Live Music for Jewish Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs

Photo courtesy of Ian Southworth at Peartree Pictures

Mazel Tov on your engagement!

If you're looking for sensational live music for your Jewish wedding, look no further than Down for the Count.

Our sensational live bands have everything you need for your wedding day, including traditional Israeli music for The Horah. We also provide high energy dancing music for parties including Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvahs.

Recommended by top Jewish wedding blog Smashing the Glass, our party bands are available in various line-ups from an 8-piece function band to a stunning 27-piece orchestra. 

All our line-ups have an unrivalled sound and perform with incredible energy to keep your guests on the dancefloor all night long - and they are something a little different from your standard function band as they have a huge repertoire which can include swing and jive music, vintage covers of modern songs, and of course all the party favourites you'd expect.

Hi Mike,

We just wanted to thank you so much for such a brilliant job last Sunday. We loved every second of the music, beginning with the ceremony and then for dancing... we have lost track of the amount of praise we have heard for Down for the Count.

The Jewish stuff was all great. I loved the clarinet and Hannah and Callum aced every song. You all really helped to make the party atmosphere we had been after. So thank you a lot for the combination of brilliant music and energy that you all brought to the evening.

We haven’t hesitated to recommend you to anyone who has asked - not least because you were also a pleasure to deal with to the run-up to the wedding.

Thanks again, and all best wishes.

Edward & Amy
Wedding Reception, The Brewery, London


Your Day, Your Way

Down for the Count are flexible and adaptable, providing music for all parts of your day.


Production and event services

Down for the Count can provide a full spec PA and lighting package, or we are happy to work with a production company if you have one at your wedding. Please let us know whether or not you'll be using a production company when you enquire so that we can quote accordingly.


Wedding consultation with Mike Paul-Smith

Our band leader Mike Paul-Smith has 15 years experience at providing live music for wedding receptions. Get in touch today to discuss your event and find out how Down for the Count's live music can transform it into an unforgettable experience.



Build your wedding music package

Down for the Count provide live music for every stage of your Jewish wedding.

Here are just some of the options available - we are passionate about providing live wedding music packages which are as unique as you are as a couple, so get in touch with your ideas or let's go for coffee and start planning your wedding so that it stands our from the crowd.

Live Music for your Chuppah

Down for the Count Strings Jewish Chuppah music

Down for the Count Strings

Glamorous and sophisticated string quartet with a great repertoire of traditional Israeli repertoire.

Wedding pianist

Wedding pianist

Our wedding pianist can perform classical or contemporary music for the Chuppah, and can be joined by a vocalist or instrumentalists for an extra touch of class.

Live Music for your Drinks Reception

The Vintage Strollers

The Vintage Strollers

Fun and interactive walkabout act performing acoustic swing, soul and pop music.

The Lady Gatsby Jazz Band

The Lady Gatsby Jazz Band

Fun yet sophisticated 1920s style music from the Lady Gatsby Jazz Band, including vintage covers of modern songs.

Live music for your Dinner


The Jazz Essentials

Background swing and jazz music from our top class jazz duo.


The Soul Essentials

Vocal-led band performing relaxed soul and pop music.

Israeli Dancing Music

High-energy music for The Horah from our 8-piece bands and above - guaranteed to get all your guests dancing!

Repertoire includes:

Hava Nagila
Siman Tov! Mazel Tov!
Hevenu Shalom Aleichem
Chosn Kale Mazel Tov

Party Music

Get Downs

Our sensational high-energy party bands perform a huge range of music for parties.

  • Capital Sounds Showband - a luxury 10- to 27-piece band performing soul, pop and Motown music to get people of all ages on the dancefloor
  • The Vintage Swing Orchestra performs vintage swing and jive music - and you can book vintage dancers for a taster lesson
  • The Get Downs are fully flexible, performing both swing and soul/Motown/pop music in 8- to 27-piece configurations

Production services

Down for the Count can provide a full spec PA and lighting package, or we are happy to work with a production company if you have one at your wedding. Please let us know whether or not you'll be using a production company when you enquire so that we can quote accordingly.


Any questions?

Our band leader Mike Paul-Smith has over 15 years experience organising live music for wedding receptions.

Mike is available for an individual consultation to discuss your wedding entertainment - get in touch using the contact form below or call +44 (0) 7855 488 462, and find out how we can make your wedding day unforgettable.

Your Jewish wedding with Down for the Count

Find out more about our live music packages for Jewish weddings - we performed for Andy and Karen, playing for their Chuppah and evening party.

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