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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
43 Reviews
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
Julie
6/17/17
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
Krystal
10/9/16
Categories: Bands,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Original Moonlighters are a legend. People talk about bands that elevate a mere party to the status of a mythical event. People talk about bands that can speak to everyone: young, old, white, black, local, and foreign; bands that transcend these separations. In my life as a former wedding caterer, I’ve seen dozens of wedding bands and DJs show up, play some music and leave. Very rarely does a band even manage to make any kind of difference, let alone transcend division. The Original Moonlighters not only manages to transcend, but now exists in the mind of our wedding guests of our mixed-race wedding as the band responsible for creating the best time many of us have ever had. Their musical knowledge and skill are considerable and impressive, but even skilled musicians are a dime a dozen. What sets The Original Moonlighters apart is their openness, attentiveness and care. They willingly learned our favorite song for our first dance and it was amazing! They have mastered the elusive and subtle skills of reading the room and caring about what each person actually felt is a good time. Everyone at the reception from 90 year old world-traveling grandmas to down-south country cousins to hard-working family from the mid-west to teenagers to 5-year-olds who have never heard most of the songs previously got up and danced until their legs went out. They helped us to see that even though we all may be from different places, have vastly different experiences, and different skin colors, we are all one family. The band wasn’t just folks who played at our wedding --they were a true part of it. We are deeply grateful for their performance, care, and emotion. We wholeheartedly recommend them for your wedding. Their music is beautiful and the emotional memories it will leave in your heart are easily worth their reasonable and fair booking fee. Don’t wait, book them now.
Colleen
7/9/16
Categories: Bands
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The band absolutely made our wedding a fabulous party! Everybody was raving about them that night and continues to rave about them afterwards. They are very reasonably priced and had wonderful talent and energy!
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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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