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Down for the Count are a mini big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship.

Since bursting onto the scene at Twinwood Festival in 2013, Down for the Count have quickly earned themselves a reputation as one of the hardest swinging bands in the UK. They are constantly in demand, and in 2018 alone have sold out Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Hideaway Streatham, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, Le Caveau de la Huchette (Paris) and the opening night of The London Jazz Festival.

The band have released two albums – a 2018 live album “Live at the Tabernacle”, and a 2017 studio album “Let’s Dance”, celebrating the music of the dance bands of the 1930s and 40s, which was featured on Clare Teal’s BBC Radio 2 show.

Down for the Count also collaborate with many other talented artists and dancers, including the award-winning Lindy hop dance troupe The Hotfoot Strutters – together, the band and dancers make up The Vintage Swing Collective and the group launched their debut theatre show, Make a Song and Dance, in March 2018.

The band recreate classic tunes from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller. But this is no mere nostalgia trip – Down for the Count perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music.

Combine that with the band’s top class instrumental solos, sublime vocal performances, and irresistible humour and joie de vivre, and you get a show that will leave you feeling uplifted and wanting more.

WATCH AND LISTEN selected music videos

Julia Biel – Live from the church

 

Motherboard Pinball

 

Watch and Listen – Loucin

 

VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021

 

VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert

 

VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard

 

APPJAG Review of Jazz in England

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer #2

 

Watch and Listen – Queen Mab

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer

 

Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame

 

Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes

 

Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Yazz Ahmed In Conversation

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1

 

Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu

 

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  Boston Room at George IV

Julian Costello Quartet

 
Jan 20, 2022
  Spice of Life

Maddalena Ghezzi, Thodoris Ziarkas, Maurizio Ravalico

 
Mar 4, 2022
  Hundred Years Gallery

COLECTIVA

 
Feb 4, 2022
  The Jazz Cafe

TERTIA MAY

 
Jan 27, 2022
  The Jazz Cafe

Komodo Horns + Francesca Confortini

 
Jan 19, 2022
  Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho)

Maddalena Ghezzi and Ruth Goller

 
Feb 19, 2022
  Hundred Years Gallery

Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet

 
Jan 28, 2022
  The Progress Theatre

Art Themen Quartet

 
Jan 21, 2022
  The Bulls Head

PRIYA RAGU

 
Apr 21, 2022
  Scala

GOAT GIRL + PVA

 
Jan 18, 2022
  The Roundhouse

Momentum

 
Jan 20, 2022
  The Bulls Head

NEW GENERATION JAZZ FESTIVAL WEEKENDER

 
Feb 4, 2022
  Ropetackle

Jazz In The Round – Celebrating 10 Years

 
Jan 31, 2022
  The Cockpit

LOS BITCHOS

 
Mar 2, 2022
  Scala

Sarah Moule & Simon Wallace Valentine’s Day – Love Go Round

 
Feb 14, 2022
  The Pheasantry, PizzaExpress King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT

Hannah Horton Quartet

 
Feb 27, 2022
  Colchester Arts Jazz Club

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