Paul and the band!! We had the most amazing day and it really wouldn't have been the same without your music! Scott and I love to dance as you can see and it really made our evening! We would have no hesitation in recommending you in the future and hope to see you again!"

Rach and Scott – April 2016
"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing our wedding at Bassmead. You were extremely professional throughout and we thought that the sound quality and the music you played was awesome. It was so great to see the whole age range of our families on the dance floor. Thank you too for dealing with our interruptions, such as the chair dancing. We had a lot of good feedback about you, including from my cousin who is getting married soon. So we'll be sure to recommend you on to anyone else looking for a band."

Matt & Luisa – January 2016
"CIA played at our wedding reception in December 2015 and were fantastic. From the first dance to the end of the night the dance floor was always heaving with young and old. Everyone loved the mix of songs and requests by guests were all played brilliantly. Really nice guys, excellent voices, and a huge amount of fun. We would not hesitate to recommend them for any occasion. Thank you CIA!"

Douglas and Laura Monro – December 2015
"Hi Paul We just wanted to say thanks to you and all the band for putting on such a fabulous show yesterday - you were fantastic! Really got everyone on the dance floor, and loads of people came up to us to say how good you all were. We'll be sure to recommend you next time any of our friends get hitched Cheers!"

John & Sally Mundy – July 2015
" "Dear Paul, I thought that when I heard you play as a four piece at a friends' son's wedding, you would be perfect for my "coming of age," (okay, 65th) birthday party. Booking you as a five piece was a real stroke of fortuitous luck on my part. You sounded fantastic, really tight and so on the money in feeling and responding to the mood of the revelers! I have had many emails from those who attended saying "What a great Band!" etc. One actually said " Most of the time, I thought it was the original recording!" Everything from Classic Motown to Mark Ronson. Double Marvellous!! Many thanks for making my night one to remember and for boosting my kudos amongst my friends!"

Barry Thurston – June 2015
"We’re back from honeymoon and I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing our wedding. You guys were absolutely brilliant and we really enjoyed your sets. Our guests did too and many have told us that you were the best band they have seen at a wedding. Thanks again"

Ben and Louise Ward – April 2015
"Thank you so much for you and the band doing such an amazing job at our wedding. You guys were incredible and made the night!! Tarryn and I were really happy with all that you did and we will highly recommend you to any of our friends getting married."

Chris Goode – March 2015
"Massive thank you to CIA for doing a excellent job entertaining our evening guests at our wedding. Loads of great music which drew lots of compliments from our family n friends. Great mix of music, pleasure to deal with from start to finish and would recommend to anybody wanting a great band for any function. Special thank you for learning n performing 'Human' by The Killers."

Fiona and Martin Pavitt (September 2014)
"Covers in Arms, well what can I say. You guys provided a top class professional performance that had everybody dancing and singing all night. I highly recommend you to anyone I meet as I have had the privilege to see you perform on two occasions, and I know you can deliver every time. Months down the line we still get fabulous compliments about what a great night they had – you truly smashed it. But not only were you guys great you have the personalities to match. You even took the stress out of all the planning. We have great memories of our first dance which you learnt and played perfectly right up until the last song where we were suddenly surrounded by all our family and friends in a circle on the dance floor, I still have that song in my head!!!!. Danny and I wish you all the best and success for the future because you definitely deserve it. (Note for people wanting a great band: If you haven’t booked Covers in Arms you are missing out! And if you have booked them you will not be disappointed)."

Mr and Mrs Bluff (12th July 2014)
"Hi Paul, thank you so much! You and the band were incredible and our friends and family are still saying how amazing you were! We all had such a fun night, I'm not sure the dance floor could have handled anymore jumping up and down! Chris heard you play at a previous wedding and he knew straight away that you would be prefect for our big day - he was definitely right!! We will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a fun evening reception and to ensure that the dance floor is filled! Thanks again!"

Sophie and Chris Down, August 2014
"Thank you so much for being part of our special day. You were professional, fun and really listened to what we wanted. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and kept asking us where we found you.

Words cannot express how thankful we are, it was such a fun night and you really got the party going... You are true professionals."

Darleen and Tom – 2nd August 2013
"We recently had Covers in Arms play at our wedding reception and they completely exceeded our expectations - they are even better live than the recordings on the website. We left the music choice up to the band and they picked the perfect songs for the mixed audience at the wedding. I'd recommend them for any event, not just for great music, but also their friendly and professional approach."

Nicola Rogers - 18th May 2013
"The band was fantastic! the dance floor was always full. the guests aged from 2-80 and everyone loved them!

