Moonlighters or 'Moons' is the University of Nottingham's student-run auditioned big band which gives students from all subject areas the opportunity to play music that reaches across a variety of styles. Led by Sam Norris, repertoire includes frantic swing numbers, mellow jazz ballads plus the grooviest of the funk genre. Influences include artists such as Buddy Rich, Gordon Goodwin, Michael Jackson and Earth Wind and Fire. Moonlighters play regular gigs throughout the year ranging from charity and social events to gigs at the student's union, weddings, balls and functions. Although committed to a high standard of music, we also have an active social scene and will be hitting the town for regular social events such as bar crawls, seeing jazz gigs and lots more. This year, a large number of the band have graduated leaving heaps of opportunity for new players to come and audition. Look out for the Blowsoc stall at Freshers Fair in the first week to sign up to audition. If you think that Moonlighters is for you, then please contact Adam Merrell (manager) for more details. If you’re looking to book Moonlighters for your function, also don’t hesitate to send Adam an email.

Moonlighters Big Band

Have a listen!

nottingham union the students union student union societies nottingham orchestra jazz ensembles re freshers of nottingham the music society social nottingham blowsoc