Why you can book Down for the Count with confidence for your special event
Our advice: a series of regularly updated articles written by band leader Mike Paul-Smith, detailing everything you need to know before booking live music for your event.
We know that it can be difficult to trust a band you have only seen online for your special event - whether it's your wedding reception or the important corporate party of which you've been put in charge.
Here are just four reasons why you can book Down for the Count with complete confidence for your special event.
1. Most of our work is from repeat clients or recommendations
Over the past 12 months, 55% of all our bookings came from previous clients or from personal recommendations. This means that having booked us once for an event, many clients will will either book us again or recommend us to friends and family. You can check out the reviews and testimonials available on this website to see what previous clients have to say about us.
2. You can come and see us live
Unlike many function bands, we keep a busy diary of public performances where you can come and watch us live and meet us in person. At most of these public events, we perform as the Down for the Count Swing Orchestra - the 1940s-themed version of our main line-up - so you may even get to pick up a few swing dance moves that you can use in your first dance!
3. Our promotional material exactly reflects our live performance
We've spent a lot of time making sure our demos and videos are a completely accurate representation of our live performance.
Apart from a bit of extra lighting used in our studio videos, what you see is exactly what you can expect at your event; and our audio tracks are all recorded live, with the musicians playing and singing at the same time without going back and doing overdubs.
4. We have performed together for over 10 years - and we've yet to miss a gig
Down for the Count performed together for the first time in April 2005 - and in 2015 we celebrated our 10th anniversary together with a very special concert in our Buckinghamshire hometown.
We've never missed a gig, and have hundreds of happy clients who will vouch for our approachability, trustworthiness and of course our fantastic performance.
To find out how Down for the Count can make your special event an unforgettable one, get in touch today!