Down For The Count are an award-winning collective of musicians with 17 years experience at providing swing, jazz, soul, Motown, pop and classical music for spectacular events.
Based in London and able to travel worldwide, Down for the Count are best known for their stylish party band Capital Sounds Showband which is available as anything from a 10-piece band all the way up to a stunning 27-piece orchestra. The party band performs at over 100 events every year, with a great set list of pop, soul and funk music designed to get audiences of all ages on the dancefloor.
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 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 chuppah and drinks reception. Options range from a string quartet to a roaming pop band or New Orleans brass band.
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 a performance of the highest quality every time. The musicians are some of the most in-demand on the scene today having appeared with everyone from Elton John to Jools Holland, and 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.
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Past couples’ comments
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
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
We thought Down for the Count did an outstanding job and so did all of our friends and family. Everyone could not stop raving about how great the music was. Honestly, we wouldn’t have changed a thing and were so impressed. Most of all, it was so special to hear New York, New York as a closing song and we really appreciate your initiative to create those extra special touches for us! Without a doubt, we would recommend Down for the Count to any other friends getting married.”
Sheila and Rob, Jewish Wedding at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London
I would like to thank you so much for playing at our wedding!
The band were absolutely amazing. Everyone is talking about how great you were. I can’t believe how much energy you all put in – even at nearly midnight after two sets with barely a break as far as I recall! You had some of my grumpiest guests up and dancing – and the whole wedding party was humming New York, New York at brunch on Sunday. Not very well it must be mentioned!
Please, please pass my thanks to all the band members/forward the email. I would highly recommend you to anyone planning an event, both for your professional and friendly service, and for your outstanding performance. ”
Becky Dobra, Hatfield House, London
We can’t thank ‘Down For The Count’ enough for providing such incredible live music and excellent service for our wedding and making a special day extra special. The music was of such a high standard the band were the talk of the evening. Everyone was asking ‘where did you find them they’re amazing!’ and many people felt like they were at a concert!
The band got everyone on their feet dancing and mingling together from 2-92 year olds. It was just as I had dreamed and ended the evening on an incredible high.
The band were the easiest planning part of the whole wedding for us as Mike was super quick at responding to my questions providing a friendly, professional and efficient service. You’re a lovely group of talented people who deserve every success that comes your way!”
Emily and Matt, Ascott Cricket Pavilion, Buckinghamshire