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All-Vocal Group MO5AIC Celebrates Residency at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino with Red Carpet Event

October 9, 2013 by  

George Wallace with cast of MO5AIC
All-vocal group MO5AIC (Mosaic) began a 12-month residency at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on Friday, September 27 (Pictured: George Wallace with cast of MO5AIC – Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg /VegasKool.com)

Murray Sawchuck and Chloe Louise Crawford

Murray Sawchuck and Chloe Louise Crawford

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg /VegasKool.com.

The group held a red carpet that was attended by celebrities and VIP including George Wallace, Murray SawChuck and wife Chloe Louis Crawford, Ashley Belle, Trent Carlini, Maren Wade, Howard Leese, the cast of Raiding the Rock Vault, the Skating Aratas, Anthony Cools and Anthony Padilla.

Josh Huslig with Murray Sawchuck

Josh Huslig with Murray Sawchuck

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg /VegasKool.com.

The five-member vocal band that has been described by Tony Bennett as “the best vocal group I’ve ever heard,” performs a brand new 70-minute show in the 350-seat Shimmer Cabaret showroom at 8:30PM on select nights. Comedian Carlos Oscar will perform in the showroom on nights when MO5AIC is unavailable.

Maren Wade

Maren Wade

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg /VegasKool.com.

MO5AIC was the winner of MTV’s Top Pop Group competition in 2008 and semi-finalists of NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2009 and has since opened for Prince, Stevie Wonder, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas and Jay Leno. Although the group has performed many times in Las Vegas, including as a popular featured act in ‘V – The Ultimate Variety Show’ at Planet Hollywood for the past year, this will be the group’s first headlining engagement, marking an exciting milestone for its members, Josh Huslig, Heath Burgett, Jake Moulton, Corwyn Hodge and Roopak Ahuja. Josh, who founded MO5AIC in 2002, says: “This is the culmination of many years of dedication and hard work for us as performers and our belief in this style music, and also the idea that purely vocal music is a draw, that it is something people enjoy and want to hear. It’s a very proud moment for us.”

Ashley Belle and Trent Carlini

Ashley Belle and Trent Carlini

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg /VegasKool.com.

“The LVH is excited to host what promises to become a must-see show for visitors and locals alike,” says LVH Vice President of Entertainment Rick White.  “MO5AIC presents a totally unique entertainment experience that will appeal to all ages.”

Howard Leese

Howard Leese

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg /VegasKool.com.

Hailing from the tradition of A capella music, MO5AIC performs with no instruments, using just their voices and microphones to create a full sound that frequently has audiences puzzling over where the band is. Says Josh: “For us, the voice is the instrument, the raw starting point for the sound. The ways we choose to amplify or distort and alter the voice are really no different than how a guitar player might route through a distortion pedal of effects bank. We are sort of a hybrid between a band and an A cappella group, and we can hold our own next to any full instrumentation.”

The Skating Aratas

The Skating Aratas

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg /VegasKool.com.

The result is vocally astounding performances, such as its rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, that have audiences gobsmacked at what is coming out of their mouths. MO5AIC has also garnered accolades from many fellow performers including Boyz II Men who are currently headlining their own Las Vegas residency at The Mirage Hotel. The two groups first met in 2007 when MO5AIC won a nationwide search held by CBS’s The Early Show for “The Next Great A Capella Group” judged by Boyz II Men.

Anthony Cools

Anthony Cools

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg /VegasKool.com.

MO5AIC’s first big Las Vegas opportunity came in 2006 from comedian George Wallace, the long-time late-night resident performer at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino. Originally engaged to open for Wallace on a 30-day trial, on the second night MO5AIC performed, Wallace was so impressed that the group was hired immediately for a 12-month engagement, frequently sharing the stage with Wallace during the evening’s show and exposing them to the Las Vegas entertainment community.

Anthony Padilla

Anthony Padilla

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg /VegasKool.com.

MO5AIC’s Shimmer Cabaret show will blend R&B, pop, rock, jazz, big band and Top 40 songs, all performed with a twist and suitable for all ages. The show will include audience interaction and will showcase the members’ endearing and entertaining camaraderie and humor. Josh says there is something extra special about performing at LVH, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, with its storied entertainment history: “There is no question that being on the same property where Elvis performed is cool! When you come to Las Vegas, you learn about the history and to work here and to be a part of that is a very gratifying feeling.”

Cast members of Raiding the Rock Vault and MO5AIC

Cast members of Raiding the Rock Vault and MO5AIC

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg /VegasKool.com.

Comedian Carlos Oscar, hailed by Bill Cosby as “a comedy treasure,” will perform in the Shimmer Cabaret when MO5AIC has other commitments. Working as a “clean” comic, Carlos is known for his charming, witty and energetic stage persona. He jokes most often about the humorous side of family, pop-culture and everyday mishaps. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO’s Loco Slam and Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Revolution. In 2012 Carlos was named Princess Cruise Lines’ Entertainer of the Year.

TICKETS
MO5AIC

  • VIP seating $59 (includes autographed CD)
  • General Admission $49
  • Nevada Residents $29

CARLOS OSCAR

  • General Admission $49
  • Nevada Residents $29

For Reservations, call: 702-732-5755 or 800-222-5361 or book online at www.thelvh.com.  Ticket prices exclusive of taxes, fees and service charges.

MO5AIC Show Dates
8:30PM showtime

  • September: 27, 28, 29, 30
  • October: 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 30, 31
  • November: 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 29, 30
  • December: 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
  • January: 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
  • February: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23
  • March: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31

Carlos Oscar Show Dates
8:30PM showtime

  • September: 25, 26
  • October: 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • November: 7, 8, 9, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28
  • December: 18, 19
  • January: 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31
  • February: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 28
  • March: 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 26, 27

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