See Down for the Count LIVE in December & January
We've got a busy December and January coming up. Not only is our calendar full of private parties, corporate events and wedding receptions (including that of our very own band leader Mike!), we've got several public performances which are a great chance to come and see us live.
At most of our public events we concentrate on swing and big band repertoire - but at two of these gigs, we're also performing our very popular Soul and Motown set. Read on and find out more below!
Sunday 4th December 2016: Sunday Jazz Lunch at Hideaway Streatham
Doors open 12 noon, live music from 2pm ~ Tickets £10 (under 16s free)
On Sunday 4th December, we start the festive celebrations in style with a Sunday Jazz Lunch at Hideaway Streatham. Hideaway is one of the top jazz clubs in the country, and their Sunday concerts are some of our very favourite events to perform at.
You can reserve a table, sit back and enjoy the live music - and also make the most of the excellent, reasonably priced food and drinks on offer. There's also a small dancefloor if you want to burn off the Sunday Roast!
In December we have a special theme - we are celebrating the music of the great swing singers Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, 60 years after the release of their first Duets album together.
Tickets for this event are £10 and children go free. Find out more here.
Saturday 10th December 2016: A Very Down for the Count Christmas
Doors 7.30pm, Live music 8pm - 11pm ~ Tickets £12
A Very Down for the Count Christmas is our annual festive celebration in Winslow, Buckinghamshire - the town were Down for the Count formed nearly 12 years ago. We pull out all the stops for a great night of partying; we perform our new repertoire, festive favourites, and end the night with a set of Soul and Motown music to really start off the Christmas festivities in style.
This year you can also expect to hear songs from our new Christmas album!
Tickets are two thirds sold already - buy yours today here.
Sunday 15th January 2017: Sunday Jazz Lunch at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London
Doors open 12 noon, live music from 1.30pm ~ Tickets £15 (under 16s free)
Pizza Express Jazz Club in London's Soho district is one of the oldest and most famous jazz clubs in the country. We perform there every six months or so, and we're back on January 15th - get away from the winter cold in this snug basement bar and enjoy some live swing, jive and big band music!
It won't surprise you to find out that you can dine on Pizza Express' famous food whilst we perform - and with all the seats so close to the stage, this is the perfect setting for an intimate concert performance.
Saturday 28th January 2017: Down for the Count LIVE at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill
Doors open 7.30pm, live music from 8pm - 10.30pm ~ Tickets £5
On Saturday 28th January, it's time for the big one - a spectacular show from our largest line-up, the 14-piece Down for the Count Swing & Soul Band! If you're thinking of booking live music for you wedding reception, corporate event or private party, come along and see how our large party band can really transform the atmosphere of your event and give you and your guests a night to remember.
We'll be playing two sets of music - one of swing and jive, and one of soul, Motown, disco and pop. There will be something for everyone and we can't wait to see the packed dancefloor all night long.
Please note this event will be filmed for promotional purposes.
Fancy having a go at swing dancing?
There are two more events we haven't even mentioned yet - if you always wanted to try out your hand at swing dancing, you can join us at JiveSwing's Winter Ball on Thursday 29th December; or at Swing Patrol London's Bishopsgate Swing at the Bishopsgate Institute, London, on Sunday 21st January. For more information about all our public performances, click here.
Click here to email us, or call band leader Mike on 07855 488 462.