Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announces
May ENTERTAINMENT performances
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas continues its line-up of touring artists at its casino floor hot-spots Book & Stage, Bond, and The Chandelier with artist residencies through May. All performances are open to the public.
Book & Stage
A polished, masculine and comfortable setting, Book & Stage is a daytime live sports viewing lounge and by evening becomes a music performance-centric venue with popular acts.
The following acts will be performing at Book & Stage:
Self-proclaimed as the Original Gangster from Cleveland, Bushwalla represents the eclectic talents of Billy “Bushwalla” Galewood. A native of Cleveland, he started performing musical theater at the age of 9. For the next 10 years, he crafted his performing skills as a professional clown while on stage with the Cleveland Opera, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, and the Cleveland Ballet. In 1995, Galewood set out to New York City to study theater at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy. While in New York, he supported himself as a street performer incorporating such feats as juggling, magic, chair-balancing, and fire-breathing. Now after spending time in both Los Angeles and San Diego, Bushwalla is more than a one-man boy band. His sound is a unique blend of funk, rock, freestyle, acoustic hip-hop with a soul deeply rooted in authenticity and optimism. His writing talents came into being after notably co-writing Jason Mraz’s debut platinum album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come and sophomore release Mr. A-Z.
Tuesday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 2 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
When hip-hop culture meets electronic sonic inventions and a funky soul spirit you get J*DaVeY. A multi-genre duo out of Los Angeles, CA, composed of singer/songwriter Jack Davey and producer/songwriter Brook D’Leau, J*DaVeY has gradually subdued the attention of an international cult following over the past ten years. With a style comparable to the chemistry between Missy Elliot and Timbaland, they continue to give audiences drug-induced classics reminiscent to that of the legendary Nirvana.
Thursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
To call Leftover Cuties retro or throwback would be too easy, and frankly dismissive. Sure, the music fits beside Billie Holiday, but it’s also current in its sex appeal, its sophistication and its confidence. The Cuties’ music – plied with upright bass, accordion, the brushed drums, and yes, ukulele – is not slavishly old timey, but honors its forebears in the right way with melody, sharp playing and stylized, confident, character-laden singing.
Tuesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 10 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
Within the butterfly-breaking cogs of the music industry, big numbers can bring big problems. And The Wombats’ numbers got big, fast. A platinum album with their 2007 debut Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation. Over 300,000 combined sales of their indie dance floor smashes, a two year tour during which Liverpool’s biggest exports in a decade played to well over a million people, culminating in a massive homecoming Liverpool Arena show for 10,000 ecstatic local fans of their dark yet exuberant and infectious alt. pop style.
Friday, May 11 – Saturday, May 12 from 10:30PM – 12:00AM
Palter Ego is the brain child of vocalist Jesse Palter and keyboardist Sam Barsh, who combine forces to create their own blend of upbeat pop, jazz and soul. Both established musicians, producers and dynamic performers in their own right, (Palter is a five-time Detroit Music Award Winner for her jazz work; Barsh has toured and written with the likes of Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Avishai Cohen and The Brand New Heavies), Palter Ego is creating a niche for themselves by blending catchy hooks, dynamic beats, and captivating lyrics.
Tuesday, May 15 – Thursday, May 17 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
Friday, May 18 – Saturday, May 19 from 10:30PM – 12:00AM
A B & The Sea
Longtime friends Koley O’Brien and Joe Spargur founded A B & The Sea January 1, 2008–not only marking the start of a new year, but a new journey. They packed up their van, waved goodbye to Wisconsin and started making their way to California. After going through a line-up change, A B & The Sea was made complete again with the addition of drummer Troy Lawton, bass player Ben Laatsch and David Hunt on keys.
Tuesday, May 22 – Thursday, May 24 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
Washington, DC-raised singer, pianist and guitarist Eric Hutchinson has traveled the world over the course of several years and has journeyed toward the making of his latest album, Moving Up Living Down, which is the delightfully witty and supremely wise follow-up to his hit debut, Sounds Like This. Through this journey, he developed a very simple rule regarding new songs. “I traveled so long and got to see so many people and places,” he says. “And sharing music with the fans every night got me thinking: The best concerts are when people sing along with me. So for the next one, what kind of songs do I want people singing with me? What kind of songs do I want people dancing to?” Get ready to sing and dance.
Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27 from 10:30PM – 12:00AM
David Brouwer & The Foundation
There are lots of people born to sing. David Brouwer was born to wail…and croon, and make you wish for those moments in music you remember from long ago. Artists can be broken in, but this artist will break the mold, and set a standard. When you meet him, you realize the east coast boyish humor is just the exterior, when you hear him, you see a crooner from the past, built for today. A classic American musician. The kind whose voice and interpretation will make you wonder why you haven’t heard of him before. But thousands have heard him, in clubs and theaters around the globe. He’s the best kept international voice of this decade. David Brouwer – once you’ve listened to him, you won’t forget him.
