1/9/2018  Entertainment News from

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KIKI
WOW

Providing Quality Live Entertainment for the Monterey Peninsula

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photo by Kiki Wow

Happy 2nd week of the New Year 2018! All is well (but a little wet) as the move to the new digs is in progress. Ever try to move with soggy boxes? ’Tis trying. I almost made it back with a truck load until the downpour. Timing is everything. It doesn’t rain all year until we move. But boy do we need the rain. The earth is thirsty. I know so many people who have the flu or going through some health issues so everyone feel better - that is my prayer. I know its been a rough end of the year for many but remaining hopeful for the new year is a good place to start. Might I distract you with some good music? For instance, at Caffe Trieste this Friday is Amy Obenski, she’s so talented and man, what a voice! Saturday, do your best not to miss the International Songwriters Showcase headed up by Brett Perkins who puts on these remarkable retreats all over the world where musicians meet for the first time and in no time, they are writing songs together. I had the honor of going to a retreat in Ben Lomond a few years ago and wrote some tremendous songs and made some beautiful friendships to boot. These great writers will be performing their new songs this Sat. at Caffe Trieste and it will be quite the showcase so come have some tea, or a great cup of java or dinner while you listen to some crafty songwriters play their new tunes.

Take a gander at the 2018 calendar below with very exciting performers, shows, events and parties in store. Many of you have expressed interested in hosting a house concert at one time or another and if that’s you, please hit reply so we can line some artists planning their tours when are interested in a more intimate show. Again, you do nothing but provide the space and enjoy the show - I’ll take it from there.

The link of the week at the end of this blast is the cutest kid ever, out of the mouth of babes - this is one wise baby. Thanks for reading and supporting live music. Enjoy the scroll.


12 Jan 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Amy Obenski
Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Super Solo

Amy has got her act down. From piano to guitar, she has a voice that will melt you from the inside out...and outstanding original songs as well.

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 »


13 Jan 2018 ~ Sat  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
  Donation
Robert Elmond Stone
Country Western
Trailside Cafe Beer Garden   831-298-7453
3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley
Country Western Style

Love this guy - both professionally and personally. He’s got what it takes to succeed in this music business and he has a lot to offer about life itself.

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.

13 Jan 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Int`l Songwriters Showcase
with Brett Perkins
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Such a Treat

This is such a great/popular night of singer/songwriters from all over the world (but I want to know - why don’t they sing with accents?) We enjoy each artist and the new songs they have just created and written together to showcase.

About: Come and enjoy the fabulous songwriters are from all over the world presented by Brett Perkins, founder and host of the International Songwriters Retreat. This special concert presentation of new songs co-written during the previous week on the annual Listening Room International Songwriters Retreat in Ben Lomond. BRETT PERKIN’S LISTENING ROOM

INTERNATIONAL ’TOUROPEANS’ SHOWCASELIVE AT CAFFE TRIESTE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH

FROM 6:30-9:30 FEATURING SONGWRITERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AS THEY PRESENT THEIR FRESHLY WRITTEN SONGS

Music lovers are in for a special night of newly minted songs on Saturday, January 13th at . . . More »


19 Jan 2018 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
  Donation
Kiki Wow & Friends
with Dan Frechette
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Great Food & Music

Every first and third Friday at Chamisal’s Courtside Bistro we invite different music friends to be our featured artist. We have the pleasure of playing with Dan Frechette - who absolutely LOVES playing music so its so fun to be with him. Come and enjoy the complimentary appetizers! We may be graced with the presence of Roy Orbinson’s impersonator, Richie D.

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.

19 Jan 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Kyle Kovalik & Richard Bryant
with Richard Bryant
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Player/Writer

Two super talents in Monterey converge to play some great music, super harmonies - and maybe even a guest appearance....Richard Bryant - personally, I think he has the most fabulous male vocals of anyone I know.

About: Kyle Kovalik spent many a year chasing songs and rivers around the country and abroad, with residencies or extended travel in most of the western states, among other beautiful places. Recently he settled back on the Monterey Peninsula, the place of his origin. He writes songs of love and loss, heartbreak and hope. A graduate of the Musician’s Institute of Los Angeles, and long time guitarist for the Jackson Sundown Band (Seattle) and indie artist Megan Burtt (Denver), his guitar skills add special flavor to his compositions, beyond the typical strumming troubadour. When he’s not playing and singing he can usually be found frolicking . . . More »

