Bands for Hire ~ Party & Dance

The Wharf Rats

Party & Dance
www.wharfrats.com

Delivering classic cover songs just the way you like em. This is a great band so put your dancin’ shoes on and see what happens.

Kiki Wow & Victory Lane!

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www.myspace.com/kikiwowmusic

I am THRILLED to have the guys that played on my new CD, world class flutist, Kenny Stahl and the talented guys in Victory Lane - amazing harmonies. I have some really catchy and clever original songs I rarely get a chance to perform anymore with so many other great musicians to feature, but I snuck a date in for me and the outstanding band, Victory Lane, whose members played on her new CD "Heaven on Earth" soon to be released. My last CD, "Back To Nature" was recorded by Grammy Award Winning Producer, CJ Vanston (check out www.cjvanston.com) and its available at Do Re Mi or downloadable on itunes or cdbaby. My band this special night will be the fabulous members of Victory Lane: Drummer Rod Wilson, one of the coolest guitar players, Guitar Bob and bassist Jeff Covell backing me and oh what 3 part harmonies await you! I know many musicians will be here this night - please plan to attend this night.


Please come and discover Kiki Wow the songwriter - I would LOVE YOUR SUPPORT! Maybe some guest musicians just might show up as well.

Fireflys

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fireflybandpg.com

California Cowboys

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http://californiacowboys.com


R. W. Smith and the California Cowboys deliver a powerful sound, with the clear punch of tight three-part harmonies. And such rowdy, foot stompin` original songs as "We Ride` em We Rope` em" and "Double Shot of Hank", it`s easy to see this band will always go over in a big way with any audience. As lead singer and song-writer, R.W. is the polished showman. He dances and jokes with the audience while delivering top billing entertainment. Together with drummer Hal Atkinson (CCMA’s Drummer of the year, 1994), guitar player Gary Potterton ( producer of "Grandma got run over by a Reindeer". bass player, Cary Atkinson and legendary Steel Guitarist, Bobby Black. These fine musicians form one of California`s most successful country-western bands. With a solid draw and non-stop show, promoters and sponsors know the Cowboys can fill the seats with cheering audiences. The Cowboys have appeared on concert billings with such country favorites as Alabama, The Judds, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, George Jones, Joe Diffe, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, The Bellamy Brothers, Pam Tillis, Travis Tritt, Doug Stone, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and many other country stars. They have appeared frequently at many of Nevada`s top casino`s, including Harvey`s South Lake Tahoe, The Peppermill & John Asquaga`s Nugget. They have also appeared at many of California`s largest fairs, Cal Expo (Sacramento), the Sonoma-Marin County fair & the Stanislaus county fair, to name a few. No strangers to large crowds, the Cowboys have performed at AT&T Park, the Oakland Coliseum, the Cow Palace, the Shoreline Amphitheater, the Concord Pavilion, and the Gilroy Garlic Festival. If you have a special event, the Cowboys can help make it a successful & memorable one!

Old Buds

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Bob Viales ~ Guitar, vocals


Scott Eychaner ~ Bass, vocals


Sal Marullo - Drums, vocals




Old Buds has been together in this incarnation for 11 years and are no strangers to the local music scene. They have known each other and performed and recorded together in local bands for thirty-five years. Some of these local favorites include Duck Butter, Riverstone, Another Roadside Attraction, The Joe Chun Band, Wood Rose, The Greg Morrison Band, Cheeky Spanks and Langford and Zobler just to name a few.


Besides playing locally, members of this group have literally hundreds of hours of recording time under their belts, working as sidemen and working on their own recording projects.

Given their history and musical experience, Old Buds energetic combination of rock, blues and country is guaranteed to make your socks change feet. Give them a listen!

