Our Bands 

Down for the Count's musicians are available to hire in a range of different line-ups for private events.

Whether you're planning a wedding reception, a corporate event or a party, we'll have a line-up to suit your needs. There's something for everyone, with options to suit all music tastes, budgets and event types.

We have a new online home for private event hire: visit our new website Mike Paul-Smith Music for the most up-to-date information!

In addition to the fantastic regular line-ups you see below, we can also create a bespoke band just for you. If you don't see what you're looking for, get in touch with your ideas and let's talk about what is possible.

Vintage Bands & Orchestras

Our vintage swing bands are quite simply some of the most popular in the UK. We're well known for our 11-piece swing band Down for the Count All-Stars (often found at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club) and our 30- to 45-piece Down for the Count Orchestra (as seen at London Jazz Festival and Cadogan Hall). We also have a fabulous 1940s styled, 19-piece Big Band. All our vintage bands are also available with vintage dancers!

Wedding, Party & Show Bands

Our fantastic selection of award-winning party bands and show bands for hire, available in a range of line-ups performing swing, soul, Motown and pop music. Our party bands are designed to appeal to audiences of all ages, making them suitable for wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events. Our party bands are 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 entertainment from our stylish jazz bands, performing jazz classics alongside modern songs performed in a vintage style. Including instrumental and vocal-led line-ups.

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 our bands and take a fun, interactive lesson which is the perfect icebreaker at all events.

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