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The Mo Money Band has long been one of Charlotte, N.C.'s hottest and most consistent five piece performing bands. The group includes some of the area's top studio musicians/songwriters/producers all of whom have performed with and/or recorded with many national acts. Mo' Money is led by Ziad (Sax, Keys, Purveyor of the Party Jam and Leader Of the Masses on Saturday Night), along with Rodney Shelton (Key Bass, Keys, Background Vocals, Music Director and Crowd Analyzer), Mandyl Evans (Lead Vocals, Dance Floor Carouser), and Michelle Smith (Lead and Background Vocals, Keys, Avid Viewer of "The Bachelor").

Originating in area clubs, Mo Money soon became an instant success for private parties, corporate events, wedding receptions and college events. Their success is due to quality musicianship and an extensive, varied song list which encompasses full repertoires of current dance music hits, 70's, 80's, and pop dance, old school and contemporary R & B, modern jazz instrumentals, oldies, beach, and even a touch of reggae, blues, and alternative rock. They do it all! And prior to your event you will receive a call to discuss details, your favorite music, and all the logistics required for a slammin' party. "We try to be as accommodating as possible to our clients and as accessible as they need us to be to feel comfortable before and during an event. Although, by the fifth phone conversation we require the clients to include a joke before we hang up! J We are all about a good time and a lot of fun!"

After receiving a standing ovation as an opening act for Aretha Franklin, Mo Money has added to their resume performances with Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack, The Ohio Players, Jeffrey Osborne, Grover Washington, Ronnie Laws, Kim Waters, and many more...

Mo Money will provide all the professionalism, quality and personality that will make your event a lot of fun and a huge success!

