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The "Original" Moonlighters ®

"DC's #1 Motown and Variety Dance Band"
Often Imitated...Never Duplicated!, Washington, DC 20007
202-857-8700
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4.8
46 Reviews

Since 1990, The Moonlighters ® have been performing throughout the United States as one of the country’s best-loved and most authentic Motown and variety bands. Averaging over one hundred appearances per year, we offer affordable quality, specializing in weddings, corporate functions, private parties, festivals and concert appearances, 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 our 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 gladly take requests, making our performances highly entertaining and interactive as audiences just feed off the band’s energy and vice versa.

We can also be booked in several different combinations to fit any budget and venue 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 ceremony, cocktail or dinner music, a casual outdoor reception or a classy black-tie affair, The Moonlighters ® have a show custom-tailored to best suit any theme.

Featuring HUNDREDS of songs in a wide variety of styles, we do it all very well. Critically-acclaimed, we 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 well over a dozen different states, including: DC, MD, VA, WV, DE, PA, NJ, NY, KY, TN, OH, IL, ID, NC, SC, GA, FL, UT, and MT.

As seen again and again in our 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, we're in heavy demand with a schedule that always fills up fast, so don’t delay…please contact us today!

Local: 202.855.1010 l Toll-Free: 1.800.428.7262 l Email: info@14kmusic.com

Emily
9/7/18
Categories: Bands, Ceremony Music,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
OMG! Where do I begin? Everyone was so nice and accommodating before, during and even after our wedding day. Manager, bandleader, and musicians were totally on point. I wish all my other vendors were this awesome. We had some venue and timing issues, but they didn't miss a beat, handling all the last-minute changes with big smiles on their faces, making the day much less stressful. Learning special songs, making announcements, even having my brother sit in with them on drums...no problemo! AND keeping our guests dancing all night long: 20 year-olds, 30/40-somethings and even the 70 year-olds were totally getting down!!!
Holly
8/31/18
Categories: Bands, Ceremony Music,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I was a bit nervous hiring a wedding band online, but the Moonlighters reviews and videos were excellent! And as soon as they started playing, we knew it was the best possible decision...they were outstanding and definitely the highlight of our entire night (besides getting married), so a big THANK YOU, again!
Andrew
8/18/18
Categories: Bands, Ceremony Music,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
They were awesome!! Great experience!
Erica
7/7/18
Categories: Bands, Ceremony Music,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
OMG! Where do I even begin? These guys are sooo talented...and they play everything from swing and oldies during dinner for the grandparents to Motown/classic rock that totally fills the dance floor non-stop!!! And then late into the night they break out the JT, M5 and Bruno for all the younger folks...partaaay, lol! Working with them was super easy, they're extremely talented, VERY nice, and reasonably priced. So don't hesitate...you must book this band!!!
PHILLIP
6/30/18
Categories: Bands, Ceremony Music,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Planning our own wedding, budget was a major issue. But our #1 priority was having a dynamic live band for getting everyone out on the dance floor. Our wedding planner recommended the Original Moonlighters, and after checking out their online reviews, emailing some past clients and talking with their manager we were totally sold. The keyboardist learned several songs for our ceremony and played them beautifully. And when it was time to party, the band had all our guests out on the dance floor non-stop!!! In fact, the musicians only took one short break during the entire three hrs. Otherwise, whatever we wanted played they were totally on point! We hired the 8 piece, and that package was surprisingly affordable, including stage lights and MC services. They looked great in their matching suits and our guests can't stop talking about how friendly and talented everyone was. Thank you, Moonlighters, for making our wedding a dream come true!
Francis
6/22/18
Categories: Ceremony Music,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The band was awesome. Everyone loved them. They played the right music and got everyone dancing. Can't say enough good things. Our wedding was a black tie affair and they came all decked out in tuxes. Would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants an epic wedding.
Katie
6/16/18
Categories: Bands, Ceremony Music,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
LOVE this band!! They made the wedding so special, put up with us changing the first dance days before, and helped everything go so smoothly. Our guests were dancing the entire time and everyone is asking me who they are, wanting to book them. Best wedding decision we made!!
