Since 1990, The Moonlighters ® have been performing throughout the United States as one of the country's best-loved and most authentic variety bands. In fact, they are also Gigmasters' #1 act with more bookings than anyone else!!!
Averaging over one hundred appearances per year, The Moonlighters ® offer affordable quality, specializing in weddings, corporate events, private parties, festivals, and concerts, with an emphasis on strong, soulful vocals and solid instrumentation.
Just close your eyes and you'll swear the original artists are performing. But don't close them for too long or you won't be able to enjoy their outstanding dance moves and showmanship.
Famous for getting guests out on the dance floor and more importantly, for keeping them there, The Moonlighters ® are experts at reading the crowd, and they gladly take requests, making their performances highly entertaining, free-flowing and interactive as audiences just feed off the band's energy and vice versa.
They can also be booked in several different combinations to fit any budget and type of event, from just two or three musicians to as many as ten or twelve, including one of the tightest horn sections in the country and some of the finest male and female vocalists anywhere.
Meticulously-groomed and costumed, whether it's for a sit-down show, a black-tie affair or an all-out party, The Moonlighters ® have a performance custom-tailored to best suit each audience and occasion. Featuring HUNDREDS of songs in a wide variety of styles, this versatile band does it all very well.
Critically-acclaimed, they have performed an unprecedented seven times at The Kennedy Center, for countless political and business leaders, at various foreign embassies, and other prestigious venues, covering over twenty different states, including: DC, MD, VA, WV, DE, PA, NJ, NY, KY, TN, OH, IL, NC, SC, GA, FL, and MT.
As seen again and again in their many rave reviews, thousands of appreciative listeners and hundreds of satisfied talent buyers all agree, The Moonlighters ® are dedicated, professionals truly committed to making each and every show an event to remember.
But of course, they're in heavy demand with a schedule that always fills up fast, so don't delay…please contact them today!
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
A Kiss to Build a Dream OnLouis Armstrong
After HoursRonnie Jordan
Ain't Misbehavin'Fats Waller
Ain't No Half Steppin'Heatwave
Ain't No SunshineBill Withers
Ain't That a Kick in the HeadDean Martin
Ain't Too Proud to BegTemptations
All My LifeBeatles
All Night LongCommodores
All of MeBillie Holiday
All Shook UpElvis Presley
Always and ForeverHeatwave
At LastEtta James
Baby BabySmokey Robinson
Baby LoveDiana Ross & the Supremes
Baby Please Don't GoMuddy Waters
Baby What You Want Me to DoJimmy Reed
Baby, BabySmokey Robinson
Back to the Chicken ShackJimmy Smith
Bad BoyLuther Vandross
Bad GirlsDonna Summer
Best is Yet to ComeTony Bennett
Beyond the SeaBobby Darrin
Big Boss ManJimmy Reed
Billie JeanMichael Jackson
Black Magic WomanSantana
Blue MoonThe Marcels
Blues with a FeelingLittle Walter
Boogie Oogie OogieTaste of Honey
Born LoverMuddy Waters
Brick HouseThe Commodores
Bright Lights, Big CityJimmy Reed
Brown-Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Build Me Up ButtercupFoundations
Can't Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley
Can't Help MyselfFour Tops
Can't Hurry LoveDiana Ross & the Supremes
Can't Stop Falling in LoveElvis Presley
Caribbean QueenBilly Ocean
CelebrationKool and the Gang
Cha Cha ChingOriginal
Chain of FoolsAretha Franklin
Chapel of LoveDixie Cups
Cheek To CheekFrank Sinatra
Chitlins Con CarneKenny Burrell
Clean-up WomanBetty Wright
Come Away With MeNorah Jones
Come Fly with MeFrank Sinatra
Crazy In LoveBeyonce
Crazy LoveVan Morrison
Crazy Mixed Up WorldLittle Walter
Crying in the ChapelThe Orioles
Crying in the ChapelOrioles
Crying TimeBuck Owens
Dancing in the StreetsMartha and the Vandellas
Darling You Send MeSam Cooke
December '63Four Seasons
