The Down for the Count Big Band is a stunning vintage swing ensemble, who transport you back to the Swing Era with authentic re-creations of the best music of the 1930s and 1940s.
The band performs the music of the great American big bands – concentrating on the repertoire of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman and also featuring the music of Tommy Dorsey, Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson, and vocal songs from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
The 19-piece ensemble features graduates of top London conservatoires, performing in traditional big band format (5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, 4 rhythm) plus two exceptional vocalists.
As part of your event, why not book Down for the Count's spectacular vintage dancers who will teach a short dance lesson and perform choreographed routines to the band's live music - check out the Vintage Swing Collective page for more information.
Available throughout the UK and internationally, this spectacular group is an expanded version of our incredibly popular Swing Orchestra - as seen at Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The London Jazz Festival, and countless theatre shows and festival performances throughout the UK.
Our Big Band is perfect for those events where you really want to go to town, and the stunning show is sure to get you out of your seat and onto the dancefloor.
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The Down for the Count Big Band perform a huge range of authentic 1930s and 1940s big band repertoire. Get in touch if you favourite songs are not listed below - as we may still be able to perform them for you.
All Of Me
April in Paris
Jumpin’ At The Woodside
One O’Clock Jump
Well Alright, Okay, You Win
Concerto for Cootie
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament)
Take The ‘A’ Train
In a Mellow Tone
Rockin’ in Rhythm
Take the ‘A’ Train
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
After You’ve Gone
All the Cats Join In
Bei Mir Bist du Schoen
Bugle Call Rag
Don’t Be That Way
Sing, Sing, Sing
Why Don’t You Do Right
The Dipsy Doodle (The Tranky Doo)
Stompin’ at the Savoy
I’m Beginning to See the Light
I’ve Heard That Song Before
Trumpet Blues and Cantabile
You Made Me Love You
Chattanooga Choo-Choo (vocal harmony song)
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
In the Mood
Perfidia (vocal harmony song)
Begin the Beguine
On the Sunny Side of the Street (vocal harmony song)
T’Aint What You Do (The Shim Sham)
King Porter Stomp
The Big Apple