8/1/2017  Entertainment News from

Mountain Majesties
KIKI
WOW

Providing Quality Live Entertainment for the Monterey Peninsula

kikiwow@mac.com
831-235-7662
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Hello Good People in the Land --

August is upon us which means half the year has passed. Canít help but reflect on my goals, how far along am I to complete some lifelong goals? When I think of my age, I figure I have about 15-20 years left if Iím lucky. When I think of how fast the past 15-20 years have swished by, I realize thereís no time to procrastinate on achieving all that I desired to do or accomplish in a lifetime since we have no idea when our last breathe will be. I do my best to fill my waking moments with "Memories To Keep," which I titled the first song I ever wrote at age 16 when my Dad suddenly passed away at the age of 53 leaving 11 kids behind. No kidding life is short. Which is why I went sailing with Captín Jack and friends yesterday - to fill my mind and heart with the deep blue sea and to feel the wind on my face. This is not something I do everyday so when opportunity knocks to do something different - and off with the depressing news or TV. I jumped up and called some friends and went sailing in the deep blue. I have a sticker on my guitar that says "Just Did It" - so if I can remember that everyday is New Yearís Day and start over fresh because brick upon brick a house is built.

There are some great performers on tour this month coming to this area I hope you will seize the opportunity to see and hear. The featured artist this weekend is one of the top singer/songwriters in Sweden, Sofia Ekberg. She and the great songwriter Michael McNevin (what a treat!) will be at Caffe Trieste this Friday, Saturday is a live webcast at Rosieís Country Store and Sunday, a concert at The Lemon Tree at 8 Pilot Road in CV at 5pm. Details below. Greg & I will be at Chamisal Friday with blues guitarist, Vick Silva! Our band will be performing at the Fiesta this Sunday from 10-11:30 so bring your blanket and enjoy some great music. Oh, and our School of Rock music students (who performed at our wedding) will be at the 100 year Anniversary of the historic building at the corner of Franklin & Pacific at the Center for Spiritual Living. They play from 12:30-1:30 and all are welcome from noon to 2pm to walk through this awesome building and partake in the refreshments.

Enjoy the link of the week at the end featuring eight interesting facts about music. The first and last facts are my favorite. As always, a big Thank you for supporting live music and keeping musicians alive.


4 Aug 2017 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
  Donation
The Fields of Eden
with Vick Silva
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Beautiful Music

Itís a fun first Friday with the Chamisal crowd and boy do they have fun! Complimentary appetizers at 6pm. Our featured guest is Vick Silva, the blues guitarist.

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.

4 Aug 2017 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Sofia Ekberg
with Michael McNevin
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
on Tour from Sweden

This beautiful woman is one outstanding singer and songwriter. I met her at Brett Perkinís International Songwriters Retreat and pretty much became a fan after the first note she sang. Sheís one of the top talents in Sweden, on tour in California, please come out and listen to this extremely talented lady.

Joining her will be one heck of a stellar singer/songwriter and like me, he produces lots of shows for musicians. Michael McNevin can tell a story in a song like very few can. Super talented - super fun, be sure to catch this show!

About: Sofia Ekberg is a Swedish, Gothenburg based singer-songwriter who plays music in the field of folk-country-pop. Sofia sings stories about daily life, its big questions and small details, with a voice and lyrics that get under your skin. All accompanied by her rhythmical guitar playing.

Sofiaís musical journey has taken many turns. She was born in the small village Bottnaryd in the deep forests of SmŚland, and very early on had a longing for music. At the age of five she got her first guitar and soon found a way to express herself musically.

Growing up she changed direction: trained and worked as a musical t . . . More »

5 Aug 2017 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
DJ D Ram
Dance / Classic Rock / Covers
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Oh Yes Itís 80ís Night

80ís old school with DJ D Ram - dance night on august 5th. There will be prizes for best costume! Donít miss the fun!

About: Dress Up - 80`s Style - Get Wild and win a prize! Best Costume wins.

