5/16/2018  Entertainment News from

Local Vocal Showcase
KIKI
WOW

Providing Quality Live Entertainment for the Monterey Peninsula

kikiwow@mac.com
831-235-7662
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photo by Bill Burleigh

Hello Good People Everywhere -- I hope you all loved on your mamas if she still happens to be living. I want my mommy and it hurts missing her so much. She was Pure Love. And so huggable. I never hated my parents growing up. I realize how hard they worked to keep us all happy (all 12 of us)! What an impossible task but if you were to ask each one of us, we would all say the same - how loved we felt and how giving our parents were. I wasnít able to be with Jazmyn or Gregís kids but got to talk with each of them. Jaz and I laugh so hard and so much, my stomach hurts from laughing. Thatís always a good thing, beats any kind of medicine.

This is such an exciting weekend of music. You can see in the calendar below who is playing where because the venues are growing - but in particular, this Sunday is the BIG SHOWCASE OF VOCAL LOCALS featuring the Carmel Valley Singers and the voice students of Anne Burleigh. This is my biggest production of the year at Hidden Valley Music Theatre at 4pm, but get there by 3:30 when the doors open. Last year we had to turn people away and that was painful. Words and superlatives fall short of how great this show is: "A MUSICAL FEAST" FREE CONCERT - FREE FOOD! INCREDIBLE LOCAL VOCALISTS you wonít believe your ears.

The Link of the Week below is a video of the photos of my youth I was able to save from the water damage, so inclusive, my bass playing rock days, my hot air balloon days, my friends and old boyfriends, my bandmates, old pets - its a treasure to me and I think you’ll enjoy seeing my mama and grandma and family members. Always worth the scroll.


18 May 2018 ~ Fri   (3rd of each month)
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
  Donation
The Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Kiki Wow & Friends 1st Fridays

Iíll be singing and playing with Greg E on drums and Ron Beckett bass. Non members are welcome and complimentary appetizers are served early. Get there and enjoy the view and sunset against the castle cliff rocks.

About: Singer/Songwriter, Kiki Wow, plays regularly throughout the Monterey Peninsula both classic favorites and original songs. Her engaging vocals and rhythm guitar hit a delightful and familiar chord that has her audiences singing along from the first song on. Greg Edenfield, drummer and mix engineer, puts the right rhythm to all of the songs. He`s got a different kit for each gig, really fun to watch. Ron Beckett is a great new bass player in the area. He`s also a mummy archeologist! Such a pleasure to have Ron keeping the bottom end full of rhythm.

18 May 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Shilstone & Wilson
Favorite Classics
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Songs - Great Fun

Mark Shilstone has quite a vocal range and some wonderful classic songs to sing for you while Ron Wilson holds down the rhythm. Very enjoyable.

About: Between them, Mark Shilstone and Rod Wilson have more than a centuryís worth of experience as musicians. Mark has fronted numerous rock and roll bands over the years and as a solo musician has opened for the likes of John Sebastian (The Loviní Spoonful) and Roger McGuinn (The Byrds). Rod, a percussionist who started playing drums in the 6th grade, is a fixture on the rock scene here on the Monterey peninsula, and along the way has opened for a number of headliners including Eric Burdon and the Animals, Cold Blood, Billy Preston and Tower of Power, just to name a few. Although they never met until both had lived here on the penins . . . More »

19 May 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Kenny Stahl
Jazz
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
What a Flutist

Kenny is so talented the words fall short for what I think of his greatness. He feels every note and is so humble and gracious. Heís the real deal.

About: Kenny Stahl is a jazz flutist, seasoned recording artist & composer, and one of the hottest jazz flute performers today.

He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Jaco Pastorius, Ira Sullivan, Cal Tjader, Richie Cole, Herb Jeffries, Paul Horn, and many others.

"Kenny Stahl thinks jazz flute is an appropriate vehicle for solidly phrased lines, masterful solo statements that build, swing, and drive, and that produce a whole range of timbres, tones, colors, and moods - and by god heís right." Sherrie Tucker - Jazz Now magazine

Raised in Chicago, Kenny has studied and performed many forms of jazz, from the mysteries of Monk to the . . . More »


19 May 2018 ~ Sat  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
  Donation
Kyle Kovalik
Acoustic Indie
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Great Guitarist

Kyle is an outstanding guitarist and has some great songs to sing. He’s passionate about music and the wine bar and tapas are pretty awesome too.