Becca
5/26/18
Categories: Bands, Ceremony Music,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We hired the Original Moonlighters from a google search for Motown wedding band in DC. They were the first to pop up, and boy did we make a good choice. They brought such a fun party to our wedding. Will (manager) was incredible to work with-- super responsive, and worked hard to make your timeline fit. The band was talented, played a good assortment of fun music and mixed in a few slower tunes too. My mom and I sang a song with them (You Can't Hurry Love) which was SO much fun. During the ceremony, they let us use speakers (and we were supposed to have a mic but that wasn't there) that hooked up to an ipod for our ceremony music. They offer piano soloist, but we wanted specific songs. We had a jazz trio during cocktail hour too.
Rachel
5/11/18
Categories: Bands, Ceremony Music,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
So we decided to splurge on our wedding band, hiring The Original Moonlighters after seeing them at a friend's wedding back in 2014...I've been to over 20 weddings in DC with live bands, and nobody even comes close for playing all the tunes, bringing the energy, keeping everyone on the dance floor, etc. Hiring the 10 pce. band with full horn section was surprisingly cheaper than what we expected too!!! Working with their manager was super easy, and let me tell you, they all put on a SHOW!!! Family and friends are still talking. So keep on doing what you do b/c you guys are AWESOME!!!
Ken
5/5/18
Categories:
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The “Original” Moonlighters performed at our daughter’s wedding reception on May 5th at the Potomac View Terrace. We first learned of the band when they played at our goddaughter’s wedding a few years ago. The "Original" Moonlighters perform a broad range of music as you can tell by viewing their website. We have received many favorable compliments about the band’s performance from our guests, as well as our daughter and new son-in-law. In addition, we found their manager to be responsive to our inquiries and requests and would highly recommend you consider the them for your event. We are sure you will be pleased.
Hilary
9/22/17
Categories: Bands,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Original Moonlighters is hands down the BEST motown/variety band in the DC area! They recently played at our wedding reception in Old Town Alexandria and absolutely brought down the house - everyone is still raving about how they are the best wedding band they have ever seen. They truly made our wedding the best day of our lives and the most fun party we have ever been to! The male and female vocalist have incredible voices and would come into the crowd during songs which added to the fun. All of the musicians are so talented, and they performed each song as good if not better than the original. They are also great at feeding off the crowd and always seemed to play the right song at the right time. The booking process with William was straightforward and easy, and the price was excellent value for money compared to other bands in the area (that aren't as good!). We can't recommend this band highly enough to future brides and grooms - you are guaranteed to have the most fun wedding of your dreams!!
Julie
6/24/17
Categories:
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The best decision I made for my wedding, besides choosing my partner, was selecting the Original Moonlighters as our band. Our wedding was somewhat intimate with 60 guests, ranging in age from 18 to 77. We were concerned about finding a band that could appeal to such a broad age range with eclectic musical tastes, but this band more than appealed to our guests. They had everyone on the dance floor smiling and having a spectacular time. The band included two vocalists and four instrumentalists for a three-hour event that included the dinner hour and two hours of dancing. For the dinner hour, the band played beautiful jazz music, which allowed the guests to enjoy their dinner and conversation with soothing music playing in the background. The dancing portion of the night kicked off with the song, At Last by Etta James that was beautifully performed by their female vocalist. In fact, I think she sounded better than the original artist. From there, the band transitioned smoothly from one genre to the next with pure talent. Almost all of the guests were on the dance floor throughout the night dancing, laughing and having a great time. Not only was the music by this band flawless but they were also very professional, fun, easy to work with and even attired themselves in my wedding colors. You cannot go wrong in hiring this band; they will make your wedding event the talk of the town. Dave and Julie Kruse - June 17, 2017
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Bands
Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Fog Machine, Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System
Ceremony Music
What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Brass - Trio, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Trio
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals
What is the appropriate age range for your audience?
Adults 18+, All Ages
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