In an age of digital synthesisers, sequencers and DJ's, Moonshine is a rarity - an exciting, polished function band with an organic sound, lead by saxophonist, Dan Shout, which features some of the hippest cats in the Cape Town music scene.

Moonshine is jazz with a kick! The journey starts in the Roaring 20's Prohibition Era and takes the listener through the Swingin' 30's and 40's, ending with the classic rock 'n' roll sounds of the 1950's. Moonshine is also currently expanding their repertoire to include some of the greatest hits of the 1960's Motown era! In other words, expect to hear music from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Dean Martin, right through to the rocking sounds of Chuck Berry, Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino, Elvis, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye. Whether it be a toned-down swing set as background music during dinner or upbeat rock 'n' roll and Motown sets to get the party started, Moonshine is an excellent choice for a corporate event, private party or wedding.

So... Suck back on that bottle of hooch, get on your dancing shoes and get ready to ride the white lightning with Moonshine!

INSTRUMENTATION

Male vocals, saxophone, piano (keyboard), double bass and drum kit. New to 2017 is a top-up option to add trumpet and trombone to the horn section to create a 7-piece band!

REPERTOIRE
Background Set:

'S Wonderful (George Gershwin)
Basin Street Blues (Louis Armstrong)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)
Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller)
It's Only a Paper Moon (Nat King Cole/Ella Fitzgerald)
Them There Eyes (Billie Holiday)
Girl from Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Frank Sinatra)
+ more.

Swing Set:

Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone)
Come Fly With Me (Frank Sinatra)
I've Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra)
All Of Me (Louis Armstrong)
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing) (Louis Armstrong)
Summertime (George Gershwin)
That's All (Nat King Cole) 
+ More

1950's Rock 'n' Roll & Motown Set:

Shake, Rattle and Roll (Big Joe Turner)
Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
You Never Can Tell (Chuck Berry)
Hit the Road, Jack! (Ray Charles)
Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley & His Comets)
I Got a Woman (Ray Charles)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Rock 'n Roll Music (Chuck Berry)
Don't Ha Ha (Huey "Piano" Smith)
Tequila (The Champs)
Ain't That a Shame (Fats Domino)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So! (Ray Charles)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
Mess Around (Ray Charles)
Sunny (Marvin Gaye)
You're All I Need to Get By (Marvin Gaye)
 
SPACE REQUIRED

Minimum 4m wide x 3m deep

PERFECT FOR

Moonshine can be used at a wedding, a private house party or corporate themed event. The client can choose between two or three sets, selecting a background set during cocktails or dinner, followed by a more upbeat swing set to liven up the mood or to start the dance floor, followed by the party set of 50's rock 'n' roll and 60's Motown.

QUALIFICATIONS

All our artists are picked for their years of experience, passion and personal study of music. The Moonshine band members are all session musicians and band leaders within their own rights, have toured the country and the world, done numerous radio and television appearances, dozens of corporate events, weddings, recording sessions and more. There are also a few B.Mus and M.Mus degrees floating about.

PERFORMANCE OPTIONS
2 x 50 min sets over a maximum of 2 consecutive hours
3 x 50 min sets over a maximum of 3 consecutive hours
 
*Please feel free to discuss alternative performance times with Dan from ShoutMC.com and he can advise or quote accordingly.
OTHER

The band needs to be located no further than 20 metres from a working power point
If you'd like additional sound, staging or a dance floor, let us know and we can obtain a quote
If the artists' performance time falls over a mealtime, a main meal will be required for each band member and technician

Dan, The music was fantastic. It was an absolute treat for us. Unfortunately we kept getting distracted by others! Haha... it was great and there were so many positive comments from both outdoors as well as the dance floor. Thanks again. Martin & Riani.

Martin & Riani

March 2017

Good morning Dan, How have you been? Thanks once again for a killer wedding. People have been raving to us about it for days! Have a wonderful day!

Johan

February 2017

Dear Dan, Thank you so much for everything!! Everyone raved about Moonshine! It was truly an epic event and would not have been the same without you all!

Megan

February 2017

Dear Dan, Thank you SO much for Saturday and making it so easy to work with! It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and hopefully we will get to work together again in the near future.

Lize-Mari (Coordinator, Molenvliet)

February 2017

Hi Dan. Thank you for your incredible performance at our wedding! You guys made our wedding! We absolutely loved you guys! All our guests were blown away and are still asking about your band. So thank you so so much. We will definitely be following you! Can't wait to hear your music soon!

Joan & Jay

January 2017

Dan, Everybody commented on what a great band you guys are and how you all seemed to really enjoy yourself and get into it. Some people even said that this was best party they attended for years! Please thank all your band members once again on Lee Anne's and my behalf!

Hans & Lee Anne

October 2016

Dear Dan, I can say unequivocally that having Moonshine at our wedding was one of the biggest highlights of the day! You guys blew everyone away. It was such a pleasure working with you and I will recommend ShoutMC at every opportunity. Meg was wonderful too. Thank you again.

Marianne & Greg

April 2016

Dan!!! You guys were INCREDIBLE!!! No one will stop raving to us about you 🙂 You made a special day so much more special and we’ll be forever grateful. The band was great, the sound was great, the whole vibe was just amazing. Did you guys manage to squeeze in a bit of a game drive before you left? We saw Romy off at the airstrip and then got a text of a photo from my best man with Ndumiso at the airport! Photographers said it might be up to 12 weeks to get all the pics back but once we have them we will send your way 🙂

Kyly & Ryan

April 2016