Live musicians for special events

Wedding receptions ~ Corporate Events ~ Parties ~ Theatres & Jazz Clubs

Live bands for hire for wedding receptions, corporate events and parties

Down for the Count is an award-winning collective of professional musicians offering exclusive live band hire for all functions including wedding receptions, parties and corporate events.

Whether it’s a small family wedding or a large corporate function, our bands will transform your event into a fantastic and unforgettable experience. 

We're also one of the UK's busiest swing bands - come and see our live show at venues such as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and The London Jazz Festival.

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Down for the Count are not an agency - instead, we're a collective of 30 professional musicians who perform together in a range of exclusive line-ups.

All of our bands are available as part of a live entertainment package - providing you with top-quality live music for your whole event.

We can also offer bespoke line-ups to suit specific event briefs - get in touch to find out what we can create for you.

Top Class Live Music Entertainment

Down for the Count are not an agency - we're a group of musicians who perform together in a collection of different line-ups to suit different events, themes, budgets and music tastes.

We offer:

  • Some of the best live function bands in the UK, featuring an experienced and highly talented collective of musicians who have been performing together for over 15 years
  • A range of band hire options covering anything from a solo wedding pianist, a roaming pop band, a premium show band all the way up to our sensational Orchestra
  • Professional and polished live band performances using top range, state-of-the-art PA and lighting equipment
  • Exclusive wedding music packages to cover a whole day’s entertainment, from ceremony music through to our fantastic party band for evening entertainment
  • A friendly and personal service - every event is unique, so we pay attention to the smallest details and work with you to ensure you have the perfect entertainment for your special occasion
  • Every note you hear is completely live - we never use click tracks or backing tracks giving our performances unrivalled energy and spontaneity

Our live band hire options cover events in London, throughout the UK and internationally. 

Find out more about Down for the Count

Latest News

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