Hire a band for your party
Down for the Count is a sensational live party band for hire, providing live music for anything from a birthday party to a wedding anniversary celebration, bat and bar mitzvah, New Year's Eve party or charity ball.
If you're looking to hire a band for your party, look no further than one of the UK's most popular party bands.
The bands perform a great range of music to keep guests of all ages on the dancefloor, giving you a night to remember!
We were recently booked by Deborah Meaden (from BBC TV's Dragon's Den) to provide live music for a private birthday party, and here's what she had to say about the band:
"Dear Mike, I know I thanked you on the night but just wanted to do so again in the cold light of day. You and your band were fantastic, not just brilliant at the music but also lovely, helpful and a total pleasure to work with.
Thank you so much and please pass my thanks on to your team.
My Mother literally had the party of her life and you were a big part of that.... you were exceptional."
Deborah Meaden (Dragon's Den)
Private Party, November 2016
Make sure sure your party is unforgettable by booking a fantastic party band
Our swing and soul band The Get Downs is one of the most popular and versatile function bands in the UK, and has a huge repertoire of music that appeals to audiences of all ages.
Equally comfortable performing swing, soul and pop music, the band is a great addition to your event and will make sure your party is one people are talking about for years to come.
If you want to dance all night, choose The Motown Collective - a stylish, funky band that will keep guests on your dancefloor all night long.
Performing fantastic medleys of soul, pop, Motown and disco classics, the band will keep you on your feet all night with their stunning live show.
Our vintage swing orchestra Down for the Count is the perfect entertainment at any event with a vintage theme.
Perfect for events with a 1920s, 1930s or 1940s theme, the band recreate the sound of the swing era and add a level of sophistication to your event that few other bands can manage.
Set the scene for your party with a stylish jazz band. Choose between relaxing or raucous options!
A stylish, glamorous band which will instantly set your drinks reception apart from the rest.
Performing music from the golden era of stage and screen alongside well-known jazz standards, this band will add a level of sophistication to your event.
A 1920's styled band performing authentic music perfect for speakeasy or Great Gatsby parties.
With a mix of authentic 1920s music and a great range of modern songs performed in a vintage style, the band is sure to delight and surprise your event at vintage themed parties.
The Vintage Strollers are a fun and lively roaming band who wander between your guests, entertaining them with swing and soul music.
A feel-good band sure to put everyone in great spirits!
For something completely different, choose Alexander's Dixieland Band - a completely acoustic, roaming group who can move around your venue entertaining your guests wherever the party happens to be.
The band has a great list of songs evoking the spirit of New Orleans - book them for a feel-good start to your party!
Create a perfect musical backdrop during dinner. Both of these options can also provide music for your drinks reception.
A cocktail pianist sets a wonderful tone with a varied repertoire of jazz standards, classical music and songs from films and musicals.
Our experienced pianist performs on a digital piano, or you can consider hiring a grand piano for an extra touch of class.
More than just your standard string quartet, Down for the Count Strings are a fantastic group who can play anything from Rachmaninoff to Rihanna.
With duo, trio and quartet options available, Down for the Count Strings are perfect for dinner party entertainment.
If you want fantastic music which doesn't intrude on conversation, The Jazz Essentials is the perfect option.
This group performs without a vocalist and has a great repertoire of jazz music from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and many more.
The Vintage Swing Collective are a spectacular collaboration between our Swing Orchestra and the Hotfoot Strutters.
The dancers bring the party, starting off with a quick and easy vintage dance lesson before the band takes the stage.
Then they keep your guests dancing with flashmobs, group Charlestons and dance-offs before performing amazing routines with our live music.
After the band has finished performing, keep the party going with the Auto DJ service.
Plug your device into our PA system to stay in complete control over the music - by doing this, many people find they don't need to hire a separate DJ.
We understand that no two events are identical, and we want to make sure our live music makes your party unforgettable.
We're always at the end of the phone to talk through your plans in detail - so get in touch today and let's meet up for coffee to start planning your dream party.