The Covers

Why book The Covers?

The Covers are the premier dance band in the Twin Cities. Composed of professional musicians with diverse backgrounds and led by the incomparable Bruce Balgaard and Sara Renner. The Covers bring a vibrant energy to the dance floor as they perform Rock and Roll, R&B and even Disco.The Covers will deliver a night of music that will keep the party happening. They love playing music with each other and that passion translates to an absolute BLAST on the dance floor. You have worked hard to make sure this day is perfect... every detail is in place... now, sit back, enjoy your night and let The Covers fuel your party or event.



Best Night Ever!

The Best Night Ever !

We were looking for a talented, high energy band for our wedding and we found it! Our guests are still talking about what an incredible nighth they had. Thank you to Bruce and the band for making our event The Best Night Ever!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Kelly K.
Organization: Bride
Event: Wedding Reception in Minneapolis, MN
Event Date: Aug 7, 2010
Hired As: Dance Band, 1960s Era Entertainment, 1970s Era Entertainment, 1980s Era Entertainment, Classic Rock Band, Cover Band, Disco Band, Party Band, R&B Group, Wedding Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $2000-$3500
  • Languages: English


High energy dance music for all ages. This band is professional and ONLY performs for private weddings and corporate events.
You will experience a clean cut, reliable band that not only sounds amazing, but also takes great care of their clients.

Additional Booking Notes

This band provides full sound system and stage lighting. The band requires two dedicated 15 amp circuits minally (20 amp circuits preferred where possible). If possible, the band ideally would have a 16' deep by 24' wide stage(not required).

The Covers

The Covers perform a cross-section of Rock, Pop, R&B and Soul music from the past 40 years. There is SO much great, danceable music to pick from and it is SO great to play these amazing songs live! The Covers are known for their high energy, incredible talent and professionalism.

About the Band Leader:

Bruce Balgaard has been a professional musician in the Twin Cities area since 1980. He studied voice at the UofM School of Music and is accomplished at bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar as well as singing. Bruce currently owns Bruce Edward Music, LLC which provides the framework for Bruce's music performing, private music lessons, small project recording studio and instrument repair shop. Bruce can be seen in night clubs, private parties, public concerts, churches and recording studios throughout the Twin Cities metro area.
Danceable Rock, Pop, R&B, Soul

Classic to Modern Song Selections:

Stevie Wonder
Aretha Franklyn
Lenny Kravitz
Micheal Jackson
Earth, Wind and Fire
Van Morrison
John Mayer
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jackson 5
the Eagles
Elton John
James Gang
The Black Crow
ZZ Top
Doobie Bros
Rolling Stones

And many more...

The team providing the talent:

Bruce Balgaard

Band Leader

Influences & Inspiration

Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Lenny Kravitz, Rolling Stones, The Police, Dave Matthews, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Doobie Brothers, The Eagles.

Setup Requirements

16'deep X 24'wide space (raised stage preferred but not required)

2 dedicated 15 amp circuits (20 amp preferred)


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