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Adele - Make Me Feel Your Love
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Adele - Set Fire To The Rain
Akon - Beautiful
Akon - Right Now
Al Green - Here I Am Baby
Al Green - Lets Stay Together
Al Green - Love & Happiness
Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
Al Wilson - Show & Tell
Aleshia Keys - I Aint Got You
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Arron Neville & Linda Ronstadt - All My Life
Babyface - Cool In You
Babyface - Two Occasions
Babyface - Whip Appeal
Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
Barry White - My First My Last My Everything
Barry White - Never Gonna Give You Up
Beatles - Come Together
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Beatles - It Don't Come Easy
Beatles - Let It Be
Beatles - We Can Work It Out
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
Beyonce - Love On Top
Beyonce - Me Myself & I
Beyonce - Single Ladies
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Bill Withers - Use Me
Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones
Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
Black Eyed Peas - I Got A Feeling
Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started In Here
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Blues Traveler - Run Around
Bob Marley - Could You Be Love
Bob Marley - Stir It Up
Bobby Brown - My Perogative
Bobby Brown - Rock With You
Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do
Boz Scaggs - Low Down
Bruce Hornsby - That's Just The Way It Is
Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Nothing on You
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Cameo - Word Up
Carl Carlton - Bad Mamma Jamma
Carolina Liar - Show Me What I'm Looking For
Carrie Underwood - Cowboy Cassavova
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Chaka Khan - My Funny Valentine
Chaka Khan - Sweet Thang
Champagne - How 'Bout Us
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
Chris Brown - Kiss Kiss
Chuckie Booker - Games
Ciara - One, Two Step
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - It's too Late to Turn Back Now
Counting Crows - Mr. Jones
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
Daughtry - No Surprise
Dave Mathews Band - You and Me
Dave Matthews Band - Ants Marching
Dave Matthews Band - What Would You Say
Dazz Band - Disco Dazz
Delfonics - La La Means I Love You
Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further
Desire - You Gotta Be
Duffy - Mercy
Earth Wind & Fire - Can't Hide Love
Earth Wind & Fire - Groove Tonight
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Earth Wind & Fire - Shining Star
Earth Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
Elton John - Rocket Man
Elton John - You'll Be Blessed
Elton John - Your Song
Eric Benet - Georgy Porgy
Eric Clapton - Change The World
Eric Clapton - Layla
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Eugene Wild - Get U Home With Me Tonight
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Foreigner - Feels Like the First Time
Four Tops - Ain't No Woman Like The One I Got
Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There
Four Tops - Same Old Song
Four Tops - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Frankie Beverly & Maze - Before I Let Go
Frankie Beverly & Maze - Joy and Pain
Frankie Beverly & Maze - Runnin Away
Gap Band - Early In The Mornin
Gap Band - Outstanding
Gap Band - Yearning For Your Love
Gap Band - You Dropped the Bomb
General Johnson - Carolina Girls
General Johnson & The Chairmen - Gimme Just A Little More Time
George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
Gerald Levert - ABC
Gerald Levert - Cassanova
Gloria Estefan - Rhythm Of The Night
Gnarles Barkley - Crazy
Gregory Abbot - Shake You Down
Guy - Groove Me
Guy - I Like
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That
Hall & Oates - Makin' My Dreams Come True
Hall & Oates - Maneater
Hall & Oates - Sarah Smile
Hall And Oats - One on One
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost
Hootie & The Blowfish - I Only Want To Be With You
Hootie & The Blowfish - Let Her Cry
Howard Hewett - Second Time Around
Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets
Isley Brothers - For The Love Of You
Isley Brothers - Its Your Thing
Isley Brothers - Love The One You're With
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Jackson 5 - Never Can Say Goodbye
James & Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet
James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown - Sex Machine
James Ingram - Find One Hundred Ways
James Ingram - Just Once
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight
Jill Scott & Anthony Hamilton - So In Love WIth You
Jodeci - Get On Up
John Cougar Mellencamp - Wild Nights
John Legend - Green Light
John Legend - Ordinary People
John Legend - Save Room For Love
John Legend - Tonight
John Mayer - Waiting For The World To Change
John Mayer - Your Body Is A Wonderland
Johnny Gill - My, My, My
Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie
Justin Timberlake - Take Back the Night
Kanye West - Heartless
Katy Perry - Roar
KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way I Like It
Keith Sweat - I Want Her
Keith Sweat - Twisted
Kem - Find Your Way
Kem - I Can't Stop Loving You
KEM - Share My Life
Keri Hilson - Knock You Down
King Floyd - Groove Me
Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
Kool & The Gang - Medley
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Lady Gaga - Just Dance
Lady Gaga - Love Game
Lady Gaga - Pokerface
Larry Graham - One In A Million
Leon Russell - Song For You
Leona Lewis - Keep Bleeding
LTD - Stranger
Luther Ingram - If Lovin You Is Wrong
Luther Vandross - Any Love
Luther Vandross - Bad Boy
Luther Vandross - Don't You Know That
Luther Vandross - Love Won't Let Me Wait
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Luther Vandross - Till My Baby Comes Home
Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mac
Maroon 5 - This Love
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye - I Want You
Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues
Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Me
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On
Marvin Gaye & Tammie Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye & Tammie Terrell - Aint Nothing Like The Real Thing
Marvin Gaye & Tammie Terrell - My Mistake
Mary J Blige - Just Fine
Maxi Priest - I Just Wanna Be Close To You
Maxwell - Ascension
Maxwell - Somethin Somthin
McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin Us Now
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Human Nature
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Michelle Branch - Game Of Love
Montel Jordan - This How We Do It
Musiq Soul Child - Girlfriend
Natalie Merchant - Carnival
Ne-Yo - Closer
Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
New Edition - If This Isn't Love
Next - Too Close
Norah Jones - Dont Know Why
O.A.R. - Shattered
One Republic - Apologize
One Republic - Stop and Stare
Outkast - The Way You Move
Parliament Funkadelic - Flashlight
Parliament Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
Parliament Funkadelic - We Want The Funk
Pink - Get This Party Started
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Prince - I Can't Take The Place Of Your Man
Prince - Kiss
Prince - Little Red Corvette
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Prince - When Doves Cry
R Kelly - Ignition
Ray Charles - Georgia
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
Ray LaMontagne - You Are The Best Thing
Rick James - Give it To Me Baby
Rick James - Mary Jane
Rick James - Super Freak
Rihanna - Diamonds
Rihanna - Please Dont Stop The Music
Rob Thomas - Lonely No More
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke - Magic Touch
Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately
Sade - Nothing Can Come Between Us
Sade - Paradise
Sade - Smooth Operator
Sade - Sweetest Taboo
Sade - Your Love is King
Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin
Sam and Dave - Soul Man
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Santana - Maria Maria
Santana - Smooth
Seal - Love Divine
Sean Kingston - Fire Burning
Shakira - Whenever Wherever
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You For Lettin Me Be Myself
Stevie Wonder - All I Do
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me Off My Feet
Stevie Wonder - Love's In Need Of Love
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
Stevie Wonder - Ribbon In The Sky
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Sting - Every Breath You Take
Sting - If I Every Lose My Faith In You
Sting - Wrapped Around Your Finger
Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie
Teddy Pendergrass - Close The Door
Teddy Pendergrass - Come Go With Me
Teddy Pendergrass - TKO
Teddy Pendergrass - Turn Out The Lights
Teddy Pendergrass - When Somebody Loves You Back
Temptations - Ain't Too Proud Too Beg
Temptations - Get Ready
Temptations - Just My Imagination
Temptations - Lady Soul
Temptations - My Girl
Temptations - Way You Do The Things You Do
Terrence Trent D'Arby - Sign My Name
Terrence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well
The Commodores - Brick House
The Commodores - Easy Like A Sunday Morning
The Commodores - Sail On
The Commodores - You Are
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
The Emotions - Best Of My Love
The Fray - Never Say Never
The Fray - You Found Me
The Ojays - Love Train
The Ojays - Used To Be My Girl
The Spinners - Could it Be I'm Falling In Love
The Spinners - I'll Be Around
The Spinners - One Of A Kind
The Spinners - Sadie
The Stylistics - People Make Up The World Go Round
The Tymes - Miss Grace
TLC - Baby Baby Baby
TLC - Waterfalls
Tony Rich - Nobody Knows It But Me
Tony, Toni, Tone - I Been Thinkin Of You
Train - Marry Me
Tyrone Davis - Change Your Mind
Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands Of Time
UB 40 - Red Red Wine
Usher - DJ Got Us Fallin In Love
Usher - Love In This Club
Usher - U Got It Bad
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Crazy Love
Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
Willie Nelson - You Are Always On My Mind