DevotionEarth Wind & Fire
Do Ya Think I'm SexyRod Stewart
Dock of the BayOtis Redding
Don't Be CruelBobby Brown
Don't Get Around Much AnymoreDuke Ellington
Don't Know WhyNorah Jones
Don't Lie to MeB.B. King
Don't Stop BelievingJourney
Don't Worry Be HappyBobby McFerrin
Down Home BluesZZ Hill
Drift AwayDoby Gray
Driving WheelJunior Parker
Dust My BroomElmore James
ElviraOak Ridge Boys
Every Day I Have the BluesBig Joe Turner
Everybody Needs Somebody Solomon Burke
FeverLittle Willie John
Fly Like An EagleSteve Miller
Fly Me to the MoonFrank Sinatra
Flying HomeLionel Hampton
For Once In My LifeStevie Wonder
For the Love of MoneyO'Jays
For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler
Friends and StrangersRonnie Laws
Funky BroadwayWilson Pickett
Georgia On My MindRay Charles
Get Down On ItKool and the Gang
Get Down TonightKC & the Sunshine Band
Get Up Stand UpBob Marley
God Bless the ChildBillie Holiday
Good Lovin'Young Rascals
Good VibrationsBeach Boys
Got My Mojo WorkingMuddy Waters
Green OnionsBooker T and the MG's
He Loves MeJill Scott
Heard it Through the GrapevineMarvin Gaye
HeatwaveMartha and the Vandellas
Help MeSonny Boy Williamson
High Heel SneakersTommy Tucker
Higher and HigherJackie Wilson
Higher GroundEric Clapton
Hold OnMichael Buble
Hold On, I'm ComingSam and Dave
Hollywood SwingingKool and the Gang
Honey LoveR. Kelly
Honky TonkBill Doggett
Hound DogElvis Presley
How Blue Can You GetB.B. King
How Come You Don't Call Me AnymoreAlicia Keys
How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You)Marvin Gaye
Human NatureMichael Jackson
I BelieveRay Charles
I Can See Clearly NowJohnny Nash
I Can't Help MyselfFour Tops
I Can't Stop Loving YouMichael Jackson
I Fall to PiecesPatsy Cline
I Feel GoodJames Brown
I Got A FeelingBlack Eye Peas
I Got RhythmGeorge Gershwin
I Need to KnowMarc Anthony
I Only Have Eyes For YouThe Flamingos
I Second That EmotionSmokey Robinson
I Shot the SheriffBob Marley
I Want You Back Jackson Five
I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor
I WishStevie Wonder
I'll Take You ThereStaples Singers
I'm Every WomanChaka Khan
I've Got You Under My SkinFrank Sinatra
I've Only Got Eyes for YouFlamingos
If I Ain't Got YouAlicia Keys
In CrowdRamsay Lewis
In My LifeBeatles
In the Midnight HourWilson Pickett
Inner City BluesGrover Washington
Into the MysticVan Morrison
It Don't Mean a ThingDuke Ellington
It Had to Be YouFrank Sinatra
It's LoveJill Scott
Jailhouse RockElvis Presley
Johnnie B. GoodeChuck Berry
Johnny B. GoodeChuck Berry
JumpJive and Wail
Jungle BoogieOhio Players
Just Between You and MeCharlie Pride
Just FineMary J. Blige
Just My ImaginationTemptations
Just the Way You AreBilly Joel
Kansas CityWilbert Harrison
Key to the HighwayLittle Walter
Kiss of LifeSade
Kisses Don't LieEvelyn Champagne King
Knock on WoodEddie Floyd
La BambaRitchie Valens
Lady in My LifeMichael Jackson
Last DanceDonna Summer
Lean On MeBill Withers
Let the Good Times RollB.B. King
Let's DanceDavid Bowie
Let's Do It AgainStaple Singers
Let's Get It StartedBlack Eye Peas
Let's Get MarriedAl Green
Let's Go CrazyPrince
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green
Linus and LucyVince Guaraldi
Little Red RoosterWillie Dixon
Livin' in the CityStevie Wonder
Long Distance CallMuddy Waters
Long Train RunningDoobie Brothers
Long WalkJill Scott
Love and HappinessAl Greene
Love and HappinessAl Green
Love Potion #9The Clovers
Love Roller CoasterOhio Players
Luck Be a LadyFrank Sinatra
Mack the KnifeBobby Darrin
Mary JaneRick James
Mercy MercyCannonball Adderly
Mercy, MercyCannonball Adderly
Messin'with the KidJunior Wells
Midnight Train to GeorgiaGladys Knight
Miss YouRolling Stones
Mister MagicGrover Washington
Morris Day and the TimeJungle Love
Moves Like JaggerMaroon Five
Mr. MagicGrover Washington
Mr. PitifulOtis Redding
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
My Boogie ShoesKC & the Sunshine Band
My GirlThe Temptations
My GuyMary Wells
My PrerogativeBobby Brown
My WayFrank Sinatra
Natural WomanAretha Franklin
