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Vintage Swing Orchestra
Down For The Count’s Swing Orchestra are one of the country’s most in-demand retro bands, performing a great mix of vintage music for any event. Our Vintage Swing Orchestra is available to hire for corporate parties, balls, product launch parties, film premieres, anniversaries and weddings.
Described as a ‘breath of fresh air on the vintage scene’, the Vintage Swing Orchestra combines their own arrangements of classic big band tunes with jive and Rat Pack favourites. Having entertained 66,726 people at the UK’s top vintage festival, the orchestra know just how to put on a stunning performance that will make you feel like jiving!
The Orchestra’s Lineups: The orchestra can perform with any number of musicians from a 7 to 19-piece band.
10-piece band: Female vocals, piano, bass, drums, guitar, five horns (two trumpets, three
11-piece band: Female vocals, male vocals, piano, bass, drums, guitar, five horns (two trumpets, three saxophones)
19-piece big band: Female vocals, male vocals, piano, bass, drums, guitar, 13 horns (5 saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets)
Reduced 7-piece band: Female vocals, piano, bass, drums, guitar, tenor saxophone and trumpet (not suitable for all events).
Vintage dancers: 2-12 vintage dancers can be added to the line-up when booking the 10-piece band and above.
★ Perform a great mix of vintage music
★ A breath of fresh air on the swing scene
★ Amazing vocals
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Here’s what Down For The Count’s clients said:
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band for Saturday night at Salcey. We had the happiest day and the party in the evening was terrific helped by your gang and wonderful singer who got everybody on the dance floor. I will definitely recommend you to any friend who may be looking for a swing band.”
– Marianne, Wedding reception
“The band were super professional organising everything, replying to any questions incredibly quickly and making sure it was a stress free experience. We’d certainly recommend Down For The Count for anyone seeking the full vintage experience.”
– James Osborne, Wedding reception
“I wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you for Down for the Count’s amazing performance yesterday!
The event was a huge success for us and proved to be an amazing opportunity for us to meet so many new people – we are in a very happy place today. You were so brilliant, and we had such lovely feedback from everyone about the music – we will definitely keep you in mind for any future events that we have.”
– Rachel, Charity event
“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 so much!”
– Chloe, Wedding reception
“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.
– Alex, Wedding reception
“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 and Ali, Wedding reception
“The band were such a great fit for our evening! There was never an empty dance floor as they played jazzy takes on popular classics– so it suited everyone! We were all really chuffed with their performance and we would 100% use them again. Thanks!”
– Lauren Wheler, Corporate event
“I just wanted to drop you an email to say a HUGE thank you for your incredible support this weekend with the Rockinghorse Ball. If a full dancefloor is the sign of a good band then you are right up there!! We have received SO many positive comments on you guys from our guests and I wanted to personally thank you for your incredible performance… You should all be proud of yourselves too as you have helped to make this event a reality!”
– Stella Buckingham, Charity ball
“The band were great at our wedding – very talented musicians, fun outfits and know how to get the party going. Not only is the music wonderful but the customer service was the best of any of our wedding suppliers… All round top marks from us.”
– Vanessa and Joe, Wedding reception
“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… 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 Kearns, Wedding reception
Down For The Count’s previous clients:
The Huffington Post
The Royal Air Force
Ernst & Young
Eiffel Tower, Paris
La Mamounia, Marrakech
Campbell Grey, Amman, Jordan
The NEC, Birmingham
The Dorchester, London
The Savoy, London
The ACC, Liverpool
The Town Hall, Liverpool
Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire
The Mandarin Oriental, London
The Landmark Hotel, London
The Natural History Museum, London
The Science Museum, London
The V&A, London
The Shard, London
Wembley Stadium, London
The Wallace Collection, London
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire
The NIA, Birmingham
The Gherkin, London
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