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Down for the Count are one of the country's most popular and versatile function bands, performing a delectable jukebox of swing, jive, soul and Motown classics at events throughout the UK.


  • Prices Start At: £1800

Type of Performer(s) or Business

  • Function Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Ensemble / Group
  • DJ

Style of Music

  • Cermony Music
  • Reception Music
  • Drinks / Cocktails Music
  • Jazz
  • Soul / Motown / RnB
  • Swing / Jive
  • Funk / 70s / Disco
  • Rat Pack / Swing

Primary Instrument(s)

  • Complete Band
  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Brass
  • Winds
  • Male vocals
  • Female Vocals

Additional Services

  • Disco Lighting
  • Sound Equipment
  • PA System
  • Disco Ball
  • Noise Limiter Experience
  • Pre-wedding Consultation
  • Take Requests
  • Learn New Songs

Cultural Experience

  • Asian Weddings
  • Jewish Weddings
  • Muslim Weddings

Detailed Description

Down for the Count provide all the music you need for your special day - from classical or contemporary music for your wedding ceremony, background jazz music to create a perfect atmosphere during dinner and drinks, right up to a sensational swing and soul band for dancing into the evening.

Down for the Count formed ten years ago and our line-up has hardly changed since. We have performed together on hundreds of occasions over the last decade, meaning that we are extremely well rehearsed, and have developed a fantastic and unique sound that really sets us apart from other function bands.

We are extremely flexible, and can transform from a piano/cello duo for your wedding ceremony, to a background jazz band playing over dinner, right up to a fantastic nine- to fourteen-piece function band for dancing all night long. The set list is full of surprises and appeals to audiences of all ages. With their energetic performance packed with swing and joie de vivre, it’s no surprise that the band is a hit with dancers. Sensational vocalists are backed by talented and experienced instrumentalists, giving the band an amazing sound and unrivalled performance that never fails to get audiences dancing.

We also use top-of-the-range PA and lighting equipment to make sure each performance looks and sounds slick and professional.

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.


- What is your most memorable wedding?
Anthony and Becky's wedding at Pinewood Studios - we were there on the same day that Johnny Depp was filming on the 007 Stage, although sadly we didn't bump in to him!
- Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Energetic, stylish, versatile, professional, personal
- What about your business are you most proud of?
Down for the Count started as a group of school friends in 2005. This gives us a unique bond which comes across in each and every performance.
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Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mike Paul-Smith

Thanks for your interest in Down for the Count - a sensational swing and soul band who have been providing wedding reception entertainment for over 10 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: 2005
  • # Of Weddings Hosted: More than 50
  • # Of People In Team: 16
  • Public Liability Insurance: Yes

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Industry Awards

Runner-Up London Vintage Awards

Getting here

  • Address:
  • London , Greater London, England