Neither One of UsGladys Knight
New York New YorkFrank Sinatra
Next Time You See MeJunior Parker
Night Time is the Right TimeRay Charles
No Woman No CryBob Marley
Old Time Rock and RollBob Seger
On BroadwayGeorge Benson
Only YouThe Platters
Ooh Baby BabySmokey Robinson
Outskirts of TownRay Charles
Papa Was A Rollin' StoneTemptations
Papa's Got a Brand New BagJames Brown
People Get ReadyCurtis Mayfield
People Make the World Go RoundHerbie Hancock
Pick up the PiecesAverage White Band
Play that Funky MusicWild Cherry
Please, Please, PleaseJames Brown
Pretty WomanRoy Orbison
Proud MaryTina Turner
Rainy Night in GeorgiaBrook Benton
Raise Your GlassPink
Reach Out (I'll Be There)Four Tops
Reconsider BabyLowell Fulson
Redemption SongBob Marley
Rescue MeFontella Bass
Respect YourselfStaple Singers
Ribbon in the SkyStevie Wonder
Ride Like the WindChristopher Cross
Rock Around the ClockBill Haley
Rock SteadyAretha Franklin
Rock With YouMichael Jackson
Rockets to the MoonBrian Setzer Orchestra
Roll Over BeethovenChuck Berry
Route 66Nat King Cole
Satin DollDuke Ellington
School Boy CrushAverage White Band
Second that EmotionSmokey Robinson
SeptemberEarth Wind and Fire
Sex MachineJames Brown
Sexy Thing (I Believe in Miracles)Hot Chocolate
Shake Rattle and RollBig Joe Turner
Shake Your Body Down to the GroundJacksons
Shake Your BootyKC & the Sunshine Band
Shake Your HipsSlim Harpo
Shake, Rattle and RollBig Joe Turner
She's A Bad Mama JamaCarl Carlton
She's Always A WomanBilly Joel
Signed Sealed DeliveredStevie Wonder
Since I Fell For YouLenny Welch
Sitting on The Dock of the BayOtis Redding
Skin TightOhio Players
Somethin' ElseCannonball Adderly
Somewhere Over the RainbowJudy Garland
Son of a Preacher ManAretha Franklin
Song for My FatherHorace Silver
Soul ManSam and Dave
Stand By MeBen E. King
Standing on Shaky GroundTemptations
Step in the Name of LoveR Kelly
Stir it UpBob Marley
Straighten Up and Fly RightNat King Cole
Sugar Pie Honey BunchFour Tops
Suzie QCreedence Clearwater Revival
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Little AngelB.B. King
Sweet Soul MusicArthur Conley
T-Bone ShuffleT. Bone Walker
Taking Care of BusinessBachman Turner Overdrive
Tell MamaEtta James
Tell Me Something GoodRufus and Chaka Khan
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)Sly and the Family Stone
That Old Black MagicElla Fitzgerald
That's the Way I Like ItKC & the Sunshine Band
The SidewinderLee Morgan
The TwistChubby Checker
The WandererDion and the Belmonts
The WayJill Scott
These Arms of MineOtis Redding
Things I Used to DoGuitar Slim
This Girl's In Love With YouDusty Springfield
This is a Man's WorldJames Brown
This Is How We Do ItMontel Jordan
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)Natalie Cole
Thrill is GoneB.B. King
Tide is HighParagons
Till I Get it RightTammy Wynette
Try a Little TendernessOtis Redding
Try MeJames Brown
Turn On Your Love LightBobby Bland
Twilight TimeThe Platters
Twist and ShoutBeatles
Unchained MelodyRighteous Brothers
Under the BoardwalkThe Temptations
Under the BoardwalkDrifters
UnforgettableNat King Cole
Waiting in VainBob Marley
Walkin' After MidnightPatsy Cline
Walking on SunshineKatrina and the Waves
Walking the DogRufus Thomas
Wang Dang DoodleWillie Dixon
Wasted Days and Wasted NightsFreddy Fender
Watch YourselfB.B. King
Watermelon ManHerbie Hancock
Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra
We Are FamilySister Sledge
What I SayRay Charles
What's Going OnMarvin Gaye
When a Man Loves a WomanPercy Sledge
When A Woman LovesR. Kelly
When the Eagle FliesMuddy Waters
When the Saints Go Marching InLouis Armstrong
Wide Open SpacesDixie Chicks
Will it Go Round in CirclesBilly Preston
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
Wooly BullySam the Sham and the Pharaohs
You are So BeautifulJoe Cocker
You Send MeSam Cook
$500 - $4000
1940's jump blues and swing.1940's-1960's jazz.1950's-1960's west coast and Chicago blues.1950's-1970's R&B, rock and roll, disco, funk, soul, classic rock and Motown.1980's-1990's pop and top-40.
