LEGENDS OF SWING

Join the Down for the Count Swing Orchestra for “one hellova celebration of vintage music” (TimeOut London) as they celebrate the Legends of Swing

Down for the Count are mini big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship. Described as “a breath of fresh air on the swing scene” (Twinwood Festival), they are now regularly found at theatres and jazz clubs in the UK and abroad (Ronnie Scott’s, Cadogan Hall, Le Caveau de la Huchette Paris), at festivals including the London Jazz Festival, and on BBC Radio.

Down for the Count’s new show for 2021 celebrates the Legends of Swing. Expect to hear songs from the incredible musicians who pioneered swing music, including instrumental songs from the likes of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Glenn Miller, and vocal classics from singers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat ‘King’ Cole.

Down for the Count recreate classic tunes from the Swing Era, but this is no mere nostalgia trip – the band perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music.

Combine that with the band’s top class instrumental solos, sublime vocal performances, and irresistible humour and joie de vivre, and you get a show that will leave you feeling uplifted and wanting more.

"Awesome!"

Michael Bublé

"Terrific!"

Clare Teal

"I couldn't stop smiling!"

Janet, Aberdeen

"The quality of playing and singing was outstanding"

Liz, Dumfries


Upcoming LEGENDS OF SWING shows

Date Time Venue Tickets Date Event Tickets
Sun 19 Sep 2021 2.00pm Brighton Open Air Theatre, Brighton Sun 19 Sep 2021
2.00pm
Legends of Swing
Brighton Open Air Theatre, Brighton
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Sun 3 Oct 2021 7.30pm Redgrave Theatre, Bristol Sun 3 Oct 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
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Thu 7 Oct 2021 7.30pm Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury Thu 7 Oct 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
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Fri 8 Oct 2021 7.30pm Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay Fri 8 Oct 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay
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Sat 9 Oct 2021 7.30pm Theatre Royal, Winchester Sat 9 Oct 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Theatre Royal, Winchester
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Thu 14 Oct 2021 2.00pm artsdepot, North Finchley, London Thu 14 Oct 2021
2.00pm
Legends of Swing
artsdepot, North Finchley, London
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Fri 15 Oct 2021 7.30pm Town Hall, Sutton Coldfield Fri 15 Oct 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Town Hall, Sutton Coldfield
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Wed 3 Nov 2021 7.30pm Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield Wed 3 Nov 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
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Sat 6 Nov 2021 7.30pm Quarry Theatre, Bedford Sat 6 Nov 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Quarry Theatre, Bedford
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Sun 14 Nov 2021 7.30pm Albany Theatre, Coventry Sun 14 Nov 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Albany Theatre, Coventry
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Wed 26 Jan 2022 7.30pm Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen Wed 26 Jan 2022
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen
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Fri 28 Jan 2022 7.30pm Town Hall, Elgin Fri 28 Jan 2022
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Town Hall, Elgin
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Thu 17 Mar 2022 7.30pm Elgiva Theatre, Chesham Thu 17 Mar 2022
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Elgiva Theatre, Chesham
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Thu 16 Jun 2022 7.30pm Camberley Theatre, Surrey Thu 16 Jun 2022
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Camberley Theatre, Surrey
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