One of the country's most popular and versatile wedding bands, with a delectable jukebox of swing, jive, soul and Motown classics. WINNERS of the 2017 Bridebook Wedding Awards!

Bridebook benefits

  • Bridebook Discount: 5%

Music features

Type of Performer(s) or Business
Ensemble / Group
Function Band
Jazz Band
Style of Music
Cermony Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Primary Instrument(s)
Complete Band
Female Vocals
Male vocals
Other Instruments
Additional Services
Disco Ball
Disco Lighting
Learn New Songs
Noise Limiter Experience
PA System
Pre-wedding Consultation
Sound Equipment
Take Requests


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Industry Awards (2)

London Vintage Awards (Runner-up)
Bridebook Wedding Awards 2017 (Winner)

Reviews & Testimonials (15)

I can't believe how much energy you all put in!
By  (A happy couple) in Oct 2014
I would like to thank you so much for playing at our wedding! The band were absolutely amazing. Everyone is talking about how great you... Read more
You added a lot of magic to a very magical day
By  (A happy couple) in Aug 2014
Dear Mike and all the Down for the Count players I wanted to thank you all for making our wedding day so very very very special – we ha... Read more
Our guests loved them and so did we.
By  (A happy couple) in Feb 2015
We hired Down for the Count for our wedding. They were absolutely sublime. The jazz trio played for the drinks reception and the full sw... Read more
I'm unaware of an empty dance floor at any time
By  (A happy couple) in Jun 2015
Mike, Just to drop you a line to say thank you ever so much for your efforts on our wedding day. From your fantastic solo organ playing... Read more
You were truly fantastic
By  (A happy couple) in Jul 2015
Thanks Mike for your incredible performance on our wedding night. We had so many compliments in your direction, you were truly fantasti... Read more
They made our wedding totally raucous and quirky
By  (A happy couple) in Jul 2015
The band were sensational from start to finish. After arriving quietly and sorting themselves out, they really got the party started and... Read more
We will be recommending you to everyone we can
By  (A happy couple) in Sep 2015
Hi Mike, We hope that you are well! We just wanted to say a massive thank you for your performance on the 19th. It was such a special d... Read more
The band were outstanding
By  (A happy couple) in Sep 2015
Hi Mike, We had the most amazing day thank you so much to you and the rest of the band. The band were outstanding and everyone commente... Read more
Guests have not stopped talking about the music
By  (A happy couple) in Dec 2015
Hi Mike Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the wonderful performance at our wedding on 29th December. You and the band contribu... Read more
You sound wonderful
By  (A happy couple) in May 2016
Hi Mike, Sharon and I are back from our honeymoon now and wanted to send a quick message to thank you and the band for making our day s... Read more
The band got everyone on their feet dancing
By  (A happy couple) in Jun 2016
We can't thank ‘Down For The Count' enough for providing such incredible live music and excellent service for our wedding and making a s... Read more
Everyone we have spoken to loved your performance
By  (A couple's parents) in Jun 2016
Mike, just a brief note to thank you and the band for helping make Sarah and Ben's wedding reception such a special occasion. The perfor... Read more
You and the band were superb!
By  (A happy couple) in Jul 2016
Dear Mike, I’m sorry for not writing to you sooner to say thank you for everything. You and the band were superb - especially given the ... Read more
You never fail to get everyone dancing!
By  (A happy couple) in Jul 2016
Dear Mike, we wanted to say a huge thank you for being part of our wedding. From the classical music during the ceremony to the full 9-p... Read more
You were exceptional
By  (Other) in Nov 2016
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, ... Read more

Detailed Description

As one of the most experienced wedding bands in the UK, Down for the Count provide all the music you need for your special day with stunning music packages that entertain your guests from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. Our SWING & SOUL BAND performs dancing music for your evening reception. With a huge set list of music designed to appeal to audiences of all ages, we make sure that your guests are dancing all night long. The standard line-up is a 9-piece band featuring female vocals and four horn players - although we can perform as anything from a 6-piece right up to a stunning 14-piece band. For your WEDDING CEREMONY, we offer classically trained musicians who can perform traditional or contemporary music. A pianist or organist can be joined by a cellist, vocalist or trumpeter to create beautiful live music to make your ceremony truly memorable. For RECEPTION DRINKS and DINNER MUSIC, ask as about our great jazz band line-ups. We can offer you a cocktail pianist, or to add a touch of class have our glamorous Hollywood Jazz Band, or 1920’s speakeasy-themed Lady Gatsby Jazz Band. Here are four reasons to book Down for the Count for your wedding reception: (1) Down for the Count formed in 2005 and over the past 12 years have performed at hundreds of weddings up and down the country and internationally; (2) We use top-of-the-range PA and lighting equipment to make sure each performance looks and sounds slick and professional; (3) We are extremely well rehearsed – really setting us apart from other wedding bands; (4) We pride ourselves on our personal service. Many clients comment on how easy we are to contact, and how approachable we are when discussing and planning your event - whether your event is large or small, we work with you to provide the best possible entertainment, to make your event one that sticks in everyone's memory for years to come. Get in touch today to find out how our wedding music packages can transform your special day!

About us

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mike Paul-Smith

Thanks for your interest in Down for the Count - we have been providing wedding reception entertainment for nearly 12 years. We treat every event separately and pride ourselves on unparalleled customer service - so get in touch today and find out how we can transform your special event.

Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance

Getting here

  • Address:
  • London , Greater London, England
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Finsbury Park
  • Nearest Town:
  • London
  • Nearest Airport:
  • Heathrow airport
  • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
  • M1, J1
  • Travel Notes:
  • We are a mobile business. Give us a call and we'll arrange somewhere to meet for coffee!