Father of the Bride

I just wanted to let you know great Ziad and Mo Money were at my daughter and son-in-law's wedding this past Saturday at Byron's South End.

The band was absolutely fantastic , which helped fuel a great evening and party!! They were extremely energetic, accommodating and very interactive with the crowd - not to mention they sounded great!! They got the crowd involved right from the beginning and people were dancing and singing the whole night. You could feel the energy!! A groomsmen sings in a band and he usually sings at friend's weddings and they allowed him to come on stage, even inviting him back up, and the band was great with him, which just helped fuel the evening. Everyone commented how good the band was.

They were definitely worth the price and we certainly would not hesitate to recommend them.

I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated their great work to help make the evening very special!!

Rick M. (May 25th, 2013)
Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

"Mo' Money," what can I say? First, the band members are extremely nice people, professional and accommodating to work with (no prima donnas in the group), they engage the audience and, best of all, this bunch can flat-out play. Ziad can blow that saxophone; I'd put him up against anybody. The band was asked to play in a hard-to-get-to, remote venue, an old barn in South Carolina. Their audience was young, old with a few critical musicians in the crowd. They had to play different types of music: a little jazz, and dinner music before the party really got started. Mo' Money was just great, period, simply the best. I didn't even mind paying the bill after their performance, and for an old business coot, that's saying something.

