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Flat 8, 38 Mayfield Road, London, N8 9LP

Down for the Count are a sensational 9- to 13-piece wedding band performing a fantastic mix of Swing, Rat Pack, Soul and Motown music to give you a wedding reception to remember!

Recently described by Deborah Meaden (BBC's Dragons' Den) as "exceptional", Down for the Count are a sensational wedding band performing a fantastic mix of Swing, Rat Pack, Soul and Motown music to give you a party to remember! A fantastic female vocalist is backed by an energetic and experienced band, providing unforgettable live entertainment at great value.

Down for the Count have been performing up and down the country for twelve years, and are one of the most in-demand function bands in the UK today. Previous clients include BMW, Triumph, Virgin, Lindt Chocolate and E-On and previous venues include Claridge's Hotel, Pinewood Studios, Wembley Stadium and the ExCeL Centre.

The band plays a huge range of music from the Swing, Soul and Motown eras - and the set list is carefully planned to appeal to audiences of all ages, getting everyone on the dance floor all night long.

Down for the Count are also able to provide musical entertainment for other parts of your event - from classical music for your wedding ceremony to background jazz music for the drinks reception. With a wealth of experience performing at hundreds of events and venues throughout the country, The Swing Smiths have all the ingredients to make your event a success.

Wedding ceremony musicians
These experienced musicians can also provide classical or contemporary music for your wedding ceremony, and will learn your favourite song to make the first dance even more special.

Background jazz bands
In addition the band is available in smaller combinations performing background jazz music during dinner or drinks receptions.

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Visit to find out more about one of the most in-demand wedding bands in the country!

*** 5% discount if you mention The Bridal File when enquiring! ***
Please make sure you mention "The Bridal File" the FIRST time you contact us, and you will receive a 5% discount on any booking with us.


"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, North Cadbury Court, Somerset

"The show on the night was first rate - the band were virtually held hostage by the crowd until the end of their third encore!"
Ross Thompson

"I have never seen a dancefloor more packed for the whole evening."
Fran Newman

"You were absolutely perfect and really hit the spot, getting all ages on the floor - from age four to ninety! We will highly recommend you."
Lin Carey, Mother of the Bride

Late Availability

Call us for late availability in Winter 2017 and Spring 2018!

Special Offer

*** 5% discount if you mention The Bridal File when enquiring! ***

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Victoria and Magnus McCabe

"You and the band were amazing! Such a fantastic sound and a wonderful set... made for a night we'll all remember for the rest of our lives. Our guests and Jamie at Micklefield Hall have all commented on what a fantastic band Down for the Count are. Thank you so much for being so flexible, so lovely to deal with - but most of all thank you so much for the wonderful music!! "

Victoria and Magnus McCabe, Married in June 2011

Anthony and Becky Kolodynski

"In the evening, we had the 9-piece band play and the sound was simply fantastic! The best sign that you have a good band in front of you is that everyone is on the dance floor having a great time. People are still talking about the music at our wedding now… All in all, we highly recommend Down for the Count – a great band!"

Anthony and Becky Kolodynski, Married in August 2011

Rosalind and Oliver Purvis

"…Firstly with the lovely, dignified ceremony music, then the happy atmospheric quartet…and that magnificent evening entertainment. There were people there we had known for 30 years and had never seen dance before! You all made it feel so special, and we hope you know that when “Down for the Count” are mentioned, it will bring on happy grins in the new Lambert family for at least the next 40 years!"

Rosalind and Oliver Purvis, Married in April 2011

Paul Coleman and Diego Terracciani

"DFTC were with us throughout the day… we were absolutely blown away by them. They scored top marks in every area, from professionalism and flexibility to talent and stylishness. Mike was incredibly efficient and organised throughout the process and he was a pleasure to deal with. We would recommend this band for anyone who wants to give their function, wedding or party a special edge. "

Paul Coleman and Diego Terracciani, Married in July 2011

Katherine & Matt

"Thank you so much for the wonderful music you played at our wedding. Your band was just fantastic, more than we could have hoped for and you really made the evening part of the reception fun and vibrant. We had so many compliments about your band, What I really loved most was that you were are very relaxed and friendly and that helped the vibe so that people could just have a great time dancing. "

Katherine & Matt, Married in May 2011

Nick and Erin Haines

"Thank you for the amazing job you guys did for us at our wedding. I can't tell you how many compliments I've received on your behalf - suffice to say it is many. Countless people told us you were the best wedding band they'd seen. Erin and I agreed that even if everything else had gone totally wrong, your performance would have saved the day. As it was you were a massive part of a perfect day."

Nick and Erin Haines, Married in August 2011

Tom and Tracy Fane

"All three of the sets were spot on and really kept the night buzzing right through to the end of the party. So many people have commented on how much they loved both the music and the dancing and it will certainly live long in our memories. Thanks also for letting us plug in our laptop, use your mikes and for being so accomodating and flexible with our timings for the evening which went a bit off!"

Tom and Tracy Fane, Married in July 2009

David and Karen Trussell

"From Karen and myself, may, many, thanks for your part in making our wedding day so successful. The band were quite superb, as were the jazz quartet, and the ceremony duo. Best regards."

David and Karen Trussell, Married in August 2011

Sam and Pete Usborne

"They seemed lovely as well as professional. The performance was perfect - loved the band and the vocals, and they seemed enthusiastic and happy to be performing. All of our guests loved them - we got alot of compliments about them and people asking how we found them, and I was really happy that they appealed to all ages - an all round winner! "

Sam and Pete Usborne, Married in May 2011

Doug and Natasha

"You were all amazing at our wedding. Everything went so smoothly, and the music was exactly what I was hoping for! We had so many comments on how good you all were and how lovely the music was - its just a shame the weather didn't quite hold out and you had to move inside, but that definitely didn't spoil it! I would recommend your band in a heartbeat."

Doug and Natasha, Married in August 2011

Alice Ford

"We couldn't have been happier with the band. They are super efficient and easy to communicate with, making the whole process of booking them really straightforward and stress-free. The band itself is just brilliant: all our guests said so and the dance floor was full throughout their set. They really made the event. Down for the Count are so friendly, accommodating, talented and professional!"

Alice Ford, Married in August 2017

Sheila & Rob

"Down for the Count did an outstanding job. 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 anyone"

Sheila & Rob, Married in July 2017

Emma & James

"We are so pleased we chose you to play at our wedding - you were absolutely brilliant. I love the fact we managed to sneak in a dance together before the rest of the guests made it to the dancefloor. That was a lovely a really memorable moment for us."

Emma & James, Married in July 2017

Becky & Andrew

"You and the band were superb - especially given the massive delay before you were able to perform, and the fact that we forgot to bring the interval playlist(s)!  Our guests were extremely complimentary and said they really enjoyed the band and the dancing.  So thank you - and thank you for making it all so easy for us too.  "

Becky & Andrew, Married in July 2016

Austin & Amanda

"We have been fans of Down for the Count for a long time and have always said you would be amazing to have at a wedding so we are so pleased you could play for us on our special day. We have had so many comments from our guests about how fantastic the band was and you were definitely one of the highlights of the day. You never fail to get everyone dancing! "

Austin & Amanda, Married in July 2017