Capital Sounds Showband

A sensational party band performing soul, pop and Motown music
at events across the globe


Down for the Count's Capital Sounds Showband is a sensational party band who perform only the very best pop, soul, disco and Motown music to give you the party of a lifetime.

The band have a reputation for excellence, with a long list of satisfied customers who love our personal service, attention to detail, and sensational performance. We never use click tracks - every note you hear is completely live, giving our performance unrivalled energy and spontaneity - and most of our set list is made up of "medleys" with no gaps between songs, which keeps the dancefloor full all night long.

Capital Sounds Showband is available in a range of line-ups, from our standard 10-piece (featuring two vocalists) all the way up to a 27-piece orchestra. We can also build bespoke productions including show dancers and extra musicians and vocalists.

Capital Sounds Showband is constantly in demand throughout the UK and internationally, regularly performing at high-profile events - previous clients include Ferrari, Sony, BMW, Virgin and Bentley, and venues we’ve appeared at include Wembley Stadium, Claridge's and ExCeL London.

We also have a set of fabulous Jewish repertoire for Israeli dancing - get in touch for more details, and watch us perform Hava Nagila here!

With an unrivalled sound and sensational performance, Capital Sounds Showband are guaranteed to transform the atmosphere of your event. Get in touch today to find out more about one of the most in-demand bands in the country!

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Capital Sounds Soundband is available in the following line-ups:

  • 10-piece: 2 vocalists*, piano, bass, guitar, drums, percussion, keyboards, trumpet, tenor saxophone
  • 11-piece: as above plus third vocalist
  • 14-piece: as above plus fourth vocalist, alto saxophone, second trumpet
  • 18-piece: as above plus baritone saxophone and 3 strings (x2 violin, x1 cello)
  • 27-piece: as above plus 9 additional string players

* either two female vocalists or one male and one female vocalist

We can also build bespoke packages including show dancers and extra musicians and vocalists - just get in touch to discuss your requirements.


"Everyone is talking about how great you were. I can't believe how much energy you all put in - even at nearly midnight after two sets with barely a break as far as I recall!"

Becky Dobra

Wedding Reception, Hatfield House


"The band were superb - we wouldn't hesitate to book them again and again."

Callum Barr



"The team working on the night, as well as guests had nothing but amazing feedback about you and the rest of the band – thank you!"


Ruthie Hunt

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel New Year's Eve Party


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Capital Sounds Showband ~ Set List

Here are the sample sets performed by the standard 10-piece line-up of Capital Sounds Showband - you can also view our current full repertoire list below.

We work with you to tailor this set list to your requirements, so just get in touch with your ideas.

Remember that every note you hear from any of Down for the Count's bands is completely live - we never use backing tracks or click tracks!

Set One (60 minutes)

Move On Up
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours

Soul Medley 1:
   You Can't Hurry Love

Soul Medley 2:
   Dancing in the Street
   Heard it Through the Grapevine
   Rescue Me   
   I Say a Little Prayer for You

Pop Medley 1:
  Good As Hell
  24K Magic
  Déjà Vu
  Shut Up and Dance
  Somebody Else's Guy
  Ain't Nobody

Funk Medley 1:
   Car Wash
   Blame it on the Boogie

Pop Medley 2:
  Uptown Funk

Set Two (60 minutes)

Soul Medley 3:
  Young Hearts Run Free
  For Once In My Life
  Sir Duke
  Best of My Love
  I'm Every Woman
  Lady Marmalade

I Will Survive

Pop Medley 3:
  Rather Be
  Don't Start Now
  Can't Stop The Feeling
  I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

Pop Medley 4:
  Hey Ya

It's Not Unusual
Can't Take My Eyes Off You


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Full repertoire list

Not quite what you're looking for?

Down for the Count are not an agency - we're a collective of 30 professional musicians who perform together in a range of different line-ups. 

If Capital Sounds Showband isn't quite the right band for you, there's a good chance one of our other bands will be perfect:

Optional Extras

When you book Capital Sounds Showband, you can also take advantage of some great optional extras:

  • all day music packages with entertainment for your drinks reception or wedding ceremony
  • enhanced sound and lighting packages to make our performance even more spectacular
  • contemporary dancers who perform choreographed routines alongside the live band

For more information about these options, just get in touch.

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