The Get Downs Lite

Our 6-piece party band performing swing and soul favourites, with a great set list that appeals to audiences of all ages. The perfect option for events with a tighter budget.

SWING | JIVE | SOUL | MOTOWN | PARTY BAND

The Get Downs Lite is a fun and lively swing and soul band, who provide fantastic upbeat dancing music that will keep your guests on the dancefloor from the first song to the last.

The band starts the evening with a set of energetic swing and jive music (including songs such as I Wanna Be Like You, Twistin' The Night AwaySway) and then moves on to soul and Motown music (Say a Little Prayer, Sir Duke, Valerie). 

The varied set list pleases audiences of all ages, making The Get Downs Lite the perfect option for wedding receptions - although the band is also perfect for birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate events and charity balls.

We know that at weddings you need to carefully manage your budget, which is why Down for the Count have made The Get Downs Lite - a smaller version of our original party band The Get Downs. It’s often possible to “upgrade” to a larger line-up closer to your event, if your budget allows and you decide you’d like to take advantage of the larger repertoire list and the fuller, punchier sound delivered by the larger band.

The standard line-up of The Get Downs Lite is a 6-piece band (female vocals, piano, bass, drums, trumpet and saxophone). You can significantly increase the band's repertoire by adding a 7th musician (a guitarist); and the band is also available as part of our wedding music packages, meaning you can have great live musical entertainment throughout your whole wedding day.

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Line-up options

The Get Downs Lite is available in two line-ups:

  • 6-piece: female vocals, piano, bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone
  • 7-piece: female vocals, piano, bass, drums, guitar, trumpet, saxophone

When performing as the 6-piece line-up we can occasionally swap the trumpet or saxophone for a guitar - we usually make this decision based on any song requests you may have.

Please note that Down for the Count perform with a number of exceptional vocalists (two of whom you can see in the videos on this page). We can't guarantee exactly which vocalist will be performing at your event, although will of course take your preference into account wherever possible.

Head over to The Get Downs page to explore our 8-piece and larger line-ups!

Reviews

"We hired The Get Downs Lite for our summer wedding, and couldn't have been happier with them... The band is just brilliant and the dance floor was full throughout their set. They really made the event."


Alice Ford

Wedding Reception

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"They were fantastic musicians and really helped to make it a memorable evening. Thanks again for being so accommodating in the run up to the wedding."


John & Mairi

Wedding reception, Ridge Farm, Surrey

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"Your band gets 10/10. Professional, flexible, friendly, skilled and very low-maintenance. Mike is a true band-leader."


Richard Green

Birthday Party, London

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The Get Downs Lite: Set list

Here's a typical set list performed by The Get Downs Lite.

Set One
Swing, Jive & Rat Pack (60 minutes)

Well Alright, OK, You Win
Jump, Jive & Wail
Sway
Twistin' the Night Away
Feeling Good
Mambo Italiano
Tu Vuo Fa L'Americano
Beyond the Sea
I've Got You Under My Skin
I Wanna Be Like You
L-O-V-E
Moondance
Reet Petite
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Fly Me To The Moon
Moondance
Mack the Knife

Set Two
Soul & Motown (60 minutes)

Blame it on the Boogie
Superstition
Think
Respect
You Can't Hurry Love
Heatwave
Dancing in the Street
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Rescue Me
I Say a Little Prayer for You
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
I Feel Good
Valerie
Sir Duke
September
Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Encore: New York, New York

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Check out Down for the Count's other great bands

Down for the Count are not an agency - we're a collective of 30 professional musicians who perform together in a range of different line-ups. 

If The Get Downs Lite isn't quite the right band for you, there's a good chance one of our other bands will be perfect:

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