Tuesday, May 29 – Wednesday, May 30 from 10:00PM – 11:00PM and 12:00AM – 1:00AM
From backwoods barbecues and community gatherings, Allen Stone emerges to share personal melodies, telling his tales of life after just 23 years. Getting his start singing at his father’s church in small-town America, it wasn’t until later when introduced to the greats of soul music (Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin) and then to the confessional lyrical fashion of the 60’s – 70’s singer/ songwriters, did music begin to ignite intense passion, eventually carrying this boy to a musical home. Stone’s music is notable for his finely crafted evocative songs and fresh, smooth, soul-filled voice-one that certainly belies his age.
Thursday, May 31 and Saturday, June 2 from 10:30PM – 12:00AM
Friday, June 1 from 9:30PM – 10:15PM and 11:15PM – 12:00AM
Bond, a rhythmic and vibrant hot-spot, features a mash-up of dynamic LED art, live performances and upbeat house music in an energetic ultra lounge setting.
The following acts will be performing at Bond:
“Pookie” David Mahoney was born in Hoboken, NJ. The most common question that Mahoney seems to get asked is, why Pookie? This was a nickname given to him by his mother that has been carried along with him throughout his life. In time, family members and friends started to call him “Pookie,” and for some friends, that’s all they know him as. Music has always played a big part in Pookie’s life, starting out young with keyboard, piano, guitar and leading up to turntables, synthesizers and computer production.
Tuesday, May 1; Tuesday, May 15 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
The classically trained electronic music producer Lone Mountain is a one man musical army who tore a hole through the Midwest’s underground club gatherings in Chicago while still a student at the University of Notre Dame. After finishing his degree in the Midwest, he studied under the French electronic mastermind Danger (Universal / Ekleroshock Records) to further harness his musical talents onto the dance floors. Inspired by artists who convey stories and emotions through music, such as Chopin, Pink Floyd, Wolfgang Gartner, Vitalic, and Above & Beyond, Lone Mountain’s work projects a story that’s evolving each moment, with no end in sight and one that seems to capture all who will listen.
Thursday, May 3; Thursday, May 17; Thursday, May 31 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM
DJ Evil One
Starting off the old fashioned way as a bedroom DJ some twelve years ago, Evil One has carved out a career that sees a minimum of two hundred shows per year. The past five years in particular have included hundreds of thousands of air miles traveled and packed, sweaty shows from Miami to Toronto to San Francisco and across Europe. Born and raised in Portland, OR, Evil One built his reputation as a music tastemaker playing countless parties across the country. In 2011 Evil One became the official tour DJ for dance-pop act Anjulie, who is currently topping the Billboard Dance Charts and also made his production debut with an official remix of Anjulie’s “Brand New Bitch” as well as an original production with DJ White Shadow.
Friday, May 4 – Saturday, May 5 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM
DJ Peter Shalvoy
New York based DJ/producer Peter Shalvoy has earned himself a reputation as a music lover’s DJ. His open-format sets, heavy in house, electro, disco re-edits and classics have moved the dance floors of New York City’s hottest nightclubs. His ability to play any genre of music to get the party started; hip hop, top 40, 80’s, rock, funk and soul make him much sought after by corporate, boutique and celebrity clients alike.
Sunday, May 6; Sunday, May 13 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
DJ Lauren Luxx
DJ Lauren Luxx is 24 years old and grew up in beautiful Southern California. Being a fan of music, she started working in the nightlife industry at age 18 and became particularly interested in the DJs. She was intrigued with the way they came to be mini rock stars of the club life and so decided to buy her own equipment and teach herself. She has been on the turntables for the past three years and loves it more and more every time she spins. She has a passion for music, life and being in front of a crowd doing what she loves.
Monday, May 7; Monday, May 21 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
Teen Wolf (Bryan Orellana) was named Las Vegas’ Up and Coming DJ by Seven Magazine in 2011. He has been DJing and producing since the age of 17 and was dubbed “Teen Wolf” for being so young and so hungry. Now at the age of 21, Orellana has a reputation for having high energy DJ sets filled with tracks of all genres from electro to hip hop to house. He’s played at the world’s most renowned clubs in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and will have you and your crowd saying: “I partied with Teen Wolf and survived.”
Tuesday, May 8; Tuesday, May 22 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
DJ Miss Joy
A nationally known DJ, Miss Joy debuted in 2002 in MTV’s Real World Las Vegas. She soon gained national exposure when she performed in a Pepsi commercial with world renowned hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. There was no doubt about her talents as a DJ and her ability to hold her own in the competitive club scene of Las Vegas after she easily took first place in an all-female DJ competition and first place in the largest DJ competition that Sin City has yet to offer.
