8/7/2018  Entertainment News from

Beach Time With My Daughter
KIKI
WOW

Providing Quality Live Entertainment for the Monterey Peninsula

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photo by Jazmyn Whitman

Hello Good People Everywhere,

We are very much looking forward to seeing our daughters soon as we celebrate Jazmyn’s 30th birthday! Time flies - like never before. I can’t believe that 30 years ago my water broke on 8-8-88. A number I will never forget - but she didn’t come out until 8-10-88. Two days that time slowed down like never before. Jazmyn still looks like a youngin’ to me - she was gifted with that youthful gene my mom had. Happy Day Daughter - you are a gift to the world. Looking forward to our beach time next week with the family. I could use a couple of days of rest for sure. Couldn’t we all? My band has two 3 hour gigs this Sat. so yes, some beach time will be outstanding.

This month is packed with great shows (see below), including some great entertainment at West End Music Festival which our band will be performing next Sunday at noon on the Tribe in the Sky Stage. This Saturday night my band Fields of Eden will be playing at the Trailside Beer Garden where its nice and cool in the evenings.

This Sunday Showcase at the great listening room The Lab (across from Sur Restaurant) in the Barnyard at 4:30 pm is RUPERT WATES, winner of over 40 awards for his wonderful songwriting. He will also be featured on KPIG Sunday morning show with Sleepy John "Please Stand By" for a sneak preview. You can reserve seats or buy tickets on line below for a GREAT SUNDAY AFTERNOON OF RARE ENTERTAINMENT.

The Link of the Week is a very cool and very short reminder of what to remember in keeping it together during these weird and strange political times. Hope to see you at a show this weekend. Have a playful week and thanks again for your great support.


10 Aug 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Hilltown
Bluegrass
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

This is a BLUEGRASS night with a wonderful local band, Hilltown. They are so well received they will be back on a monthly basis since their music makes you happy and they are quite the crowd-pleaser.

About: Named after the little town that grew out of the well traveled Salinas river fording site of the mid 1800s, the newly formed four-piece bluegrass band Hilltown is sure to get your toes a tapping. All of the band members live in the Monterey area; three on hills overlooking the bay and the other just across from the old Hilltown site in Salinas--hence the name. Three of the band members, also of the venerable Fog Valley Drifters based mainly in Modesto, were looking for a way to stay in practice locally and invited guitar flat picker par excellence and singer Norm Green to join in. As happens with a lot of bands, things clicked an . . . More »

11 Aug 2018 ~ Sat  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
  Donation
Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe   831-298-7453
3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley
Great Food & Music

Our band is more and more solid each week that we play. We invite music friends to come up and 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 and Silky Stu on lead guitar.

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 »

11 Aug 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Wes Kelley & The Lazy Boyz
Americana
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Super Songwriter

Wes Kelley and his band of Lazy Boyz deliver some great original songs with great stories to boot. The Boyz will include Hal Laughlin on bass, Richard Rosen on Harmonica and Joe Gough on drums and backup vocals.

About: About Wes Kelley Above all else, Wes is a storyteller. Over the course of his life, he has held dozens of jobs and traveled the world, gathering material for his novels, short stories and original songs. A founding member of “The Delta 88’s”, his songwriting has evolved from blues to what he calls “Mongrel Americana”, combining imaginative storytelling, rich chord progressions and subtle arrangements. An outstanding author, Wes has written ten books and you can read more about them at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/vegasohvegas

11 Aug 2018 ~ Sat  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
  Donation
Julia Brandt
Favorite Classics
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Smokey Vocals

Julia is a local singer/guitarist who has a sultry style performing favorite classic covers and jazz tunes, light and mellow.

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 »

12 Aug 2018 ~ Sun  
10:00 am - 10:30am
  Donation
Rupert Wates
Acoustic Folk / Indie
KPIG Featured Artist
With Sleepy John
 
Listen Sunday Mornings 107.5 FM
On Tour from L.A.

A true pro - winner of so many awards there’s not enough room to list them. You won’t want to miss this excellent performer.

About: Rupert Wates’ music epitomizes songwriting in intimate and all-embracing forms. His masterful songs are soulful, sensuous, and resonate with issues of our time and those of bygone eras. Throughout his career, Wates has been a polestar for biographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. He has eloquently written songs of joy and sorrow that let people know they are not forgotten with songs that are an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. His genre resembles that of Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. His guitar playing would remind one of Leo K . . . More »

12 Aug 2018 ~ Sun  
4:30 pm - 6:30pm
  $ 20 Donation
Rupert Wates
Acoustic Folk / Indie
The Lab in The Barnyard   831-235-7662
Mouth of the Valley
On Tour from L.A.

A true pro songwriter - - WINNER of so many awards including the Kerrville Festival, in fact, there’s not enough room to list them. You won’t want to miss this excellent performer.

About: Rupert Wates’ music epitomizes songwriting in intimate and all-embracing forms. His masterful songs are soulful, sensuous, and resonate with issues of our time and those of bygone eras. Throughout his career, Wates has been a polestar for biographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. He has eloquently written songs of joy and sorrow that let people know they are not forgotten with songs that are an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. His genre resembles that of Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. His guitar playing would remind one of Leo K . . . More »

FriSatSun
10 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
Hilltown

Bluegrass
Caffe Trieste

11 Aug ~ 6:00 pm
Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe

11 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
Wes Kelley & The Lazy Boyz