Terry Shehorn

Party & Dance
http://terryshehorn.com


Terry Shehorn has opened for such legendary bands as The Yardbirds, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jefferson Airplane and Herman’s Hermits. Terry is well known for playing lead guitar and vocals for several local bands including Eight Second Ride, The Long Distance Flyers, and The Hornets. His bands play regular gigs at many local nightspots. With a repertoire that includes hits by Elvis, Beach Boys, ’Stones & the Beatles to Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix & so many more.

The Long Distance Flyers

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terryshehorn.com

Terry Shehorn has opened for such legendary bands as The Yardbirds, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jefferson Airplane and Herman’s Hermits. Terry is well known for playing lead guitar and vocals for several local bands including Eight Second Ride, The Long Distance Flyers, and The Hornets. His bands play regular gigs at many local nightspots. With a repertoire that includes hits by Elvis, Beach Boys, ’Stones & the Beatles to Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix & so many more.

Long Distance Flyers

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terryshehorn.com

Terry Shehorn has opened for such legendary bands as The Yardbirds, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jefferson Airplane and Herman’s Hermits. Terry is well known for playing lead guitar and vocals for several local bands including Eight Second Ride, The Long Distance Flyers, and The Hornets. His bands play regular gigs at many local nightspots. With a repertoire that includes hits by Elvis, Beach Boys, ’Stones & the Beatles to Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix & so many more.

Beach Cowboys

Party & Dance
http://www.scbeachcowboys.com


Great cover band from Santa Cruz - bringing it home to ya...just the way you like it. These beach cowboys have a great time! It’s infectious.

Victory Lane

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photo by Victory Lane Trio - Classic Covers/Rock
Victory Lane is a dynamite band that plays your favorite classic songs. $10 donation, I really enjoy the song selection of this band. Come for dinner and afterwards, shake it up a bit. It’s good to move or we get old.



Band Name: Victory Lane Trio



Band Members: Bob Ohsiek from Kelly and the Beachcombers on guitar and vocals.



Jeff Covell from Kelly and the Beachcombers on bass and vocals.



Rod Wilson from Homeland Serenity on drums.



The band evolved from playing at The London Bridge Pub in Monterey, California. We were there backing up a vocalist and decided it was working so well that we should take it elsewhere. From then on we’ve been playing everywhere on the Monterey Peninsula. We do it all with are own special sauce. We do everything from Beatles, Stones, Allman Brothers, Doobie Brothers to ZZ Top, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Black Crowes, and James Gang. Along with all of that we do Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller, Eddie Money, Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Robin Trower, Free and more. We do a surf medley involving songs like Pipeline and Wipeout. The crowd seems to love that everytime we do it. It’s always a party whereever we play. The crowd dances and sings along. We do private events also. We have a couple of corporate gigs coming up. We plan to do some outdoor festivals also. Weddings are a possibility too.

The Firefly Band

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http://fireflybandpg.com

photo by The Firefly Band

This Saturday, The Firefly Band will delight you with your favorite songs you will easily recognize and find yourself dancing to. Enjoy the best Mexican food while you tap your toes. Kate Daniel (Vocals) - Kate was discovered by her choir director in middle school. In high school and college she performed in musicals, various choirs and a capella vocal ensembles. Although an early fan of the Beatles, Doobie Brothers and Crosby, Stills & Nash, it was not until the 1980s that she was recruited into the world of rock and roll by her husband (Chris). She has been playing in rock bands ever since.

