6/26/2018  Entertainment News from

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KIKI
WOW

Providing Quality Live Entertainment for the Monterey Peninsula

kikiwow@mac.com
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Hello Good People and Music Lovers Everywhere: Sending you good vibes and lots of great shows. I am challenged to come up with more superlatives to describe how wonderful the performers are around here and on tour.

I am so grateful to so many of you that came to our show at Barmel! It was outstanding and such a joy to see people dancing from the beginning of the night to the end! Once the energy level gets that high, you don’t want to lose that kind of momentum. I was so happy to see familiar faces and just the joy that the music brings. Barmel is a cool space and they invited us back as a result of your great support. Thank you over and again. If you missed us, we play every week as The Fields of Eden - you can find us on the calendar below, at a venue near you!

Check out the calendar below for June and July as well as the Link of the Week that was very entertaining to me - a carpool ride with Paul McCartney and he goes back to his childhood home, Penny Lane, his old barber shop and where he wrote his hit songs. Its touching, its legendary. Enjoy! Have a playful week and thanks again for you great support.


28 Jun 2018 ~ Thu  
7:00 pm - 9:30pm
  $ 15 Donation
Smitty & Julija
Acoustic Rock
Michaels on Main   831-479-9777
2591 Main Street, Soquel, CA
Full Band

This Leonard Cohen Tribute was a full house show and was so great we are taking it to Santa Cruz to a new venue for me, Michaels on Main, with the full band! Thanks so all of you who came, please let your friends know in Santa Cruz not to miss this wonderful show. $12 advance tickets and $15 at the door, See Michaels on Main for advance tickets.

About: The stage name for Scott Smith…Smitty West in collaboration with Julija Zonic have recently released a tribute album of songs of Leonard Cohen, "Smitty and Julija, To Leonard With Love." They perform regularly in the Ojai Valley, most regularly at Il Giardino Restaurant on Friday nights. Smitty is an award-winning songwriter and music producer, and is also the founder of "Ojai Songwriters Anonymous," a songwriter support group promoting the craft. Smitty`s home is Euterpe Farms, a native plant farm in Ojai, where he produces regular gatherings to celebrate local music and nature. His other activities include international h . . . More »

29 Jun 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Amy Obenski
Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Multi-Instrumentalist

She is a delightful performer, sings with such grace, she’s a multi-instrumentalist and a looper. She makes some interesting music and can serenade you while you sip wines from all over the world.

About: Amy Obenski’s soothing yet powerful vocals lay at the forefront of her music treating each word with care and attention. The music glides seamlessly between Folk, Jazz and Rock, with her vocals shape-shifting to fit the mood. With what have been described as “gripping” lyrics and “haunting” vocals, Amy’s songs are conveyed to the audience on an extraordinarily intimate level.

In 2007 her song, “Carousel”, was heard on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy, taking the song to number twenty-three on the iTunes Folk Chart. Before that, her second album had been receiving play on MTV’s program, MADE, which is still using her music today. Both su . . . More »


30 Jun 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
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 you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious! Happy to have Ron Beckett with us on bass.

About: Fields of Eden is an Acoustic Rock Band that plays the classic rock hits covering the last three decades. This fun loving group delivers timeless songs just the way you first heard them and cover artists like ELP, Todd Rundgren, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Coldplay, The Verve Pipe, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles… a mixed bag of songs and something for everybody. Fields of Eden’s members are The Edenfields: Lead singer/guitarist, Kiki Wow, whose engaging vocals and rhythm guitar hit a delightful and familiar chord that has audiences tapping and singing along from the first song on. Drummer and mix engineer, Greg Edenfi . . . More »

30 Jun 2018 ~ Sat  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
  Donation
Vincent Randazzo
Alternative / Indie
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Indie Unique

Vincent is a fulltime musician and I love his individuality. A great singer/songwriter and youthful energy sets him apart.

