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The Original Moonlighters

Washington, District of Columbia View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
   63 reviews
$2,500 Most Popular Price

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$2,500 Most Popular Price

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
Top 40

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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    Eleanor Married on 06/25/2021
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    Hire The Original Moonlighters! The best wedding band!

    The Original Moonlighters are the best! We hired them as our wedding band back in 2019 and we ended up having to reschedule our wedding twice due to Covid. The Original Moonlighters were extremely kind, flexible, and easy to work with. We are SO glad they were available for our rescheduled wedding date in June 2021. Our wedding reception was a blast because of this band! They played a fantastic song selection and really got the dance floor going. The band was so engaging with us and our guests - it was fun because they were having a great time, too! We loved the Motown songs they played, and our guests of all ages were dancing. The Original Moonlighters are absolutely the best band for a wedding reception, and I cannot recommend them highly enough. We had a wonderful party thanks to this band! Do yourself a favor and hire The Original Moonlighters!
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    Kelsey C. Married on 09/21/2019
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    Do You Remember...

    the 21st night of September? Woooh! Me and Cody will be remembering that night for the rest of our lives, as will all our dancing guests. Our planner recommended the Original Moonlighters band, and it was the best decision we ever could've made. Dressed up all cute and handsome in their matching blue suits and bowties, from the very first note, the party was "on". Some folks were up dancing instead of eating their dinners even...and after they played a perfect "Let's Stay Together" for our first dance, nobody would leave the dance floor!!! Then they starting hitting on Bruno Mars, and totally brought the HOUSE DOWN, of course playing lots of Earth Wind and Fire to celebrate our special day...trust me when I say it: this band is LIT, and you need to hire them for your own wedding (if you want everyone dancing, that is).
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    Sarah H. Married on 08/17/2019
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    The most incredible band!

    We cannot say enough about the Original Moonlighters!!! Will, the manager was very attentive to email and communicating throughout the entire process. We ended up getting the 8 piece band, and it was money well spent! The band and singers are phenomenal! It was so much more like attending a concert, than a typical wedding band. They even learned our wedding song. If you are in to Motown, jazz or funk, this is the band for you! We loved how they were able to read the crowd and choose songs to get everyone up dancing. They even took requests. At one point, they even had all the ladies doing a choreographed dance to Rolling Down the River. The band truly went above and beyond to make sure everyone was having great time. Our guests are still talking about how awesome our band was. Thank you for making our wedding so special and unforgettable!!!

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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Often Imitated...Never Duplicated! Washington, District of Columbia, 20007
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