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The "Original" Moonlighters ®

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

  • Avg 4.5 | 96 Reviews
  • 283 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2003
  • 6 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $500 per event

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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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Avg 4.5 | 96 Reviews

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Review by Alethea M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on November 16, 2019From Accokeek, MD

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.

Review by Steven R.

Private PartyReviewed on October 9, 2019From State College, PA

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

Review by Vivian R.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 13, 2018From Sperryville, VA

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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Song List

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  • 634-5789 | Wilson Pickett
  • A Kiss to Build a Dream On | Louis Armstrong
  • After Hours | Ronnie Jordan
  • Ain't Misbehavin' | Fats Waller
  • Ain't No Half Steppin' | Heatwave
  • Ain't No Sunshine | Bill Withers
  • Ain't That a Kick in the Head | Dean Martin
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg | Temptations
  • All My Life | Beatles
  • All Night Long | Commodores
  • All of Me | Billie Holiday
  • All Shook Up | Elvis Presley
  • Always and Forever | Heatwave
  • Angel | Anita Baker
  • At Last | Etta James
  • Baby Baby | Smokey Robinson
  • Baby Love | Diana Ross & the Supremes
  • Baby Please Don't Go | Muddy Waters
  • Baby What You Want Me to Do | Jimmy Reed
  • Baby, Baby | Smokey Robinson
  • Back to the Chicken Shack | Jimmy Smith
  • Bad Boy | Luther Vandross
  • Bad Girls | Donna Summer
  • Best is Yet to Come | Tony Bennett
  • Beyond the Sea | Bobby Darrin
  • Big Boss Man | Jimmy Reed
  • Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
  • Black Magic Woman | Santana
  • Blue Moon | The Marcels
  • Blue Moon | Marcels
  • Blues with a Feeling | Little Walter
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie | Taste of Honey
  • Born Lover | Muddy Waters
  • Breezin' | George Benson
  • Brick House | The Commodores
  • Brick House | Commodores
  • Bright Lights, Big City | Jimmy Reed
  • Brown-Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Build Me Up Buttercup | Foundations
  • Butterflies | Michael Jackson
  • Caledonia | Louis Jordan
  • Can't Help Falling in Love | Elvis Presley
  • Can't Help Myself | Four Tops
  • Can't Hurry Love | Diana Ross & the Supremes
  • Can't Stop Falling in Love | Elvis Presley
  • Candy | Cameo
  • Careless Whispers | Wham
  • Caribbean Queen | Billy Ocean
  • Celebration | Kool and the Gang
  • Cha Cha Ching | Original
  • Chain of Fools | Aretha Franklin
  • Chameleon | Herbie Hancock
  • Chapel of Love | Dixie Cups
  • Cheek To Cheek | Frank Sinatra
  • Chitlins Con Carne | Kenny Burrell
  • Clean-up Woman | Betty Wright
  • Come Away With Me | Norah Jones
  • Come Fly with Me | Frank Sinatra
  • Crazy | Patsy Cline
  • Crazy In Love | Beyonce
  • Crazy Love | Van Morrison
  • Crazy Mixed Up World | Little Walter
  • Crying in the Chapel | The Orioles
  • Crying in the Chapel | Orioles
  • Crying Time | Buck Owens
  • Cupid | Sam Cooke
  • Cupid Shuffle | Cupid
  • Dancing in the Streets | Martha and the Vandellas
  • Darling You Send Me | Sam Cooke
  • December '63 | Four Seasons
  • Devotion | Earth Wind & Fire
  • Do Ya Think I'm Sexy | Rod Stewart
  • Dock of the Bay | Otis Redding
  • Don't Be Cruel | Bobby Brown
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore | Duke Ellington
  • Don't Know Why | Norah Jones
  • Don't Lie to Me | B.B. King
