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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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MODERN POP/ROCK/RnB

ADELE
Rolling In The Deep
Set Fire To Rain

BEYONCE
If I Were A Boy
Love On Top
Me Myself And I
Single Ladies

BRUNO MARS
Just The Way You Are
Treasure

BLACK EYE PEAS
I Got A Feeling
B.o.B.
Nothing On You

BRUCE HORNSBY
That's Just The Way It Is

CEE LO GREEN
Forget You

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
You And Me

DAFT PUNK
Get Lucky

DUFFY
Mercy

PHARRELL WILLIAMS
Happy

GNARLS BARKLEY
Crazy

JASON MRAZ
I'm Yours

JILL SCOTT & ANTHONY HAMILTON
So In Love With You

JOHN LEGEND
Ordinary People
Save Room
Tonight

JOHN MAYER
Daughter
Waiting For The World To Change

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Suit & tie
Take Back The Night
Sexy Back

KATY PERRY
Roar

LADY GAGA
Just Dance

LEONA LEWIS
Keep Bleeding Love

MARK MORRISON
Return Of The Mack

MAROON FIVE
This Love

MARY J BLIDGE
Just Fine

MICHELLE BRANCH
Game Of Love

MUSIQ SOUL CHILD
Girlfriend
NE YO
Closer

OUTKAST
The Way You Move

PINK
Get This Party Started
Raise Your Glass

RIHANNA
Diamonds
Please Don't Stop The Music

ROB THOMAS
Lonely No More

ROBIN THICK
Blurred Lines
Lost Without You
Magic Touch

SHAKIRA
Whenever Whenever

TRAIN
Marry Me

USHER
DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again
Love In This Club
U Got It Bad

UB 40
Red Red Wine

70s DISCO & FUNK

BARRY WHITE
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
Never Gonna Give You Up
My First My Last My Everything

BILLY PRESTON
Will It Go Round In Circles

COMMODORES
Lady
Brick House

CHERYL LYNN
Got To Be Real

DAZZ BAND
Disco Dazz

EARTH WIND & FIRE
Let's Groove Tonight
September
Shining Star

GAP BAND
Early In The Morning
Outstanding
Party Train
You Dropped The Bomb On Me

HALL & OATS
I Can't Go For That
Makin My Dreams Come True
Maneater

HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES
The Love I Lost

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
Boogie Shoes
Get Down Tonight
That's The Way I Like It

KOOL & THE GANG
Celebration
Fresh
Get Down On It

PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
Flashlight
One Nation
We Want The Funk

RICK JAMES
Mary Jane
Give It To Me Baby
Super Freak

SISTER SLEDGE
We Are Family

STEVIE WONDER
Boogie On Reggae Woman
I Wish
Signed Sealed Delivered...
Superstition

80s & 90s POP/ROCK

MICHAEL JACKSON
Billie Jean
Rock With You
Man In The Mirror

THE B52'S
Love Shack

PRINCE
Kiss
Little Red Corvette
Raspberry Beret
Take The Place Of Your Man

CYNDI LAUPER
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Time After Time

SANTANA
Maria, Maria
Smooth

MONTELL JORDAN
This Is How We Do It

BLACK STREET
No Diggity

BOBBY BROWN
Rock With You Baby
My Perogative

NEW EDITION
If It Isn't Love

JOHN MELLENCAMP
Wild Nights

MOTOWN/SOUL/R&B/BEACH

AL GREEN
Here I Am Baby
Let's Stay Together
Love & Happiness
AL WILSON
Show & Tell

BABYFACE

Cool In You
Two Occasions
Whip Appeal

BILL WITHERS

Lean On Me
Lovely Day
Use Me

BEN E. KING
Stand By Me

BOZ SCAGGS
Lowdown

CORNELIUS BROTHERS
Too Late To Turn Back Now

FOUR TOPS
Ain't No Woman Like The One I Got
Reach Out
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
Carolina Girls
Give Me Just A Little More Time

GEORGE BENSON
Give Me The Night
Turn Your Love Around

ISLEY BROTHERS
Love The One Your With
It's Your Thing..

