Wedding Music Packages


"Down for the Count put together a dream day of music. They were flexible and fun and gave great advice. Really great value for money."

Amy & Joe
Wedding Reception, Hampton Court House




Down for the Count provide fantastic wedding music packages - taking care of all the live music for your special day

Our wedding music packages start with music for your wedding ceremony, followed by background jazz music for your drinks reception and dinner. Then we perform for your first dance, before finishing off the day in style with a sensational party band.

Down for the Count's wonderful entertainers are sure to make your wedding day unforgettable - read on to start building your dream wedding music package.

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The Wedding Ceremony

Your wedding music package starts with your choice of wedding ceremony music.

Wedding ceremony pianist

Wedding Ceremony Pianist

Our packages start with a wedding pianist, who has a huge range of classical and contemporary music for the entrance of the bride, the signing of the register, and the exit of the bride and groom. The pianist can also be joined by a trumpeter, cellist or vocalist.

Down for the Count Strings

Down for the Count Strings

Another great option for your wedding ceremony is Down for the Count Strings - a superb ensemble who will delight you and your guests with their diverse collection of classical, pop, swing and film/TV music. Their music adds a touch of class to your ceremony.

The Drinks Reception

After the ceremony, it’s great to have jazz music to entertain your guests during the wedding reception drinks. All of these bands can perform indoors or outdoors, and can also provide background music during dinner.

Alexander's Dixieland Band - Roaming musicians

Alexander's Dixieland Band

Looking for something quirky that works well outdoors? Choose Alexander’s Dixieland Band, a roaming jazz trio who require no electricity or amplification.

Hollywood Jazz Band

Hollywood Jazz Band

If you want a glamorous, sophisticated atmosphere our Hollywood Jazz Band is the perfect choice, with vintage music from the golden age of stage and screen.

Lady Gatsby Jazz Band

Lady Gatsby Jazz Band

For a decadent 1920s Great Gatsby feel, choose the Lady Gatsby Jazz Band who perform classic jazz music known and loved by all ages.

The first dance

If you’re having a first dance, your jazz band or party band can play it live for you.

We’ve got loads of advice on how to go about choosing your first dance – click here to find out more.

Interested in learning some new moves for your first dance? We work with some amazingly talented dance teachers and choreographers who can help you look great on the dance floor - get in touch for more information.

Your first dance with music from Down for the Count

Popular First Dance Songs

All these songs are in our repertoire list and ready to perform for your first dance:

  • L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)
  • At Last (Etta James)
  • Let There Be Love (Nat King Cole)
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone)
  • It Had to Be You (Harry Connick Jr.)
  • Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel)
  • All of Me (John Legend)
  • Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
  • Cheek to Cheek (Ella Fitzgerald)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)

The Party

In the evening, you’re spoilt for choice with our party bands.

Down for the Count Swing and Soul Band

Swing & Soul Band

If you’re looking for a versatile band with music to please all generations, choose the Down for the Count Swing and Soul Band – quite simply one of the most popular wedding bands in the UK.

Down for the Count Swing Orchestra

Vintage Swing Orchestra

If you’re having a vintage theme, the Down for the Count Swing Orchestra will fit perfectly (and you could also hire some swing dancers to take an informal Lindy hop class).

Motown Collective

Motown Collective

If you’re looking for spectacular, show-stopping entertainment, the Down for the Count Motown Collective is the band for you – a stunning ensemble that your guests will remember for years.

Auto DJ service

Auto DJ service

Your wedding music package doesn't end there - after the party band has finished, you can round off the evening with our Auto DJ service.           

You can build your own playlists at home and plug your laptop or phone into our top quality PA system.

Find out more about how the Auto DJ service works here.

Any questions?

With a wedding music package from Down for the Count, the possibilities are endless.

We're always at the end of the phone to talk through your plans in detail so get in touch today and find out how we can make your wedding day unforgettable.

The party with live music from swing band Down for the Count at a Buckinghamshire yurt wedding reception, photo by Potters Instinct Photography


Want to get a really good idea of what Down for the Count can bring to your wedding? Read this account of our day providing wedding music for Anton & Issy in Buckinghamshire.


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