Acre House, William Road,, London, England NW1 3ER, United Kingdom

Down For The Count

Acre House, William Road,, London, England NW1 3ER, United Kingdom

About

Down For The Count are an award-winning collective of musicians with 15 years experience at providing swing, jazz, soul, Motown, pop and classical music for spectacular events across the world – from London to Paris, Jordan and Morocco.

    • FEATURES (as seen on Ambassador band page)

    • Bespoke service
    • Will learn first dance
    • The UK’s finest musicians
    • Available in the UK and international
    • High energy, stylish show

BIOGRAPHY

Down For The Count are an award-winning collective of musicians with 15 years experience at providing swing, jazz, soul, Motown, pop and classical music for spectacular events across the world – from London to Paris, Jordan and Morocco.

Based in London and able to travel worldwide, Down for the Count are best known for their stylish party band which is available as anything from an 8-piece band all the way up to a stunning 27-piece orchestral showband. The party band performs at over 100 events every year, with a great setlist of swing, Motown and pop music designed to get audiences of all ages on the dancefloor.

Down For The Count

The band put on a high energy show — the vocalists and instrumentalists put everything into every performance and you just can’t resist dancing to them! They also perform a fabulous high-energy set for The Horah, with a repertoire including Hava Nagila, Siman Tov! Mazel Tov!, Hevenu Shalom Aleichem, Chosn Kale Mazel Tov and Moshiach. Check out a video of the band performing The Horah below!

Down For The Count also offer whole-day wedding music packages, with a number of sensational acoustic, jazz, classical and roaming bands available for the wedding ceremony and drinks reception from string quartets to 1920s jazz bands. One of our most popular line-ups is The Vintage Strollers – a totally acoustic trio to the 7-piece band who roam between your guests entertaining them with lively swing, soul and pop music.

Down For The Count

Down for the Count are not an agency, but a collective of around 30 talented musicians who perform together in a range of different line-ups – meaning that you are guaranteed performance of the highest quality every time. The musicians are some of the most in-demand on the scene today has appeared with everyone from Elton John to Jools Holland.

The band pride themselves on exceptional customer service - get in touch today for a personalised quote and to find out how Down for the Count can transform your wedding into a spectacular party which your guests will be talking about for years.

FAQs

How much does it cost to hire you?

We have so many options available, and the fee does depend on how long it takes to travel to your event, so it's best you get in touch for a personalised quote. We respond to nearly all enquiries within 24 hours so you won’t have long to wait to receive a quote.

Are you an agency?

No, we’re not an agency. We’re a collective of 30 musicians who perform together in a range of different combinations and line-ups. For example, 4 musicians from our 12-piece party band can arrive at your venue early to provide roaming pop music as The Vintage Strollers; or our pianist can provide classical music for your ceremony before playing with the party band in the evening.

What services do you offer?

We offer a huge range of musical entertainment for your wedding reception. We have a sensational, award-winning party band with a large range of repertoire perfect for your party. You can then build a dream wedding package with our fantastic ceremony musicians and afternoon entertainment and walkabout musicians.

How far in advance should I contact you?

We often get booked up 12 months in advance but it's not uncommon for us to take bookings with less than 2 months notice, and with more than 2 years notice.

What style of music do you play?

Our repertoire list is enormous. Our party band performs 100 years of popular music – from swing and jive to soul and Motown and disco and pop. We can also do modern songs with a vintage 1920s twists. Our smaller background line-ups play relaxed jazz music; our brass band plays raucous New Orleans music, and our string quartet plays beautiful classical music.

Is it possible to request something that is not in the repertoire?

Yes! Just get in touch with your requests, as far in advance as possible, and we'll see what we can do!

How experienced are you?

Down for the Count formed in 2005 and has performed at literally hundreds of weddings over the past 15 years. We've performed all over the world (including events at The Eiffel Tower in Paris) at venues including Claridge's, The V&A, The Wallace Collection, Pinewood Studios and many more

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes, we provide our own PA and lighting equipment (suitable for an audience of up to approximately 200 people) for events in the UK and France. If working further afield we’ll need to hire equipment close to the venue and will work with you to get the best rates.

What is the length of time of the act?