Tigger A., Charlotte, NC
Father of the Bride April 14th, 2012

Wedding Planner

Hi Ziad - Just wanted to drop a quick line to say it was great working with you on Leslie and Paul's wedding. Everything seemed to go great, your band did awesome and Leslie definitely has some very talented friends and family. It was a like a little mini concert right here in the club! Thanks for being able to adjust to the space we had. I know it can be tight, but it sure made for a nice, intimate setup to jam. Thanks again and it was great meeting you!

Tracy N. (April 13th, 2012)
Wedding Planner

Carolina Panthers Hospitality Training Camp

Mo Money provided just the right atmosphere for our sponsor hospitality training camp. We received numerous compliments and plan to use Mo Money again for future Panther events. ~ Donna Joye
Carolina Panthers NFL Football


We booked Mo Money for our fall wedding in Asheville, NC and they TOTALLY ROCKED IT!!!!! We chose them based on our booking agent's recommendation and their diverse play list displayed on their web page. However, we had never seen them in person so you could understand we were a bit anxious on how it would turn out... In the weeks prior to the wedding Ziad (the front man for the band) did a great job communicating with us so we could detail how the evening would play out. He worked with us along with the event director to put together the itinerary, introductions, first dances, etc. They even learned the first dances so we didn't have to play them on our i-pod which was great. To say they were the highlight of the night would be an understatement! They did a great job of playing the songs we wanted and mixing it up to keep the party going. Ziad was great at getting everyone on the dance floor and keeping them there, which made it such a fun time. He even came down on the dance floor himself a couple times and jammed out which brought the house down!!!

I would HIGHLY recommend these guys to anyone looking for an enthusiastic, multi-talented band for their event. Ziadwas very friendly, professional and a pleasure to work with. If you want your event to be a hit, get MO MONEY, they will not disappoint!!

Pete L. (November 12th, 2011)

Wedding/Event Planner

Mo Money - Fun and funky! Great to work with. Very easy going and keeps the crowd on the dance floor!
Carla E., Style Perfect Weddings and Events
Owner & Principal Event Planner


I cannot thank you and the band enough for giving Kim and Andrew and all the family and friends the most wonderful time at the wedding. All of you were outstanding and it just made the day. The guests were very impressed with your professionalism and great music selection and they all have wonderful things to say about you. It was such a pleasure to be able to leave everything in your capable hands and enjoy this special occasion with Kim and Andrew. Both Kim and I wished we could do it over again.

In the midst of all the detailed preparations, you made everything so easy and organized and I knew I didn't have to worry about anything concerning the music and announcements. Everything went so smoothly and at the right time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mo Money Band to everyone - there's no doubt that a good band assures the success of the event. People who don't usually dance could not resist getting on the dance floor and you had the crowd begging for more.

I am so grateful to you for all you did to make the wedding so memorable for so many.
Rhona C. (August 13th, 2011)

Parents of the Bride

We booked The Mo Money Band for our daughter's wedding reception in June, 2011. Quite simply, they were fantastic! We worked with Ziad ahead of time to give him the general theme of music we wanted. The band was very versatile and could play any style of music we requested from R-B, pop, soul, oldies, and current hits. Their energy and interaction with the guests made the evening fun for everyone. I would definitely book them again and would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a band that can make it a very special event.
Larry and Julie C. (June 12th, 2011)
Charlotte, NC (Parents of the Bride)


Mo Money was awesome! We had all ages at our wedding and EVERYONE enjoyed the band! They kept us dancing the whole night away! We would definitely recommend them for a wedding reception.

Michelle R.

Charity Event

Thank you for your support of the eighth annual benefit for the Metrolina AIDS Project. Over 5000 party guests attended. We couldn't have done it without you. Mo Money was FANTASTIC!!!

