Live musicians for special events

Wedding receptions ~ Corporate Events ~ Parties ~ Theatres & Jazz Clubs

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

Down for the Count is an award-winning collective of professional musicians offering exclusive live band hire for all functions including wedding receptions, parties and corporate events.

Whether it’s a small family wedding or a large corporate function, our bands will transform your event into a fantastic and unforgettable experience. 

We're also one of the UK's busiest swing bands - come and see our live show at venues such as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and The London Jazz Festival.

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Down for the Count are a collective of professional musicians who perform together in a range of exclusive line-ups.

All of our bands are available as part of a live entertainment package - providing you with top-quality live music for your whole event.


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Top Class Live Music Entertainment

Down for the Count are not an agency - we're a group of musicians who perform together in a collection of different line-ups to suit different events, themes, budgets and music tastes.

We offer:

  • Some of the best live function bands in the UK, featuring an experienced and highly talented collective of musicians who have been performing together for over 15 years
  • A range of band hire options covering anything from a solo wedding pianist, a roaming pop band, a funky soul band all the way up to a sensational 27-piece Concert Orchestra
  • Professional and polished live band performances using top range, state-of-the-art PA and lighting equipment
  • Exclusive wedding music packages to cover a whole day’s entertainment, from ceremony music through to our fantastic party band for evening entertainment
  • A friendly and personal service - every event is unique, so we pay attention to the smallest details and work with you to ensure you have the perfect entertainment for your special occasion
  • Every note you hear is completely live - we never use click tracks or backing tracks giving our performances unrivalled energy and spontaneity

Our live band hire options cover events in London, throughout the UK and internationally. 

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