Brandy Moore & the Nightcaps
High-energy classic R&B/funk/soul/Motown
Based in Victoria, BC
Dynamite vocals and harmonies, smokin' lead guitar, soulful keys, a solid rhythm section and an eclectic repertoire - all guaranteed to make you dance!  Available for outdoor concerts, festivals, venues, corporate events, weddings and other private functions.

Horn section available upon request

17 Mile Pub


Outdoor Summer Evening Show
Willows Beach Park in Oak Bay - Victoria, BC

VICTOR WELLS

VICTOR WELLS

PETER JONES

PETER JONES

BRANDY MOORE

BRANDY MOORE

PETER DOWSE

PETER DOWSE

JON MILLER

JON MILLER


BAND BIO  (less than 150 words)

BRANDY MOORE & THE NIGHTCAPS 
is a newly formed R&B/Soul/Funk/Motown band based in Victoria BC.  Featuring dynamite lead vocalist Brandy Moore, singer and guitarist extraordinaire Victor Wells, and a top-notch rhythm section, the band's high-energy eclectic repertoire in the classic R+B vein treats Island audiences to a welcome infusion of rhythm and soul.  Brandy Moore is a singer/songwriter and song interpreter with over 25 years of performing experience.  She’s appeared in western Canada, the south-western United States, New York City, Mexico, Central America and Portugal, where she recently performed her original song “Just Because I’m Alive” at the 2017 World Basic Income congress in Lisbon.  In addition to fronting “Brandy Moore & the Nightcaps” she also regularly performs as a solo act with her guitar for house concerts and other private functions.  Brandy moved back to BC last fall and is now based in Victoria.

BAND MEMBERS

BRANDY MOORE (lead vocals)
Brandy Moore is a singer/songwriter and song interpreter with over 25 years of performing experience.  She’s appeared in western Canada, the south-western United States, New York City, Mexico, Central America and Portugal where she recently performed her original song “Just Because I’m Alive” at the 2017 World Basic Income congress in Lisbon. Originally from the Okanagan Valley, Brandy moved out to the west coast at age 17, studied music at Capilano College, and spent the next decade performing around Greater Vancouver before releasing her first self-titled independent CD in 1999.  In 2001, she re-located to Regina, Saskatchewan and went on to release an additional four independent CDs within the next decade.  Her latest CD “Real Good Love” was recorded in Nashville in 2011 with several seasoned musicians including Bonnie Raitt’s long-time touring guitarist George Marinelli.  In addition to fronting “Brandy Moore & the Nightcaps” she also regularly performs as a solo act with her guitar for house concerts and other private functions.  Brandy moved back to BC last fall and is now based in Victoria.

VICTOR WELLS (guitar/vocals)
Victor Wells is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with a 30 year performing career playing blues, funk, R & B, reggae and classic rock in outdoor music festivals, rock and blues clubs, pubs and private/corporate events.  His vast experience includes everything from solo performances to an 8-piece soul revue, and every kind of band in between.  His career has taken him around the world beginning in Chicago, then Toronto, London, Paris, Tokyo and Vancouver.  He now resides in Victoria.  As a songwriter, Victor has produced two original CDs, Victor H. Wells, III (1999) and The Dubious Bros. (2004), three CDs as a guitarist, back-up vocalist and co-writer with Chris Gilburg, and numerous LPs and CDs as a session player and singer in Vancouver, Victoria and Tokyo.  Victor has written or co-written about 300 songs.

PETER JONES (keys/vocals)
Peter Jones is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer.  Classically trained, he has performed with artists such as Michael Bublé, The Paperboys, the Victoria Symphony and the Canadian Tenors. He is also a practicing lawyer, specializing in Aboriginal Law.

PETER DOWSE (bass)
Pete Dowse is a bassist in high demand.  Originally from Montreal, he’s also spent time in New York and San Francisco performing and recording with a wide range of artists in the salsa, disco, rock and blues genres, including Geraldine Hunt, Freddie James and Jim Zeller.  He’s been playing on and off with fellow band-mates Jon Miller and Peter Jones in various projects around Victoria over the years and appears regularly at Hermann's Jazz Club with many celebrated musicians, including Pablo Cardenas and Brooke Maxwell.

