Cover Band Central

It’s the music that matters

Steve Witschel, a seasoned musician with a rich legacy spanning four decades, established Cover Band Central in 2013. With an impressive resume that boasts involvement in nearly 50 distinct cover bands, Witschel brings a wealth of experience and passion to the vibrant world of music.

Cover Band Central has swiftly grown into a global phenomenon, amassing a community of nearly one million dedicated followers worldwide. As the most active group for musicians on Facebook, this thriving community serves as a dynamic hub for musical enthusiasts, fostering collaboration, inspiration, and shared creativity.

At the heart of Cover Band Central’s success lies its diverse and engaging content. The platform boasts an extensive collection of videos, ranging from captivating podcast episodes and insightful interviews to lighthearted humor that resonates with musicians and fans alike. The rich tapestry of multimedia content caters to a wide audience, offering a multifaceted experience for those passionate about the world of cover bands.

Cover Band Central takes pride in its commitment to education and entertainment. The platform features a robust collection of articles, providing invaluable tips, shining a spotlight on talented artists, and infusing a touch of humor into the mix. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or an aspiring talent, these articles offer a trove of knowledge and inspiration.

A standout feature of Cover Band Central is its meme gallery, showcasing hundreds of original images tailored to every musical taste. This lighthearted and creative aspect adds a unique flavor to the community, creating a space where musicians can connect not only through their shared love for music but also through the joy of humor and camaraderie.

Under Steve Witschel’s leadership, Cover Band Central continues to thrive as a vibrant and inclusive community, uniting musicians from all corners of the globe. With a commitment to excellence, creativity, and community building, Cover Band Central remains at the forefront of the online music scene, enriching the lives of its members and contributing to the enduring legacy of cover band culture.

Latest Articles

Famous Musicians Who Have Covered “Mustang Sally”

Famous Musicians Who Have Covered “Mustang Sally”

Few songs elicit more of a groan from cover band musicians more than "Mustang Sally." It has been played to death for decades at bars, pubs, weddings and more. Much to musician's dismay though, people still seem to love it and request it often. Funny enough, the...

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RipX App Makes Creating Backing Tracks Easy

RipX App Makes Creating Backing Tracks Easy

In the world of cover bands and artists, musicians quite often find themselves needing additional instruments on stage when they don't have enough players to handle all of the parts. Backing tracks are widely used in the gigging arena, but programs have been difficult...

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Patricia Ann & Lauren Elizabeth.

I feel like music goes through you when you play it and it makes you feel so deliciously humble and simple. It's a feeling of being a simple messenger and it feels amazing even if you suck.

I never had a choice

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Singer/songwriter Johnny Cash was born 92 years ago today.

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This is the way.

So true....

Indeed. That’s the way it should be.

Thats what I do also. If people wanted to hear it sound like the original, they'd just listen to that.

Hurt was incredible

I wrote a few of Johnny Cash's songs. He just doesn`t know it!


Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽŠ

Cash doesn't do Krisstofferson justice

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Singer/pianist/songwriter Fats Domino was born 96 years ago today.

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Recently wrote a song dedicated to my dog entitled "To All the dogs I've Loved Before," ...thank you Frank & Placido....sounds nice on my acoustic guitar.๐Ÿถ

loved Michelle Branch , we'd she go??

So true that music definitely matters

The guitar has been my very good friend since I was 12 and still brings me happiness.๐Ÿ’•

or any instrument...including voice

yeah good luck with that pholosophy.

Absolutely. The antithesis of cover bands. Pretty funny.

What's great is turning a few chords and a badly sung melody into a full production.

It takes rare talent to do that. In most cases, you're going to create something that other people HAVE created before.

All music is derived from what went before it. Nothing is 100% original. If it were, you’d probably hate it. We like the familiar. With a twist.

Yes. Also; you can do this with any instrument. The violin is a beauty.

Yeah rite 5 minutes, not when your a perfectionist.

Thanks to Jubal! You can literally make an inanimate object, sing.

You talking bout rap? Something no one's ever heard before?

Unfortunately so many songs are just regurgitated versions of existing songs. Yawn…..

You can do the same if you pick up a raw egg instead of a guitar, probably with a wider avenue of creativity. Stop romanticising formula.

Put some apostrophes in there, please.

Or you can be in a cover band and play somebody else's shit to a disappointed crowd...

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I know the feeling!

Always the last to know

Tim Commerford is the best thing about Rage. Morello and De La Rocha are so overrated

Scott Kidwell

Jacob Correll

Peter Fitzsimons ๐Ÿคฃ

I have to say, I don't agree with a lot that surrounds Rage. But they sure make me laugh sometimes. Lesson for those out there. This is how you shut down the media when they ask questions you don't want to talk about.

This man speaks for his people. I would have said the same myself.

Words of pure professionalism.

I don't know I'm just the bass player. My motto....

Warwick Bassman

Adam Ayres


I am a bassist. His is a completely normal statement.

Once you start raging FOR the machine, it's time to breakup anyway.

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Guitarist/singer/songwriter/Beatle George Harrison was born 81 years ago today. ... See MoreSee Less

Guitarist/singer/songwriter/Beatle George Harrison was born 81 years ago today.

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Happy Birthday George ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Have Loved Him since I first saw Him In February of 1964, when I was 9, on the Ed Sullivan Show. Happy Heavenly 81st. ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ˜‡

RIP George!

He was my favorite Beatle.

He & I share the same Birthday ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽถ

Happy Heavenly Birthday George

For those in the LA area. This week!

So, I should get to the point of actually doing things for Truth's sake, then no one can touch me because I'll be harmonizing with a greater power? - Okay. Thanks, George!

This too is the truth. Well said George!

George became a spruital man.

Sita Ram ๐Ÿชท

I wonder what he would have done, if he were still here?


Remind me how he died again?.............

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