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Down For The Count



  • A sensational 9-piece function band consisting of highly experienced jazz and soul musicians
  • Exceptional female vocals accompanied by a rhythm section and outstanding 4-piece horn section
  • A huge repertoire featuring classic songs from the Swing, Rat Pack, Soul and Motown eras
  • Self-contained for all events with top-quality lights and sound equipment
  • Available in smaller function band line-ups, and as a Jazz Quartet performing background music earlier in the evening - with great discounts if booked together with the main band
  • Also able to provide classical or contemporary music for wedding ceremonies


The band is based in North London, and regularly performs throughout the UK and abroad.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 60 minute sets plus breaks or
  • 3 x 45 minute sets plus breaks

About this Act

Down for the Count are a sensational 9 piece function 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 a youthful and experienced band, providing unforgettable live entertainment at great value.

This versatile and talented band will transform the atmosphere of your party: playing sophisticated jazz music during dinner, Swing and Rat Pack classics to get your guests on their feet and Soul and Motown hits guaranteed to fill your dancefloor all night long.

Down for the Count have a huge repertoire spanning eight decades of popular music, including songs performed by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and many more - music that is loved by all generations.

The musicians are able to provide classical or contemporary music for wedding ceremonies, and are also available as a Jazz Quartet or Quintet - creating the perfect atmosphere for cocktail parties and dinner events. Get in touch to discuss great discounts when booking a small jazz band together with the main function band.

Set List

Frank Sinatra:
Come Fly With Me
Fly Me to the Moon
For Once in My Life
Have you met Miss Jones
I Get a Kick Out of You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
The Lady is a Tramp
Luck Be a Lady
Mack the Knife
Me & My Shadow
My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)
New York New York
Strangers in the Night
The Tender Trap
That’s Life
The Way You Look Tonight
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Dean Martin
Ain’t That a Kick in the Head

Nat 'King' Cole:
Almost Like Being in Love
Let There Be Love
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Straighten up and Fly Right

Michael Bublé:
All of Me
Call Me Irresponsible
Cry Me a River
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Save the Last Dance for Me

Etta James
At Last

Billie Holliday
That Ole Devil Called Love

Louis Armstrong
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
What a Wonderful World

Nina Simone
Feeling Good
My Baby Just Cares For Me

Judy Garland
Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart

Ella Fitzgerald
Black Coffee
Mas Que Nada

Shirley Bassey

Dinah Washington/Jamie Cullum
What a Difference a Day Makes

Sammy Davis, Jr.
There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York

Classic big band and Latin
Glenn Miller
American Patrol
In The Mood
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Tuxedo Junction

Count Basie
L'il Darlin'
Ya Gotta Try

Benny Goodman
Sing Sing Sing

Doris Day
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps

Dizzy Gillespie

The Andrews Sisters
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Ray Charles
One Mint Julep

Perez Prado
Mambo No 5

Rosemary Clooney
Mambo Italiano
Why Don't You Do Right

Motown and soul
Stevie Wonder
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Isn’t She Lovely
Knocks Me Off My Feet
Signed Sealed, Delivered
Sir Duke

Michael Jackson & Jackson 5
Blame it on the Boogie
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
I Want You Back
Man in the Mirror
Rock With You
The Way You Make Me Feel

Aretha Franklin
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
I Say a Little Prayer For You
Son of a Preacher Man
Until You Come Back to Me

Curtis Mayfield
Move On Up

Marvin Gaye
Let's Get It On
Heard It Through the Grapevine

Rose Royce
Car Wash

Etta James
I Just Wanna Make Love to You

Amy Winehouse/Zutons

James Brown
I Feel Good

James Taylor
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Andy Williams
Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The Tracks of My Tears

Tom Jones
It's Not Unusual

Earth, Wind and Fire

Dolly Parton
9 to 5

Love Foolosophy

Otis Redding
My Girl

Average White Band
Work To Do

Van Morrison
Someone Like You

CeCe Peniston


  • 9-piece band: female vocals, piano, bass, drums, keyboards, trumpet 2 x alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • 6 - piece band: female vocals, piano, bass, drums, trumpet, tenor saxophone
  • 3-5 piece Jazz combo line-ups, i.e. piano, bass, drums, female vocals


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