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The Dark Moon Ensemble

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About The Dark Moon Ensemble

Beautiful music from multi instrumentalists Nigel Sanders and Emma Francis. Mixing jazz classical and ambient sounds.
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The Dark Moon Ensemble is strongly influenced by the community, culture and sounds of their hometown Chelmsford. Even as youngsters, they were drawn to music and musicians. They truly understand the power of sound and try to perform music that speaks to fans across the musical spectrum. ​ Their signature style is instantly recognizable and is becoming a sound that others are beginning to emulate. With their name becoming increasingly heard on a national stage, their career is at an important crossroads that could see them burst onto the international charts. ​ Both Emma and Nigel are accomplished musicians and composers and perform internationally. They create musical works that are reminiscent of neo classical merged with ambient jazz. Both members of The Dark Moon Ensemble are multi instrumentalists and combine there creative voices through Clarinet, Pianos, Percussion and Synth Soundscapes.

Ambient, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Jazz, Blues, Avant garde
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Concert, Virtual event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Cruise
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Song list

In Walks Bud
Blue In Green
Crystal Silence
Worrisome Heart
Maiden Voyage
Freddie Freeloader
All of Me
Night Train
Take The A Train
Cantaloupe Island
Blue Bossa
How High The Moon
In A Sentimental Mood
Honeysuckle Rose
Piece Piece
There Is No Greater Love
Blue Monk
Autumn Leaves
I Wish
I Got Rhythm
All The Things You Are
C Jam Blues
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Girl From Ipanema
Aint No Sunshine
Cry Me A River
Fly Me To The Moon
Now’s The Time
So Dancó Samba
Afternoon In Paris
Blues For Alice
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
In A Mellow Tone
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Lullaby of Birdland
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
My Way
One Note Samba
So What
Straight No Chaser
There Will Never Be Another You
When I Fall In Love
When You Wish Upon A Star
What’s Going On
When Somebody Loves You (Toy Story)
Beyond The Sea
The Look Of Love
The Lady Is A Tramp
Embraceable You
I Get A Kick Out Of You
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Night And Day
Moonlight Serenade
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Let There Be Love
Someone To Watch Over Me
Billie’s Bounce
Georgia On My Mind
Just The Way You Are
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Pennies From Heaven
On The Sunny Side of The Street
Oye Como Va
St Louis Blues
Besame Mucho
It’s Now Or Never
Mas Que Nada
Spanish Eyes
Always Waiting
Warwick Avenue
Ain’t No Sunshine
Let It Be
Mad World
Tired of Being Alone
The Pink Panther
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
We’ve Only Just Begun
The Climb
I Say A Little Prayer For You
Walk On By
Mood Indigo
Make It Easy On Yourself
Le Onde
Spiegel im Spiegel
What The World Needs Now
Love Train
The Heart Asks Pleasure First
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
I Giorni
Adagio in G minor
Una Mattina
No Sound But The Wind
Your Song
Great Gig In The Sky
I’m Good (Blue)
Bleeding Love
Circle of Life
Don’t Know Why
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Half The World Away
Hey Jude
Hit The Road Jack
Ode To Joy
Original Set Pieces
Winters Dark Moon
Childhood Returns
In The G (Gm Blues)
Sunshine (Without Backing)
The Last Tango
Blue Ambient
Somewhere In The Past
A New Beginning
Hold On
I Cannot Find The Words
Surrender (To Love)
A Softer Silence
Spaces Between Dark and Black
Into the Mist of Night
Jazzy Dream
Standing on the Edge
Close Encounters
Endless Stream
Pillars of Sand
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our calming and beautiful music.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Chelmsford Cathedral. Channels Brasserie, Chelmsford. Ahyme Festival, Milan, Italy. Middlesex University, London.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ludovico Einaudi Bill Evans Gregory Porter Melody Gardot Avro Part Peter Gabriel

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Chelmsford Cathedral and Ahyme Festival.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line is as follows: Clarinet, Piano and Synths.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Not at present

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 3m by 3m space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£320
Up to 2 hours£640
Up to 3 hours£800


From customers:

Marco V
1 year ago

This was such a charming listening experience Nigel! Nice one!

Yvs (

Great ensemble!

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