The Ultimate List of Britain’s Best Tribute Bands
There’s no doubt tribute bands and singers are trendy. In recent years, there has been an increase in demand for musical groups that pay tribute to famous bands and artists. Countries such as the UK have embraced this opportunity, which has led to the birth of numerous tribute acts, and some of them are simply astonishing.
There are many successful tribute bands in the entertainment industry, and the majority of them do a great job imitating their idols. Their outstanding impressions and their musical talent have allowed them to pursue a career as lookalikes and tribute bands. Some of the UK’s Top Tribute bands tour internationally and are acclaimed as if they were the originals. Some of these artists bring late icons back to life and others pay homage to current number-one bands. In either case, their performances have attracted the attention of renowned brands, important theatres and even some of the artists they imitate. Would you like to know a bit more about some of Britain’s best tribute bands? Then keep reading!
Beatlemania seems to be an everlasting trend. The most famous English band of all times, The Beatles are one of the UK's most imitated musical groups. There are hundreds of Beatles tribute bands around the world, and some of them offer shows that take audiences back to the 60s and 70s, when the four from Liverpool changed music history forever. It’s the case of this Beatles Tribute UK, one of the UK’s top tribute bands and one of the most in-demand groups within the British borders and outside. These four impersonators can perform sets in replica costumes and make audiences' hair stand on end with their versions of ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Help’ or ‘She Loves You’.
Based in: East Sussex
Previous clients include: BBC, British Embassy in Kuwait, Canon UK, Shane Ritchie, Liverpool Cavern, etc.
Why we love it: These fab four doubles can perform with replica costumes, but also with authentic equipment! They can use the classic Vox amps, the Hofner violin bass, Rickenbacker guitars and a Ludwig drum kit. Even the most demanding Beatles fans will be stunned by the authenticity of this Beatles tribute act.
Mick Jagger and his fellow band mates would be speechless if they saw this amazing Rolling Stones Tribute Band perform. Led by one of the world’s best Mick Jagger lookalikes, this group perfect captures the essence and sound of the London rock band. Their explosive performances bring the magic of the group’s real shows to any stage, because besides their talent as impersonators, the members of this magnificent band are also gifted musicians. They have captivated audiences all over the UK, Europe and even countries like Kuwait, where they had the privilege to perform at the British Embassy. An honour reserved just for a few.
Based in: South East England
Previous clients include: Tribfest tribute festival, Umag bike festival in Croatia, News International, Aristocrat Technologies, etc.
Why we love it: Their authentic looks and infectious energy. We couldn’t love the lead singer's authentic Mick Jagger' moves more.
This group of five powerful performers pay an emotive tribute to their idols, the queens of the 90s, the Spice Girls. These singers and impersonators wear iconic replica costumes like Geri’s Union Jack Dress; Emma’s sweet pigtails; Mel B’s leopard costume; Mel C’s sporty look and Victoria’s representative cropped bob hairstyle. They have all the ingredients needed to offer a show that all girl power fans will love. This Spice Girls Tribute Concert includes some of the pop princesses’ more emblematic anthems such as ‘Wannabe’, ‘Spice Up Your Life’ and ‘Viva Forever'. Their performance is guaranteed to bring back fond memories and transport audiences to the ‘Spice World’.
Based in: Staffordshire
Previous clients include: Ashfield Council, Grosvenor Casino Reading, Holiday inn Corby, etc.
Why we love it: Their energy, their charisma and their on stage chemistry make us feel like we’re witnessing the real baby, posh, sporty, scary and ginger performing together again. Simply magical.
Four girls who perform a note-perfect tribute to the hottest girl group on the planet. Little Mix made history by being the first group to win X Factor. With three platinum selling albums, top ten singles around the world including three UK number one singles and two Brit Award nominations Little Mix are unquestionably the biggest girl group in the business. This tribute band is guaranteed to deliver a memorable performance with the biggest hits, glamorous style and amazing dance moves.
Based in: Glasgow
Why we love it: Their incredible vocals and dynamic choreography will wow every Little Mix fan from children to adults. They capture the band’s iconic look with glamorous costumes.
The X Factor phenomenon has been a source of inspiration for many artists who have replicated their unique style, their representative hairstyles and, of course, their voices. These singers and impersonators bare a close resemblance to the teen idols, which has not escaped some of their fans’ attention as some of them have mistaken these artists for the real One Direction singers. As the originals, these talented singers and lookalikes perform with great energy and passion and captivate female audiences with their dreamy smiles and charming personality.
Based in: Glasgow
Why we love it: They have performed two UK tours with great success and they bring that freshness and cheekiness to stage that made the whole world fall in love with Harry, Zayn, Niall, Louis and Liam.
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, these musicians and impersonators have performed more than 1,300 shows all over the world, which makes them one of the most successful tribute bands in Great Britain and the world. This U2 Tribute Band was formed in 1992 and they have delighted thousands of U2 fans around the globe with their energetic live shows. They use the Irish band’s original equipment as well, which is something crucial as some of the instruments and other pieces of equipment Bono and his band mates use are quite iconic. These lookalikes and sound-alikes are the world’s longest running U2 tribute band. If all that ins't enough, wait until you watch them in action.
Based in: Sheffield
Previous clients include: BBC1, ITV1, RTE, Blackberr, the Irish Olympic House, etc.
Why we love it: Their experience as a tribute band and the fact they have been mistaken for the real Irish musicians on multiple occasions is unbelievable and speaks for itself.
Another British band that has made musical history and led to the birth of many tribute bands. We’re talking about their Majesties Freddy Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, or simply Queen. Defined by many as the most authentic tribute to the London rock band, these performers and impersonators really transmit the energy and enthusiasm Mercury and his band mates were well-known for. Watching how a group of performers make rock anthems such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ sound like the original is priceless. A Tribute To Queen is hands-down a spectacle worth witnessing.
Based in: Shropshire
Previous clients include: Harley Davidson, BMW, Royal Air Force, Land Rover, Jaguar, etc.
Why we love it: Bringing the late icon to life is not an easy job, but this tribute band’s lead singer does it with great respect and passion. We love it when tribute shows transmit the band’s real essence, and this one’s greatest feast is achieving this objective so quite outstandingly.
This ABBA Tribute Show is the extraordinary creation of the award-winning producer of ABBAMANIA musical. Visually spectacular, this show has brought the magic of the legendary Swedish band to theatres all around Europe. Performed by exceptionally talented singers and lookalikes, this show is one of the most famous tribute acts inspired by some of the most emblematic ABBA songs. Transformed into Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anny-frid, this group of performers offer a live show that faithfully represents the quartet’s personality and identity. They look like them, sound like them and even move like them.
Based in: Staffordshire
Previous clients include: Barclays, Lloyds Bank, Madam Taussards, Radio Regenbogen Awards, Cancer Research Charity, etc.
Why we love it: This famous tribute act includes some of the most famous ABBA tunes and is performed by singers who dress with their iconic 60s outfits. On top of that, it is fully choreographed and can be performed by a seven-piece band, adding that extra special feel that only a live band can bring.
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Audiences will be bewitched with these phenomenal tribute shows as if they had been enchanted by a Harry Potter spell - astonishment is guaranteed! In a country with such a rich musical history and iconic rock-music culture like the UK, it was almost impossible not to have some of the most successful tribute bands within the British borders. A list of Britain’s best tribute bands can be infinite though, as there are many great groups that pay amazing tributes to their idols. Can't decide which is your favourite, we're here to help you make your choice.
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