The party band performs two 60 minute sets. The background bands tend to perform two 45 minute sets, although this is flexible - please speak to us when booking to discuss further

 

 


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Reviews

Nicola and Gareth
July 02, 2020
Thank you
Dear Mike, We just wanted to say a really big thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. The piano playing was amazing and exactly what we were hoping for. And Down for the Count never fail to impress. They were simply awesome!! Thanks to you and the whole band for helping make our day so special. We look forward to hearing the band play again soon." Nicola and Gareth Wedding reception
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Jen and Ali
July 02, 2020
The dance floor was packed all night long!
Thank you so much for your amazing music and energy when you performed at our wedding in Norfolk in December. We loved the music and everyone commented on how great you all were. As you could probably tell, our friends and family love a good party and we loved that the dance floor was packed all night long! All our love" Jen and Ali Wedding Reception
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Beki and Steve
July 02, 2020
A Huge Thank you!
Dear Mike, So sorry it's taken forever for us to send over our formal thanks, it's been a hectic couple of months! Thanks so much for all your help in planning the day, you were so efficient with helping us put together our perfect band and music. It made the process so easy. We had so much fun boogie-ing the night away with you and have had so many complements from our guests that they loved it too. Thanks again, and hope you had a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year." Beki and Steve Wedding reception
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Location

Acre House, William Road,, London, England NW1 3ER, United Kingdom
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Nicola and Gareth
July 02, 2020
Thank you
Dear Mike, We just wanted to say a really big thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. The piano playing was amazing and exactly what we were hoping for. And Down for the Count never fail to impress. They were simply awesome!! Thanks to you and the whole band for helping make our day so special. We look forward to hearing the band play again soon." Nicola and Gareth Wedding reception
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Jen and Ali
July 02, 2020
The dance floor was packed all night long!
Thank you so much for your amazing music and energy when you performed at our wedding in Norfolk in December. We loved the music and everyone commented on how great you all were. As you could probably tell, our friends and family love a good party and we loved that the dance floor was packed all night long! All our love" Jen and Ali Wedding Reception
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Beki and Steve
July 02, 2020
A Huge Thank you!
Dear Mike, So sorry it's taken forever for us to send over our formal thanks, it's been a hectic couple of months! Thanks so much for all your help in planning the day, you were so efficient with helping us put together our perfect band and music. It made the process so easy. We had so much fun boogie-ing the night away with you and have had so many complements from our guests that they loved it too. Thanks again, and hope you had a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year." Beki and Steve Wedding reception
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Ben and Narissa
July 02, 2020
So memorable
We were thrilled to have Down for the Count play for us. They were incredibly professional throughout all stages of planning. The whole process was clear, stress free and collaborative. The group made every effort to listen and accommodate our wishes, including rearranging a song for us - which was so special. Their communication was outstanding, we felt reassured that they could solve any issues on the day without disturbing us. It was a privilege for us and so memorable for all our guests!" Ben and Narissa Wedding reception, Cambridge
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Emma
July 02, 2020
I cannot thank you and the band enough.
I am mortified by how late this email is reaching you. Please forgive me. I cannot thank you and the band enough. We simply couldn't have been happier with everything you did for us and the feedback has been extraordinary. YOU NAILED IT! You looked great, you sounded great, you handled all our technical difficulties with aplomb...you helped us MAKE it. Thank you thank you thank you. We wish you all the success for the future.
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Deborah Meaden
July 02, 2020
Brilliant
You and your band were fantastic, not just brilliant at the music but also lovely, helpful and a total pleasure to work with. You were exceptional. Deborah Meaden (Dragon’s Den), Private Party, North Somerset
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Edward & Amy
July 02, 2020
Thank you
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 in the Porter Tun. Our friends and family also had lots of fun on the dance floor and we have lost track of the amount of praise we have heard for Down for the Count. Everything was spot on. The brilliant rendition of I’m A Believer prompted some of our friends to start dancing and to get us dancing and that set the tone for the whole evening. The Jewish stuff was all great. I loved the clarinet. 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. We hope you get further business from guests at our wedding. Thanks again, and all best wishes. Edward & Amy, Jewish Wedding at The Brewery, London
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