Live bands for hire for wedding receptions, corporate events and parties

Down for the Count is an award-winning collective of experienced musicians who offer a range of exclusive bands for hire.

Whether you’re looking for a energetic 14-piece swing and Motown band for your wedding reception, or a stylish jazz quartet for your corporate event, our versatile performers will provide entertainment that your guests will remember for years.

Why not give us a call to discuss your event - we’d love to hear from you! -

Winners of the national Bridebook Wedding Awards 2017, Best Wedding Music Supplier

Explore our bands

Down for the Count is an award-winning collective of experienced musicians who offer a range of exclusive bands for hire for your wedding reception, party or corporate event.

Party & Wedding Bands for Hire

Jazz Bands for Hire

Acoustic & Roaming Bands for Hire

Wedding ceremony music

About us

Down for the Count are a group of experienced musicians who provide live entertainment at events throughout the UK and internationally.

We have been performing together for over 12 years, and never use backing tracks - every note you hear is completely live and you simply get a fantastic show of amazing live music.

Our stylish and versatile bands are available for hire for any event - and with options ranging from a wedding ceremony pianist to an acoustic roaming Dixieland jazz band, right up to our flagship Swing and Soul party band, you’re bound to find the perfect entertainment for your party.

We pride ourselves on offering a personal service, so drop us a line and let’s meet up for coffee to discuss how we can transform your event into an unforgettable experience.

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