Your wedding with Down for the Count

"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, London

An award-winning wedding band

Down for the Count are an award-winning wedding band who provide sensational live music packages for your special day.

We are a collective of experienced, professional musicians with a range of fantastic line-ups - giving you all the ingredients you need to make your wedding day unforgettable.

Our wedding music packages start with music for your wedding ceremony, followed by entertainment for your drinks reception and dinner which can be relaxing or raucous - you decide!

Then we perform for your first dance, before kicking off the party in style with a sensational party band.
 

Winners of the national Bridebook Wedding Awards 2017, Best Wedding Music Supplier

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Start designing your dream wedding music package today

We are passionate about providing live wedding music packages which are as unique as you are as a couple.

We'd love to hear your ideas - you can call our band manager Mike on 07855 488 462, or drop us an email. Let's go for a coffee and starting planning your wedding so that it stands out from the crowd.

Step 1: Choose your party band

Down for the Count offer a fantastic range of party bands for your evening wedding reception.

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. With a huge repertoire list of swing, jive, soul and pop music it's sure to keep your dancefloor full all night.

Down for the Count Swing Orchestra

Vintage Swing Orchestra

If you're having a vintage themed wedding, the Down for the Count Swing Orchestra are the perfect live entertainment for you -  and you can also hire some swing dancers to take an informal Lindy hop class and perform alongside the van.

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. With a great repertoire list of Motown, soul, pop and disco music this is the band for a great party!

The Get Downs

The Get Downs

The Get Downs are our smallest party band - a 6-piece ensemble performing swing, jive and Motown classics to get audiences of all ages on the dancefloor. It's a fantastic wedding band if your budget doesn't stretch to our larger line-ups.


Step 2: Design your wedding package

All of our party bands are available on their own, but you can also book additional entertainment to make a great value wedding music package.

All our wedding ceremony musicians work closely with you to choose the perfect music for your service, whether it's religious or non-religious. We love to hear your requests, performing them to make your ceremony completely unique.

Down for the Count Strings

Down for the Count Strings

Down for the Count Strings are a superb ensemble who can transform from a classical string quartet performing traditional music, to a quirky group performing pop, Jewish and Asian music and film/TV music.

The string group is available as a duo, trio or quartet and can also provide background music during dinner or your drinks reception.

Wedding ceremony pianist

Wedding Ceremony Pianist

Give your wedding ceremony a special atmosphere 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.

Depending on your song choices, the ceremony pianist could be joined by a wedding singer, cellist or trumpeter to make the performance even more personal.


Drinks Reception Entertainment

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.

The band perform acoustically and will entertain your guests with traditional Dixieland jazz music to transport you back to New Orleans in the 1920s.

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.

A vocal-led jazz quartet, this band also perform jazz classics from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Nat 'King' Cole.

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 band perform a mix of 1920s music and vintage covers of modern pop songs - great if you have a vintage-themed wedding, or are looking for something different.

Jazz Standards Quartet

Jazz Standards Quartet

If you'd like to create a sophisticated atmosphere for your dinner or drinks reception without drawing too much attention to the band, choose the Jazz Standards Quartet.

This group perform without a vocalist, carefully choosing fantastic jazz standards to give your wedding a touch of class.


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. If your favourite isn't here, get in touch and we'll see what we can do.

  • 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)

Vintage Dancers

Vintage swing dancers to hire for your wedding reception

If you're looking to add something special to your wedding day, hire The Vintage Swing Collective - a collaboration between our Swing Orchestra and top London dance troupe The Hotfoot Strutters.

The dancers start by taking your guests for a quick, fun, 30-minute vintage dance lesson.

Then they will stay and entertain you when the band take to the stage - getting people on the dancefloor in loads of fun and interactive ways, and also doing the odd performance with the live band.


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.

If you book a party band, this service is free of charge between 7pm and midnight - and it can be extended for an extra charge.

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


Wedding video soundtrack

Video wedding soundtrack live band multitrack

Do you have a videographer at your wedding?

If so, talk to us about professionally recording the band's performance to make the soundtrack for your wedding video - it's cheaper than you might think and makes your wedding video incredibly personal.


Extra Production

If you're looking for extra production such as uplighters or dance floor lighting, speak to us to see if we can help.

Even if we're not able to provide exactly what you need, there's a good chance we'll know someone who can - check out our list of recommended wedding suppliers for starters!


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

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