About: Kyle Kovalik spent many a year chasing songs and rivers around the country and abroad, with residencies or extended travel in most of the western states, among other beautiful places. Recently he settled back on the Monterey Peninsula, the place of his origin. He writes songs of love and loss, heartbreak and hope. A graduate of the Musicianís Institute of Los Angeles, and long time guitarist for the Jackson Sundown Band (Seattle) and indie artist Megan Burtt (Denver), his guitar skills add special flavor to his compositions, beyond the typical strumming troubadour. When heís not playing and singing he can usually be found frolicking . . . More »

20 May 2018 ~ Sun  
4:00 pm - 6:00pm
  Donation
Anne Burleigh`s Showcase
Variety Show
Hidden Valley
Music Seminars
  831-235-7662
88 Carmel Valley Road - Carmel Valley
A FREE MUSICAL FEAST

So excited to do this show again - completely different songs though. Last year this was a FULL HOUSE so be sure to come early because you will not want to miss these local vocalists who are students of Anne Burleigh, vocal coach extraordinaire. This production is outstanding and I canít praise it enough. Kiwanis will be serving the alcohol and the food is provided by the singers. Show also featured THE CARMEL VALLEY SINGERS vocal choir!

About: Vocal Coach, ANNE BURLEIGH`s VOCAL SHOWCASE: In order of appearance: Jeffrey Thompson, Robb Hanse, Vanessa Williams Burkleo, Chelsea Johnson, Kiki Wow, Alicia Welch, Jonathan Morgandino, Nancy Williams, Sarah Andrews, Linda Gunn, Tamara Somerville and the Carmel Valley Singers

25 May 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
The Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

I always invite music friends up to play with us, so if youíre a musician, come on by and sit in with us. Itís a hoot - and the food is delicious! Happy to have Ron Beckett with us on bass.

About: Singer/Songwriter, Kiki Wow, plays regularly throughout the Monterey Peninsula both classic favorites and original songs. Her engaging vocals and rhythm guitar hit a delightful and familiar chord that has her audiences singing along from the first song on. Greg Edenfield, drummer and mix engineer, puts the right rhythm to all of the songs. He`s got a different kit for each gig, really fun to watch. Ron Beckett is a great new bass player in the area. He`s also a mummy archeologist! Such a pleasure to have Ron keeping the bottom end full of rhythm.

FriSatSun
18 May ~ 6:00 pm
The Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Courtside Bistro

18 May ~ 6:30 pm
Shilstone & Wilson

Favorite Classics
Caffe Trieste

19 May ~ 6:30 pm
Kenny Stahl

Jazz
Caffe Trieste

19 May ~ 8:00 pm
Kyle Kovalik

Acoustic Indie
Bakai Wine & Tapas

20 May ~ 4:00 pm
Anne Burleigh`s Showcase

Variety Show
Hidden Valley
Music Seminars

25 May ~ 6:30 pm
The Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste

26 May ~ 6:30 pm
Dan Frechette

Americana
Caffe Trieste

26 May ~ 8:00 pm
Hannah Cooper

Jazzy Folk
Bakai Wine & Tapas

27 May ~ 6:00 pm
Kiki Wow & Friends

Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe

1 Jun ~ 6:00 pm
The Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Courtside Bistro

1 Jun ~ 6:30 pm
Gerard Egan

Country Western
Caffe Trieste

2 Jun ~ 6:30 pm
Nicole Dillenberg

with Marky Starks at
Caffe Trieste

2 Jun ~ 8:00 pm
Vick Silva

Blues
Bakai Wine & Tapas

3 Jun ~ 10:30 am
Kiki Wow

Singer/Songwriter
Center for Spiritual Living

8 Jun ~ 6:30 pm
Hilltown

Bluegrass
Caffe Trieste




Call 831-235-7662 if youíd like to perform

KIKI WOW PRESENTS ... MUSIC ROSTER:

FriMay 18 Shilstone & Wilson ~ Favorite Classics
SatMay 19 Kenny Stahl ~ Jazz
FriMay 25 The Fields of Eden ~ Easy Listening
SatMay 26 Dan Frechette ~ Americana
FriJun 1 Gerard Egan ~ Country Western
SatJun 2 Nicole Dillenberg & Marky Starks
FriJun 8 Hilltown ~ Bluegrass
SatJun 9 InBtween w/K Mello & Mike Mahoney ~ Favorite Classics
FriJun 15 Memory Lane ~ Favorite Classics
SatJun 16 Grumbling Ginger ~ Acoustic Indie
FriJun 22 Harpin and Clark ~ Blues
SatJun 23 Kyle Kovalik ~ Acoustic Indie
FriJun 29 Amy Obenski ~ Acoustic Indie
SatJun 30 The Fields of Eden ~ Easy Listening
FriJul 6 Vick Silva ~ Blues
SatJul 7 Tommy Faia ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriJul 13 Hilltown ~ Bluegrass
SatJul 14 Wes Speight ~ Blues