ThuFriSatSun
11 Jan
12 Jan ~ 6:30 pm
Amy Obenski

Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste

13 Jan ~ 6:00 pm
Robert Elmond Stone

Country Western
Trailside Cafe Beer Garden

13 Jan ~ 6:30 pm
Int`l Songwriters Showcase

with Brett Perkins at
Caffe Trieste

14 Jan
18 Jan
19 Jan ~ 6:00 pm
Kiki Wow & Friends

with Dan Frechette at
Courtside Bistro

19 Jan ~ 6:30 pm
Kyle Kovalik &
Richard Bryant

with Richard Bryant at
Caffe Trieste

20 Jan ~ 6:00 pm
The Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe Beer Garden

20 Jan ~ 6:30 pm
Trevor Lucier &
Joe Scardina

with Joe Scardina at
Caffe Trieste

21 Jan
25 Jan ~ 6:30 pm
Arms of Angels Benefit Concert

Variety Show
Bakai Wine & Tapas

26 Jan ~ 6:30 pm
Wes Kelley & The Blackhawks

Americana
Caffe Trieste

27 Jan ~ 6:30 pm
The Fields of Eden

Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste

28 Jan ~ 10:30 am
Kiki Wow

Singer/Songwriter
Center for Spiritual Living

1 Feb
2 Feb ~ 6:00 pm
Kiki Wow & Friends

with Mark Shilstone at
Courtside Bistro

2 Feb ~ 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:

FriJan 12 Amy Obenski ~ Acoustic Indie
SatJan 13 Int`l Songwriters Showcase ~ Singer/Songwriter
FriJan 19 Kyle Kovalik & Richard Bryant ~ Acoustic Indie
SatJan 20 Trevor Lucier & Joe Scardina ~ Acoustic Indie
FriJan 26 Wes Kelley & The Blackhawks ~ Americana
SatJan 27 The Fields of Eden ~ Easy Listening
FriFeb 2 Robert Elmond Stone ~ Country Western
SatFeb 3 Vick Silva ~ Blues
FriFeb 9 Dan Frechette ~ Americana
SatFeb 10 Boscoe’s Brood ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatFeb 17 Trevor Lucier & Joe Scardina ~ Acoustic Indie
SatFeb 24 The Fields of Eden ~ Easy Listening
FriMar 2 Robert Elmond Stone ~ Country Western
SatMar 3 Shilstone & Wilson ~ Favorite Classics
SatMar 10 Boscoe’s Brood ~ Singer/Songwriter
SatMar 17 The Proudest Monkeys ~ Dance / Classic Rock / Covers
FriMay 4 Claude Bourbon ~ Blues
SatAug 11 Rupert Wates ~ Acoustic Folk / Indie

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Its Nice to Share (and Care)
 

Hardy Har Har
 

Music Lessons = Why Not?
Maybe its a new year’s goal to explore playing an instrument. Maybe you have a grandchild, niece, nephew, daughter or son you’d like to learn a musical instrument. If so, I’m you’re girl. I’ve so enjoyed teaching the basics and beginners and intermediates some great tips, songs and exercises to get them underway to loving playing music.

This is Hayden who has been taking lessons diligently for over a year. He’s growing leaps and bounds, not to mention how well he sings. I’m so proud of him, as are his parents and he’s rock solid.  


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 you’d 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. I’ll say it slowly - T H A N K Y O U!     Help by Giving A Donation At


SERENADE-A-GRAM - SPECIAL DELIVERY
It’s so memorable, a rose, chocolates and a song at your door. Make a special memory for someone you love by sending a "Serenade-A-Gram", a musical message to your loved one.

Call 831-235-7662 to surprise your honey, mom/dad, fiancé, grandma, sister/brother, lover, with their favorite song. I will show up at their door, or at a restaurant of your choice at a certain time, and play my guitar and sing a song special to them. I can even write a song about them if you give me details. I will also bring flowers and chocolates if you so desire - and a song beautifully serenaded on their special day - or for no good reason at all . . . More »     Make it a unique gift and presentation


GREAT FREE SHOWCASE: Int’l Songwriters

  photo by Brett Perkins

BRETT PERKIN’S LISTENING ROOM

INTERNATIONAL ’TOUROPEANS’ SHOWCASELIVE AT CAFFE TRIESTE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH

FROM 6:30-9:30 FEATURING SONGWRITERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AS THEY PRESENT THEIR FRESHLY WRITTEN SONGS

Music lovers are in for a special night of newly minted songs on Saturday, January 13th at 6:30pm at Caffe Trieste located at 409 Alvarado St. in Monterey by songwriters from Denmark, Greenland and the US, fresh from the annual California Listening Room International Songwriters Retreat held in Ben Lomond, CA. Musical host, Brett Perkins, founded the retreats in 2002, where songwriters of all levels from arou . . . More »     Brett Perkins website


New Winter Hours 10-11AM

  photo by Pool at Hearst Castle - Jazmyn

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


Need Music for your Private Party?

  photo by of Amy Obenski

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

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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."

Meet Hitch - a beautiful soft cat I have the pleasure of caring for.     See my website for testimonials & rates



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Link of the Week !


Cutest video - out of the mouth of babes! This is one wise baby cake. Enjoy.

May your week be filled with great surprises.

Yer pal,

- Kiki Wow!

Open Your Cage and Fly


For bookings or comments: kikiwow@mac.com
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