Americana
Caffe Trieste

11 Aug ~ 8:00 pm
Julia Brandt

Favorite Classics
Bakai Wine & Tapas

12 Aug ~ 10:00 am
Rupert Wates

Acoustic Folk / Indie
KPIG Featured Artist
With Sleepy John

12 Aug ~ 4:30 pm
Rupert Wates

Acoustic Folk / Indie
The Lab in The Barnyard

17 Aug ~ 6:00 pm
Mello Cello

Instrumental
Courtside Bistro

17 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
Robert Elmond Stone

Country Western
Caffe Trieste

18 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
Grumbling Ginger

Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste

18 Aug ~ 8:00 pm
David Larstein

Singer/Songwriter
Bakai Wine & Tapas

19 Aug ~ 12:00 am
Fields of Eden

with West End Celebration at
Sand City - Tribe in the Sky Stage

24 Aug ~ 7:00 pm
Robert Elmond Stone

Country Western
Barmel

24 Aug ~ 7:30 pm
Robert Elmond Stone

Country Western
Salinas Sports Tavern

24 Aug ~ 8:00 pm
Tom Lawson

Blues
Caffe Trieste

25 Aug26 Aug
31 Aug ~ 6:30 pm
Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste




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

KIKI WOW PRESENTS ... MUSIC ROSTER:

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 Tom Lawson ~ Blues
FriAug 31 Fields of Eden ~ Easy Listening
SatSep 1 Vincent Randazzo ~ Alternative / Indie
FriSep 7 Andrea`s Fault Duo ~ Favorite Classics
SatSep 8 The Rayburn Bros. ~ Country Western
FriSep 14 Hilltown ~ Bluegrass
WedSep 19 Tom Lawson ~ Blues
FriSep 21 David Larstein ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatSep 22 Six String Pharmacy ~ Alternative / Indie
FriSep 28 Fields of Eden ~ Easy Listening
FriOct 5 Memory Lane ~ Favorite Classics

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:

SatAug 11 Julia Brandt ~ Favorite Classics
SatAug 18 David Larstein ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatSep 1 Mello Cello ~ Instrumental
SatSep 8 Trevor Lucier ~ Acoustic Indie
SatSep 22 The Jazz Cats ~ Jazzy Folk
SatSep 29 Julia Brandt ~ Favorite Classics
SatOct 6 Tom Lawson ~ Blues
SatOct 20 Six String Pharmacy ~ Alternative / Indie





Bluegrass on 2nd Fridays in Monterey



2nd Saturdays of the Month in CV



Sultry Smooth Jazz



My HUGE Yard Sale in CV 8/11 & 8/12Photo by Kiki - Don’t Miss Our Yard Sale  



This Sunday 4:30 Rupert Wates Live at the LabReserve Seats & Tickets Below



JW Winslow Fresh Art Show



Wes Kelley & The Lazy Boyz



Award Winning Songwriter - Aug. 12 at The Lab



Great Songs/Musicians



Fields of Eden at West End Sunday 8/19 at Noon



An Irresistible Duo that Delivers




Great Advice!
 

Happy 30th Birthday Jazmyn 8/10/88
You are so precious to me - words fall short. You went from my baby dumpling to a baby model to a baby actress to my back up singer harmonizer to my best friend and my laughing buddy to my wine tasting partner to my spa and vacation BBF - you mean so very much to me. I didn’t know I could love so much and what a joy to be your Mother. My greatest role ever and for always.

"I love you forever, I’ll like you for always

As long as your living, my baby you’ll be."

Thank you for the YEARS of BEST MEMORIES and LIFETIME JOYS.  


Thanks for Reading & For Your Support
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Local Artist - Sam Johnston

Sam Johnston is a local artist in Carmel Valley. He paints scenic views of Carmel Beach, Carmel Valley and family portraits. His art can been seen in the Carmel Valley Art Gallery on Center Street. We are so fortunate to have such talented people in our midst.  

Need Music for your Private Party?

  photo by Brock

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. Any Style - Any Budget - I will send you the best!

Summer Parties - Anniversaries - Retirements - Music Makes It More Fun! Call Kiki at 831-235-7662 for your entertainment needs.     Kiki’s Website


Kiki’s Water Workout - 2 Pool Locations

  photo by Carmel Valley Community Pool

Kiki’s Water Fitness Classes -- GREAT WORKOUT!

1. Carmel Valley Community Pool - 11AM every Tuesday $10 - nonmembers welcome.

2. Chamisal 9:30-10:30 AM every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Awesome workouts because your body stays cool while you work hard.

Aqua is for EVERYONE – any age group or skill level. Burns 400-500 calories during a class – a FULL BODY workout combining strength and cardio using buoys, noodles and your own body· Low-impact exercise – the buoyancy of the water gives you a great workout without the pain on your joints - so if you’re new to exercise or rehabbing an in . . . More »     chamisal.com


Award Winning Songwriter - Aug. 12 at The Lab
FAMED SINGER SONGWRITER RUPERT WATES COMES TO

CARMEL AT THE LAB at 3728 THE BARNYARD, Suite G-23

Sunday, August 12th at 4:30-6:30 pm

To Be Awarded Coveted ‘Northshore Magnum Cantor Songwriter Award’

Wates was recently honored with the coveted North Shore Magnum Cantor Songwriter Award which is given to the original singer songwriter who creatively expresses important, meaningful songs of our times and is also inspired by the rolling waves and soft sand we cherish. Wates embodies both and cultivates a profound sound that is as unique in lyrics as it is powerful in music and voice. Rupert Wates’ music epitomizes songwriti . . . More »     Get your advance tickets below
The Lab 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 below for references and details below or simply call me at 831-235-7662

Greg & Kiki: "We are proud to say we have over 51 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 its a quick reminder of important advice in these times.

Enjoy.

May your week be filled with great surprises.

Yer pal,

- Kiki Wow!

Fly Me to The Moon


For bookings or comments: kikiwow@mac.com
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