5 Aug 2017 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Sofia Ekberg
Singer/Songwriter
Rosieís Country Store  
1 Esquiline Road ~ Carmel Valley
Live Webcast

This beautiful woman is one outstanding singer and songwriter. I met her at Brett Perkinís International Songwriters Retreat and pretty much became a fan after the first note she sang. Sheís one of the top talents in Sweden, on tour in California, please come out and listen to this extremely talented lady.

About: Sofia Ekberg is a Swedish, Gothenburg based singer-songwriter who plays music in the field of folk-country-pop. Sofia sings stories about daily life, its big questions and small details, with a voice and lyrics that get under your skin. All accompanied by her rhythmical guitar playing.

Sofiaís musical journey has taken many turns. She was born in the small village Bottnaryd in the deep forests of SmŚland, and very early on had a longing for music. At the age of five she got her first guitar and soon found a way to express herself musically.

Growing up she changed direction: trained and worked as a musical t . . . More »

6 Aug 2017 ~ Sun  
11:30 am - 12:00am
  Donation
Sofia Ekberg
Singer/Songwriter
KPIG Featured Artist
With Sleepy John
 
Listen Sunday Mornings 107.5 FM
KPIG Interview w/Sleepy John

This beautiful woman is one outstanding singer and songwriter. I met her at Brett Perkinís International Songwriters Retreat and pretty much became a fan after the first note she sang. Sheís one of the top talents in Sweden, on tour in California, please listen to KPIG and come to her house concert later that day.

About: Sofia Ekberg is a Swedish, Gothenburg based singer-songwriter who plays music in the field of folk-country-pop. Sofia sings stories about daily life, its big questions and small details, with a voice and lyrics that get under your skin. All accompanied by her rhythmical guitar playing.

Sofiaís musical journey has taken many turns. She was born in the small village Bottnaryd in the deep forests of SmŚland, and very early on had a longing for music. At the age of five she got her first guitar and soon found a way to express herself musically.

Growing up she changed direction: trained and worked as a musical t . . . More »

FriSatSun
4 Aug ~ 6:00 pm
The Fields of Eden

with Vick Silva at
Courtside Bistro

4 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
Sofia Ekberg

with Michael McNevin at
Caffe Trieste

5 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
DJ D Ram

Dance / Classic Rock / Covers
Caffe Trieste

5 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
Sofia Ekberg

Singer/Songwriter
Rosieís Country Store

6 Aug ~ 11:30 am
Sofia Ekberg

Singer/Songwriter
KPIG Featured Artist
With Sleepy John

6 Aug ~ 12:30 am
School of Rock

Acoustic Indie
Center for Spiritual Living

6 Aug ~ 4:30 pm
Sofia Ekberg

Singer/Songwriter
Private Home

11 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
Boscoeís Brood

Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste

11 Aug ~ 7:30 pm
Lily Wilson

Acoustic Indie
Rosieís Country Store

12 Aug ~ 4:30 pm
Lily Wilson

Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste

13 Aug ~ 11:30 am
Lily Wilson

Acoustic Indie
KPIG Featured Artist
With Sleepy John

13 Aug ~ 4:30 pm
Lily Wilson

Acoustic Indie
Private Home

18 Aug ~ 6:00 pm
The Fields of Eden

with Gary Griffith at
Courtside Bistro

18 Aug ~ 6:00 pm
Kenny Stahl & Bob Burnett

Jazz
The Barnyard Main Stage

18 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
John M.

