11/28/2017  Entertainment News from

Band of Colors

Providing Quality Live Entertainment for the Monterey Peninsula

Happy New Week! Thanksgiving was so awesome! So grateful to have my daughter, Jazmyn, come up from Burbank and she stayed several days. It was great, make that, superb - being with her again. We made a great Thanksgiving meal together, which is so much easier when someone helps you! We shopped, played cards (an old fashioned pastime) she helped me clean up my computer since I was running dangerously low of space on my hard drive (too many videos and photos for sure). We got massages, ate sushi, also had a couple of gigs, sang some of my old originals that Jaz use to sing with me from the age of seven on! She is an excellent harmonizer so she sang with me for years until she went off to college. Local Songwriter and Author, Wes Kelley, asked us to sing background vocals on a tune he wrote called "I See Rainbows In The Sky." We were in the studio Sunday recording it and I couldn’t get it off my brain all night. I took Jaz to the airport Monday morning and lo and behold - there was a rainbow in the sky! How magnificent was that? We found it more than amusing.

Check out the calendar below - my featured Special Concert is THIS SUNDAY at The LAB in the Barnyard at 3pm - JOAN BAEZ & BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE - a very popular show because they do it so well. Great Sunday afternoon thing to do this Sunday. Details below - Also, don’t miss the great music going on below this new month as well as the link of the week! Someone asked me to post another video of me playing bass in my spandex days - so I did. I played bass & guitar for 12 years with Citadel. Had a lot of fun for sure. Learned a thing or two about the world of Rock ’n Roll. Enjoy the scroll.

1 Dec 2017 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
The Fields of Eden
Acoustic Folk / Indie
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Great Food & Music

Complimentary Appetizers and Great Music! We will be performing with Ron Beckett a wonderful bassist and friend. Early show.

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.

1 Dec 2017 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Vick Silva
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Bluesy Guitarist

Vick is a great blues player/singer and he can take any song and give it to you blue.

About: Am humbly grateful for the gift of Music. Writing, Singing, Recording, and Performing music is all that I am. Sharing Music with everyone is what I am, When Music is your life, it doesn`t get better than that....... No one is better than anyone else "We Are" all musical Brothers & Sisters. We share our dreams and passion through Music........ "Loving Music" there`s room for all. To attend a Vick Silva performance is to feel the Blues, Celebrate Reggae, and Breathe the timeless energy of Rock and Roll. Oh yes, then that`s when man and guitar become one and Magical Moments ensue........ Not enough people know about Vick Silva, I . . . More »

2 Dec 2017 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Julia Brandt
Favorite Classics
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey

Julia has a wonderfully warm jazzy bluesy voice and I know you will enjoy her repertoire of songs. Joining her will be Ron Beckett on Bass and Greg on Drums.

About: Julia Brandt is a local singer/musician who;s music encompasses jazz, originals, Bossa nova soul and folk. A classic smooth sound singing some standards as well. Its time to relax. Born in Northbrook Illinois, Julia began writing songs in High school. Traveling and gigging from Anchorage Alaska to Carmel Valley where she sang at The Hatchcover and The Buckeye. Julia attended The Kansas City Art Institute and upon completion of her BFA, she started a duo called the “Velour Sisters” singing jazz and originals at The Jerome Hotel and in Breckenridge, Colorado singing at the many lodges as far as Steamboat Springs. Loving to trav . . . More »

3 Dec 2017 ~ Sun  
3:00 pm - 5:00pm
  $ 20 Donation
Joan Baez / Bob Dylan Tribute
Tribute Band
The Barnyard   831-235-7662
Mouth of the Valley

Back by Popular Demand: The wonderful Dylan/Baez Tribute featuring Dan Frechette and Nicole Dillenberg and Rick Chelew at the Henry Miller Library "The Lab" in the Barnyard across from Sur Restaurant! Get your tickets today for a wonderful Sunday afternoon concert at 3pm Presale tickets on sale under Eventbrite.com

About: Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Tribute A narrated concert celebratIng the iconic careers of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. In her tribute to Baez, Nicole Dillenberg performs selections from “Any Day Now”, the iconic double-album of Bob Dylan songs released by Vanguard in 1968, shortly after Joan Baez and Dylan parted ways. Baez, who was instrumental in putting Dylan on the map, was the very first to sing his songs. Bald Dylan (Dan Frechette) continues the journey…performing an excellent, uncanny Dylan interpretation with songs from Blonde on Blonde, and other seering hits from the peak of Dylan’s songwriting career. Performer Bios: Nico . . . More »

8 Dec 2017 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Kiki Wow & Friends
Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe Beer Garden   831-298-7453
3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley
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!

About: Always great fun featuring different musicians from Monterey County to add to the flavorful sounds and songs of Kiki Wow, as well as many classic covers that are all time favorites. We have a really great time and hope you will join us.