About: Monterey Bay native Vincent Randazzo is a musician known for his prowess in the studio as well as his performances on the stage- a pairing becoming scarce in modern music. His compositions through a car stereo may come across as concise, his lyricism introspective, with each arrangement premeditated and melted down to it’s truest essence. Put him on a dimly lit dive bar stage? Excitement and energy abound. Songs contract to pull in audiences and expand to fill the room; off the cuff but with no expense of quality. A dialogue is created and it is clear Randazzo has a natural talent to read a room and take hold while leaving them room . . . More »

1 Jul 2018 ~ Sun  
10:30 am - 11:30am
  Donation
Kiki Wow
Easy Listening
Center for Spiritual Living  
Franklin & Pacific
Sunday Morning

This is an opportunity for me to play a couple of original songs to a listening audience. Can’t beat that!

About: “Surprisingly very original, acoustic-vibed, soft rock music with lyrics that stay with you long after the song is over" is how L.A. Musician Magazine described the sound of singer/songwriter, Kiki Wow. Kiki performs regularly solo as well as with some of the best musicians in throughout the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Valley. She also produces many successful music concerts, benefits, festivals and promotes the power of music. Kiki is a multi-genre music lover, promoter and performer who writes and sings songs and enjoys producing concerts. Kiki plays bass and guitar and believes the fun of the whole music life is hanging wit . . . More »

4 Jul 2018 ~ Wed  
1:00 pm - 4:00pm
  Donation
The Groovehounds
Blues
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Pool Party

It’s going to be OUTrageous fun in the sun - pool party at Chamisal featuring The Groovehounds. You don’t have to be a member to come and enjoy the pool and band! Full bar - full on fun.

About: Harpin Jonny and the Groovehounds are a one of a kind sound of rock and blues that will get you out on the dance floor. Their lively tunes are a favorite for all of the swing dancers. This band features a very talented group of musicians. Harpin Jonny, a virtuoso harmonica player and singer, breathes a mouthful of life into his harmonica. Jonny has fronted this band for the last 12 years as they help him bring out the "Blues" side of his licks, with a solid rhythm section. The band features Tom Lawson on vocals and keyboards, Jamey DeMaria on drums, and Joe Vallaire on bass (all three were formerly the rhythm section of Red Beans . . . More »

WedThuFriSatSun
27 Jun
28 Jun ~ 7:00 pm
Smitty & Julija

Acoustic Rock
Michaels on Main

29 Jun ~ 6:30 pm
Amy Obenski

Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste

30 Jun ~ 6:30 pm
Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste

30 Jun ~ 8:00 pm
Vincent Randazzo

Alternative / Indie
Bakai Wine & Tapas

1 Jul ~ 10:30 am
Kiki Wow

Easy Listening
Center for Spiritual Living

4 Jul ~ 1:00 pm
The Groovehounds

Blues
Courtside Bistro

5 Jul ~ 8:00 pm
Robert Turner

Jazz
Bakai Wine & Tapas

6 Jul ~ 6:30 pm
Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Courtside Bistro

6 Jul ~ 6:30 pm
Vick Silva

Blues
Caffe Trieste

7 Jul ~ 5:30 pm
Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
The Beach House @ Lovers Point

7 Jul ~ 7:30 pm
Tommy Faia

Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste

7 Jul ~ 8:00 pm
Robert Elmond Stone

Country Western
Bakai Wine & Tapas

8 Jul
11 Jul12 Jul
13 Jul ~ 6:30 pm
Hilltown

Bluegrass
Caffe Trieste

14 Jul ~ 6:00 pm
Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe

14 Jul ~ 6:30 pm
Wes Speight

Blues
Caffe Trieste

14 Jul ~ 8:00 pm
Boscoe’s Brood

Singer/Songwriter
Bakai Wine & Tapas

15 Jul
18 Jul
19 Jul ~ 7:00 pm
Jackie Bristow &
Mark Punch!

Singer/Songwriter
Courtside Bistro

20 Jul ~ 6:00 pm
Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Courtside Bistro

20 Jul ~ 6:30 pm
Robert Elmond Stone

Country Western
Caffe Trieste




Call 831-235-7662 if you’d like to perform

KIKI WOW PRESENTS ... MUSIC ROSTER:

