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.

Why not give us a call to discuss your event - we’d love to hear from you!

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

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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.

Why not give us a call to discuss your event - we’d love to hear from you!

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About us

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:

  • One 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 14 years.

  • Professional and polished live band performances using top range, state-of-the-art PA and lighting equipment.

  • A range of band hire options, from a solo wedding pianist to our flagship 18-piece Swing and Soul Band.

  • 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.

  • Live band hire available for events in London, throughout the UK and internationally.

Latest News

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Down for the Count created a bespoke wedding music package for Ailsa and Will in 2018.

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