JON MILLER (drums)
Jon Miller is a drummer and band leader based in Victoria, BC.  Before re-locating to the West Coast he lived in Montreal, Philadelphia, Amsterdam and Paris.  He earned a B. Mus in Jazz Performance from McGill University (with distinction) and has played with groups varying in styles from Jazz to Hip Hop, Rock, Blues and R&B, in locations ranging from the Eiffel Tower and the China Club (Paris), private parties at the home of Xaviera Hollander (Amsterdam), the Monte Carlo Sporting Club (Monaco), and CBGB's Gallery in NYC.  Jon was a featured artist in the 2011 Victoria Drum Fest and has recorded two critically acclaimed CDs of original jazz with his group The Jon Miller Quartet (2009 and 2015).

SONG LIST

SONG

ARTIST

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Wilson Pickett

Ain’t No Cure For Love

Leonard Cohen / Jennifer Warnes

Ain’t No Sunshine

Bill Withers

Ain't Too Proud To Beg

Temptations

Any Day Now, I Shall Be Released

The Band

At Last

Etta James

Baby I Love You

Aretha Franklin

Band Of Gold

Freda Payne

Blind, Crippled & Crazy

O.V. Wright

Born Under a Bad Sign

Albert King

Breakdown

Tom Petty

Bring It On Home To Me

Sam Cooke

Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison

By Your Side

Sade

Can’t Help Falling in Love

Elvis

Can’t Help Myself

The Four Tops

Chain Of Fools

Aretha Franklin

Chuck E’s in Love

Rickie Lee Jones

Come To Me

Bonnie Raitt

Could You Be Loved

Bob Marley

Crusin’

Huey Lewis / Gwyneth Paltrow

Do I Make Myself Clear

Etta James

Doin’ It Right

Powder Blues

Do Right Woman

Etta James

Do You Love Me

The Contours

Don’t Change Horses

Tower of Power

Dr. Feel Good

Aretha Franklin

Drift Away

Dobie Gray

Easy Street Dream

Eva Cassidy

Everyday People

Sly & Family Stone

Feelin’ Alright

Joe Cocker

Fire

Pointer Sisters

First We Take Manhattan

Leonard Cohen / Jennifer Warnes

Get Ready

Temptations

Get The Funk Outta My Face

Brothers Johnson

Get Up Offa That Thing

James Brown

Give Me The Night

George Benson

Good Woman / Good Man

Bonnie Raitt & Delbert McClinton

Hard To Handle

Otis Redding

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

The Hollies

Heat Wave

Martha and the Vandellas / Linda Rondstat

Higher

Sly & Family Stone

Higher Ground

Stevie Wonder

Higher Love

Stevie Winwood

Holdin Back The Years

Simply Red

How Sweet It Is

Marvin Gaye / James Taylor

I Can See Clearly Now

Johnny Nash

I Can’t Go For That / Sunrise

Hall and Oates / Simply Red

I Can’t Make You Love Me

Bonnie Raitt

I Can’t Stand The Rain

Ann Peebles

I’d Rather Go Blind

Etta James

I Feel Good

James Brown

If I Ain’t Got You

Alicia Keys

If You Don’t Know Me By Now

Simply Red

I Got Dreams

Delbert McClinton

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Marvin Gaye

I Just Wanna Make Love To You

Etta James

In Another Time

Sade

In The Basement

Etta James

Into The Mystic

Van Morrison

I Second That Emotion

Smokey Robinson

I Thank You

Sam & Dave

It’s The Same Old Song

Four Tops

It’s Too Late

Carole King

It’s Your Thing (Do Whatcha Wanna Do)

Isley Brothers

I’ve Got Dreams To Remember

Etta James

I Wish

Stevie Wonder

Just A Little

Powder Blues

Knock On Wood

Sam & Dave

Let’s Get it On

Marvin Gaye

Let’s Stay Together

Al Green

Listen To The Music

Doobie Brothers

Lovin’ Arms

Etta James

Makin It Work

Doug & The Slugs

Master Blaster

Stevie Wonder

Mercy Mercy Me

Marvin Gaye

Monster On A Leash

Tower of Power

Moondance

Van Morrison

Midnight Hour

Wilson Pickett

Midnight Train To Georgia

Gladys Knight & the Pips

Misty Blue

Dorothy Moore

Much Too Late

Brandy Moore

Mustang Sally

Wilson Pickett

My Girl

Temptations

My-My-My-My-My Boogie Shoes

KC & the Sunshine Band

Natural Woman

Aretha Franklin

Nick Of Time

Bonnie Raitt

Night Time Is The Right Time

Etta James / Ray Charles

One of These Nights

The Eagles

Papa Was A Rollin Stone

Sly & Family Stone

People Get Ready

Curtis Mayfield (Eva Cassidy)

Play That Funky Music

Wild Cherry

Poor Poor Pitiful Me

Linda Ronstadt

Price Tag

Jessie J.

