Recent Update: Elvis Thao — 46 Pints: 1st of 2 songs about Rasheed's miraculous recovery in 2009. Elvis Thao has used his musical ability to create his new single about Rasheed's miracle comeback, titled "46 Pints." To hear a preview and purchase the single, please see our CDBaby widget below. For more information regarding Elvis Thao and additonal information regarding the meaning of the song and more, please visit our CDBaby page

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Elvis Thao is in his transition stage again, has put rap aside and is now currently lead singer in his Rock n Roll band called “The Creatives” which just released a new record titled “The Water Street Experiment“. He was currently a star cast in the Warner Bros. motion picture “Gran Torino” and with legendary Clint Eastwood under his belt; Elvis is content to expanding his horizons and has gained experience through the long journey. Ever-reinventing himself, the Filming Industry is his next step which he has also worked with Hollywood actress Bai Ling and on several independent projects. He also sponsored an all-girls soccer recreation team several years ago and is involved in a lot of charities and volunteer work. He is an activist who works with the community and small organizations. Community involvement and social advocate. Public speaker, outreach, workshop and discussion, event coordinator/organizer, plus presenter. He is a graduate of Public Allies (AmeriCorps) 2009 and has a certificate in the Philanthropy Incubator Project. He has been hired at many Universities across the states, regionally and has appeared in many publications, radio stations and television news/media, nationally. I.E. - Shepherd Express, CCN Magazine, New American Media (CA), Hmong Today, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Magazine, New York Times, Fox, NBC, CBS news, A&E, PBS, SPNN Studios, WMSE radio, V100-Clear Channel, Kiss FM, APEX (CA), KFAI Radio (MN), etc. In his past, he was a member of the rap group RARE of Shaolin Entertainment based out of Milwaukee , WI . A rap trio, who were the most recognized icons of his people and ran the most successful Hip Hop recording studio in the Hmong industry, nationally. On the road traveling and touring, performing, building their careers and pushing through to the mainstream for many years, they've worked alongside many big name Industry artists such as Ludacris, Twista, Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas, Afrika Bambaataa, and so on, were looked at by many record labels/A&Rs, and also landed a Hollywood music score, truly possessing the essence of Hip Hop entertainment, thus enhancing the music revolution for the Asian community. After 10 years, 4 albums, managing 2 other artists with 4 other albums and selling thousands on the road – he is now content with his future act and current rock band “Elvis Thao and The Creatives” and is also pursuing acting - look for him. YOU design yourself. Let’s start the movement.

Nominated for Hmong Wisconsin man of the year 2009. Won the 2010 Midwest Urban Empowerment Awards for Asian American Leadership. Certificate as an International 'Top 10' chart single “Take Me Back” on behalf of IAIRA - a Grammy affiliate 2010.



Album Release – OUT NOW!!!

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Elvis Thao and The Creatives
“The Water Street Experiment”

Experience the new, highly anticipated single:
“NO! (Neutralize)”

Album available at – store locations (Milwaukee, WI):

Exclusive Company
1669 N Farwell Ave (East side)
5026 S 74th Street (Greenfield)

Disc Man
6008 W North Ave (Wauwatosa)
Rushmor Records (Bay View)
2635 S. KK Ave

And many online destinations (including CD Baby).

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Past Shows/Concerts/Performances

Shank Hall – Rock for Recovery/Album Release
along with Willy Porter, Victor DeLorenzo, Blackholes, and so on.
October 29th, 2011

88.9 Radio Milwaukee – Live studio interview
December 15, 2011

The Monkey Bar
December 29, 2012

The Uptowner
January 20th, 2012

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Live studio interview
January 25th, 2012

Shank Hall – along with The Liam Ford Band
February 17th, 2012

Nomad World Pub – St. Patty’s Day block celebration
March 17th, 2012

The Translator Lab – The Machine Gun Concerto with Mark Mantel
March 22, 2012

Carroll University – Asian American Student Association
April 27th, 2012

Turner Hall Ballroom – Lest We Forget (13 band Milwaukee Music Scene Memorial Reunion)
including Die Kreuzen and so on.
May 26th, 2012

Shank Hall – Mark Shurilla (RIP) memorial and tribute concert
June 16th, 2012

Milwaukee War Memorial Center – Speak Peace
American Voices respond to Vietnamese children’s paintings
June 26, 2012

Hmong FM – Live studio interview
July 27th, 2012



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