Americana
Caffe Trieste

19 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
Kenny Stahl

Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste

19 Aug ~ 7:30 pm
Robert McNamara

Instrumental
Bakai Wine & Tapas

20 Aug ~ 4:00 pm
Jackie Bristow &
Mark Punch!

Singer/Songwriter
Private Home

25 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
The Fields of Eden

Acoustic Folk / Indie
Caffe Trieste




Call 831-235-7662 if youíd like to perform

KIKI WOW PRESENTS ... MUSIC ROSTER:

FriAug 4 Sofia Ekberg ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatAug 5 DJ D Ram ~ Dance / Classic Rock / Covers
FriAug 11 Boscoeís Brood ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatAug 12 Lily Wilson ~ Acoustic Indie
FriAug 18 John M. ~ Americana
SatAug 19 Kenny Stahl ~ Easy Listening
FriAug 25 The Fields of Eden ~ Acoustic Folk / Indie
SatAug 26 Robert Elmond Stone ~ Country
FriSep 1 Shades of Light ~ Funk / Jazz / Blues
SatSep 2 Gary Blackburn ~ Americana
SunSep 3 The Fields of Eden ~ Acoustic Folk / Indie
FriSep 8 Troy O`Shann ~ Acoustic Rock
SatSep 9 My Front Porch ~ Blues
FriSep 15 Rusty Preston ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatSep 16 Robert Elmond Stone ~ Country
SatSep 23 Vick Silva ~ Soul Rock
SatSep 30 Wes Kelley ~ Singer/Songwriter

OUTSTANDING FOOD AND LIVE MUSIC

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS       6:30-9:30PM

Great Italian Food





I Teach this Saturday at 11:00 & 11:30 AMNon Members Welcome



JW Winslow Fresh Art ShowCheck out the website



Kikiís Kids Perform 12:30-1:30 in Monterey



Swedenís Sofia Ekberg at THE LEMON TREEPhoto by RSVP Now!   Sunday Aug. 6th 5-7pm in CV, 8 Pilot Rd.



Great Venue - Great Music



House Concert 8/13 in PG - Lily Wilson WOW!Photo by Toured w/Melissa Etheridge   Call 235-7662 for details



Grand ReOpening of Bakai on 8/19



House Concert with Jackie BristowPhoto by Call me 831-235-7662 to RSVP   in Carmel Valley 8/20



Dynamic Duo Delivers




Just Remember - One Crazy Idea
I’ve been thinking overtime of different inventions I’ve thought of over my lifetime and didn’t act on them....only to google it and find its already been done.

You just need one good idea - invention - something everyone needs or uses or could use.

And then you need money to make that happen! I have 2 incredible inventions that I’m going to focus on. Maybe the money will appear!  


Fiesta in the Park 1st Week of August
SATURDAY MUSIC LINEUP

10 to Noon - Carolyn Sills Combo

12:30 to 1:00 - Valley Greens

​1:30 to 3:30 - Firefly

4 to 6:00 - Island Hoppers

SUNDAY MUSIC LINEUP

10 to 11:30 - Kiki Wow and Friends

Noon to 2:00 - Valley Roots

2:30 to 4:45 - Blues at Eleven

Come and enjoy the warm sun, green grass and blue sky at the Carmel Valley Community Park. Bring the whole family, there will be games, arts & crafts, food booths and the Kiwanis bar.

Saturday features a classic car show and Sunday a doggy show.

At 5pm on Sunday a trip to Hawaii will be raffled off to the lucky $1 ticket purchaser (Do not need to b . . . More »     Find out details below


80ís Party at Caffe Trieste
DJ D Ram will be ramping it up for an 80ís party at Caffe Trieste - dress up and win a prize for the best dressed 80ís style! Could you be the winner?

This is Sat. Night, 8/5 from 6:30-9:30pm   Caffe Trieste next to Golden State Theater


Congrats Gigi - Did You Catch the Bouquet?

  photo by Leigh Susan Fitz

The mysterious lady at my wedding: My dear friend Gigi will be getting married to Eric this month and I so wish I could go to their wedding in Beverly Hills. Gigi and her son were such a help to us at our wedding and it hurts not to be able to attend theirs. I pray for your everlasting love - and passion for one another, forevermore. Amen.  