FriJun 29 Amy Obenski ~ Acoustic Indie
SatJun 30 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
FriJul 20 Robert Elmond Stone ~ Country Western
SatJul 21 Grumbling Ginger ~ Acoustic Indie
FriJul 27 Hannah Cooper ~ Jazzy Folk
SatJul 28 Fields of Eden ~ Easy Listening
FriAug 3 Julia Brandt ~ Favorite Classics
SatAug 4 Tommy Faia ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriAug 10 Hilltown ~ Bluegrass
SatAug 11 Wes Kelley & The Lazy Boyz ~ Americana
FriAug 17 Robert Elmond Stone ~ Country Western
SatAug 18 Grumbling Ginger ~ Acoustic Indie
FriAug 24 Fields of Eden ~ Easy Listening
SatAug 25 Rupert Wates ~ Acoustic Folk / Indie

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:

SatJun 30 Vincent Randazzo ~ Alternative / Indie
ThuJul 5 Robert Turner ~ Jazz
SatJul 7 Robert Elmond Stone ~ Country Western
SatJul 14 Boscoe’s Brood ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatJul 21 Mark Shilstone & Rod Wilson ~ Favorite Classics
SatJul 28 Six String Pharmacy ~ Alternative / Indie
SatAug 4 Tom Lawson ~ Blues
SatAug 11 Julia Brandt ~ Favorite Classics
SatSep 1 Mello Cello ~ Instrumental
SatSep 8 Julia Brandt ~ Favorite Classics
SatSep 22 Six String Pharmacy ~ Alternative / Indie





FREE DEMO H20 CLASS TUESDAY in CV



Music Concerts at Chamisal Featured in the Loop



LIVE AT MICHAELS ON MAIN



Amy Obenski at Caffe TriesteAmy’s Website



Music in PG~



4th of July Fun with The Groovehounds



Fields of Eden This Sat. at Caffe Trieste 6:30pm



GREAT ENTERTAINER!



SPECIAL CONCERT - THURS., JULY 19Gotta check her out!



JW Winslow Fresh Art Show



Bakai Wine & Tapas Saturday Night Music



An Irresistible Duo that Delivers




ATTENTION WRITERS & READERS!
"PAGE TURNERS" ...

A Local Authors Book Fest!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monterey Elks Lodge

150 Mar Vista Drive

FREE PUBLIC EVENT!

Come to meet more than 30 local published authors

Book giveaways all afternoon

1-2 p.m. Free talk in Elks Lodge conference room: “How to Write a Thriller” by D.S. Kane … A former spy, now author of the ‘Spies Lie’ novels

2-5 p.m. Come meet and talk with the local authors in the ocean-view exhibit room

Wide variety of books available for purchase at “below Amazon” prices:

Mysteries, fantasy, memoirs, children’s books, thrillers, spy stories, poetry, sci-fi!

. . . More »     Event Info


Thanks for Reading & For Your Support

  photo by Anita the Artist

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 you’d 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. Don’t fret, it will come back to you...it’s the law of giving - when you give, it returns to you.     Thanks for Taking the time to Donate


Water Aerobics - FREE Demo Class @ CV Community Pool

  photo by Dolphin jumps at Carmel Beach

Kiki’s Water Fitness Classes -- GREAT WORKOUT!

Happy to say that the Carmel Valley Community Pool is starting H20 aerobics now and I will be teaching a FREE DEMO CLASS next Tuesday at 11AM-noon so come and see if its for you!

The pool at Chamisal is a nice 82 degrees, super comfortable to work out in. It’s 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 - it’s an awesome workout because your body st . . . More »     chamisal.com


Check This Out Film Makers
Contact Kiki today to learn about your local media center. We need more people in our video teams. As Kiki Whitman continue to fill and create venues for the proforming arts in Monterey MC PC     See video below

Good Idea!
 

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 49 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 !


If you click on the Link of the Week above you’ll get a up close and personal carpool karaoke with Paul McCartney. It’s awesome. I really enjoyed it and think you will too. Who is not a Beatle fan?

Enjoy.

May your week be filled with great surprises.

Yer pal,

- Kiki Wow!

What a Wonderful World


For bookings or comments: kikiwow@mac.com
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