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
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
The Way You Do The Things You Do
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark I’m On Fire
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
Elton John: I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
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
Bryan Adams: Somebody
Summer of ‘69
Run To You
David Bowie: Starman
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
Jimmy Cliff: I Can See Clearly Now
Don’t Look Back In Anger
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
This Is The Time
You May Be Right
Duran Duran: Save a Prayer Ordinary World
Steve Miller Band: The Joker
Lionel Richie: Stuck On You
All Night Long
Rolling Stones: Satisfaction
Erasure: A Little Respect
Level42: Running In The Family Lessons In Love
Johnny Clegg: Scatterlings Great Heart
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
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
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 ShoutMC.com 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 (ShoutMC.com 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
Debbie Bird (New World Travel & Events)
Anne & Izak
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.