Happy Birthday Daughter! 29 and so fine
The reason I can’t go to the wedding is I’ll be with my daughter, Jazmyn, who turns 29 this year. Can you believe that? She’s an outstanding human bean. She was never terrible at 2, she didn’t have teen-itis, she never tested drugs or experimented, she was not influenced by alcohol. She’s very centered, very goal oriented. She’s an editor and an animator. She’s polite, thoughtful, kind, and oh so funny. I can’t say enough superlatives about this wonderful lady, the most incredible daughter anyone could ever hope to have. You are my greatest blessing.  

3 Fabulous House Concerts in August!

  photo by Kiki Wow

THREE HOUSE CONCERTS IN AUGUST you donít want to miss! Sofia Ekberg from Sweden on Sunday, August 6th from 5-7 at The Lemon Tree, 8 Pilot Rd in Carmel Valley; 2) Lily Wilson (sang on tour with Melissa Etheridge) on Sunday, August 13th in Pacific Grove and 3) Jackie Bristow and Mark Punch (opened for Bonnie Raitt and Steve Miller Band, Tommy Emanuel) in Carmel Valley on August 20th 3pm. Simply email me by hitting reply or call me at 831-235-7662 to reserve your seat. This is a GREAT WAY TO MEET COOL PEOPLE and eat and drink all you want.

All You Need to Know About House Concerts: FAQs:

Q: WHO CAN HAVE, or "HOST" A HOUSE C . . . More »   To RSVP Call Kiki at 831-235-7662


Ask & You Shall Receive?
Need more details? Just go to 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


Our School of Rock Kids Gig This Sunday!
This young group of music students weíve been blessed to teach (all because of a flyer I up in the yogurt shop) is having so much fun growing up in music, weekly classes figuring out new songs, singing with one another - building that muscle memory, eating great food afterwards - its built some strong bonds between the kids, and the parents. As much as the kids, we love these amazing parents who have raised amazing kids. They are so there for these kids that this kind of support and love canít help but grow a good human with the advantage of love. If we were fortunate to have a parent who did this for us - two even better - tha . . . More »  

4th Fridays at the Barnyard
Kenny Stahl & Bob Burnett will be the featured artists for Fourth Fridays at The Barnyard Happy Hour 6-8pm - this duo is as good as it gets. This outdoor stage is awesome and the Barnyard provides an opportunity to shop, drink, listen, dance and eat -- sounds like fun to me.  

Love this one...
 

Local Artist - Sam Johnston

Carmel Beach, Low Tide, 24 x 30, oil on linen

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!     See Samís Awesome Work


Aqua Classes at Chamisal 9:30-10:30 AM

  photo by Kiki Wow

Kikiís Water Fitness Classes -- GREAT WORKOUT!

Want to feel better now? It starts right now. Today - 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

Mondays and Wednesdays Indoors at 9:15AM at InShape in Monterey.

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

∑ . . . More »     chamisal.com


Always Wanted to Try? Why Not Now?
We made the front page new of The Californian! Woo Hoo - This is brand new, please come and give it a try!

NEW SUMMER FUN!

great workout in the water - AQUA STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING!

Check out the Chamisal website for classes. or call me at 235-7662

Non Members are welcome to take these classes.     Find out more at Chamisalís website


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 Iíll 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.     Kikiís 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."

I miss my dogs Sidekick & Roadie and Missy Poo Poo Bunny - miss em bad.     See my website for testimonials & rates



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Link of the Week !


This weekís link contains eight interesting facts about music. I personally enjoyed knowing the first and the eighth fact - which is why I encourage you each week to get out and listen to some ígood musicí - great music. It makes you feel better and think better inside. Thatís the goal anyway. Hope you can make it to Sofiaís concert this Sunday at the Lemon Tree. Bring a bottle and appetizer to share and a donation for the artist - and sit and enjoy the beauty of music.

May your week be filled with great surprises.

Yer pal,

- Kiki Wow!

Sailing with Captní Jack


For bookings or comments: kikiwow@mac.com
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