The ideal party band for your event

About Covers In arms

Featuring stunning lead & backing vocals, with guitar, keyboards, bass and drums, CIA are an all-round Pop/Rock/Dance/Soul 4-piece band who will get your dancefloor packed!

The band have been together many years and have now played for hundreds of weddings, corporate events, Christmas parties and private celebrations.
Covers In Arms don’t do cheese, and they don’t do the same old songs other traditional function bands do. They perform high class hits from the all through the decades but they put an emphasis on 80’s, 90’s and 00’s songs.

Covers In Arms are a band designed to fit to any occasion and will customise their line up according to your event. They can perform all-out, floor-filling entertainment, add in low key dinner music, or even extend the band lineup to include saxophone or female vocals.

The band aim to make your event as stress-free as possible.
Just get in touch with Paul to get a quote or more information on the band and what they offer.

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How long do the band play for?

For most evening events CIA perform for live music for 2 hours.
This can split up as 2 X 1 hour sets, or 3 X 40 min sets.
You can also book the band as a duo or solo act to perform dinner music during the afternoon.
For dinner music the band perform 2 X 40 minute sets.
The band can play for longer for an additional fee if requested in advance.

What songs do the band perform live?

Check out our online repertoire to see a full list of the songs we know.
Our main aim as a band is to get the dance floor busy so everyone can enjoy themselves.
We don’t play anything self indulgent or obscure.
CIA don’t go in with a set idea of what songs to play – as we like to read the crowd as see what is being best received.
We find we always do our best work if we are left to simply do what do best.
We perform week in, week out, so we know exactly what to play to get everyone up on the dance floor.

View our list of songs

What will happen in-between the band's live sets?

CIA can provide music for in-between and after their live performances.
We have iPod playlists that we can put on, or if you or your guests have playlists on their phone we can put those on too.
If you want to make lots of requests and get a more professional service then we can provide a DJ set from the bands iPad.
With this service you can make unlimited requests – please enquire for the cost.
The band typically take a 20 -40 break between the sets – but this does vary according to the each event.

Do the band have their own equipment?

The band can provide all of their own equipment and instruments.
All they need are a couple of plug sockets to plug into.
The bands equipment is suitable to perform to crowds of roughly 250-300 people.
If your audience will be bigger than this then just let us know so we can source a more suitable PA.

Can we make the band bigger or smaller?

CIA typically go out as a 4 piece band but can happily customise the line up to suit your event.
We can add brass to the band, either 1, 2 or 3 extra members.
Also available is the option add a female singer so that you don’t have to choose between the two different styles.
If you are on a tight budget are looking to get a smaller line up, then we can go out as 1, 2 or 3 piece as well.
Just ask for details as to how we rearrange the lineup with less musicians.

Our venue has asked if the band are insured

CIA have public liability insurance for up to £10 million, and their equipment is PAT tested.
If you or your venue require the certificates then just ask and we can email them over to you.
If you have any questions at all about the band, our set up or what hiring the band involves please just ask.
Emails and phone calls all come through to Paul who is the singer and manager for the band.
Email us via the contact part of the website or call 07894948359.


“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

“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)

“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



Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Jail House Rock – Elvis
Hound Dog – Elvis
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Heard It On The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Do You Love Me – The Contours
I Can’t Help Myself – Four Tops
it’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
My Girl – Temptations


Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
Easy – Lionel Richie
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
We Are The Champion – Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Stuck In The Middle – Steelers Wheels
Staying Alive – The Beegees
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Me and Mrs Jones – Billy Paul
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers


A Little Respect – Erasure
All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Kiss – Prince
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
Break Free – Queen
I Love Rock ‘N Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
I Am The One And Only – Chesney Hawkes
Like A Prayer – Maddona
Dont Stop believing – Journey
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns ‘N Roses
Tainted Love – The Cure


Faith – George Michael
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Whats up – 4 Non Blondes
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Ignition – R Kelly
Everybody – Backstreet Boys
Hit Me Baby – Britney Spears
Return Of The Mack – Mark Morrison
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre


Make Luv – Room 5
There She Goes – The La’s
Black And Gold – Sam Sparrow
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
She Said – Plan B
Beggin’ – Madcon
Lady – Modjo
Music Sounds Better With You – Star Dust
Rock Ya Body – Justin Timberlake
Last Night – The Strokes
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Mr Brightside – The Killers
I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Just Dance – Lady Gaga

2010 Onwards

We Found Love – Rihanna
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Wake Me up – Avici
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Sky Full Of Stars – Cold Play
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna
We Found Love – Rihanna
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

First Dances We Like

(You can pick a song for us to learn if you don’t like any of these.)

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Sky Full Of Stars – Cold Play
Lets Stay Together – Al Greene
My Girl – The Temptations
Thinkin Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Amazed – Lonestar
By Your Side – Sade
True – Spandau Ballet
When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Only You – Yazoo
All Of Me – John Legend


If you would like to check the availability of Covers In Arms for your event, please enter your details via the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Or alternatively email Paul at this address:

[email protected]

Please include the location of the event/what type of event it is (wedding/birthday party etc.) and any specific requirements you may have.