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John Michael - Frank Sinatra

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John Michael Biography

John was born in Dún Laoghaire Ireland, some 12 kilometers south of Dublin, and he is a trained Opera singer. In high school, he was selected as member of California All State Honor Choir, conducted by Paul Salamunovich. He worked at Great America in Santa Clara, Ca. and Chicago IL. as an Elvis Presley impersonator. He has opened up for national touring acts such as: Chris Isaak, The Fixx, and The Pointer Sisters. He has had the honor of singing the National Anthem at the Big Sur International Marathon in 2008 and 2009.

Recently, he performed with Monterey pianists Bob Phillips, Tom Lawson, Rick Yramategui and Linda Keill; musical groups: Essence, Pavarotti to Sinatra Orchestra, D.B. Walker Bog Iron, The Bog, Mercy, John Michael Duo and The John Michael Band. Jerry Gervase, columnist for the Monterey County Herald wrote in March of 2007 in his column after see John in concert: “He was so good that if the Three Tenors had heard him, at least two of them would have hidden out in the witness protection program.”

The Peace Train Ensemble

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The project began with an idea for presenting a one-man show focusing on the music of Cat Stevens, but this show has a life of it’s own. As fellow players became aware of it, everyone seemed to want in. The show was first performed as a four-piece at Monterey Live in Monterey, CA on March 12, 2008.

Bryan Diamond fronts the now six-piece PEACE TRAIN ENSEMBLE. Referring to one Monterey newspaper headline, … “Diamond Does Cat,” Beth Peerless, music columnist at The Monterey Herald put it this way “… aptly describes how good he is at channeling the 70’s hitmaker’s songs…” masterful in his ability to bring the energy and feel of these classics to life.

The show features Diamond on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and piano, Marty Lydon on bass, Andy Gilhooley, guitars, mandolin, vocals, and percussion, Laurel Thomsen, on violin, Tim Bennett, piano, guitar, keyboards and vocals, & Hiram Fernandez on drums and vocals.

Created as a labor of love with the feeling that this music needs to be played and kept alive… each member of the ensemble displays an irresistible joy each time they perform it. One constant is the crowd’s response. Audiences seem to revel in this concert experience and appear overwhelmed … ovations seem to go on endlessly.

Expect to hear many of your favorites from Tea For The Tillerman, Teaser And The Firecat, and the Harold & Maude movie soundtrack, which include … Wild World, Morning Has Broken, Father and Son and of course, Peace Train... plus many others from the catalog.


This is generally a sold out show so be sure to RSVP for best seating. We made it convenient for you to order online now or Call 659-4229 for reservations today.

Bing Crosby Clambake

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In honor of the 2016 AT&T Pro-Am, local music promoter Kiki Wow is thrilled to announce "A Romantic Night of Love Songs" featuring Nicole Dillenberg`s cabaret show, "The Love Songs of Bing Crosby," a one-hour nostalgic journey through the life and songs of "Der Bingle," founder of the "Pebble Beach Clambake." From the earliest days of Bing`s career, to rare musical gems unearthed by Dillenberg personally, the show is a treasure trove of nostalgia, humor and musical mastery. Many of the anecdotes told come first-hand from friends and members of the Crosby family. Initially directed by Peisha McPhee ("American Idol"), the show, with special guest Phil Crosby, Jr., played the San Francisco Plush Room, Helen`s Hideaway Room in New York, the Gardenia in Hollywood, and in truncated versions at the Hollywood Palladium and the Belage Hotel. Nicole Dillenberg is honored to bring this updated version of the show to the Bon Ton L’Roy’s Lighthouse Smokehouse at 794 Lighthouse Avenue, New Monterey on Thursday, February 11th at 7pm along with very Special Guest Vocalist, John Michael, performing a set of remarkable true to ear songs as a tribute to Frank Sinatra, utilizing his vocal training and unique and stylistic delivery of Frank’s big hit songs. February 11th promises to be a romantic night with a gourmet special `Clambake` dinner on behalf of the nostalgic Crosby Clambake prepared by Chef Lenny Leon that will no doubt delight the night along with the Double Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding sweeten the deal even more. For Reservations Call 831-375-6958 for best seating.

Frank Sinatra Tribute

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John Michael Biography

John was born in Dún Laoghaire Ireland, some 12 kilometers south of Dublin, and he is a trained Opera singer. In high school, he was selected as member of California All State Honor Choir, conducted by Paul Salamunovich. He worked at Great America in Santa Clara, Ca. and Chicago IL. as an Elvis Presley impersonator. He has opened up for national touring acts such as: Chris Isaak, The Fixx, and The Pointer Sisters. He has had the honor of singing the National Anthem at the Big Sur International Marathon in 2008 and 2009.

Recently, he performed with Monterey pianists Bob Phillips, Tom Lawson, Rick Yramategui and Linda Keill; musical groups: Essence, Pavarotti to Sinatra Orchestra, D.B. Walker Bog Iron, The Bog, Mercy, John Michael Duo and The John Michael Band. Jerry Gervase, columnist for the Monterey County Herald wrote in March of 2007 in his column after see John in concert: “He was so good that if the Three Tenors had heard him, at least two of them would have hidden out in the witness protection program.”

Gordon Lightfoot Tribute by Robert Marcum

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www.robertmarcum.com


Marcum is an accomplished singer/guitarist whose roots reach back to the ’60’s folk/rock scene in the SF Bay area. He was an original member of the San Francisco production of the musical “HAIR” and has shared the stage with such notables as Ben Vereen, John Fahey, The Righteous Brothers, and Jefferson Airplane. Marcum’s musical career has been influenced by many people including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Carole King, and many others. This show is dedicated to one of his biggest influences, Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. Playing both 12-string and 6-string guitars, Marcum’s solo performance will showcase some of his favorite Lightfoot songs. This show has been very well received in the Monterey/Carmel area over the last several years including a sold-out performance at Carmel Valley’s Magic Circle Theater.

Joan Baez / Bob Dylan Tribute

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http://danfrechette.com


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: Nicole Dillenberg has spent ten years interpreting the American Songbook. She has performed at multiple venues throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Room in New York. Recent performances include Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex in San Francisco, and the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. Nicole, who was six when she first heard the album "Any Day Now", credits Dylan`s line from "North Country Blues" "…I was left alone with three children…" with fueling her desire to sing torch songs. Bald Dylan (Dan Frechette) is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, now living in Central California. He’s written more than 1,300 songs, was signed to a major songwriting contract at 17, and has penned hit singles such as “The Mists of Down Below” and “You Don’t See It” for The Duhks, Dervish, and other international bands and artists. Frechette was thirteen when he first heard one of Bob Dylan’s albums. Says Dan of Dylan: “The first time I heard “Desolation Row”, it changed my whole life..it had an apocalyptic madness."

"Bald Dylan" Tribute - Dan Frechette

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Dan Frechette, dressed in a simple T-shirt and Jeans, will deliver a fantastic, funny, heartwarming concert - does an amazing impression of Bob Dylan spanning from a variety of eras of the master songwriter`s catalog and has been called "the best Bob Dylan impression" by almost everyone who hears him.