1 Dec ~ 6:00 pm
The Fields of Eden

Acoustic Folk / Indie
Courtside Bistro

1 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Vick Silva

Caffe Trieste

2 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Julia Brandt

Favorite Classics
Caffe Trieste

3 Dec ~ 3:00 pm
Joan Baez / Bob Dylan Tribute

Tribute Band
The Barnyard

8 Dec ~ 6:00 pm
Kiki Wow & Friends

Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe Beer Garden

8 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Kenny Stahl

Caffe Trieste

9 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Kiki Wow & Friends

Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste

10 Dec ~ 10:30 am
Kiki Wow

Center for Spiritual Living

15 Dec ~ 6:00 pm
Zack Freitas

Acoustic Indie
Trailside Cafe Beer Garden

15 Dec ~ 6:00 pm
The Fields of Eden

Acoustic Folk / Indie
Courtside Bistro

15 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Mark Shilstone &
Rod Wilson

Favorite Classics
Caffe Trieste

16 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
Nicole Dillenberg

with Luis Lerma at
Caffe Trieste

17 Dec
22 Dec ~ 6:30 pm
My Front Porch

Caffe Trieste

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


FriDec 1 Vick Silva ~ Blues
SatDec 2 Julia Brandt ~ Favorite Classics
FriDec 8 Kenny Stahl ~ Jazz
SatDec 9 Kiki Wow & Friends ~ Easy Listening
FriDec 15 Mark Shilstone & Rod Wilson ~ Favorite Classics
SatDec 16 Nicole Dillenberg ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriDec 22 My Front Porch ~ Blues
SatDec 23 Boscoe’s Brood ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriDec 29 Ginsing ~ Funk / Jazz / Blues
SunDec 31 DJ Ka`nete ~ Party & Dance
FriJan 12 Amy Obenski ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatJan 13 Int`l Songwriters Showcase ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriJan 19 Kyle Kovalik & Richard Bryant ~ Acoustic Indie
SatJan 20 Wes Kelley & The Blackhawks ~ Americana
SatJan 27 Kiki Wow & Friends ~ Easy Listening
SatFeb 10 Boscoe’s Brood ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriApr 13 Mark Stuart ~ Americana
FriMay 4 Claude Bourbon ~ Blues
SatAug 11 Rupert Wates ~ Acoustic Folk / Indie


FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS       6:30-9:30PM

Great Italian Food

Check out this wonderful new space!

Joan Baez / Bob Dylan Tribute This SUNDAYTicket at Door and at link below

Personal Trainer Raffle! at Chamisal

Jula will be performing with a Band!

JW Winslow Fresh Art Show

Thursday Night Italian Fun

December Duo at Caffe TriesteNicole’s website

Special Holiday Show Toy Drive

Great New Band

Special Show






located in THE BARNYARD on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 from 3-5PM

This wonderful double tribute to Joan Baez and Bob Dylan featuring Nicole Dillenberg and Dan Frechette took flight immediately when their first two shows sold out to extremely enthusiastic audiences asking for more. As a result, another show is scheduled on Sunday, December 3rd from 3-5pm at The Henry Miller Library’s extended performance hall in Carmel d . . . More »     Get your tickets TODAY:

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The Nice Things You Say!

  photo by Kiki Wow

Hi Kiki - Thank you for organizing a great evening of music and nice people. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the night. I can’t wait for the next House Concert!


Okay, So, I’m always blown away by everything you do, the shear scope of it. Now you’re handling it all from out of town. Amazing! Thats of the Red Pandas. I never knew there was such a thing. Where in OHIO, Julie, my wife is from Columbus. Okay one other thing. Did you take that Fantastic Fall Colors photo. If you did I think my head might explode. Safe travels. Gratefully,


Always great to see your newsletter.

The best laid out calenda . . . More »  

ATTN SONGWRITERS: Int’l Songwriters Retreat 2017

  photo by Brett Perkins

Greetings Songwriters!

16th Annual California Listening Room Songwriters Retreat January 7-13

Brett Perkins Listening Room International Songwriters Retreat returns to Ben Lomond January 7-13 with special

pro guest Alan Roy Scott, who’s songs have been recorded by Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Roberta Flack, The Allman Brothers, Sheena Easton, The Neville Brothers, Pat Benatar, Patti LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters, Johnny Mathis and many more.

The $975. price is inclusive of housing, workshops, daily guided co-writing, nightly song feedback, personal song/career consultations, daily catere . . . More »     Brett Perkins website

New Winter Hours 10-11AM

  photo by Love My Ladies of the Water

Kiki’s Water Fitness Classes -- GREAT WORKOUT!

Want to feel better now? It starts right now. Today - It’s fun and you will feel the results immediately. Come and work out with me in the water:

I teach 10-11AM 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 stays cool while you work hard.

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

· Community – the aqua community is one of the closest in the club – come . . . More »     chamisal.com


We had a stray cat find our house about a month ago. She is black and beautiful green eyes. We call her Black Betty and she surprised us the day of the Eclipse with five black kittens. We have 2 kitties left. Anyone needing a companion, we are giving them away.

Call me at 235-7662

Any takers????<  

Need Music for your Holiday Party?
Thank you for your music referrals! Need music for your company party, wedding, celebration? Give me a call and I’ll find the musicians you need and hook you up with the best entertainment available in the peninsula. Summer Parties - Anniversaries - Retirements - Music Makes It More Fun! Call Kiki at 831-235-7662 for your entertainment needs.     Kiki’s Website

House Sitting & Pet Sitting Services
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 for references and details below or simply call me at 831-235-7662

Greg & Kiki: "We are proud to say we have over 38 pets we care for throughout the year! Best job we ever had - add music and its a wonderful life."

This is Beautiful Beau     See my website for testimonials & rates

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Link of the Week !

I was harassed last week from several readers about the link of the week, my throwback video of my bass paying days with my rock band, Citadel. I was told I MUST post more of them so here’s another. If you want or have the time, feel free to browse around on that page of other videos - they range from short hair to wild clothes - but I really liked all of the songs and my band-mates.


May your week be filled with great surprises.

Yer pal,

- Kiki Wow!

Don’t get defeeted

For bookings or comments: kikiwow@mac.com