JACKSON FIVE
I'll Be There
I Want You Back
Never Can Say Goodbye

JAMES BROWN
I Feel Good..
Sex Machine

LUTHER VANDROSS
Bad Boy
Never Too Much
Till My Baby Comes Home

MARVIN GAYE
Let's Get It On
Sexual Healing
What's Going On

MARVIN GAYE & TAMMIE TERELL
Ain't No Mountain High Enough..
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

TEMPTATIONS
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Just My Imagination
Lady Soul
My Girl

THE OJAYS
Love Train
Used To Be My Girl

THE SPINNERS
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
I'll Be Around
One Of A Kind

THE TYMES
Miss Grace
TONI RICH
Nobody Knows It But Me

SMOKEY ROBINSON
OOO Baby Baby
Tears Of A Clown
Tracks Of My Tears

NEIL DIAMOND
Sweet Caroline

TASTE OF HONEY
Boogie Oogie Oogie

THE DRIFTERS
Under The Boardwalk

TERRENCE TRENT D'ARBY
Sign My Name
Wishing Well

TYRONE DAVIS
Change My Mind
Turn Back The Hands Of Time

OTIS REDDING
Dock Of The Bay

BALLADS & SLOW SONGS

ALESHIA KEYS
I Ain't Got You...

BILLY PAUL
Me and Mrs. Jones

TRAIN
Marry Me

ERIC CLAPTON
Wonderful Tonight

HALL & OATS
Sarah Smile
KEM
I Can't Stop Loving You
Share My Life

LARRY GRAHAM
One In A Million

LUTHER VANDROSS
Love Won't Let Me Wait

SAM COOKE
You Send Me

ROD STEWART
Have I Told You Lately

STEVIE WONDER
Knocks Me Off My Feet
Ribbon In The Sky

TEDDY PENDERGRASS
Close The Door
Love TKO

VAN MORRISON
Crazy Love

BILLY JOEL
Just The Way You Are

LOUIE ARMSTRONG
Wonderful World

JANET JACKSON
Let's Wait A While
That's The Way Love Goes

THE COMMODORES
Easy Like Sunday Morning
Three Times A Lady
You Are

ETTA JAMES
At Last

JAMES INGRAM
Find One Hundred Ways
Just Once

STANDARDS & SMOOTH JAZZ

SADE
Paradise
Smooth Operator
Sweetest Taboo
Your Love Is King

FRANK SINATRA
Fly Me To The Moon...
The Way You Look Tonight

CHAKA KAHN
My Funny Valentine

NORAH JONES
Don't Know Why

EARL GARNER
Misty

KEM
Back In My Life

BOBBY CALDWELL
What You Won't Do

GROVER WASHINGTON
Just The Two Of Us
Let It Flow (For Dr. J)
Mister Magic

MICHAEL BUBLE
Home

ANITA BAKER
Same Ole Love
Sweet Love

RAY CHARLES
Georgia...
I Got A Woman

VAN MORRISON
Brown Eyed Girl
Moondance

DIONNE WARWICK
Walk On By

DAVE BRUBECK
Take Five

CLASSIC POP/ROCK

BEATLES
Come Together
Let It Be
We Can Work It Out

ELTON JOHN
Bennie And The Jets
Rocket Man
Tiny Dancer
Your Song

ERIC CLAPTON
Layla

FLEETWOOD MAC
Dreams

FOREIGNER
Feels Like The First Time

CAROL KING
So Far Away
It's Too Late

REGGAE & CARIBBEAN

BOB MARLEY
Could You Be Love
I Shot The Sheriff
No Woman No Cry

MAXI PRIEST
Wanna Be Close To You

UB40
Red Red Wine

ETHNIC & SPECIALTY & TRADITIONAL
The Hora


Mother of the Bride

William and I want to thank you and your entire group for being part of Rachel and Tony's wedding reception. The music was fabulous...you guys really got just what we envisioned! We have received lots of compliments on your performance from friends and family. It was a pleasure working with you from start to finish.

Barbara L.
Mother of the Bride
5/24/14

Bride & Groom

Mo Money Band, I wanted to thank you guys again for performing at our wedding back on May 24th 2014 in Sumter at Sans Souci Farms. You guys did an amazing job! Everyone was talking about how great the music was and others were asking for your info! It meant a lot to me to find the perfect 'live' band for my wedding and we made the perfect choice choosing you guys.

Melissa and T.J D.
Bride & Groom
5/24/14

Groom

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.
Groom
6/01/13

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!!

Thanks,

Rick M.
Father of the Bride
5/25/13

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.
Wedding Guest
5/25/13

School Fundraiser

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.
Cannon School - Building Bright Futures Kickoff Party
3/16/13

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

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

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.
Bride

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

harlotte Chamber of Commerce 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

Charlotte Motor Speedway NYE party

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

Thanks again for your great suggestions!

Jane J.
Charlotte Motor Speedway NYE party
12/31/12

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!

Sincerely,

Kymberly B.
7/31/12

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.
Father of the Bride
4/14/12

Wedding Planner

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.
Wedding Planner
4/13/12

Bride and Groom

I know this comes 6 months 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 & Groom
3/21/12

Wedding

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.
11/12/11

Wedding

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.
8/13/11

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.
Parents of the Bride
6/12/11

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!!

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

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