The Moontones

It's Time to Jive!

The Moontones are a dynamic, all-star group out of Southern California playing shows packed full of great dance tunes from the 50's.


Past Venues

  • Downtown Disney (Anaheim, CA)

  • The Observatory OC (Santa Ana, CA)

  • Clifton’s Republic (Downtown LA, CA)

  • Friday Night Social (San Francisco, CA)

  • Fais Do Do (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Viva Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Rhythm Collision (Riverside, CA)

  • Rusty's Rhythm Club (Playa del Rey, CA)

  • Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association (Pasadena, CA)

  • Santa Barbara Swing (Santa Barbara, CA)

  • Ford Theatre JAMM Sessions (Marina Del Rey, CA)

  • Mooneyes (Irwindale, CA)

  • Huffarama Car Show (San Bernadino, CA)

  • Rancho Los Alamitos (Long Beach, CA)

  • The Pike (Long Beach, CA)

  • Spike's (Rosemead, CA)

  • Petie's Place (Tarzana, CA)

  • Joe's Great American Bar and Grill (Burbank, CA)

  • Memorie's Swing Team (Whittier, CA)

  • Ragdoll Boogie (Lakewood, CA)

  • Original Mike's (Santa Ana, CA)

  • Beatnik Bandito (Santa Ana, CA)


  • Wanda Jackson

  • Levi Dexter and the Gretsch Brothers

  • The Paladins

  • Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

  • Petunia and the Vipers

  • Jimmy Dale and the Beltline



I've been producing weekly swing dances for 21 years, and The Moontones rank the highest in every way. For anyone considering hiing them, do it!

Their first appearance at my club last night was an absolute dream.  They were 100% professional, arriving early to set up and do their soundcheck, wonderful to deal with - kind and humble, and did a sensational show for my dancers.

I have a 'Guidelines for Bandleaders' that I've put together and sent to every new band that wants to play at my club, and it was clear to me that they really paid attention to all the detail, because there was not one faltering moment in their show.  They kept that dance floor packed with dancers all night long...and on a weeknight!

I've already booked them for four more shows this year!

Rusty Frank"

"[An] LA favorite."

- LA Weekly

“This is a fabulous dance band. They made their [San Francisco] debut at our party Friday Night Social…visit our page and look at the photos and videos of dancers tearing up the dance floor. They are also very nice people and were easy to work with. We’re happy they contacted us. We love you guys!”

-Cathy Erica (Friday Night Social)

"You cats rocked it (the Beatnik Bandito) last week, see you tonight at Pikes!”

- David Klingman

"Love your sound, very exciting group. The brass really adds to your sound!”

- Diana Krohn

"Great rockabilly dance band with a great horn section.  This is a fun band and very danceable.” - John and Peggy

"Happy To have caught this band. Great musicians and great vocals. Well worth seeing." - Shaun Havoc (The Havoc Band)

I'm glad I arrived to Viva Las Vegas a day early to be able to catch The Moontones. Solid band, fun to dance to, hope you come back to VLV next year. Actually, I say The Moontones should make a trip to San Francisco, people would love you here.

-Keith Azoubel



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