Thursday, May 10; Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM (until 12:00AM Saturday and Sunday)
Rocking huge crowds while blending various genres of music, distributing 1,000+ original edits through the best DJ record pools, releasing one of a kind eclectic mixes, and producing stomping house beats are some accomplishments 19Sixty has thrown under his belt.
Friday, May 11 – Saturday, May 12 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM
DJ Stephi K
DJ Stephi K was born in Port Hueneme, CA and grew up in Southern California where she developed a passion and true love for pop, hip-hop and rap music. Artists like Madonna and 2Pac inspired her to write and record her own style of music. She has worked with several producers as well as being featured on other hip-hop artists’ songs. She began performing live at venues throughout Southern California opening for well-known hip-hop acts and starred in her own music video called “Play It Back.” After years of writing, recording, and performing she has embarked on a journey to mix her style of music with hip-hop, house, old school, rap, and other forms of music to create her own DJ style.
Monday, May 14; Monday, May 28 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
Leo Burke IV
Leo Burke, IV has worked in the entertainment field for 10 years. He is a principle in L.B. Production Center, Inc., a company that specializes in providing lighting, audio and video for concerts, music festivals and corporate productions, as well as producing his own events. Burke began his DJ career working with many of his corporate clients. With his passion for cutting edge music and electronic style, he has been performing at nightclubs, festivals and high-profile private parties for five years. He is constantly refining his style and producing new music.
Friday, May 18 – Saturday, May 19 from 10:00PM – 3:00AM
DJ Jeff Retro
Mixing two records can be accomplished by almost anyone, but to put the dance floor into a hypnotic, emotional trance of sound and movement is a completely separate art form all its own. Over the past few years, Jeff Retro has been honing this skill and showing the dance floors of Las Vegas exactly what it means to feel the music.
Sunday, May 20; Tuesday, May 29 from 10:00PM – 2:00AM
DJ Mia Moretti & Caitlin Moe
DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Caitlin Moe met while both performing at the same club in the Lower East Side two years ago. Their act, honed from Moretti’s roots DJing in LA and then New York clubs and Moe’s classical violin training, has taken them from the runways of New York Fashion Week to opening for Janet Jackson at the Louvre. Together, Moretti and Moe were named Paper Magazine’s DJ of the Year and have played at Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding, Chopard’s 150th Anniversary Party and Perez Hilton’s “One Night in Austin.” The two have recently completed and released their debut track “So Beautiful,” (production by Moretti; vocals by Moe).
Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, May 27 from 12:00AM – 3:00AM
A living breathing three level architectural wonder created by 2,000,000 luminous beaded curtains of light, this multi-story visual spectacle houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge.
The following acts will be performing at The Chandelier:
Jennifer Keith Quintet
Vocalist Jennifer Keith is an American classic and a descendent of a line of entertainers. Many have described her as “the Doris Day of today” and “a pinup doll with a voice reminiscent of Peggy Lee meets Patsy Cline.” Keith began her professional career appearing weekly at the beautiful Madison supper club in Long Beach, CA, where she learned the classic vocal stylings of the jazz and pop singers of the 40’s and 50’s. She was heavily influenced by leading vocalists of the greatest era of music including Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Keely Smith, Julie London and June Christy. In 2010 The Jennifer Keith Quintet began an engagement every Friday and Saturday night in the Observation Bar aboard the prestigious Queen Mary in Long Beach. This in turn helped “polish” her group and has given her the reputation as the “premiere classic American quintet in Los Angeles.”
Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6 from 9:00PM – 10:00PM and 11:00PM – 12:00AM
Diego Garcia was born in Detroit to Argentine parents and on his new solo album, Laura, he traces his roots. Garcia was inspired by the loss of love and the classic troubadour movement using lush string arrangements, delicate Spanish guitars, and distinctly Latin flavor. Billboard Magazine praised Garcia for his “melodic pop sensibility” and “stellar solo debut.” While NPR said, “Garcia’s most brilliant songs are his most anguished ones… at once immense and completely intimate.” The new album shot up the charts, breaking into the iTunes Alternative Top 15 albums, alongside new releases from artists like The Strokes and Death Cab For Cutie
Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27 from 9:00PM – 10:00PM and 11:00PM – 12:00AM
For more information and performance times please call 702.698.7000. All dates, times, and acts are subject to change without notice.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. The excitement of live-music and sports action spills onto the casino floor from Book & Stage, an upscale sports and entertainment lounge, while live DJs fill the rhythmic and vibrant hot-spot Bond with the best in house-music. Finally, The Chandelier, a dramatic inhabitable three-story architectural wonder, created by 2 million luminous crystals, houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge. Perched high above The Las Vegas Strip, The Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night.