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Down for the Count

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About Down for the Count

Big band
Public liability insurance of £5 million
9-piece band performing jazz, swing, soul and Motown music. Previous clients include Virgin, Dell, BMW and Lindt.

Down for the Count are a London-based function band who perform swing, soul and Motown music for wedding receptions, corporate events and private parties. A hugely versatile ensemble, the band has a varied set list of music great at getting audiences of all ages up and dancing. The band also provide sophisticated background jazz music, the perfect backdrop to a drinks reception. The band are available in various line-ups - the most popular is a 9-piece band featuring a female vocalist, but just get in touch for more information about our larger and smaller line-ups. With previous clients including Virgin, Dell, BMW, Triumph, Lindt and Bosch, you know you're in safe hands when booking one of the country's most popular function bands.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Postmodern jukebox jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

For Once in My Life
Isn’t She Lovely
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Sir Duke
Blame it on the Boogie
Rock With You
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
I Say a Little Prayer For You
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural
Until You Come Back To Me
Move On Up
Ain't Nobody
I'm Every Woman
Lady Marmalade
Best of My Love
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Let’s Get It On
Don’t Stop Me Now
Young Hearts Run Free
I Feel Good
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Dancing In The Streets
(This Will Be) An Everlasting Love
I Will Survive
It's Not Unusual
You Can’t Hurry Love
9 to 5
My Girl
You Can't Hurry Love
The Tracks of My Tears (M)
Lovely Day
The First, The Last, My Everything
Forget You
Am I The Same Girl
Rolling in the Deep
Car Wash
Uptown Funk
Hey Ya
Wrapped Up


From customers:

Deborah D, 4 years ago

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.

Alan B, 4 years ago

Mike, just a brief note to thank you and the band for helping make Sarah and Ben's wedding reception such a special occasion. The performances were brilliant and just added to what was a great day. Your suggestion to move the sets on till later was a really good call. thanks. Everyone we have spoken to loved your performance - please pass on our thanks to the whole band

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