Proud Mary

Tina Turner

Rainy Night In Georgia

Brooke Benton

Real Good Love

Brandy Moore

Real Man

Bonnie Raitt

Respect

Aretha Franklin

Rollin In The Deep

Adele

Roll With It

Stevie Winwood

Seven Day Fool

Etta / Jully Black

Sexual Healing

Marvin Gaye

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Stevie Wonder

Since I Fell For You

Buddy Johnson

Sir Duke

Stevie Wonder

Sledgehammer

Peter Gabriel

Soldier Of Love

Sade

Somethin To talk About

Bonnie Raitt

Somethin’s Got A Hold On Me

Etta James

Son Of A Preacher Man

Dusty Springfield

Stand Up For Somethin

Andra Day

Stayin’ Alive

The Bee Gees

Stir It Up

Bob Marley

Sugar Mama

Bonnie Raitt

Sunday Kind Of Love

Etta James

Superstition

Stevie Wonder

Teach Me Tonight

Phoebe Snow

Tell It Like It Is

Aaron Neville

Tell Mama

Etta James

Thank You

Dido

Thank You (for lettin’ me be myself)

Sly & Family Stone

The Letter

Joe Cocker / Eva Cassidy

The Sweetest Taboo

Sade

The Tracks Of My Tears

Smokey Robinson

Time Is A Healer

Eva Cassidy

Tore Down

Eric Clapton

Unchained Melody

Righteous Brothers

Use Me Up

Bill Withers

Wayfaring Stranger

Eva Cassidy

We Got The Funk

George Clinton

What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?

Jimmy Ruffin

What’s Goin On

Marvin Gaye

When A Man Loves A Woman

Percy Sledge

When Somethin Is Wrong With My Baby

Linda Rondstat / Aaron Neville

When Will I Be Loved

Linda Ronstadt

Who Knows How to Make Love Stay

Doug & The Slugs

Wild Night

Van Morrison

W.O.M.A.N.

Etta James

You Can Leave Your Hat On

Etta James / Joe Cocker

You Don't Know Like I Know

Sam & Dave

You Make Me Feel Brand New

Simply Red / The Stylistics

You Really Got A Hold On Me

The Miracles

You Send Me

Sam Cooke

You’ve Lost That Lovin Feelin’

Righteous Brothers / Kathi McDonald with Long John Baldry

 

 

INSTRUMENTALS

 

Afro Blue

Mongo Sanataria

Chameleon

Herbie Hancock

Cissy Strut

The Meters

Comin' Home Baby

Herbie Mann / Booker T and the MGs

Green Onions

Booker T and the MGs

Have A Good Time

Brand New Heavies

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Cannonball Adderley

Positive

Sly and the Family Stone

Song For My Father

Horace Silver

Watermelon Man

Herbie Hancock

 

 

SPECIAL OCCASIONS *

Auld Lang Syne - R&B Style

Brandy Moore & the Nightcaps version

All I Want For Christmas Is You

Mariah Carey

Happy Birthday - R&B Style

Brandy Moore & the Nightcaps version

Merry Christmas Baby - R&B Style

Sheryl Crow

Please Come Home for Xmas

The Eagles

* NOTE: we will chart and learn up to two additional requested songs for any special occasion

 

 

JAZZ STANDARDS *

 

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Night & Day

All Of Me

Paper Moon

At Last

Rainy Night in Georgia

Autumn Leaves

Route 66

Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered

Sentimental Reasons

Beyond The Sea

Since I Fell For You

Bye Bye Blackbird

Smile

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Corcovado

Stormy Weather

Crazy

Straighten Up & Fly Right

Cry Me A River

Summertime

Don’t Know Why

Sunday Kind of Love

Every Day I Have The Blues

Sunny Side of the Street

Fever

Taking A Chance On Love

Fly Me To The Moon

The Look of Love

Georgia

The Way You Look Tonight

How Insensitive

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

It Don’t Mean A Thing

Unforgettable

Let’s Fall In Love

Wade in the Water

Lost Mind

Wayfaring Stranger

Moondance

What A Wonderful World

My Funny Valentine

When I Fall In Love

Nature Boy

You’re Getting To Be a Habit With Me

Nick Of Time

 

* NOTE: many clients prefer standards for cocktail hour (with or without vocals), then classic R&B later on

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