Toploader

The Band Behind Dancing In The Moonlight

Alternative rock band, Toploader, formed in 1997 and have sold more than two million albums. They were nominated for four Brit Awards for their debut album Onkas Big Moka, released in 1999, which reached number four in the album charts and remained in the top five albums for six months. Dancing in The Moonlight is perhaps Toploader’s most famous track. The song was written by Sherman Kelly in 1968 and first recorded by King Harvest, a French-American rock band, in 1972.

Toploader’s version reached number 19 in the UK Singles Chart upon release in February 2000, but it rocketed to number seven when it was re-released nine months later in November. In Belgium, the song hit number three of the singles chart, as well as number seven in Ireland’s official singles chart. Throughout the following year, Dancing in The Moonlight remained in the top 100 of charts across Europe. The record was certified platinum for achieving more than 600 thousand sales.

Their second album, Magic Hotel, was also a success when released in August 2003 and embarked on a huge tour, with more than 100,000 fans turning out to see them in the UK alone. An extended hiatus followed this album’s critical reception.

The group reformed in 2011 to release their album Only Human. Their return has been hailed a success and the band, which currently contains of four of the original six members, have performed at a variety of events across the country. Joseph Washbourn, Dan Hipgrave, Rob Green and Matt Knight have played charity concerts, university events and headlined both LeeStock Music Festival and AmpRocks Festival in 2013.

To book Toploader as the famous band for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

Listen to Toploader‘s hit single Dancing In The Moonlight here:

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