A cover band is the next best thing to your favorite band. They sing the songs you already know and love and have some serious talent to rev up the local music scene. Here are Long Island’s top choices when it comes to cover bands.
2021: Long Islanders Voted The Warped Tour Band Best Cover Band!
The Warped Tour Band
Warped Tour may be a thing of the past, but the spirit lives on in The Warped Tour Band. The band is dedicated to fill the void of many emo and pop-punk loving Long Islanders who miss traveling to Jones Beach to catch their favorite acts in the scorching hot summer. Whether you grew up listening to “Sugar We’re Going Down” by Fall Out Boy or know every word to “Cute Without the E” by hometown favorites Taking Back Sunday, The Warped Tour Band will play only the best pop-punk and emo hits from the late 90s through the early 2000s. Its relatively quick rise in popularity among the community has rightfully earned them the reputation of being the best cover band on the island!
2020: Long Islanders Voted The 90’s Band Best Cover Band!
The 90’s Band
(646) 397-3547 – the90sband.com
If you grew up in the 90’s, chances are you still headbang to “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, tear up to “Don’t Speak” or lip sync to “Baby One More Time” when no one is looking. The 90’s Band brings all the hits of the 20th century’s last decade to one stage. From Pearl Jam and NSYNC to Alanis Morisette and even Ace of Base, the group’s repertoire takes each audience back to the days of cassette tapes, plaid shirts and game boys. Head to their website to book them for your next party and check out show dates. You know all the words to the classics, so party like it’s 1995 and rock on with the 90’s Band!
2019: Long Islanders Voted Rock Nation Best Cover Band!
(631) 987-3224 – www.rocknation.rocks
Everyone loves the sound of the classics of rock n’ roll. Nobody but embodies that spirit of loud guitars and pulsating drums better than Rock Nation. Rock Nation is a Premiere Party Rock cover band based in Suffolk County, New York. Band Members: Tom “Dr. B.” Bosco – Lead Guitars & Backing Vocals; Joe Graves – Drums; Bill Stoddard – Bass; Mike Provenzano – Lead Guitars & Backing Vocals; Matt Whitaker – Lead Vocals & Mean Tambourine. Party Rock with a Hard Edge! Rocking faces since 2013. From Aerosmith to ZZ Top, if it Rocks, it’s all good with them! They play an amazing array of hits from the greats of rock n’ roll history and they play them with the skill, as well as the spirit, of the original artists.
2018: Long Islanders Voted The 60s Invasion Best Cover Band on Long Island!
The 60s Invasion
Winning “Long Island’s Best Cover Band” for the fourth year in a row, The 60’s Invasion is a funky flashback to all your favorite radio hits from the 1960s and early 1970s. Covering greats like The Turtles, The Band, The Guess Who, The Kinks, Buddy Holly and many more, you will be transported back in time to when the music was happenin’ and the world was focused on peace and free love! Singers Joseph Felicetta, Bob Arndts and Janet Montalbo lead the way with powerful vocals and beautiful harmonies that are accompanied explosive music. They are available for festivals, reunions, and all kind of private parties. Yeah baby!
2017: Long Islanders Voted The 60s Invasion Best Cover Band on Long Island
The 60s Invasion 47 Rowland St., Blue Point. 516-313-9280. 60sinvasion.com For all of you who tune into the oldies stations on satellite radio or set your Pandora stations to The Beatles, Joe Cocker, Grassroots and other bands of yesteryear, these outstanding musicians are for you! The 60s Invasion earned this well-deserved honor through hard work and love for the aforementioned bands, along with many, many others. Add The Band, The Turtles, The Eagles, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, The Ventures, and more, into their arsenal. Sure, the ‘60s are long in the past, but celebrating music from that decade never gets old, and this is one tight seven-member band with two superb lead singers and a very eclectic repertoire, indeed!
2016: Long Islanders Voted The 60s Invasion Best Cover Band on Long Island
The 60s Invasion 47 Rowland St., Blue Point. 516-313-9280. 60sinvasion.com There was something about the 1960s—specifically, the music. From The Beatles and The Band to Etta James and Delbert McClinton, so many artists emerged and impacted the music industry. And although the ’60s are long over, that doesn’t mean we should stop celebrating these legends. The 60s Invasion has been doing exactly that since its formation in 2013, and Long Islanders consistently rank it atop this competitive category!
2015: Long Islanders Voted The 60s Invasion Best Cover Band on Long Island!
The 60s Invasion 47 Rowland St., Blue Point. 516-313-9230. 60sinvasion.com The 1960s spawned a bastion of musical hits that influenced the music scene from then until this very day. To go back and relive the ’60s and the incubator of talent, political upheaval, and pure, unadulterated rock, check out the ’60s Invasion. They play the best of the ’60s, including the Beatles, the Eagles, James Brown, Sly, the Bee Gees, the Moody Blues, the Turtles, Grass Roots, Joe Cocker, and the Band, among others. This tight, seven-member band includes two superb lead singers and a very eclectic repertoire, truly making for a night to remember!
2014: Long Islanders Voted 45 RPM in Greenlawn Best Cover Band on Long Island!
1. 45 RPM Greenlawn. 631-623-6313. 45rpmny.com 2. Just Groovin’ justgroovin.com 3. That 70’s band 631-553-1220. that70sbandlive.com
2013: Long Islanders Voted 45 RPM Best Cover Band on Long Island!
2012: Long Islanders Voted Big Shot Best Cover Band on Long Island!