The Moonlighters" is a big band with 15-16 members. The band has been performing together since 1994. It began with 11 members, with the name of "The Cogitators". Along with a name change, and the addition of more musicians, "The Moonlighters" has been a popular feature for dance and concert venues throughout the Upper and Lower Valleys of NH and VT, as well as central Vermont.
The Big Band era has made a huge resurgence in today's music scene. The music of Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and many others are featured in each performance by "The Moonlighters". The band's fantastic brass section consists of three trombones, three trumpets, five to six saxophones and clarinets, a bass guitar, sometimes a rhythm guitar, keyboard and drums. Listeners will be transported back to an earlier time, when rhythms were easy to follow, the lyrics were simple and the melodies were lovely.
"The Moonlighters" Big Band features three vocalists, all with different styles which add to your dancing and listening experience.
Whether you dance or not, you are always welcome to any of "The Moonlighters" performances. In the winter months, the band offers public dances every-other month, and have concerts in the Upper Valley parks.