Chris Daniel (Bass and Vocals) - Chris started out on guitar at the age of 15 and grew up on the riffs of Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen and Angus Young. He studied guitar at the Musicians Institute’s in Hollywood, CA in the early 1980s. In 2004, while a member of Kelley and the Beachcombers, he switched to bass and has been keeping the groove ever since. Rick Pieper (Drums) - Rick, a lifelong resident of the Monterey Peninsula, started playing the local club scene in the late 1970s. He has played in some of the area’s best known bands. As a founding member of Firefly he is one of the driving forces behind the band. Ian McFadden (Guitar and Vocals) -Ian has been playing guitar for 40 years. Originally and always influenced by the Beatles, it has been all about finding that harmony. He studied music at Los Angeles City College before finally escaping the evil clutches of that metropolis in 1976. He began life in Santa Cruz playing on the street at a time when the street scene on the Pacific Garden Mall was much different than it is today. Many adventures were had in those early years. Although he began his musical journey in acoustic music, he moved into electric music about 15 years ago, and loves both sides of that musical coin. Chris Stine (Guitar and Vocals) -Chris is the newest member to join Firefly. Originally from Long Island, NY, Chris has been playing in rock bands since the 1970s - most recently with Blues Berry Jam, Phat Chants, and Black Water Station. His primary influences are The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. His stage setup includes a Fender Stratacaster and a Gibson Les Paul through a Mesa Boogie Amp. He has made numerous modifications to both guitar and amps to dial in a sweet and rocking tone.

Guitar Bob

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Red Beans & Rice

Party & Dance
www.redbeans.com

photo by A fan at their show
HEY NOW - THE GREAT BANDS KEEP COMING - Guess its the season to SHAKE IT!

Red Beans & Rice is a Monterey Bay based blues band specializing in up-tempo danceable blues forms. Since the band’s debut in 1993, their blend of Chicago, Texas swing, Louisiana, contemporary and original music has garnered them numerous awards. Performing throughout the West Coast at various Festivals and venues, Red Beans & Rice has shared the stage with some of the greats in blues and has released four self-produced albums containing their unique original compositions as well as some covers of lesser known classics. Their latest CD is called "Hot and Spicy" is for sale!ed

A hearty basic meal, Red Beans & Rice is served throughout the South in a variety of ways. The dish can be best described as a “spicy Southern staple”.

Tommy Faia & Marky Stark

Party & Dance
www.tommyfaia.com

Tom Faia became known in Nashville and LA for his clever and infectious music. As a solo artist and songwriter with A&M Records, Tom wrote songs recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Barbara Mandrell and rock legend Dobie Gray. Today Tom is still writing classic feel good tunes, but this time he`s performing them, too! Now Tom is back home on the Monterey Peninsula and will be releasing his highly anticipated fourth album this summer. Tom`s currently playing solo acoustic shows throughout California as well as shows with his band, The Juice, which includes Dave Evert on guitar, Scott Rudoni on bass, and Bill Kucher on drums. Marky Stark produces music shows at The Ugly Mug in Prunedale and does so much for the music community. Great singer and songwriter - come and be entertained.

The Owens Bros.

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The Owens Bros. Youtube Link



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Scott and Craig Owens are veteran local Santa Cruz musicians. Scott is a unique guitarist/singer/songwriter who has opened for and performed with many major recording artists including Kenny Loggins, Todd Rundgren, Leon Russell, Dr. John, Taj Mahal. Jesse Colin Young, Mose Allison, and Willie Dixon (to name a few!) Craig is a bassist/vocalist and one of the first call session musicians in the Bay area. He has also performed for many years with Nashville recording artist Lacy J. Dalton as well as joining his brother, Scott, opening for and performing with many notable artists. The Owens Brothers are also members of the “Almost Cut My Hair tour” group who perform an annual tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young and will be performing at the Barnyard Plaza in Carmel Valley this year on May 14.

Langford Zobler Band - LZB

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www.facebook.com/pages/LZB/314706211924283

*LZB encompasses a lifetime of musical experience that began as an acoustic duo in the early 70’s. Presently, the 5 piece band is best described as a writing, recording and performing ensemble with emphasis on original material. A collective of diverse musical influences, LZB is a primary focus of vocals and rythym guitar arrangements over multiple musical genres including vintage rock and soul, Motown, pop country and blues rock. In the shape of Eagles meets Springsteen meets Tom Petty meets Average White Band, LZB ranges from rowdy to romantic, from urban back street to red dirt road. Blue Eyed Soul at its finest.
LZB is made up of two guitars, bass, drums and four lead vocalists.


