Our bands

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

You can build a fantastic music package, with a different line-up performing at each stage of your event - follow these links for some suggestions:

Weddings  ~  Corporate events  ~  Parties


Bespoke line-ups

In addition to our fantastic regular line-us, we can also create a bespoke band for your event which no-one has ever seen before. Get in touch with your ideas and let's talk about what is possible.


Vintage Bands & Orchestras

Vintage bands - including The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra, one of the most popular vintage dance bands in the UK, and our 1940s styled 19-piece Big Band. All our bands are also available with vintage dancers!

Wedding & Party Bands

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

Acoustic Roaming Bands

Acoustic walkabout acts, including our fun swing and pop band The Vintage Strollers and New Orleans brass band Get Brassy. These bands are ideal if there is no electricity in the performance location, or your venue prohibits amplified music.

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.

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.

Vintage Dancers

Vintage swing, Lindy hop and Charleston dancers to hire. Our dancers perform live alongside the band and take a fun, interactive lesson which is the perfect icebreaker at all events.

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