"The Moonlighters were booked for our Corporate Holiday Party and they were absolutley wonderful! Going into our party, it was not expected that our employee's would likely get-up and dance..well, less than a quarter of the way through the evening, the dance floor was full and it stayed that way until the end of the night. All members of the band were professional and very accomodating, to our selection of music and in taking our requests on the fly. It's days later and I am still receiving emails about how great the band was. I highly recommend them as the perfect choice for top-notch entertainment for any event. We expect to hire them again for our party next year!"
- Teresa V.
Wedding in Washington, DC on 05/03/2008
"The Moonlighters were the perfect band for our wedding. From the ceremony, to the cocktail hour to the reception, their song selections and energy level were perfectly matched for the mood we were trying to set. They are incredibly talented musicians and entertainers and they managed to get all 150 people at our wedding up and dancing the entire night. Many of our guests have commented on how fantastic the band was and several guests expressed interest in booking them for other events. I would recommend them to anybody, without hesitation. Thanks to the whole band for making our wedding such a fabulous event!!!"
- Amy C.
Christmas Party in Washington, DC on 12/13/2008
"The Moonlighters were a great addition to our Christmas party and adjusted very well to a small and crowded room. Great sound from a small group and they were all very willing to accomadate the needs of their audience. Many compliments were given to the party planner in their behalf. It is obvious they enjoy what they do - it comes out in their music. They was jammin' and we was jammin' right along. Good Job!!!! "
- Paul P.
Wedding in Thurmont, MD on 04/27/2008
"The Moonlighters were wonderful - exactly the sort of band we were looking for for our wedding! Many of our guests came up to us to tell us how great the band was. They added a vocalist at the last minute so that they would be able to play specific songs I requested and had the whole floor filled with people dancing. Everyone enjoyed them so much. Thank you!"
- Laurie C.
Wedding in Charlottesville, VA on 10/18/2008
"WOW! We were beyond thrilled with the quality and sound of the Moonlighters at our wedding. They were professional, extremely talented, and had everyone raving about what a great band they were. We are so glad that we hired them as our band and have great memories of our evening and they were a big part of it!"
- Laura J.
Fraternity Function in Fort Myer, VA on 04/05/2008
"The Moonlighter's were fantastic....they were very flexible to the ever changing agenda and their performance wow'ed the crowd.....I would definitely hire them again.....Their manager is friendly and will assist you in engaging the right members for the event.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter"
- Keith W.
Wedding in Damascus, VA on 09/20/2008
"I could not have been happier with the Moonlighters performance at my wedding. They were amazing! Their talent way surpassed my expectations and everyone is still talking about how amazing it was. It makes me want to get married again just to have them play, haha.....thanks so much for making the happiest day of my life even happier."
- Mackenzie A.
Anniversary Party in Centreville, VA on 11/10/2007
"The Moonlighters did an excellent job for my wife's Surprise 50th Birthday party. They performed an excellent blend of Motown / Funk & Soul and prectically everyone at the party came up to me and said "Great Band, where did you find them?". They made the party a very special and memorable event and I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. "
- Clark C.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Midlothian, VA on 08/16/2008
"They arrived on time and were ready to go. They talked with the guests, took all requests and kept the party moving. We really enjoyed them and I would definitely recommend them to others. "
- Sydney G.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Fairfax, VA on 11/03/2007
"The Moonlighters helped to make my wife's surprise birthday party a huge hit and an event she (and I, and all of our guests) will remember with fond memories for a long, long time to come. It is very likely that I will engage the Moonlighters at a future family get together and I recommend them without hesitation.
- Bob B.
Wedding in West Friendship, MD on 02/14/2009
"We hired the Moonlighters for our Valentine's Day wedding and we got lots of compliments about the band! They even let my brother play bass with them, which was a really lovely way to involve him on my special day!"
- Sabra G.
Wedding in Frederick, MD on 10/27/2007
"The band was fantastic!! I fully enjoyed their performance and received positive feedback on them from many who attended my reception. I would use them again and totally recommend them to others. The Moonlighter's helped to make our wedding reception special and memorable!! "
- Kristen H.
Wedding in Leesburg, VA on 09/20/2008
"Where to start? EVERYONE who attended the reception was simply in AWE and kept asking where I found this band! The band and singers performed flawlessly and were very professional. There were so many people dancing at times that there wasn't any space left on the dance floor to accommodate any more! All vocalist were amazing, but the lead female singer literally blew everyone away. The band played right up until the last people were left at the reception and remained as professional and energetic as from the start of their performance. Very eager to please, very professional, and very friendly people! I recommend them without hesitation. Thanks Moonlighters!"