  • Don't Stop Believing | Journey
  • Don't Worry Be Happy | Bobby McFerrin
  • Down Home Blues | ZZ Hill
  • Drift Away | Doby Gray
  • Driving Wheel | Junior Parker
  • Dust My Broom | Elmore James
  • Easy | Commodores
  • Elvira | Oak Ridge Boys
  • Every Day I Have the Blues | Big Joe Turner
  • Everybody Needs Somebody | Solomon Burke
  • Fallin' | Alicia Keys
  • Fever | Little Willie John
  • Fever | Peggy Lee
  • Fly Like An Eagle | Steve Miller
  • Fly Me to the Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • Flying Home | Lionel Hampton
  • For Once In My Life | Stevie Wonder
  • For the Love of Money | O'Jays
  • For Your Precious Love | Jerry Butler
  • Friends and Strangers | Ronnie Laws
  • Funky Broadway | Wilson Pickett
  • Georgia On My Mind | Ray Charles
  • Get Down On It | Kool and the Gang
  • Get Down Tonight | KC & the Sunshine Band
  • Get Ready | Temptations
  • Get Up Stand Up | Bob Marley
  • God Bless the Child | Billie Holiday
  • Golden | Jill Scott
  • Good Lovin' | Young Rascals
  • Good Times | Chic
  • Good Vibrations | Beach Boys
  • Goodnight Sweetheart | Spaniels
  • Got My Mojo Working | Muddy Waters
  • Green Onions | Booker T and the MG's
  • Groovin' | Young Rascals
  • He Loves Me | Jill Scott
  • Heard it Through the Grapevine | Marvin Gaye
  • Heatwave | Martha and the Vandellas
  • Help Me | Sonny Boy Williamson
  • Hey Ya | Outkast
  • High Heel Sneakers | Tommy Tucker
  • Higher and Higher | Jackie Wilson
  • Higher Ground | Eric Clapton
  • Hold On | Michael Buble
  • Hold On, I'm Coming | Sam and Dave
  • Hollywood Swinging | Kool and the Gang
  • Honey Love | R. Kelly
  • Honky Tonk | Bill Doggett
  • Hound Dog | Elvis Presley
  • How Blue Can You Get | B.B. King
  • How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore | Alicia Keys
  • How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved by You) | Marvin Gaye
  • Human Nature | Michael Jackson
  • I Believe | Ray Charles
  • I Can See Clearly Now | Johnny Nash
  • I Can't Help Myself | Four Tops
  • I Can't Stop Loving You | Michael Jackson
  • I Fall to Pieces | Patsy Cline
  • I Feel Good | James Brown
  • I Got A Feeling | Black Eye Peas
  • I Got Rhythm | George Gershwin
  • I Need to Know | Marc Anthony
  • I Only Have Eyes For You | The Flamingos
  • I Second That Emotion | Smokey Robinson
  • I Shot the Sheriff | Bob Marley
  • I Want You Back | Jackson Five
  • I Will Survive | Gloria Gaynor
  • I Wish | Stevie Wonder
  • I'll Take You There | Staples Singers
  • I'm Every Woman | Chaka Khan
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | Frank Sinatra
  • I've Only Got Eyes for You | Flamingos
  • If I Ain't Got You | Alicia Keys
  • In Crowd | Ramsay Lewis
  • In My Life | Beatles
  • In the Midnight Hour | Wilson Pickett
  • Inner City Blues | Grover Washington
  • Inseparable | Natalie Cole
  • Into the Mystic | Van Morrison
  • It Don't Mean a Thing | Duke Ellington
  • It Had to Be You | Frank Sinatra
  • It's Love | Jill Scott
  • Jailhouse Rock | Elvis Presley
  • Jammin' | Bob Marley
  • Johnnie B. Goode | Chuck Berry
  • Johnny B. Goode | Chuck Berry
  • Jump | Jive and Wail
  • Jungle Boogie | Ohio Players
  • Just Between You and Me | Charlie Pride
  • Just Fine | Mary J. Blige
  • Just My Imagination | Temptations
  • Just the Way You Are | Billy Joel
  • Kansas City | Wilbert Harrison
  • Key to the Highway | Little Walter
  • Kiss | Prince
  • Kiss of Life | Sade
  • Kisses Don't Lie | Evelyn Champagne King
  • Knock on Wood | Eddie Floyd
  • La Bamba | Ritchie Valens
  • Lady in My Life | Michael Jackson
  • Lady Marmalade | Labelle
  • Last Dance | Donna Summer
  • Le Freak | Chic
  • Lean On Me | Bill Withers
  • Let the Good Times Roll | B.B. King
  • Let's Dance | David Bowie
  • Let's Do It Again | Staple Singers
  • Let's Get It Started | Black Eye Peas
  • Let's Get Married | Al Green
  • Let's Go Crazy | Prince
