ANNO 1986

Laura B and the Moonlighters - UK    

We are an eight-piece 1940/50's style, good time, Rhythm and Blues/Swing
band that features the vocal talents of Laura B. The Moonlighters are a collection
of the best authentic sounding rhythm and blues players in Europe whose
credentials speak for themselves. Comprised of members from many bands
who have played the circuit across the UK, Europe, USA and even Japan.
These include; The Mike Sanchez Band,
Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Paloma Faith, Blue Harlem,
Juke Joint Jump, Ocean's Seven, The Extraordinaires, The Metrotones,
Sugar Ray's Flying Fortress, The Alabama Slammers and The Big Six.

Just a handful of bands that are and have been prolific on the 40's/50's scene
for many years.

Three years ago having already established herself as a singer on the UK
Trad Jazz circuit and having played with respected artistes,
such as Digby Fairweather, Laura decided that now was the time to play
homage to lost female voices of early Rhythm and Blues/ Swing and Jazz
such as; Wynonna Carr, Erline Harris, Big Maybelle, Patti Jerome
and Etta James to name but a few. The big beat, honking sound of
Laura B and the Moonlighters soon caught on and now the Band regularly
appear at London's famous, 100 Club and all of the popular jump jive and swing
nights across the UK. Over the past couple of years the Moonlighters have
appeared at the London Royal Festival Hall, Vintage at Goodwood Festival,
Village Green Festival, Hep Cats Holiday Weekenders;
Breda Jazz Festival in Holland, the world famous Brecon Jazz Festival,
Hemsby Rock 'n' Roll weekenders #48 & #49 and the fifties revival event,
The Rhythm Riot where Laura was billed as the 'UK's New Diva of
Rhythm and Blues'. Laura is also a regular guest with the 18 piece Abbey Town
Jump Orchestra for performances at the Summer Jamboree Festival in Italy.

In 2010, specialist retro label, El Toro Records released the debut CD
'Jump & Shout' which has had rave revues from the media.

If you require a band who can rouse a crowd through their love of playing music
they adore then please consider booking 'Laura B and the Moonlighters'
to perform at your event.