Wide range of songs and communication was great between myself and the band on the lead up to the big day"

Dawn Hillier 6th April 2013
"Covers in Arms were our wedding band in April 2013. However, the term 'wedding band' does them no justice, they were amazing. All our gests commented on how it sounded like they were listening to the original tracks - we thought so too. They played a range of genre's, something for everyone and played the next song according to how the guests were responding. If only I could hire them every weekend. A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY WEDDING! Amazing band, amazing vocals and great music! You guys should go pro!"

Thanks CIA, from Mr & Mrs Clements
"The band was fantastic! the dance floor was always full. the guests aged from 2-80 and everyone loved them!

Wide range of songs and communication was great between myself and the band on the lead up to the big day"

Dawn Hillier 6th April 2013
"Covers in Arms were our wedding band in April 2013. However, the term 'wedding band' does them no justice, they were amazing. All our gests commented on how it sounded like they were listening to the original tracks - we thought so too. They played a range of genre's, something for everyone and played the next song according to how the guests were responding. If only I could hire them every weekend. A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY WEDDING! Amazing band, amazing vocals and great music! You guys should go pro!"

Thanks CIA, from Mr & Mrs Clements
"The band was fantastic! the dance floor was always full. the guests aged from 2-80 and everyone loved them!

Wide range of songs and communication was great between myself and the band on the lead up to the big day"

Dawn Hillier 6th April 2013
"Covers in Arms were our wedding band in April 2013. However, the term 'wedding band' does them no justice, they were amazing. All our gests commented on how it sounded like they were listening to the original tracks - we thought so too. They played a range of genre's, something for everyone and played the next song according to how the guests were responding. If only I could hire them every weekend. A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY WEDDING! Amazing band, amazing vocals and great music! You guys should go pro!"

Thanks CIA, from Mr & Mrs Clements
"Covers In Arms exceeded all our expectations when they performed at our wedding. Everyone wants their guests to have a great time dancing and thanks to these boys our dancefloor was full from start to finish. As performers, they are extraordinary. They had their finger on the pulse of the crowd and manged to belt out popular after soulful after eneregtic numbers. Our wedding was a formal ballroom affair and all the band members were appropriately turned out and thoroughly courteous to all our guests. From the first phonecall we made to them to the last song they played on the day, they prove to be consummate professionals. In the chaos of wedding planning it was a joy to have one (very important) aspect of the wedding so efficiently dealt with. I shall put a stop to my gushiness for fear of this sounding like an advertisement, but I really could go on. If you are considering hiring this band to play at your event, we could not reccommend them highly enough."

Ronan & Deb Breen
"Hi Paul, I just want to say a massive thank you to the Covers in Arms guys. You were all totally amazing and really made our day! Since the event I have had everyone that attended ring me and tell me how excellent they thought you were. The first dance was brilliant and the following sets were a great mixture of songs that had everyone up dancing all night.

If you wouldn't mind, could you send me a list of the songs you played as Becky would like to create a playlist on her ipod to remember the night.

Again I cant thank you enough. Truly amazing band.

I hope we get to see you play again!"

Jason Plastow, 26th August 2012
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your fantastic performance at our wedding. We booked your band on the strength of your website and had high expectations of your performance, which you delivered - and some!

The party rocked all night long to the point where people were refusing to leave the dance floor. All our guests had positive comments to make in fact most of them thought the DJ was still playing records at the start of the first session. Not only were you professional and talented musicians but perfect gentlemen too.

We couldn't have wished for a more perfect and memorable evening.

Thanks again, best wishes."

Maria and John Brenchley
"Just got back from a lovely few days on Sark, and we're still buzzing from last weekend. You guys were absolutely brilliant. I was really impressed how you managed to carry things as a frontman, whilst sitting behind a piano. Just been looking through a few pics and the dancefloor was heaving on all of them.

I remember when we first booked you we were sold on the quality of the vocals - not just you but the others in the band too. I heard a couple of songs from right down by the house, 100 yards away; there were two or three of you singing and the clarity and quality were amazing.

Thanks for being so accommodating, wish we could do it all over again so I could forget about mingling and just enjoy the gig!

Thanks again Paul, you've been brilliant and totally professional throughout."

Matt Kingston's Wedding - 19th May 2012
"We booked Covers In Arms for our wedding (April 2012) and I have to admit being a little nervous having not seen them live before myself, but I shouldn't have worried because they were fabulous! They sound every bit as good, actually probably better, than the clips on their website and their song choices were perfect. Our dance floor was literally packed from the moment they started right until the end.

