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 features some of the top jazz vocalists in Cape Town, offering either male or female vocal options, or both male and female vocalists with upsized version of the band, "Moonshine - Extra Kick!"

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 or female vocals, saxophone, piano (keyboard), double bass and drum kit. A top-up option of trumpet and trombone added to the horn section, creates the legendary Moonshine - EXTRA KICK a 7-piece band!


Background Set:

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)
La Vie en Rose (Louis Armstrong, Edith Piaf)
+ 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)
I've Got Rhythm (Ella Fitzgerald)
It's Almost Like Being in Love (Ella Fitzgerald)
It's Only a Paper Moon (Nat King Cole)
Pennies from Heaven (Nat King Cole)
Let There Be Love (Nat King Cole)
L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)
+ More

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)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours (Stevie Wonder)
Money (Barrett Strong)

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]
Agent Double-O Soul (Edwin Starr) [Male Vocal Set Only]
Gangster of Love (Johnny Watson) [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]
Ain't No Mountain High Enough [Female Vocal Set Only]
My Girl (The Temptations) [Female Vocal Set Only]
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) [Female Vocal Set Only]
RESPECT (Aretha Franklin) [Female Vocal Set Only]

YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE REPERTOIRE IF YOU BOOK MOONSHINE - EXTRA KICK! (Both male & female vocals in the band).


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.

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 and he can advise or quote accordingly.

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 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

Thanks so much to you too – it was a fantastic day and you guys were great – we had awesome feedback. Looking forward to next time!

Jenna (Springfield Estate)

March 2020