Hire a band for your party

Down for the Count is a sensational live party band for hire, providing live music for anything from a small family birthday party to a wedding anniversary celebration, bat and bar mitzvah, New Year's Eve party or charity ball.

If you're looking to hire a band for your party, look no further than one of the UK's most popular party bands.

Down for the Count have a great range of line-ups for parties - from our swing and soul band the The Get Downs, to our luxury party band Capital Sounds Showband and our smaller 6-piece line-up, The Get Downs Lite.



Down for the Count often perform at charity balls, award ceremonies, wedding anniversary parties, birthday parties and sporting events. All of our bands perform a huge variety of music, getting guests of all ages onto the dancefloor for a celebration to remember.

We were recently booked by Deborah Meaden (from BBC TV's Dragon's Den) to provide live music for a private birthday party, and here's what she had to say about the band:


"Dear Mike, I know I thanked you on the night but just wanted to do so again in the cold light of day. You and your band were fantastic, not just brilliant at the music but also lovely, helpful and a total pleasure to work with.

Thank you so much and please pass my thanks on to your team.

My Mother literally had the party of her life and you were a big part of that.... you were exceptional."

Deborah Meaden (Dragon's Den)
Private Party, November 2016


Build your party entertainment package today

Scroll down to choose your party band, and then check out the other great entertainment we have to offer. We can provide lively or subtle entertainment for your drinks reception and classy background music for your dinner from our string quartet, pop duos, roaming bands and cocktail pianist.


Any questions?

Our band leader Mike Paul-Smith has been creating bespoke party entertainment packages for 15 years. Get in touch today and let's start planning your celebration!



1. Choose your party band

Make sure sure your party is unforgettable by booking a fantastic party band

The Get Downs

The Get Downs

Our swing and soul band The Get Downs is one of the most popular and versatile function bands in the UK, and has a huge repertoire of music that appeals to audiences of all ages.

Equally comfortable performing swing, soul and pop music, the band is a great addition to your event and will make sure your party is one people are talking about for years to come.

Capital Sounds Showband

Capital Sounds Showband

If you want to dance all night, choose Capital Sounds Showband - a stylish, funky band that will keep guests on your dancefloor all night long.

Performing fantastic medleys of soul, pop, Motown and disco classics, the band will keep you on your feet all night with their stunning live show.

Vintage Swing Orchestra

Vintage Swing Orchestra

Our vintage swing orchestra Down for the Count is the perfect entertainment at any event with a vintage theme.

Perfect for events with a 1920s, 1930s or 1940s theme, the band recreate the sound of the swing era and add a level of sophistication to your event that few other bands can manage.

The Get Downs Lite

The Get Downs Lite

If your budget doesn't stretch to our full band, our 6-piece band The Get Downs Lite are the party band for you - performing a great mix of swing and soul music, which is great at keeping audiences of all ages on the dancefloor.

2. Choose your other party entertainment options

Set the scene for your party with a stylish jazz band. Choose between relaxing or raucous options!

Hollywood Jazz Band

The Hollywood Jazz Band 

A stylish, glamorous band which will instantly set your drinks reception apart from the rest.

Performing music from the golden era of stage and screen alongside well-known jazz standards, this band will add a level of sophistication to your event.

Lady Gatsby Jazz Band

The Lady Gatsby Band

A 1920's styled band performing authentic music perfect for speakeasy or Great Gatsby parties.

With a mix of authentic 1920s music and a great range of modern songs performed in a vintage style, the band is sure to delight and surprise your event at vintage themed parties.

The Vintage Strollers

The Vintage Strollers

The Vintage Strollers are a fun and lively roaming band who wander between your guests, entertaining them with swing and soul music.

A feel-good band sure to put everyone in great spirits!

Alexanders Dixieland Band

Alexander's Dixieland Band

For something completely different, choose Alexander's Dixieland Band - a completely acoustic, roaming group who can move around your venue entertaining your guests wherever the party happens to be.

The band has a great list of songs evoking the spirit of New Orleans - book them for a feel-good start to your party!

Dinner Music

Create a perfect musical backdrop during dinner. Both of these options can also provide music for your drinks reception.

Cocktail Pianist

Cocktail pianist

A cocktail pianist sets a wonderful tone with a varied repertoire of jazz standards, classical music and songs from films and musicals.

Our experienced pianist performs on a digital piano, or you can consider hiring a grand piano for an extra touch of class.

The Jazz Essentials

The Jazz Essentials

If you want fantastic music which doesn't intrude on conversation, The Jazz Essentials is the perfect option.

This group performs without a vocalist and has a great repertoire of jazz music from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and many more.

Vintage Dancers

Vintage dancers for hire London

The Vintage Swing Collective are a spectacular collaboration between our Swing Orchestra and the Hotfoot Strutters.

The dancers bring the party, starting off with a quick and easy vintage dance lesson before the band takes the stage.

Then they keep your guests dancing with flashmobs, group Charlestons and dance-offs before performing amazing routines with our live music.

Auto DJ Service

Auto DJ Service

After the band has finished performing, keep the party going with the Auto DJ service.

Plug your device into our PA system to stay in complete control over the music - by doing this, many people find they don't need to hire a separate DJ.

Any Questions?

We understand that no two events are identical, and we want to make sure our live music makes your party unforgettable.

We're always at the end of the phone to talk through your plans in detail - so get in touch today and let's meet up for coffee to start planning your dream party.

Down for the Count New Year's Eve live band at The Booking Office, London

Case Study

On New Year's Eve 2014, we were invited to perform in the Booking Office at St. Pancras International Station. Find out how we made it a New Year's Eve party to remember.

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