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Down for the Count

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Located in London, England, Down for the Count are an award-winning wedding entertainment service that provides live music for special occasions. This company offers experienced ensembles to play big band, Motown, swing, pop, and soul music for events. From solo instrumentalists to a live band of up to 14 musicians, these experienced artists can style a wedding entertainment package just for you.

Services Offered

Down for the Count offer a wide range of ensembles and live music options to cover everything from your ceremony to the last dance of your reception. A solo pianist or string quartet can guide you down the aisle playing your favourite song. For your drinks reception, choose from a vintage-style roaming swing band or themed jazz band to get your guests tapping their feet. For your main reception, Down for the Count can cater to all musical styles.

From the seven-piece band The Get Downs to the Vintage Swing Orchestra, and Motown Collective, these professionals will turn your evening into an unforgettable party. Bands can be booked separately or arranged into a bespoke wedding package to suit all of your wedding music needs. Vintage dancers can also attend your event to lead guest dances and add a unique element to your entertainment. Your chosen musicians will provide all of their own sound equipment and lighting for events of up to 200 guests. This collective is happy to travel throughout the UK and internationally to perform for your special day.

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Berkshire, East Central London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire

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    As soon as we found then we knew we'd struck gold

    "Live music was hugely important to us when planning our wedding. As soon as we found Down for the Count we knew we'd struck gold. Mike was amazing, finding a way to incorporate everything we wanted - including custom orchestrations and the roaming trio! The live music created a backdrop for the emotions of a perfect day.

    The performance of 'Stand by Me' by Crawford in the church was incredibly moving and set the tone for a beautiful service. Our dear friend Fiona accompanied by the band had the bride in tears, while the incredible Hannah and the roaming trio at the reception got everyone in the party mood.

    The evening band had everyone on the dance floor all night, we didn't want it to end! We had so many compliments from our guests about the band. Mike and the band made our day so special and we couldn't recommend them highly enough. Just like our first dance, Down for the Count created "Something Beautiful" for our wedding!"

    Ailsa & Will
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    Thank you so much for your amazing music & energy

    "Dear Mike and the rest of Down for the Count,

    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 & Ali
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    You made our day come to life

    "Dear Mike, Just wanted to say a huge, huge thank you to you and your incredible band that made our day come to life. We loved all the music - as you know, it was some guests' favourite part of the wedding!! I say - fair enough! Down for the Count were definitely a highlight for us as well and the sounds of the string quartet playing the first strains of the Beatitudes and that epic finale and encore from the full band will stay with me forever.
    Working with you was an absolute pleasure and I look forward to seeing you soon at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club with Grandpa in tow! "
    Alex & Michael
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    Everyone loved them

    "Hi Mike,

    Rob and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for the music at our wedding! They were phenomenal and super talented, and everyone loved them. It was amazing to see everyone on the dance floor at the end of the night! We also loved the vintage covers - thank you for suggesting that.

    We loved working with you and found the whole experience from booking the band to the wedding day really professional. You were so helpful and responsive - thank you so much!

    We are going to see Down for the Count at Ronnie Scott’s and will definitely keep following you guys! With all best wishes."

    Chloe & Rob
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    We cannot recommend Down for the Count enough

    "We cannot recommend Down for the Count enough - they set the tone for a fantastically fun wedding party and got all of our guests up and dancing for the whole night. They are brilliant at blending high energy party starters with more mellow jazz for a cocktail reception.

    The whole team were simply a joy to work with from start to finish and made all of the organisation and logistics so simple and easy. We are really grateful to Down for the Count for their creativity, professionalism, flexibility, and hard work.

    Thank you for making our wedding party one to remember!"

    Hannah & George
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    Everyone absolutely loved it

    "Thank you SO MUCH for playing for us on Saturday. Everyone absolutely loved it and kept commenting on what a fab band you are. We are so grateful - it really made our day!

    I’m sorry I didn’t really get a chance to chat to you much or the band members on Saturday, but please extend my thank you and tell them they’re awesome!"

    Hannah & Dan
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    The dancefloor was never empty

    "Thanks you all so much for providing such amazing music and entertainment on our wedding day. It was always an essential that Down for the Count were part of our day (the date was even picked after making sure you guys were available!), because we both love you and we wanted to share your awesomeness with our guests. The dancefloor was never empty - showing how right we were - and everyone had the best time. Thank you so much!

    Thank you also for allowing me to sing with you - it was a definite highlight of my day and surprised a lot of people."

    Rob & Rachel
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    You were so efficient

    "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 & Steve
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    They were incredibly professional throughout

    "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 & Nerissa
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    You all really helped to make the party atmosphere

    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 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.

    Amy & Ed
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    We would rebook them in a heart beat

    Hi Mike,

    The Lady Gatsby Jazz Band were sensational - thank you! We had a lot, a lot of professional musicians at the wedding, and all said how impressed they were.

    We would rebook them in a heart beat, and recommend them to anyone! Best wishes,

    Tina & Tin
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    We simply couldn't have been happier

    Dear Mike and Simon,

    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.

    Emma
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    We simply couldn't have been happier

    Dear Mike and Simon,

    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.

    Emma
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    You were all fantastic

    "Hi, we just wanted to say how AMAZING you all were on Saturday evening. You were all fantastic and exactly what we wanted. A lot of guests said you were the one of the best swing bands they have heard. We have also passed your details on to quite a few couples who have weddings coming up.

    Thank you so much again."

    Kate & Richard
    Wedding Reception, Eynsham Hall, Oxfordshire
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    Thank you for making our evening truly magical

    "Hello Mike and Kate,

    We want to thank you and everyone in your awesome band for making our evening truly magical! Our guests were very impressed by your performances. So did we! Great timing for our first dance.

    You totally rocked (and jazzed)!

    Big thanks"

    Sergei & Elisa
    Wedding Reception, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Oxfordshire

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