  • Let's Stay Together | Al Green
  • Linus and Lucy | Vince Guaraldi
  • Little Red Rooster | Willie Dixon
  • Livin' in the City | Stevie Wonder
  • Locomotion | Little Eva
  • Long Distance Call | Muddy Waters
  • Long Train Running | Doobie Brothers
  • Long Walk | Jill Scott
  • Louie Louie | Kingsmen
  • Love and Happiness | Al Greene
  • Love and Happiness | Al Green
  • Love Potion #9 | The Clovers
  • Love Roller Coaster | Ohio Players
  • Love Shack | B-52s
  • Low Rider | War
  • Luck Be a Lady | Frank Sinatra
  • Mack the Knife | Bobby Darrin
  • Maputo | David Sanborn
  • Maria Maria | Santana
  • Mary Jane | Rick James
  • Mercy Mercy | Cannonball Adderly
  • Mercy, Mercy | Cannonball Adderly
  • Messin'with the Kid | Junior Wells
  • Midnight Train to Georgia | Gladys Knight
  • Miss You | Rolling Stones
  • Mister Magic | Grover Washington
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • Moonlighters Theme | Original
  • Morris Day and the Time | Jungle Love
  • Moves Like Jagger | Maroon Five
  • Mr. Magic | Grover Washington
  • Mr. Pitiful | Otis Redding
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Pickett
  • My Boogie Shoes | KC & the Sunshine Band
  • My Girl | The Temptations
  • My Girl | Temptations
  • My Guy | Mary Wells
  • My Prerogative | Bobby Brown
  • My Way | Frank Sinatra
  • Natural Woman | Aretha Franklin
  • Neither One of Us | Gladys Knight
  • New York New York | Frank Sinatra
  • Next Time You See Me | Junior Parker
  • Night Time is the Right Time | Ray Charles
  • No Woman No Cry | Bob Marley
  • Old Time Rock and Roll | Bob Seger
  • On Broadway | George Benson
  • Only You | The Platters
  • Only You | Platters
  • Ooh Baby Baby | Smokey Robinson
  • Outskirts of Town | Ray Charles
  • Papa Was A Rollin' Stone | Temptations
  • Papa's Got a Brand New Bag | James Brown
  • People Get Ready | Curtis Mayfield
  • People Make the World Go Round | Herbie Hancock
  • Pick up the Pieces | Average White Band
  • Play that Funky Music | Wild Cherry
  • Please, Please, Please | James Brown
  • Pretty Woman | Roy Orbison
  • Proud Mary | Tina Turner
  • Purple Rain | Prince
  • Rainy Night in Georgia | Brook Benton
  • Raise Your Glass | Pink
  • Reach Out (I'll Be There) | Four Tops
  • Reconsider Baby | Lowell Fulson
  • Redemption Song | Bob Marley
  • Rescue Me | Fontella Bass
  • Respect | Aretha Franklin
  • Respect Yourself | Staple Singers
  • Ribbon in the Sky | Stevie Wonder
  • Ride Like the Wind | Christopher Cross
  • Rock Around the Clock | Bill Haley
  • Rock Steady | Aretha Franklin
  • Rock With You | Michael Jackson
  • Rockets to the Moon | Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Roll Over Beethoven | Chuck Berry
  • Route 66 | Nat King Cole
  • Satin Doll | Duke Ellington
  • School Boy Crush | Average White Band
  • Searchin' | Coasters
  • Second that Emotion | Smokey Robinson
  • September | Earth Wind and Fire
  • Sex Machine | James Brown
  • Sexy Thing (I Believe in Miracles) | Hot Chocolate
  • Shake Rattle and Roll | Big Joe Turner
  • Shake Your Body Down to the Ground | Jacksons
  • Shake Your Booty | KC & the Sunshine Band
  • Shake Your Hips | Slim Harpo
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll | Big Joe Turner
  • She's A Bad Mama Jama | Carl Carlton
  • She's Always A Woman | Billy Joel
  • Shout! | Isley Brothers
  • Sidewinder | Lee Morgan
  • Signed Sealed Delivered | Stevie Wonder
  • Since I Fell For You | Lenny Welch
  • Single Ladies | Beyonce
  • Sitting on The Dock of the Bay | Otis Redding
  • Skin Tight | Ohio Players
  • Smooth Operator | Sade
  • Somethin' Else | Cannonball Adderly
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Judy Garland
  • Son of a Preacher Man | Aretha Franklin
  • Song for My Father | Horace Silver
  • Soul Man | Sam and Dave
  • Stand By Me | Ben E. King
  • Standing on Shaky Ground | Temptations
  • Step in the Name of Love | R Kelly
