Unique entertainment ideas for your Christmas Party
Christmas is just around the corner, and Down for the Count have a fantastic selection of live music to entertain you and your guests.
Whether you're looking for a party band for your Christmas wedding reception, a funky Motown band for your office staff party, or an ambient band for a corporate networking event, Down for the Count's live musicians are sure to have the perfect entertainment for your event. All the bands can play as much or as little Christmas music as you want - so there's no need to worry about us going overboard on the festive repertoire.
You can book our line-ups individually, or as part of a Christmas entertainment package - with amazing discounts available when you book more than one of our line-ups for your event.
Ideas for Christmas party music
If you're looking for a band to dance to at your Christmas wedding or corporate party, then look no further than our award-winning party bands.
The Motown Collective is our premium party band - a large band with an unforgettable sound which will give you a Christmas party to remember. Fresh from headline performances at Twinwood Festival and Sutton Coldfield Concerts in the Park in 2018, the band performs for numerous weddings and corporate events and has a fantastic mix of Motown, soul, pop and disco songs to get audiences of all ages up and dancing.
Alternatively, our Swing Orchestra provides vintage big band and jive music, great for retro events. You can even hire a pair of swing dancers to take your guests in a short, interactive lesson; or you can hire a larger group of dancers to perform routines to our live music.
Not sure whether to choose our Motown Collective or Swing Orchestra? Then check out The Swing & Soul Band - which is a combination of the two!
Ideas for Christmas drinks reception music
If you're hosting a drinks reception, you'll want music which is stylish and yet unobtrusive. We have a great range of bands on offer. All these bands perform a few tasteful Christmas tunes as part of their set list.
Vocal-led jazz groups
If you'd like a fun, elegant band, check out Lady Gatsby Jazz Band (our 1920s line-up) or the Hollywood Jazz Band. Both are vocal-led groups which perform without drums, so they provided sophisticated entertainment without taking up too much space or creating too much noise.
These bands perform both classic jazz repertoire and modern songs in a vintage style (in the style of Postmodern Jukebox). The great mix of songs they offer delights audiences of all ages and they are particularly good for corporate networking events.
Alternatively, if you're looking for pure class, check out Down for the Count Strings - an elegant string group who have a fantastic repertoire list, from pop to classical. If you'd like to hear Pharrell's "Happy" performed by a string group, this is the band for you!
Acoustic and roaming bands
Do you like the idea of a roaming band which can interact with your guests? We have two great options available. Alexander's Dixieland Band is a trad jazz trio which performs completely acoustically and moves around your venue, playing some great jazz standards which put a smile on everyone's face.
For something a little louder, Get Brassy are a high-impact New Orleans-style brass band who perform pop songs in a completely unique style. They're a fantastic choice if you want entertainment your guests will remember!
We've been providing entertainment at Christmas parties for over 13 years - so if you'd like any help or advice about which band to book, just get in touch and we'll be happy to give you honest, friendly advice.