"The Moonlighters Orchestra" formerly known as Charlie Chiklis and the Moonlighters closed a chapter in it's 20 year history this August as our leader and founder Charlie Chiklis, lost his courageous battle with cancer. As an original member, music director and friend of Charlie's, I promised him that I would carry on the success that the band had achieved throughout the years. We have updated our repetoire to include vocal and instrumental works from Phill Collins Big Band, Stevie Wonder, Harry Conick, Jr., Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, Michael Buble', ELVIS and many more artists. We continue to perform and thrill crowds of all ages with the variety of our program and excitement of delivery!
We are an annual favorite at wedding receptions, charity galas and balls, college and university dances and formals, swing clubs throughout the area and always a hit at summer concert series.
The band is carrying on the tradition of the big band genre. It can perform any type of music from any era of any band. Regardless of size, we always provide quality musicians giving the best of Live Music For All Occasions. Call us for your next event.
Terry W. Blalock: Woodwinds & Leader
Mark Gloden: Woodwinds
Owen Cordle: Woodwinds
Rex Jackson: Woodwinds
Ben Shaw: Trumpet
Jimmy "Scooby" Burns: Trumpet
Lee Davis: Trumpet
Janeal Teander: Trumpet
Bob Gregory: Trombone
Mark Mabe: Trombone
Greg Brink: Piano
Sam Sox: Bass
Tom Bernette: Drums
Winslow Stillman: Guitar
Joel Leipzig: Trombone
Tom Steward: Woodwinds
Bill Kapella: Woodwinds
Doug Lilly: Trumpet
Dean Olah: Trombone
Count Basie,Stan Kenton,Blood, Sweat & Tears, Ray Charles & The Tonight Show Band.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 180 - 300 minutes
A fun time is a guaranteed for all! Whether listening or dancing, The Moonlighters Orchestra provides top notch entertainment from the big band genre. From big band classics to modern swing artist, we do it all!
Past Booked Dates:
12-31-2010 — Sextet @ Glennaire
12-18-2010 — Sextet @ Highland Forest
12-16-2010 — Sextet @ Club 17
12-03-2010 — Quartet @ RMOA
11-18-2010 — Big Band Formal Dance @ Campbell University
10-02-2010 — The Big Bad Ball/Raleigh,NC
07-24-2010 — Big Band Dance @ Tuxedo Junction
05-21-2010 — Sextet @ McGregor Village
04-24-2010 — Dance @ Tuxedo Junction
03-05-2010 — Big Band Concert/Dance @ Young Community Center Cary, NC
02-14-2010 — Jazz Co-Op/Winston-Salem,NC
02-13-2010 — Big Band Valentine's Dance @ Tuxedo Junction Wake Forest
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Festival, Fundraiser, Halloween Party, Hotel, Private Party, Reunion, Wedding Reception
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