They also learned our first dance specially for us which was brilliant and made it really special. Not only was their performance great (obviously the most important thing!) they were also a pleasure to work with, very professional but also super friendly and flexible. We'd definitely recommend them!"

Kate Rydings wedding – 27th April 2012
"CIA played for us at our Wedding in September and it was incredible. The dance floor was full from start to finish, we were very pleased we had asked the marquee guys to make the dance floor bigger the day before!

The set list was perfectly suited to the range people at the wedding, they are a very talented band with a great sound system and the girls went mad for them!

They were great to deal with from start to finish, very professional in their attitude and great at setting up/breaking down with no impact on our day at all, and certainly looking the part.

They certainly looked like they were enjoying themselves and our guests were very impressed…hire these guys if you want a cracking party, a class act in all respects."

Sam & Colette, Wedding, September 2011
"I don't have a bad word to say about Covers In Arms, they were awesome and I was very impressed!! They turned up on time they set up as quickly as possible and even changed their clothes to look nice and smart. The music choice was perfect for my wedding it's like they knew exactly what my friends and family liked and they even played our first dance song for us.

I had so many people compliment them at the end of the evening. Covers In Arms.....thank you so much and I will recommend you to everybody who needs a band!!"

Tracey Henden's Wedding, West London, October 2011
"We were lucky enough to have Covers In Arms perform at our wedding this September. I can't begin to put into words how happy we were with the performance. As soon as the guys started playing the dance floor was full and stayed that way all through the night.

I was so glad that we left the set list up to them as throughout the whole set they played the perfect tunes to get people of all ages up and moving. We had so many great comments about the band during the evening and for weeks following the big day. If we ever have another chance to hire a private band these guys will definitely be first on the list"

Alex & Sandy Bunn's Wedding, Chippenham, September 2011
"Covers In Arms played at our wedding on the 20th August 2011 and absolutely made the final part of the day! Their energy adns tyle was brilliant and infectious, and they had a full dance floor from start to end – When we finally took our leave at the end of the night, people were clamouring for more.

The guys were very polite, easy going and easy to work with – the caterers commented that they were the politest band they'd come across! They set up, sound checked and paced away at the end with zero fuss and provided all the kit (e.g. wireless mic for speeches & iPod with playlists for the breaks). Definite recommendation for any event!"

Dan & Annabelle Spinneys Wedding, Amersham, August 2011
"We booked Covers in Arms to play at our wedding reception in July 2011, and we weren't disappointed, they were brilliant to the point where everybody kept commenting on how good the band was! Dealing with the boys was an absolute pleasure, they were very professional from start to finish, listened to our needs and made suggestions of how the night should go.

They put together a really great set that catered for all ages and tastes and had the dance floor filled all night. Paul is an exceptionally talented singer and the band were really tight, playing some difficult songs with ease. I would have no hesitation booking Covers in Arms again, they made our night rock!"

Andy Robertson's Wedding, Bournemouth, July 2011
'Well guys what a night!!! And thank you for helping to make it such a storming success.....you certainly lived up to everything we wanted in a band. From the begining you were proffesional , helpful knowledgeable and delivered exactly what we wanted on the night. We had a mix of ages , from young teens to a few older couples and yet you tailored the music to suit all ages and tastes and also included the songs we had requested keeping everyone on the dance floor! Thank you for all you advice and co-operation on the night it really added something special to the occasion and it was great for me to see everyone dancing non-stop ...and it was non-stop wasnt it!!. Its always a bit of a worry when you havent heard a band play before but I now have every confidence in you and will definatly book you again whatever the occasion . I have had numerous requests for your number from people who were there so expect some further bookings! Thank you so much ...we had a fantastic night!!'

Liz Philpott, Party, September 2011
'From the moment we first heard Covers In Arms at a friends wedding, we knew that they would be something special. Not only are the guys a great bunch of people, but they are also very professional in their services!

I have to say 'Covers In Arms' were everything we expected and more! They are truly gifted and skilled musicians who really know how to get the party started! We, and so many of our guests were impressed with their performance and also asking 'where did you find the band?!' I would recommend 'Covers In Arms' for any special occasion.'

Karl & Jo's Wedding, August 2011
'Covers In Arms played at our wedding in July this year and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them highly. I originally booked the guys after hearing some of their stuff online and reading reviews about how easy they were to deal with, these reviews were absolutely true. We made various unusual requests all of which were accommodated enthusiastically by the band including allowing our drunken guests to have a go at 'bandaoke' (which sounded dreadful until Paul helped out with the singing) but was great fun. They learned to play our first dance as well as another song which we both love, and they nailed both of them.