Keith B.
Director of Development Metrolina AIDS Project

Corporate Anniversary Party

Mo Money was the perfect band for our anniversary party at Lowes Motor Speedway. Their versatility kept the diverse crowd of 600 energized for hours!
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

College Event

Mo Money was terrific, would love to have them again next year! ~ Nancy W.
Wake Forest University

Bride and Groom

Hi Ziad,

I know this comes 6months behind, but I still wanted you guys to know what a great addition you were to our special day:

"Mo' Money Band was an absolute pleasure to have as our chosen entertainment for our wedding day, March 31, 2012. The band had the guests on the floor from the beginning to the end of the evening. My father who is 80 years old (and extremely picky when it comes to musicians) was on the floor the entire night, and talks about that day everytime I see him. As a matter of fact, we receive compliments on the wedding as well as the reception STILL to this day. Ziad Rabie and Rodney Shelton were very accommodating and easy to work with. Paul and I cannot say THANK YOU enough for adding that special icing on the cake for our wedding day."

Leslie & Paul R. (Bride and Groom)
March 31, 2012

Charlotte Motor Speedway NYE party

Once again...
Another wonderful evening created by Mo Money!!!

Thanks again for your great suggestions!

Jane J. (December 31st 2012)
Charlotte Motor Speedway NYE party

School Fundraiser

Hi Ziad,

Please share with the band that you guys are the talk of the school today!

Everyone, and I mean, everyone has told me how awesome the band was on Saturday night! Even the people who didn't dance!

Thank you for making the party a PARTY!! We will be calling you again for sure :)

Amy L. (March 16th, 2013)
Cannon School - Building Bright Futures Kickoff Party

Corporate Event


It was so great to work with you, the band and crew yesterday. The client -- who we couldn't pull off the dance floor -- thought you guys were just great. I did too and I look forward to working with you again.

Thanks for an amazing evening on behalf of our client and their nearly 2500 convention guests yesterday at Charlotte's Crown Ballroom at the Convention Center/NASCAR Hall of Fame.

In the mean time, we'll look forward to seeing you play in the Club level at an upcoming Panther's game!

Kymberly B.
Corporate Event July 31st, 2012


Hi Miranda,

I hope you are doing well! Sorry this note is so overdue! I am just now getting back to normal after the wedding and honeymoon. I wanted to let you know that we absolutely LOVED Mo Money! They were so awesome and ended up being exactly what we wanted. The dance floor was packed all night. They kept the crowd engaged and everyone had so much fun. People are still remarking about how great the band was. Ziad came out into the crowd with his sax and Mandyl came out and sang. They were both great!! I'm so happy we went with Mo Money and I loved the guitar player that we added as well! Thanks again for all of your help!!

Carson C. (June 1st, 2013)

Father of the Bride

I just wanted to let you know great Ziad and Mo Money were at my daughter and son-in-law's wedding this past Saturday at Byron's South End.

The band was absolutely fantastic , which helped fuel a great evening and party!! They were extremely energetic, accommodating and very interactive with the crowd - not to mention they sounded great!! They got the crowd involved right from the beginning and people were dancing and singing the whole night. You could feel the energy!! A groomsmen sings in a band and he usually sings at friend's weddings and they allowed him to come on stage, even inviting him back up, and the band was great with him, which just helped fuel the evening. Everyone commented how good the band was.

They were definitely worth the price and we certainly would not hesitate to recommend them.

I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated their great work to help make the evening very special!!


Rick M. (May 25th, 2013)
Father of the Bride

Wedding Guest

Mo Money was outstanding on Saturday night at my fraternity brothers wedding in Charlotte! They played all the old classics with a good mix of current hits that really got the crowd going. I talked with Ziad before the show and told him that the bride and groom were big gamecock fans and he made sure to give a shout out to everybody about the gamecocks - that was awesome. He also let our fraternity brother get on stage and sing an entire set with the band which really really made everybody excited. All and all they were top notch - I really enjoyed the lady on the keyboard as well. I would highly recommend the Mo Money band to all my friends.

Adam F. (May 25th, 2013)
Wedding Guest

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