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The "Original" Moonlighters ® is a wedding entertainment company in Washington, D.C. Since 1990, this Motown and Variety Dance band has performed throughout the United States, featuring HUNDREDS of songs in a wide variety of styles. They offer affordable quality, with an emphasis on strong, soulful vocals and solid instrumentation. If you close your eyes, you will 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.

Services Offered

This high-energy wedding band is famous for getting guests out on the dance floor and more importantly, keeping them there. They are experts at reading the crowd and gladly take requests, making their performances highly entertaining and interactive as guests just feed off their energy and vice versa. These dynamic singers and musicians can be booked in several different combinations to fit any budget and venue. The "Original" Moonlighters ® band is available for the following services:

  • Music played during your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception
  • Learning new songs
  • Emcee
  • Music during breaks
  • Willing to travel
  • Liability insurance

Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$2,500

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

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

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Fog Machine
Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of The Original Moonlighters

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
70 Reviews
97% recommend it
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Colleen W. Sent on 10/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So much fun!

The Original Moonlighters brought so much fun and energy to our celebration! I got compliments on the band all night. They even honored my request and learned to play “Come on Eileen” for my mom (named Eileen).
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Lizzie W. Sent on 11/27/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Versatile & Fun Band

We loved our experience with the Original Moonlighters. They offered a range of genres/time periods and accommodated our setlist requests. A highlight was the female vocalist crushing Proud Mary and forming a line of ladies! They had the guests clamoring for more after the encore! Highly recommend.
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Gwen Sent on 09/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best motown band

The Moonlighters were amazing!!!! All the guests got on the dance floor and never left - the kids, the grandparents, everyone was dancing! The venue staff were even dancing on the sidelines and raving about how great the band was and how to book them in the future! absolutely wonderful!
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