If you want a really nice group of guys, who enjoy what they do, are easy going and super nice to you and the venue staff at your event then you could not do better than booking this band. Thanks guys, you really were the icing on the cake of our fantastic wedding.'

Will Goode's Wedding, July 2011
'We booked Covers In Arms for our wedding on the 16th July 2011. From the very first point of contact prior to the wedding the band were very approachable and had a 'Can Do' attitude (nothing was too much) which was extremely helpful given the stress of organising the wedding. We had not heard the band live, and only listened to music clips from their website before the wedding so we were a bit apprehensive about their performance.

However, on the day there was absolutely no need to have worried as they were truly sensational and all our guests were asking how we had come across them. We would have no hesitation in recommending Covers In Arms to other potential customers and will certainly be booking them again as and when we have any future events/parties.'

James & Clare, July 2011
'What a great night. Everyone had a great time . My friends , Max And Anita have asked me to say thankyou very much for performing at their 50th birthday party, they really enjoyed the night. You really got everybody up dancing.I have given quite a few people your contact details, I hope you dont mind. Your range of music was excellent,you entertained the old and the young. I never stopped dancing so its your fault my feet were killing me on sunday morning. Give my best wishes to the rest of the band.'

July 2011, Coventry, Lin Barnett (Birthday peoples best friend & party organiser)
'We had the band Covers In Arms play for us on Friday night & what a great night they did. We had great feedback from our holiday guests & people enjoyed the music they played LIVE!! When they arrived they were set to go within an hour, and that was sound checked too!! They made the crowd get invoved, they accommodated to any needs I had with regards to space! A great modern Live act, guaranteed to rock your venue'

Richard Clarke, Haven Holiday Park Entertainment Manager July 2011
'We booked Covers In Arms to play at the major social event of our year and we were not left disappointed. Playing to over 1000 people ranging from 16-30 they played a wide range of modern and classic tunes full of energy and enthusiasm and the crowd just loved them! The venue was buzzing!


As an annual event, the feedback for them has been universally positive from everyone who attended. They played something for everyone and had everyone on the dance floor. In the words of some of the audience....The band was Ace!... One of the best of the summer so far.... Excellent.... Good mix of music... Can we have them next year?.... Great voice and went on for a good long time... V good!... Where did u find them?.... a really good night... Brilliant... 
They were easy to deal with and our sound technician had no problems in working with them. We would definitely recommend them to other people and would happily work with them in the future. Thank you once again. 


Jonathan Williams, Radnor YFC County Chairman, June, 2011
'Covers in Arms played at my husband's 50th birthday party recently, and I can honestly say I have never seen such a packed dance floor from beginning to end! The band seemed to know intuitively what would work for a party with ages ranging from 11 to 82! They are all fabulous musicians who make a really authentic sound, bringing many old favourites fully to life. They clearly enjoy what they do, and have a good rapport with each other. The lads were also great company off stage, and had a very professional approach to their work throughout, giving us the reassurance we needed to know that our party was safe in their hands.

Our guests were hugely impressed by the musical entertainment, and many asked for the band's contact details. We would definitely recommend them to others, and will certainly hire them again at our next big occasion.'

Kathryn Chambers, Nottingham, January 2011
Very professional in their communication and presentation and able to accommodate our needs with a versatile set list. The band are charming as well as excellent musicians. A great night was had by all, we would definitely recommend them as would many of the guests that attended our wedding party.

A band can make or break a party and covers in arms made the evening one of the best nights we've ever had. Our guests are still talking about the band and asking "where did you find them?" 


Gavin & Kate, October 2010
Covers in Arms played at our wedding on 5 June 2009. They were truly excellent and managed to please an array of guests that ranged from 7 to 82- all of whom took to the dance floor!

The guys offered advice about set lists, and then shaped their numbers to include all the songs that we had requested. They also learnt special numbers that had not been requested previously, and this was a real bonus as it made the music even more personal.

The band let us use their PA and wireless microphones for the speeches, and even provided the best man with a projector for his speech. They also arranged the musical interludes between their performances and ran the disco late in to the night. All of this made the day so much easier and more cost effective than having to use separate performers.

The guys in the band looked the part, sounded excellent, and were true gentlemen before, during and after the wedding.

We considered the music to be one of the most important parts of our day and thanks to the band it was a true highlight. I would thoroughly recommend using them and am sure that they will continue to do a fantastic job in the future.

Adam & Kate, June 2009
Dodford Manor Exclusive Country House Barn Wedding Venue Northamptonshire