The "Original" Moonlighters ®

Motown Band from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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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!
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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!

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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!

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"What a party..and the baaand!- They ROCKED! Who were they???" Is what every soul who was at our wedding has been talking about. "The MOONLIGHTERS!" I tell em. The collective Moonlighters came up big at our event in all the right ways, at all the right times. Everything went down perfectly for our outdoor rural wedding- except the weather- which they can't control. They were very accomidating in my musical tastes and went above and beyond what I was expecting. The smooth keyboard playing during the prelude and ceremony faded out to a recessional song from my CD and was a hit with perfect timing to introduce our guests to us and the night. During cocktails the playing continued to the delight of our guests as they mingled. For dinner which was in a large tent, a blues/jazz trio set up inside with us as our 150 guests dined. They were so classy, jazzy, hip, and head boppin' as they accompanied our feast with some sweet numbers both obscure and known. Already midway through the night and people were lovin it, as we got so many complements on their playing and song selection. After dinner came the real treat... no, not the wedding cake, but the soulful sounds of the full 7 peice swingin' band as our guests began to shake it! The stage and dancing was in an old barn next to the dinner tent and boy therin was a barnstorming. A funkin', soul searchin', rockin' good time was had by all, as every number they played got the dancefloor packed and for a solid 3 hours! After warming up the crowd our first dance songs were played from my CD's and again were incorporated into their live show just fine. The band really knew their songs and were able to bust into classic rock, soul, funk and requests at the drop of a hat. I found out we needed a bigger dancefloor as all ages sweated it out and boogied down. They even accomodated us with an extended version of "Shout!" for a family dancing tradition that got everyone pumped up and still packed them in with the sweet slow dancin' numbers. Only snag: I couldn't afford the overtime as guests shouted for MORE, MORE!! We recommend the Moonlighters/14k Music for those music lovers looking for something that is NOT RUN OF THE MILL. (OH and...bring your dancin' shoes...) BJ and Victoria Ervick

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Please note 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.
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