Miscellaneous Musicians



Steve AokiCox Pavilion, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Get Out The Vote Performance, November 3, 2016

Event was attended by President Bill Clinton, Catherine Cortez Masto and Ruben Kihuen who all gave speeches prior to Steve Aoki’s performance

Steven Hiroyuki “Steve” Aoki (born November 30, 1977) is an American electro house musician, record producer, and music executive. In 2012, Pollstar designated Aoki as the highest grossing dance artist in North America from tours. He has collaborated with producers and vocalists such as will.i.am, Afrojack, LMFAO, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, Laidback Luke, and Louis Tomlinson, and is known for his remixes of artists such as Kid Cudi. Aoki has released several Billboard-charting studio albums as well, notably Wonderland, which was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2013. He is the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations. His father Hiroaki Aoki founded the popular Japanese cuisine restaurant chain Benihana.

Above photos were taken by Steve Aoki after his performance using the phone of the male, above the girl, holding the t-shirt asking Steve to choose them for the Cake-Face. Part of Steve’s performance custom is to do what he calls Cake-Me or Cake-Face where he throws a cake in someone’s face. On this night Steve chose two people. One that was part of the political campaign staff and the other was the girl beside Gig who was holding the t-shirt to attract Steve’s attention, and was on the shoulders of the male beside Gig. Click here to see video or view below.

Gig was covered in cake and it was on and down his shirt. Below is a photo of the cake remnants on the floor in front of him



Above photo was posted on Steve Aoki’s Instagram account



Katy Perry, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Get Out The Early Vote Rally and Canvas Launch with U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), October 22, 2016
The event was not advertised or promoted through traditional channels. When Gig found out about it the previous day, he scheduled to attend. He then received an email and a phone call the same morning from the Democrat Campaign Party to remind him of the event and to confirm his attendance.
John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Gig and others at the United States Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party between Tim Kain (D) and Mike Pence (R), William U. Pearson Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave., North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032, October 4, 2016


On Friday June 19, 2015 Gig attended the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) http://lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com/ at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway http://www.lvms.com/ which might be the largest music festival outside of Europe with approximately 400,000 attendees over a three day period. Gig attended the opening night with an estimated 134,000 attendees but stayed in the VIP area of one of the music stages the entire time. Gig arrived before the music started at approximately 6:00 pm Friday June 19, 2015 and stayed until after all of the music ended at approximately 7:00 am Saturday June 20, 2015.
Gig attended during a time Las Vegas was setting a record for the hottest June on record, and the most consecutive days of daily high temperatures exceeding 105 degrees.
Gig wondered if EDC is a modern day version of “Woodstock” for electronic music.


Gig Schmidt and Tiesto, CES 2015, Las Vegas Convention Center, January 6, 2015 smallest

Tiesto, Forbes Magazines 3rd highest paid DJ in the world in 2014 earning $28 million http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eeel45eljkm/the-worlds-12-highest-paid-djs-2/ , Tiesto just signed an extension on his residency in Las Vegas with Hakkasan nightclub,


Ken Shamrock, Vince Neil of Motley Crew, Gig Schmidt, CES 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, January 8, 2014

Pictured in the center

Vince Neil, musician and songwriter, lead singer of the rock group Motley Crue http://www.motley.com/

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, January 8, 2014

Pictured to the far left

Ken Shamrock, former WWF wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter, UFC Hall of Fame member, nicknamed the “The World’s Most Dangerous Man”.

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2014.

If Gig writes a book, he says that he may include a detail about his encounter with Ken Shamrock.


Gig has met a lot of people in the music industry and has been to many concerts. He has even been backstage before, during and after concerts.

For example:
November 22, 2013 Gig was backstage for the concert with Drake and guests Miguel and Future, and attended Drake’s sound check before the concert.

November 23, 2013 Gig was backstage for Michael Buble where he watched Michael throw around a football before the concert and listened to his traveling crew speak French and English interchangeably. In jest, Gig says that he assumed they were Canadian when he observed someone listening to a professional hockey game on the radio.

November 29 and 30, 2013 Gig was backstage for Justin Timberlake where Gig watched Justin take basketball shots before the concert on the 30th. Gig received a set list, which is a list of the songs and order to be performed for the concert, which he gave as a souvenir to a woman who was in the front row of the concert, who received their tickets from her husband as a birthday gift, and was there with her daughter.

December 6, 2013 Gig was backstage before Beyonce’s concert but Beyonce was late and never did a sound check nor met with anyone, but Gig did receive her set list. After the concert Gig went backstage but Beyonce stayed onstage celebrating the birthday of her twin dancers. While backstage Gig saw that Beyonce’s driver had backed up to the stage which Gig assumed meant she was leaving the arena immediately after leaving the stage.

Gig noticed that Beyonce’s show was highly produced, and her fans were some of the most passionate.

Gig attended a private concert by the group Fun in October or November 2013 and a private concert January 8, 2013 by 3 members of the group Maroon 5 who played an acoustic set led by Adam Levine. A private concert is one that is not advertised and not open to the public. Tickets are not sold and the attendees are invited


LL Cool J and Gig Schmidt, January 8, 2013

LL Cool J (James Todd Smith), actor, rapper and entrepreneur.

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2013


Rev Run (Joseph Simmons) and Gig Schmidt, CES 2013, January 8, 2013

Rev. Run (Joseph Ward Simmons), founding member of the influential hip-hop group Run D.M.Chttp://www.rundmc.com/, also a practicing minister and younger brother to Russell Simmons.

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2013


Justin Bieber, Consumer Electronics Show (1)

Justin Bieber

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2012


Gig Schmidt and 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson), CES, LV Convention Center, Jan 6, 2011

50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III), actor, rapper and entrepreneur.

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2011


Julio Iglesias and Gig Schmidt, LV Hilton, June 12, 2010

Julio Iglesias, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 12, 2010


Gig Schmidt and Ne-Yo, Boys and Girls Club of America Billboard Unveiling, May 20, 2010

Ne-Yo (Shaffer Chimere Smith), American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and occasional rapper, Ne-Yo’s Boys & Girls Clubs billboard unveiling which is just over Gig’s head.

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 20, 2010


Temptations member and Gig Schmidt, Jan 26, 2010

The Temptations singing group member, after Wayne Newton’s show.

Tropicana Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 26, 2010

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