1/30/2018  Entertainment News from

Calm Waters & Cool Colors

Providing Quality Live Entertainment for the Monterey Peninsula

Hello Good Peeps - Well, January is just about over and weíre heading into February this weekend. Hard to believe. Weíve spent the last few weeks moving and man, we are just about in one place. I figured itíll take me another few weeks to put it all where it belongs. So exciting to be organized. Greg and I are going to Memphis and Nashville at the end of Feb. so looking forward to a travel adventure. Weíll also be at Chamisalís Courtside Bistro this Friday with bassist Dave Phillips for an early show. This Sat. is my featured event with Jacqueline Kabatís "Comedy Improv for Beginners" workshop at Bakai from 3-5pm, followed by the very talented Zack Freitas who will play his heart out - comedy & music, what a combo - and the wine and tapas!

Check out the music calendar this month, great music, great venues and great fun. Thanks for staying with me all these years. Iíve been here for 12 years sharing music wherever I can.

The link of the week has some of the best HARMONIES Iíve ever heard. Do check it out. Iíve heard many harmonies but this one takes the cake and is sure to make you SMILE! Thanks for reading and supporting live music. Enjoy the scroll.

2 Feb 2018 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Kiki Wow & Friends
Easy Listening
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Great Food & Music

Every first and third Friday at Chamisalís Courtside Bistro we invite different music friends to be our featured artist. Come and enjoy the complimentary appetizers! Featured guest is Dave Phillips on bass!

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.

2 Feb 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Robert Elmond Stone
Country Western
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Horse riding music

Throwing a little Country Western music in the mix, and he’s quite the crowd pleaser. I book him everywhere - and you’ll soon find out why.

About: A native Californian Robert Elmond Stone grew up on the road, a military brat in air force. `Used sing some of these old songs as a youngster with his mom. His father was big on jazz and classical so he grew up with lots of musical influences and began playin` young. Much music in the house. He rediscovered his musical roots and heritage one day when he just happened to sing some old country tune and " Whoa, that felt right, just fell into place". Been singin country music ever since.

3 Feb 2018 ~ Sat  
3:00 pm - 5:00pm
  $ 20 Donation
Jacqueline Kabat
with Zack Freitas
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0590
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Comedy Workshop

Want to get your comedy chops up? This is a comedy workshop for beginners - and Jacqueline Kabat has the mouth and smile that will motivate you to laugh and be laughed at/with. Learn what you can about the skill of being funny.

At 5pm Zack Freitas will perform until 7pm!

About: Jacqueline Kabat has been involved in all aspects of stand-up comedy, comedy improvisation, and sketch writing since 1997. She has studied with former Saturday Night Live funny woman Amy Poehler and Sex in the CityĎs Mario Cantone. Jacqueline has performed at popular New York clubs like Gotham Comedy Club and Carolineís on Broadway, and with the improv troupe Rash Behaviour, whose sketches received honorable mentions at the New York Independent Film Festival. Jacqueline has also written for Time Out New York. She currently teaches comedy improv at Fortune 500 corporations, medical centers, retreat centers, and high-end destina . . . More »

3 Feb 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Vick Silva
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
One Man Band

A great blues artists - and covers many songs with groove and feel. I enjoy him a lot and know you will too.

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 »

9 Feb 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Dan Frechette
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Human Jukebox

This is one talented man - I can’t say enough about his talent and abilities both vocally and musically. Don’t miss Dan.

About: Dan Frechette has recorded 25 solo albums and many of his songs have been covered successfully by other artists, including Canada`s The Duhks, "You Don`t See It", Australia`s The Ploughboys, "Who Will Take My Place?", and Ireland`s Dervish, "My Bride And I". These masterfully crafted songs moved a reviewer for Sing Out Magazine to declare Dan "one of the most talented singer-songwriters I`ve heard in a long time." (Mike Regenstreif, Vol. 49 #3 page 136, Fall 2005, Sing Out magazine).

