John Ellis is a singer-songwriter from Durban, South Africa. John lead his band Tree63 to international acclaim as that band’s singer, guitar player and award-winning songwriter. As a solo artist, he has been nominated for a SAMA award, and has released five solo albums. He has lectured English literature at various South African universities, and recently completed his MA in Creative Writing. John’s latest album “Native”, a collaboration with many traditional South African musicians, has just been released.


Male vocals + guitar.


a-Ha: Take On Me
Hunting High and Low
The Sun Always Shines on TV

Crowded House: Don’t Dream It’s Over
Something So Strong
Better Be Home Soon
Fall At Your Feet
Into Temptation

Bob Marley: Waiting in Vain
Three Little Birds
No Woman No Cry

Tears For Fears: Mad World
Everybody Wants to Rule The World

UB40: Cherry Oh Baby
Red Red Wine
Kingston Town
The Way You Do The Things You Do
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark I’m On Fire
Hungry Heart
If I Should Fall Behind

The Police: Message in a Bottle Roxanne
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Wrapped Around Your Finger
Don’t Stand So Close To Me

Tom Petty: Free Fallin’
Into The Great Wide Open
I Won’t Back Down
You Don’t Know How It Feels

Joe Jackson: Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Be My Number Two
Different For Girls

Fleetwood Mac: Everywhere
Go Your Own Way
Don’t Stop

Elton John: I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Blue Eyes

CCR: Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Bad Moon Rising
Who’ll Stop The Rain?

The Beatles: Across The Universe For No-one
All My Loving
Here Comes The Sun Let It Be
Norwegian Wood

Bryan Adams: Somebody
Summer of ‘69
Run To You
I’m Ready

David Bowie: Starman
Absolute Beginners

Bee Gees: How Deep Is Your Love?
If I Can’t Have You
To Love Somebody

John Mellencamp: Jack and Diane
Hurt So Good

Bill Withers: Ain’t No Sunshine
Lean On Me
Lovely Day

Jimmy Cliff: I Can See Clearly Now

Oasis: Wonderwall
Don’t Look Back In Anger

Coldplay: Yellow
The Scientist

Rod Stewart: Maggie May
You’re In My Heart
I Don’t Wanna Talk About It
I Was Only Joking
Some Guys Have All The Luck

Billy Joel: Honesty
She’s Always a Woman
Just The Way You Are
Uptown Girl
Piano Man
This Is The Time
My Life
You May Be Right

Duran Duran: Save a Prayer Ordinary World

Steve Miller Band: The Joker

Lionel Richie: Stuck On You
Penny Lover
All Night Long

Rolling Stones: Satisfaction
Ruby Tuesday

Erasure: A Little Respect


Level42: Running In The Family Lessons In Love

Johnny Clegg: Scatterlings Great Heart
The Crossing

U2: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Staring At The Sun
All I Want is You

Soft Cell: Tainted Love

Kenny Rogers: The Gambler
Islands In The Stream

Supertramp: The Logical Song
Give a Little Bit

Bruce Hornsby: The Way It Is

Steve Winwood: Higher Love
Back In The High Life

Bon Jovi: Living On a Prayer

Bright Blue: Weeping
Window On The World

Seal: Crazy

Cat Stevens: Wild World
First Cut is the Deepest

Michael Jackson: The Way You Make Me Feel

Sting: Fields Of Gold
Englishman In New York

Bread: Everything I Own

The Commodores: Easy
Night Shift

Gnarls Barkley: Crazy

Queen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love
I Want To Break Free

The Proclaimers: 500 Miles

Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl Matthew

Wilder: Break My Stride

Don Henley: Boys Of Summer

Madness: It Must Be Love

Smokie: Needles and Pins

Men At Work: Down Under
Who Can It Be Now?

Steeler’s Wheel: Stuck In The Middle With You

The Doors: Light My Fire

Bob Dylan: Make You Feel My Love
Blowin’ in the Wind
The Times They Are a-Changin’

Leo Sayer: More Than I Can Say

Paul Young: Love of the Common People Wherever I lay My Hat

Donovan: Catch The Wind

Nik Kershaw: Wouldn’t It be Good

Simon and Garfunkel: Cecilia

Human League: Don’t You Want Me

Roy Orbison: You Got It
I Drove All Night

The Monkees: I’m a Believer

Imagination: Just an Illusion

Go West: King of Wishful Thinking

The Temptations: Lady Soul My Girl

Suzanne Vega: Luka

Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up

Prince: Purple Rain


2m wide x 2m deep


Creating an awesome vibe on guest arrival at a wedding ceremony or during cocktails.


All our artists are picked for their years of experience, passion, personal study of music as well as administrative skills to ensure swift booking times.


1 hour performance
2 x 50 min sets over a maximum of 2 consecutive hours (20 minute break)
3 x 50 min sets over a maximum of 3 consecutive hours (20 minute breaks)

*Please feel free to discuss alternative performance times with a representative from and we can advise or quote accordingly.


A PA System must be booked if utilising a singer, to amplify the vocals using a microphone and to provide a monitor for the vocalist.
The band needs to be located no further than 20 metres from a working power point ( or the artist do not provide generators)
If the artists' performance time falls over a mealtime, a main meal will be required for each band member and technician

Thank you for amazing atmosphere at our event and we very much look forward to working with you in future.

Uliana Zeneli

November 2019
Last night’s event for the first Mining Indaba After Hours cocktail party was a great success. The client was really happy with the choice of band. The music you played was so perfect for the style of the event.

Debbie Bird (New World Travel & Events)

February 2020
I would like to say thank you for the excellent service and music you guys delivered on our wedding day. We regrettably could not listen to a large part of the set as we were up and about to take photos, but the part I could listen to (and dance to) and the feedback I got was amazing! It was unfortunately a bit cold during the set, but the music really lifted the party. Many thanks again. You created an amazing and memorable experience to ourselves and our guests.

Anne & Izak

September 2019

Thank you so much for Saturday – the band and all of the other music was excellent and I have received so many compliments.


May 2019

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

March 2019

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!


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!


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

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!!


October 2017

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
Hi Dan, Thank you so much. You guys were amazing and a huge hit. Everyone was really impressed. We can’t thank you enough.

Matt & Sarah

February 2019
We really enjoyed the music and everyone said how much they liked your stuff. It really was excellent and you guys are all fantastic musicians. Well done.


October 2018