Our Bands

Down for the Count's collective of 30 professional musicians perform together in a variety of different band line-ups.

There's something for everyone, no matter your music tastes, budget or event type - and in addition to the fantastic regular line-ups you see below, we can also create a bespoke band just for you.

Get in touch with your ideas and let's talk about what is possible.


Vintage Bands & Orchestras

Our vintage swing bands are quite simply some of the most popular in the UK. We're well known for our 11-piece swing band Down for the Count (often found at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club) and our 27-piece Concert Orchestra (as seen at London Jazz Festival) - and also have a fabulous 1940s styled, 19-piece Big Band. All our vintage bands are also available with vintage dancers!

Wedding, Party & Show Bands

Our fantastic selection of award-winning party bands and show bands for hire. Our various party bands perform a mix of swing, soul, Motown and pop music - meaning our music appeals to audiences of all ages, and is perfect for dancing to at wedding receptions, private parties and corporate events. Our party bands are available in a range of sizes from 6 to 27 musicians.

Acoustic Roaming Bands

Acoustic walkabout acts, including our fun swing and pop band The Vintage Strollers and New Orleans brass band Get Brassy. These bands are ideal if there is no electricity in the performance location, or your venue prohibits amplified music.

Jazz Bands

Sophisticated ambient entertainment from our stylish instrumental jazz band The Jazz Essentials, our 1920s inspired vocal band Lady Gatsby Jazz Band, and relaxed duo The Soul Essentials.

Wedding Ceremony Music

The perfect entertainment for your wedding ceremony, from Down for the Count Strings - our stylish ensemble performing classical, pop and swing music - and our wedding pianist.

Vintage Dancers

Vintage swing, Lindy hop and Charleston dancers to hire. Our dancers perform live alongside the band and take a fun, interactive lesson which is the perfect icebreaker at all events.

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