2 Feb ~ 6:00 pm
Kiki Wow & Friends

Easy Listening
Courtside Bistro

2 Feb ~ 6:30 pm
Robert Elmond Stone

Country Western
Caffe Trieste

3 Feb ~ 3:00 pm
Jacqueline Kabat

with Zack Freitas at
Bakai Wine & Tapas

3 Feb ~ 6:30 pm
Vick Silva

Caffe Trieste

4 Feb
9 Feb ~ 6:30 pm
Dan Frechette

Caffe Trieste

10 Feb ~ 6:00 pm
The Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe

10 Feb ~ 6:30 pm
Boscoeís Brood

Caffe Trieste

11 Feb
16 Feb ~ 6:00 pm
Kiki Wow & Friends

with Michael Martinez at
Courtside Bistro

16 Feb ~ 6:30 pm
The Rayburn Bros.

Country Western
Caffe Trieste

17 Feb ~ 6:30 pm
The Proudest Monkeys

with Joe Scardina at
Caffe Trieste

18 Feb
23 Feb ~ 6:30 pm
Michael Martinez

Piano Classics
Caffe Trieste

Call 831-235-7662 if youíd like to perform


FriFeb 2 Robert Elmond Stone ~ Country Western
SatFeb 3 Vick Silva ~ Blues
FriFeb 9 Dan Frechette ~ Americana
SatFeb 10 Boscoeís Brood ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriFeb 16 The Rayburn Bros. ~ Country Western
SatFeb 17 The Proudest Monkeys ~ Dance / Classic Rock / Covers
FriFeb 23 Michael Martinez ~ Piano Classics
SatFeb 24 The Fields of Eden ~ Easy Listening
FriMar 2 Robert Elmond Stone ~ Country Western
SatMar 3 Shilstone & Wilson ~ Favorite Classics
SatMar 10 Boscoeís Brood ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatMar 17 The Proudest Monkeys ~ Dance / Classic Rock / Covers
SatMar 31 The Fields of Eden ~ Easy Listening
FriApr 13 Amy Obenski ~ Acoustic Indie
SatApr 21 Hilltown ~ Bluegrass
FriMay 4 Claude Bourbon ~ Blues
SatAug 11 Rupert Wates ~ Acoustic Folk / Indie


FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS       6:30-9:30PM

Great Italian Food

JW Winslow Fresh Art Show

Art Exhibit Feb. 2nd - Pacific Grove

Great Country Western Musician

Help with Housing - Need a New Home?Call 831-917-4924

Beautiful Daughters
Hereís a great shot of our daughters, Sky & Jazmyn. They mean the world to us. Both grown up and Sky is in her first year of college and Jaz graduated and is a film editor and animator.  

Valentineís Day - Wednesday Night
Join me at Bakai Wine & Tapas on Valentineís Day for a glass of wine and/or delicious tapas. Iíll be singing LOVE SONGS from 7-9pm - even if youíre going out to a movie, or dinner - its a great place to pop in and enjoy the ambience. Iíll dedicate a song to you and your sweetie.  

This Friday at Chamisal

  photo by Kiki Wow

Greg & I perform on 1st and 3rd Fridays at Chamisalís Courtside Bistro from 6-8pm. We invite you to check it out. You donít have to be a member and the view is great! Itís an early show and weíll get your home by 8:30. :) Thereís always complimentary appetizers and on the 3rd Friday, thereís complimentary wine tasting, what? Thatís right - come and get your fill as they feature different wineries - sure is fun.  

SongBirds Live at Bakai
The "SongBirds" Showcase was a huge success at Bakai Wine & Tapas. This show benefitted Leigh Fitz’s Arms of Angels nonprofit organization to help people in need of grief counseling.




Calling all comedians or people interested in honing their skills in the art of making people laugh. This is a beginnerís comedy improv workshop with the very talented and funny facilitator, Jaqueline Kabat, sharing her comical knowledge and encouraging aspiring stand ups with some tips of the trade. This will be a fun-filled afternoon guaranteed to bring out the laughter in you and perhaps the gentle push you might need. Following the show is a music concert with local favorite singer/songwri . . . More »  

Music Lessons = Why Not?
Maybe its a new yearís goal to explore playing an instrument. Maybe you have a grandchild, niece, nephew, daughter or son youíd like to learn a musical instrument. If so, Iím youíre girl. Iíve so enjoyed teaching the basics and beginners and intermediates some great tips, songs and exercises to get them underway to loving playing music.


Thanks for Reading & For Your Support
If you need details about an event go to my website below and click on Events on the left. Anything that is underlined you can click on and go to that site (i.e. venue, bands)

Any and all donations are super appreciated if you are able to give = it really helps me to keep the eblasts coming. Maybe you have a garage sale or business event youíd like to advertise? My blast now reaches over 8000 people who have signed up to receive it!

How can you be a part of it? Go to my website below and look for the DONATE tab on the left. Iíll say it slowly - T H A N K Y O U!     Help by Giving A Donation At

Goodbye California, Hello Nashville
A sweet farewell to Janni and her new love, Paul. We will miss her dearly and wish them both much love, happiness and a new chapter filled with joy.

They are both sweet and talented and I think their smiles says it all.  

Winter Class Hours 10-11AM

  photo by My Office

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 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 - 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 . . . More »     chamisal.com

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 below for references and details below or simply call me at 831-235-7662

Greg & Kiki: "We are proud to say we have over 45 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 !

This INCREDIBLE clip off singers is sure to make you "SMILE" - I think it has some of the best harmonies Iíve ever heard. Thatís saying a lot! Enjoy - and smile. Enjoy.

May your week be filled with great surprises.

Yer pal,

- Kiki Wow!

Water Color Art

For bookings or comments: kikiwow@mac.com