As another fantastic summer of weddings and events draws to a close, we've started to think about our Christmas repertoire. It's probably fair to say that Down for the Count love Christmas - and we believe that we are the ultimate band for any classy Christmas party or Christmas-themed wedding.
We try and make our Christmas music as tasteful as possible - we perform only the best Christmas hits, ones that fit into the sets of swing and soul music that we already perform. If you're anything like us, you probably can't stand the majority of Christmas songs that get played on the radio, which is why we've gone to great lengths to choose our Christmas repertoire carefully.
One of our favourite songs is this Frank Sinatra version of "Let It Snow". We haven't been able to find out who the original arranger was, but we love it all the same - especially as we all get to do a bit of singing in the middle!
We often use Andy Williams' "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" to open our Christmas performances. It's a fast jazz waltz with a fantastic opening section - and we can't think of a better opening number!
Another of our favourites is Eartha Kitt's classic "Santa Baby". It's a slower song, but always goes down a storm.
Also on the set lists will be everyone's favourite Christmas Song - Maria Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You". We've made a habit out of re-creating scenes from Love Actually in the past and can't wait to play this for you - Amelia is particularly excited about the tubular bells part!
Of course we're also planning lots of other Christmas songs - but we don't want to spoil all the surprises just yet...
Head over to our website today to enquire about having the band perform for your Christmas party - and if you don't have an excuse to book the band for a party, come and listen to us perform our Christmas repertoire and have a dance on Saturday 15th December, when we are performing a Christmas Swing Night at The Olde Watermill, Bedfordshire - see here for more information!