In an age of digital synthesizers, 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 jazz musicians 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 recently expanded their repertoire to include some of the greatest hits of the 1960's Motown era as well as a sprinkling of modern pop songs composed in a 50's or Motown style! In other words, expect to hear music from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, right through to the rocking sounds of Chuck Berry, Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino, Elvis, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse and Meghan Trainor. 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.
Moonshine has both male and female vocal options, depending on availability. The band's brand new first-call vocalist, Amy (2018), is based in Cape Town, whilst long-standing male vocalist, Ndumiso, recently relocated to Johannesburg. Ndumiso is still available to perform with Moonshine, should the client wish to pay additional transport costs. Please feel free to discuss this with Dan at the time of quoting.
So... Get ready to suck back on that bottle of hooch, put on your dancing shoes and ride the white lightning with Moonshine - Jazz with a Kick!
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!
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)
Body and Soul (Billie Holiday)
Girl from Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Frank Sinatra)
Night & Day (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)
I've Got Rhythm (Ella Fitzgerald)
It's Almost Like Being in Love (Ella Fitzgerald)
1950's Rock 'n' Roll & Motown Set:
Hallelujah, I Love Her So! (Ray Charles)
Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
Hit the Road, Jack! (Ray Charles)
Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley & His Comets)
Tequila (The Champs)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
Mess Around (Ray Charles)
Sunny (Marvin Gaye)
You're All I Need to Get By (Marvin Gaye)
Papa Loves Mambo (Renato Carosone/Dean Martin/Perry Como)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
I Got a Woman (Ray Charles) [Male Vocal Set Only]
Ain't That a Shame (Fats Domino) [Male Vocal Set Only]
Rock 'n Roll Music (Chuck Berry) [Male Vocal Set Only]
You Never Can Tell (Chuck Berry) [Male Vocal Set Only]
Shake, Rattle and Roll (Big Joe Turner) [Male Vocal Set Only]
All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor) [Female Vocal Set Only]
Dear Future Husband (Meghan Trainor) [Female Vocal Set Only]
Valerie (Amy Winehouse) [Female Vocal Set Only]
Mambo Italiano (Rosemary Clooney/Sophia Loren) [Female Vocal Set Only]
Tu Vuo Fa l'Americano (Renato Carsone - We Speak No Americano) [Female Vocal Set Only]
Minimum 4m wide x 3m deep
Moonshine can be used at a wedding, a private house party or corporate 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.
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.
3 x 50 min sets over a maximum of 3 consecutive hours
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
Thank you so much for Saturday – the band and all of the other music was excellent and I have received so many compliments.
Thank you so much for bringing incredible music, amazing energy and a full dance floor to our wedding! We loved having you and the band to play and have had incredibly positive feedback from so many guests. Moonshine was FANTASTIC!
Amy & Gareth
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!
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!
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)
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
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
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
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
Dan!!! Words cannot describe how awesome, amazing your team are and were. From DJ AJ, all the members of Moonshine, Evan the sax who rocked it out for everyone!! It was just very special and made the night most memorable, So thank you to you all!!
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.