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The "Original" Moonlighters ®

Motown Band from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$500 - $4000 per event
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About
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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250+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
2009 - Top Motown Band
2008 - Top Motown Band

Birthday Party (Adult)

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WOW! The Original Moonlighters Band blew it out of the park. They were prompt and professional. The music was perfect for my husband ‘s 65th surprise birthday party. They accommodate my request for a 70s sound to align with the 70’s costume party . The band engaged with the crowd and got people on the dance floor. Their music even inspired a soul train dance line which was exciting. My husband was so impress with the band , he plans to use them in the future. Thank you Original Moonlighters for making the party a big hit with everyone! I would highly recommend this band.

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Private Party

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Everything was perfect! You cannot go wrong with this band!!!

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Wedding Reception

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We love everything about The “Original” Moonlighters - their incredible talent, sound, energy, and song selection will wow your guests and make your event memorable!! They worked with us in advance on the Bride’s surprise song for her Groom. The band kept the energy high and fun from the very beginning of our reception, and they continued to wow everyone throughout the evening. Our guests packed the dance floor throughout the night, and everyone loved the music and the band. We have continued to receive compliments on the band, several days after the wedding.

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2019
Nov
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
Accokeek, MD
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Oct
9
Private Party
State College, PA
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2019
Jun
8
Club Event
Annapolis, MD
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Apr
5
Club Event
Martinsburg, WV
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Phoenix, MD
9:00 PM - 1:30 AM
2018
Oct
27
Wedding
Alexandria, VA
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2018
Oct
13
Wedding Reception
Sperryville, VA
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2018
Jun
30
Wedding Reception
Herndon, VA
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Jun
14
Celebration
Alexandria, VA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Nov
4
Community Event
Fairfax, VA
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2017
Oct
13
Dinner Dance
Washington, DC
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2017
Sep
23
Event
Sweet Briar, VA
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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