Personnel:


Bob Langford: Vocals, Guitar

Jon Zobler: Vocals, Guitar

Cathy Williams: Vocals, Percussion

Scott Eyechaner: Vocals, Bass

Joe “Hammer” Wedlake: Drums


*LZB literally translated, Langford / Zobler Band

The Vibe Tribe Dance Band

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If you like to dance - this is a band you want to dance to! If you like to sing, come vibe with the tribe: Kiki Wow - Vocals, Guitar Bob Ohsiek - Lead Guitar, Vocals Jeff Covell - Bass Rod Wilson - Drums Tamas Marius - Sax THE VIBE TRIBE Dance Band pleases every crowd. From an easy listening dinner set of classic favorites like Wooden Ships (to match the decor) by CSN, Joni Mitchell tunes and songs by Bread to enjoy with dinner building to a dance set that will ignite the dance floor, their five piece band of well versed musicians liven up a room with just the right vibe. The good energy of great classic songs is automatic and together with their three part harmonies and excellent musicianship is reflected in their expressive dancing audiences, which is what makes listening to this band so enjoyable. The Vibe Tribe came together as a result of another band`s last minute cancellation and the players grooved together so well that in just a short time, they have already performed at The Fiesta, The Carmel Valley Art & Wine Festival, The Fox Theater, The Marriott, The Monterey Yacht Club, private parties, wedding receptions and venues big enough for a dance party. The band members are local music promoter, Kiki Wow on Guitar/Vocals, Jeff Covell on Bass/Vocals, Guitar Bob who plays with all the finesse a guitar player could have as well as vocals, drummer Rod Wilson keeping the back beat The set list is a treat to the ears featuring nostalgic classics to rock, from Pink Floyd to Surf medleys and lots of dancing music in between.

Red Beans & Rice

Party & Dance
http://redbeans.com


Red Beans & Rice Celebrates Their 20th Anniversary Monterey Bay Americana roots and blues band Red Beans & Rice celebrated their 20th anniversary last summer with the release of their 6th CD – 13 From 20 and 5, featuring 13 original songs from 20 years and 5 CD releases. In 2012 local Americana roots and blues band Red Beans & Rice released their 5th CD, “New Recipe. The album, featuring 4 new original songs by guitarist Gil Rubio, was produced, engineered and mixed by Rubio at his Wolf Tracks Studio in Seaside, California. Although often billed as a blues band, Monterey, California based Red Beans & Rice consistently blends original compositions and lesser-known classics into an up tempo danceable gumbo of New Orleans-influenced, blues-inspired party music suitable for dancing or just listening.  

Formed in 1993, Red Beans & Rice has become a household name on the Central California Coast. Founding member Gil Rubio’s original compositions and his arrangements of a carefully selected blend of Chicago, Texas swing, Louisiana, and contemporary music has earned the praise of fans and critics across the United States. The band has released 5 critically acclaimed CDs that have all received regular airplay throughout the world on radio stations and Internet sites. Red Beans & Rice also features the talents of vocalist Jon Gorman, keyboardist John Tindel, bassist Thomas McNamara, drummer Karl Stearns and Tamas Marius on saxes.

Performing regularly throughout the West Coast at major festivals and prestigious music venues, Red Beans & Rice has shared the stage with some of the greats in music.

Never content to rest on it’s laurels, the most award-winning band on the Central Coast continues to work passionately at it’s craft, to ensure top-notch, moving performances of great musical material.  

From private parties to standing ovations as the invited guest at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Red Beans & Rice has entertained thousands of people of all ages.

Red Beans & Rice - it’s more than just a tasty dish.

Kiki`s Kid Show: Bugs & Beats

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Here`s one for the kids - they LOVE it! I teach kids about the different beats and rhythms - and all about bugs too. Hear my #1 hit single, "Don`t Let It Bug You Now" - really delightful.