For over 20 years, CBO Casablanca Orchestra has been a Twin Cities institution at clubs, festivals and high end corporate and private events. Made up of the top talent in the area, CBO is energetic, versatile, engaging and highly entertaining. Cutting edge and often emulated, CBO made a decision to reinvent itself and bring a long time vision to the stage. Director/Producer, Melanie Moos, her husband, Co-Producer, Rick Wilson and cast-members have spent the last 2 years writing, choreographing, rehearsing and refining SOULED! After a number of private showcases for industry focus groups and test audiences, this new work signifies CBO is ready to share this captivating, first of its kind, "Live Rockumentary" with the public!
Motown and Stax were catalysts of sixties soul; feeding ideas and energy to a hungry generation, informing experiances, and expanding borders.
Reliving the exciting music, performances, and competition between 'Hitsville USA' (Motown) and Soulsville USA (Stax Records) Souled! explores a rich popular culture history that is uniquely American.
For over 20 years, CBO has been the premier touring show band in the country. It doesn’t matter if the audience is made up of twentysomethings, octogenarians or everything in between, CBO crosses all boundaries to show everyone a good time! Add to all that, the classy theme and style of AMC’s Mad Men and the frequent participation of ballroom dance instructors, students, and performers. You’ve definitely got a night to remember!
"Souled! A Live Rockumentary" is an exciting, 90-minute, live music performance. This is a tribute to significant history in pop culture and homage to the artists, who made it happen including Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Issac Hayes, The Temptations & The Supremes. Souled! captures the music, performance and competition between “Hitsville, USA” Detroit MI and “STAX Records” Memphis, TN. Stories are told by the 5 Fronts and supported by an LED Wall projecting stills and reels bringing to life the 1st decade (1958-1968) when soul music crossed over the Pop Charts and the Atlantic! The whole production is accompanied by an 8 piece band that is so authentic the audience thinks they are hearing the original tracks laid down by The Funk Brothers and Booker T & the MG’s. Souled! also tours with a camera crew, capturing the live performance and putting it on the screen; merging the audience into the experience.
After the show, join the cast and crew of Souled for some complimentary appetizers. You can toast the end of another great performance, hear some inside stories, ask those burning questions and have a few laughs with the dynamic group. The meet and greet is included in the ticket price for certain VIP tickets only. Check your ticket description carefully.
Buy Tickets now, don't wait because when they're gone, they're gone! Tickets are first come, first serve. A VIP ticket will get you the after party/meet and greet, and at some venues a reserved table!. With a regular ticket you still get to be a part of the mad men dance, and see the whole show, but you usually won't have a reserved seat, and won't be admitted into the meet and greet.
Come See Souled! We are working hard to have more shows at more venues to make sure you have the opportunity to see us. You can join the conversation on our Facebook page, or Tweet at us @CBOmusic. New events will almost always be mentioned on our Facebook or Twitter, but they will always be posted on this website, so make sure to check back often to look at the dates!