Our bands

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.

Our stylish and versatile bands are available for hire for any event. We pride ourselves on offering a personal service, so drop us a line and let’s discuss how we can transform your event into an unforgettable experience.


Vintage Swing Bands

Vintage dance bands reviving the glamour of the Swing Era - including The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra, one of the most popular vintage bands in the UK, and our 1940s styled 19-piece Big Band.

Party Bands & Wedding Bands

Award-winning bands performing swing, soul, Motown and pop music for dancing at wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events. Available in a range of sizes from 6 to 27 musicians.

Jazz Bands

Sophisticated ambient entertainment from our stylish instrumental jazz band The Jazz Essentials, our 1920s inspired vocal band Lady Gatsby Jazz Band, and relaxed duo The Soul Essentials.

Acoustic, Walkabout & Roaming Bands

Acoustic walkabout acts, including our fun soul and pop band The Vintage Strollers and New Orleans brass band Get Brassy.


Wedding ceremony music

The perfect entertainment for your wedding ceremony, from Down for the Count Strings - our stylish ensemble performing classical, pop and swing music - and our wedding pianist.

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