Musical entertainment for micro weddings

Published: 10 May 2021

From Monday 17th May 2021 the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions will be further eased, and micro weddings (for up to 30 guests) are allowed.

Booking a small music group is a fantastic way of making a micro wedding memorable and Down for the Count's entertainers are sure to delight your guests.

All of the bands we offer here are able to perform either indoors or outdoors, and most of the musicians in Down for the Count also teach music and therefore are regularly tested for COVID-19.

Check out some of the options available below, read a review from a previous micro wedding, and get in touch if you have any questions or would like to discuss entertainment ideas for your micro wedding.

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"WOW! How amazing are Down for the Count? They have stayed with us through all the lockdown problems, always willing to change but above all they are just an awesome band, their sound is exceptional and we and all our guests just loved them. They worked with us with the ceremony music, nothing was too much trouble. They helped so much with the wedding dance too. Just so professional, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them, and if you love dancing they are THE band to book!"


Terry & Jacqui
Micro wedding, September 2020

 

 


 

Entertainment ideas for micro weddings

Acoustic entertainment options and walkabout acts 

One of the most popular acts for micro weddings is our walkabout acoustic act The Vintage Strollers. This fun female-led acoustic trio performs lively and uplifting swing, pop and soul music. Whilst it's not usually intended as a "party band" in quite the same way as our larger ensembles, it's a great choice for micro weddings - the band is quieter than many louder bands and therefore is just right for a party of up to 30 guests.

The Vintage Strollers

ACT TYPE? ✔ Walkabout or static
BAND SIZE? 3 to 7 musicians
ACOUSTIC? ✔ Yes - no electricity needed (although amplified options are available)
GENRE Pop, swing, soul
VIBE ✔ Fun, lively, interactive roaming band

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We also offer two other walkabout acts which are great for outdoor events. These are Alexander’s Dixieland Band (a trad jazz band playing jazz and swing music) and Get Brassy (a New Orleans-styled brass band).

Alexander's Dixieland Band

ACT TYPE? ✔ Walkabout or static
BAND SIZE? 3 to 4 musicians
ACOUSTIC? ✔ Yes - no electricity needed
GENRE Trad jazz and Dixieland classics
VIBE ✔ Fun, quirky, lively jazz band

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Get Brassy

ACT TYPE? ✔ Walkabout or static
BAND SIZE? 4 to 8 musicians
ACOUSTIC? ✔ Yes - no electricity needed
GENRE Soul, pop and disco in a brass band style
VIBE ✔ Loud, raucous and funky

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All of the above acts are fun and lively, whereas Down for the Count Strings is a more subtle, sophisticated act. But it's certainly not boring - their repertoire of classical and pop music is sure to surprise and entertain you.

Down for the Count Strings

ACT TYPE? ✔ Static
BAND SIZE? 2 to 4 musicians
ACOUSTIC? ✔ Yes - no electricity needed
GENRE Classical, Pop, Bollywood, and everything in between
VIBE ✔ Subtle, stylish, sophisticated

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Amplified entertainment ideas and static acts

Down for the Count offer a great selection of small jazz bands who provide smart and sophisticated live music for micro weddings. Our 4-piece, vocal led jazz band Hollywood Jazz Band adds a touch of glamour to the occasion; whilst the Lady Gatsby Jazz Band is slightly more raucous and better for dancing to.

The Lady Gatsby Jazz Band

ACT TYPE? ✔ Static
BAND SIZE? 2 to 6 musicians
ACOUSTIC? ✔ No - this band requires one power socket
BEST FOR? ✔ Indoors drinks reception entertainment
VIBE ✔ Fun, 1920s, Gatsby-themed

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The Hollywood Jazz Band

ACT TYPE? ✔ Static
BAND SIZE? 2 to 5 musicians
ACOUSTIC? ✔ No - this band requires one power socket
BEST FOR? ✔ Indoors drinks reception entertainment
VIBE ✔ Elegant, classy, sophisticated

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For a more subtle band, check out The Soul Essentials which is our small pop and soul band, providing beautiful background music for any event whether indoors or out.

The Soul Essentials

ACT TYPE? ✔ Static
BAND SIZE? 2 to 4 musicians
ACOUSTIC? ✔ No - this band requires one power socket
BEST FOR? ✔ Indoors drinks reception entertainment
VIBE ✔ Soulful, mellow sounds

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Another option for indoors drinks reception entertainment is a cocktail pianist or an instrumental jazz band.

Finally, for instrumental jazz music check out Jazz Essentials.

The Jazz Essentials

ACT TYPE? ✔ Static
BAND SIZE? 2 to 5 musicians
ACOUSTIC? ✔ Not usually - normally needs one power socket, but ask us about the acoustic option
BEST FOR? ✔ Indoors drinks reception entertainment
VIBE ✔ Instrumental, jazz, classy

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Any questions?

Down for the Count have loads of fantastic entertainment options for indoor and outdoor drinks receptions. Remember that if you’re booking them alongside one of our evening party bands we offer fantastic package deals!

We can also create bespoke acts so if you have any ideas, just let us know and we'll see what we can do!

If you have any questions or would like to know more, email us now or call band manager Mike on 07855 488 462.

 


About the author

Mike Paul-Smith

Mike Paul-Smith has over 15 years experience in delivering bespoke live music and entertainment packages for wedding receptions and corporate events across London, the UK and internationally.

He is the company director, pianist and musical director of Down for the Count.

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