Burger N’ Fries – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Month” – January 2019

One of the biggest challenges that cover bands face is standing the test of time. Cultural shifts, generation gaps, economic swings, and musical evolution all play a part in determining the fortitude of working musicians. While many bands will encounter obstacles and wither away, there are a select few who are able to persevere through... Read more

Chicken on the Bone – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Month” – November 2018

There are certain crucial aspects to running a cover band that make them stand out. In a city where there is live music everywhere, it’s not easy to compete for a crowd. A band has to employ the right mix of song selection, image, energy, and especially the know-how to entertain an audience. One of... Read more

Rockbox – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Month” – October 2018

When people visit New Orleans, they expect to be exposed to the iconic cultural music for which the city is famous. The Big Easy is well-known as the birthplace of jazz – and has also been heavily influenced by zydeco and delta blues.What’s not commonly known, however, is that there is a thriving community of... Read more

Triggerproof – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Month” – September 2018

To kick off our Spotlight feature on the new site, we’re headed to Biloxi, Mississippi to check out Triggerproof – a six-piece party band who work tirelessly on the Gulf Coast. Our goal here is to feature bands that are doing everything right – and this group checks off ALL of the boxes.One of the... Read more

MissUsed – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Week”

One of the primary objectives that I’m aiming for in featuring a “Spotlight” artist every week is to showcase acts that provide an example of how to do things right. From a killer song selection that caters to the party crowd, to putting time and work into providing an entertaining show, to taking advantage of... Read more

John Monnecka – Cover Band Central’s “Spotlight Artist of the Week”

John Monnecka - Cover Band Central's "Spotlight Artist of the Week" If you've read any of my previous articles, you know that I like to focus on several criteria when selecting a Spotlight Artist. Among the most crucial aspects to me are song selection, musicianship, and most importantly...great vocals. The majority of musicians that play... Read more

These Guys Live – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Week”

It isn’t always important to have great, professional musicians in a band. Many cover bands can get by just by playing crowd-pleasing songs and having an entertaining show without being incredibly proficient at their instruments. However, it’s a real treat to stumble upon a cover band that takes their job seriously enough to learn songs... Read more

The Elevators – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Week” 03/25/14

In just about every town, every state and most countries in the world, you’ll find cover bands slogging along, playing regular shows for comparatively very little money, sometimes to very few people. But just because a group isn’t always packing rooms doesn’t necessarily diminish its level of talent. In fact, it’s not rare to stumble upon... Read more