OUTSTANDING FOOD AND LIVE MUSIC

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS       6:30-9:30PM

Great Italian Food



420 Tyler St. Monterey
Live Music from 8-10PM

KIKI WOW PRESENTS ... MUSIC ROSTER:

SatMay 19 Kyle Kovalik ~ Acoustic Indie
SatMay 26 Hannah Cooper ~ Jazzy Folk
SatJun 2 Vick Silva ~ Blues





Complimentary Wine & Appetizers at Chamisal



FREE CONCERT AT HIDDEN VALLEYPhoto by Bill Burleigh  



Nonstop Music in the Hills



Bakai Wine & Tapas Saturday Night Music



JW Winslow Fresh Art Show



GREAT ENTERTAINER!



An Irresistible Duo that Delivers




Donít Miss! MAY 20TH FREE CONCERT
KIKI WOW PRESENTS....

A MUSICAL FEAST - MAY 20TH at HIDDEN VALLEY THEATRE in Carmel Valley - FREE CONCERT, FREE FOOD -- Doors open at 3:30 - show starts at 4pm

GREAT PREPARATION is underway by all 30 vocalists / Vocal Students of ANNE BURLEIGH, VOCAL COACH & DIRECTOR., including the Carmel Valley Singers! We are having intense rehearsals in order to bring you a remarkable and forever memorable concert.

The song selections are from Broadway theater and I donít have any more superlatives to describe this AMAZING presentation of talented singers.  


Grand Piano to good home
The recently-restored piano at the Lab is looking for a loving new home!

J & C Fischer grand piano serial no. 150287

Extensively restored on April 30th by Nick Fettus Piano Services (Carmel). Work included:

* Cleaned out the interior, underside, and soundboard

* Tightened cabinet hardware

* Repaired missing ivory keytops

* Tuned to A 440 concert pitch

* Aligned and tightened action

A solid, workingman’s piano! We also have a mover lined up.

I’d also happily donate it to a nonprofit.

Any ?s lemme now!

Thanks!

Mike -- Just hit reply to Kiki’s blast and she will forward it to . . . More »  


Thanks for Reading & For Your Support

  photo by Kiki Wow

If you need details about an event go to my website at kikiwow.com and click on Events on the left. Anything that is underlined you can click on and go to that site (i.e. venue, bands)

Your donations are very much appreciated = it helps me to keep everything going. If youíd like to advertise an event or garage sale, sell a guitar, its only $25 a week for an ad and my blast now reaches over 8000 people who have signed up to receive it!

Just hit the link below to contribute to the cause. Donít fret, it will come back to you...itís the law of giving - when you give, it returns to you.     Help by Giving A Donation At


Local Artist - Sam Johnston

"Dinner Time at The Mission Ranch 22 x 28 hand painted by Sam Johnston. Sam also paints family portraits and has painted many homes, families and pets, its amazing someone can illustrate in such detail. Check out his work on his link below - Enjoy!

If you buy one of Samís paintings, I get a commission!     See Samís Awesome Work


Water Aerobics - Keeps You Young

  photo by Chamisalís Awesome Pool

Kikiís Water Fitness Classes -- GREAT WORKOUT!

The pool is a nice 82 degrees, super comfortable to work out in. Itís fun and you will feel the results immediately. Come and work out with me in the water:

I teach 9:30-10:30 AM every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at Chamisal Pool

Hope you can try it out. Feel the power of the water and work against the currents you create - itís an awesome workout because your body stays cool while you work hard.

Aqua is for EVERYONE Ė aqua is a great workout for any age group or skill level

∑ Community Ė the aqua community is one of the closest in the club Ė co . . . More »     chamisal.com


House Sitting & Pet Sitting Services

  photo by Kiki Wow

If you plan on going away for a vacation, holidays or business trip, be sure to send me your dates so I can mark you on my calendar. Weekends and holidays fill up fast.

Music and Pets are my thing! See my website below for references and details below or simply call me at 831-235-7662

Greg & Kiki: "We are proud to say we have over 47 pets we care for throughout the year! Best job we ever had - add music and its a wonderful life."

    See my website for testimonials & rates



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Link of the Week !


Robotic kitchen - Robot prepares a dish as a chef would

Enjoy!

May your week be filled with great surprises.

Yer pal,

- Kiki Wow!

Roses Remind me of Mom


For bookings or comments: kikiwow@mac.com
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