- Scott F.
Wedding in Fredericksburg, VA on 10/13/2007
"The Moonlighters were absolutely amazing. They had everyone on the dance floor all night!"
- Bryan G.
Dinner Dance in Oakland, MD on 10/10/2007
"This was our 40th Autumn Glory Festival kick-off dinner. The band kept playing, the crowd kept dancing and we had the most positive feedback ever on the entertainment for the kick off dinner."
- Cherie R.
Wedding in St Michaels, MD on 10/06/2007
"The Moonlighters simply ROCKED. Our crowd was up and dancing BEFORE they served dinner.
They met all of our needs and played the songs in the right order and at the correct times. Towards the end of the evening, they played Sweet Home Alabama right on cue. It brought the house down!
Our guests were amazed at their performance and we're still receiving great feedback from people weeks later.
The Moonlighters took our wedding to the next level. I would suggest them to anyone.
William Goldman and the band are top-notch professionals. We'll use them again.
Amos and Whitney Snead (Washington, D.C.)
- Amos S.
Banquet in Lutherville Timonium, MD on 09/27/2007
"The Moonlighters were fantastic, as always. This was a major open house for an estate in Baltimore County. They were extremely professional and sounded great. The Moonlighters certainly made this a distinct, memorable function."
- Lindsay B.
Fraternity Function in Philadelphia, PA on 04/23/2007
"These guys fit the bill perfectly for our Spring Fraternity Formal. Every suggestion/recommendation we had for them, they followed to a T, and they kept people on the dancefloor constantly. We gave them a direction to go in, as far as the setlist, and they took it from there, and we were not disappointed. These guys were some very talented musicians that played with a lot of soul, and if that is what you are looking for, then by all means book this band right now. The Moonlighters are highly recommended!"
- Andrew H.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Alexandria, VA on 04/14/2007
"The Moonlighters were simply fantastic! They showed up early to ensure they were completely set and ready to go at the appointed hour. They were extremely professional and very accommodating to my guests' requests. I will most definitely use them for my future parties and highly recommend them!!"
- Don H.
Wedding in Richmond, VA on 01/27/2007
"We had an outstanding experience with the Moonlighters and I highly recommend them for anyone's wedding or big event. From the first time we talked to their contact, William, 9 months ago until the end of the wedding, we couldn't have been more pleased with the professional, friendly, and accommodating service we received. The Moonlighters were a huge hit and had people up and dancing the entire time! We're still receiving comments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the band! The Moonlighters walked into our reception and encountered several glitches but they never showed it to us (the bride and groom) and kept a great and upbeat attitude while rolling with the punches. We are truly grateful for that.
Again we were completely thrilled with the Moonlighters! They more than fulfilled all of our expectations! "
- Ryan V.
Wedding in Roanoke, VA on 10/07/2006
"They were perfect for my wedding!! The music was unbelievable!! There song list perfect! And they got people on the floor and dancing - even people that I thought would never dance. Thank you so much for a wonderful addition to a wonderful day."
- Julie M.
Festival in Laurel, MD on 07/07/2006
"Great music... Easy to book and deal with...VERY reasonable price...
Would definalely book this group again. Pleasure to work with, crowd loved the music and stories! Thanks for a great event!!"
- Robin C.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Bethesda, MD on 12/29/2012
"Wonderful!!! The moonlighters were amazing! Great music, nothing to complain! I'm so happy we booked them for our wedding!"
- Elisabeth K.
Wedding Reception in Washington, DC on 03/10/2012
"The Moonlighters were fantastic! Leading up to the event, their manager was very accommodating and professional. At our reception, the band sounded great and everyone was dancing! We received so many compliments on the band and they really helped make our reception a resounding success!"
- Helen V.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Bethesda, MD on 12/03/2011
"Amazing band! Really engaged the audience, enthusiastic, outgoing, extremely talented. Would recommend for any party/event...had us dancing the night away! "
- Debbie I.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Washington, DC on 01/07/2012
"We all enjoyed the Moonlighters. They got everybody up to dance!"
In addition to Washington, The "Original" Moonlighters ® will also travel to Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Arlington, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Takoma Park, Adelphi Chillum, Cheverly, College Park, New Carrollton, Riverdale, Suitland, Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, District Heights, Oxon Hill, Silver Spring, Temple Hills, Falls Church, Greenbelt, Lanham, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Kensington, Mc Lean, Southern Md Facility, Upper Marlboro
and many other locations in and around the Washington area.
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