Top Songs

We've carefully curated a list of songs from over five decades of music. These aren't your standard cover band songs; while we love playing cover band classics and crowd pleasers, you're equally likely to find us playing something that's currently on the radio.

Song Artist
Cry For You / Wicked Game Sofi Tukker / Chris Isaac
I Wish Stevie Wonder
Roxanne The Police
Back Pocket Vulfpeck
One of These Nights The Eagles
One Kiss Calvin Harris / Dua Lipa
Redbone Childish Gambino
Higher Love Whitney Houston / Kygo / Steve Winwood
Superstition Stevie Wonder
I Don’t Need No Doctor John Schofield / John Mayer
Reptilia The Strokes
Easy Lover Phil Collins / Philip Bailey
Sing It Back Moloko (Boris Remix)
Never Too Much Luther Vandross
Rather Be Clean Bandit
Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles
Metrotech Public Access TV
Somebody Else’s Guy Jocelyn Brown
Shake it off Taylor Swift
Le Freak Chic
Get Lucky Pharrel / Daft Punk
Juice Lizzo
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Valerie The Zutons
I Believe In A Thing Called Love The Darkness

Spotify Playlist

Follow our Spotify Playlist to get a feel for our current live set

Set list length

We're capable of providing over three hours of entertainment, though we usually split this into two or three sets with short interludes between them.

When you book The Great Fire, we bring everything needed to put on a top-quality stage show; a high quality PA system to suit your venue, top quality instruments & equipment and stage lighting. We can be flexible about set-up and soundcheck times - we'll work with you to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Our favourite genres

80s Cover • 90s Cover • Pop • Rock • Christmas Songs • Crowd Pleasers • Hits • Dance • Emo • Naughties Covers • Soul • Motown • Funk • Blues • Country • Punk Rock • Classic Rock • Folk • Hip Hop • R&B • Progressive

Questions people ask cover bands

Can a band cover any song?

We pride ourselves on putting on a high-quality performance, but with enough notice - anything is possible. We have put together a varied and upbeat playlist that's guaranteed to get the party going, but if there's a particular song you'd like us to play then we'll do our best to accommodate it into our set.

How did you choose your name?

It's hard to come up with cover band name ideas. Some bands turn to a cover band name generator, but we chose our name as it was the first suggestion that everyone agreed on. The suggestion was based on one of our favourite acoustic duos, The Civil Wars.

What is a function band?

A function band is a group of musicians that play music for weddings, parties or events.

Cover band vs tribute band - what's the difference?

Where tribute bands focus on one artist, cover bands will put together a playlist of music from various artists. We pride ourselves on finding incredible songs and performing our own versions of them.

Most-requested bands

Abba • AC/DC • Adele • Aerosmith • Alice in Chains • Ariana Grande • Beatles • Bee Gees • Blink 182 • Bon Jovi • Boston • CCR • Chicago • Deep Purple • Def Leppard • Depeche Mode • Duran Duran • Disney • Dave Matthews • Eagles • ELO • Evanescence • Earth Wind and Fire • Fleetwood Mac • Foo Fighters • Foreigner • Grateful Dead • Genesis • Guns n' Roses • Green Daym • Iron Maiden • INXS • Jamiroquai • Joy Divison • Jimi Hendrix • Judas Priest • John Mayer • Kansas • King Crimson • Kiss • Korn • Led Zepplin • Maroon 5 • Metallica • Michael Buble • Muse • Mumford and Sons • My Chemical Romance • Nirvana • Nickleback • Oasis • Offspring • Phish • Pink Floyd • Queen • Radiohead • Ramones • Rolling Stones • The Doors • The Cure • Talking Heads • The Smiths • U2 • Van Halen • XTC • ZZ Top