  • Stir it Up | Bob Marley
  • Straighten Up and Fly Right | Nat King Cole
  • Sugar Pie Honey Bunch | Four Tops
  • Summertime | George Gershwin
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • Suzie Q | Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • Sweet Home Alabama | Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Sweet Little Angel | B.B. King
  • Sweet Soul Music | Arthur Conley
  • T-Bone Shuffle | T. Bone Walker
  • Taking Care of Business | Bachman Turner Overdrive
  • Tell Mama | Etta James
  • Tell Me Something Good | Rufus and Chaka Khan
  • Tequila | The Champs
  • Tequila | Champs
  • Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) | Sly and the Family Stone
  • That Old Black Magic | Ella Fitzgerald
  • That's the Way I Like It | KC & the Sunshine Band
  • The Sidewinder | Lee Morgan
  • The Twist | Chubby Checker
  • The Wanderer | Dion and the Belmonts
  • The Way | Jill Scott
  • These Arms of Mine | Otis Redding
  • Things I Used to Do | Guitar Slim
  • This Girl's In Love With You | Dusty Springfield
  • This is a Man's World | James Brown
  • This Is How We Do It | Montel Jordan
  • This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) | Natalie Cole
  • Thrill is Gone | B.B. King
  • Tide is High | Paragons
  • Till I Get it Right | Tammy Wynette
  • Try a Little Tenderness | Otis Redding
  • Try Me | James Brown
  • Turn On Your Love Light | Bobby Bland
  • Twilight Time | The Platters
  • Twilight Time | Platters
  • Twist | Chubby Checker
  • Twist and Shout | Beatles
  • Unchained Melody | Righteous Brothers
  • Under the Boardwalk | The Temptations
  • Under the Boardwalk | Drifters
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • Waiting in Vain | Bob Marley
  • Walkin' After Midnight | Patsy Cline
  • Walking on Sunshine | Katrina and the Waves
  • Walking the Dog | Rufus Thomas
  • Wang Dang Doodle | Willie Dixon
  • Wasted Days and Wasted Nights | Freddy Fender
  • Watch Yourself | B.B. King
  • Watermelon Man | Herbie Hancock
  • Way You Look Tonight | Frank Sinatra
  • We Are Family | Sister Sledge
  • What I Say | Ray Charles
  • What's Going On | Marvin Gaye
  • When a Man Loves a Woman | Percy Sledge
  • When A Woman Loves | R. Kelly
  • When the Eagle Flies | Muddy Waters
  • When the Saints Go Marching In | Louis Armstrong
  • Wide Open Spaces | Dixie Chicks
  • Will it Go Round in Circles | Billy Preston
  • Witchcraft | Frank Sinatra
  • Wobble | V.I.C.
  • Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton
  • Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • Wooly Bully | Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
  • Yeah | Usher
  • You are So Beautiful | Joe Cocker
  • You Send Me | Sam Cook

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Past Events

January 22, 2022 • Corporate Function
Sat8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Cambridge, MD
July 4, 2021 • Club Event
Sun4:00 PM - 6:00 PM McLean, VA
November 16, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Accokeek, MD
October 9, 2019 • Private Party
Wed9:30 PM - 12:30 AM State College, PA
June 8, 2019 • Club Event
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Annapolis, MD
April 5, 2019 • Club Event
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Martinsburg, WV
December 31, 2018 • New Year's Eve Party
Mon9:00 PM - 1:30 AM Phoenix, MD
October 27, 2018 • Wedding
Sat6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Alexandria, VA
October 13, 2018 • Wedding Reception
Sat7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Sperryville, VA
June 30, 2018 • Wedding Reception
Sat2:00 PM - 10:00 PM Herndon, VA
June 14, 2018 • Celebration
Thu7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Alexandria, VA
November 4, 2017 • Community Event
Sat9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Fairfax, VA

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