Looking forward to playing with our special guest Vlad on Cello as our bassist Ron will be out of town. We look forward to playing some great songs for you.
About Fields of Eden
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 Edenfield, whose timing and drum chops puts the right rhythm and pocket to every song. Greg is really fun to watch on his plethora of drum kits he has collected and built.
Mark Whittington has been "serving the song" for more than 40 years. He began playing the bass in Berkeley and played in bands around the Bay Area, Portland and Monterey -- including Blue with Steve Snider. A dozen years ago, he followed a day job to the Neon Desert, where he managed coverage of the Las Vegas entertainment scene for the daily newspapers. He moonlighted as the bassist for the West Coast Travelers, playing everywhere from casino lounges to biker bars then moved back to the Monterey Peninsula in June.
We trade off lead guitar players with Stewart Pilkenton who performs with several local bands when Steve Snider, owner of the fabulous Carmel Magazine is out of town printing this monster lifestyle magazine. Both are awesome guitar players and excellent people. We are very fortunate to have both very capable players join us when their busy schedule permits.
About Mello Cello
Mello Cello started his intensive classical music studies at the age of 6 at the Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow. By the age of 8, he played his first recital at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Having studied the cello for 18 years, including being offered a full scholarship at Julliard at the age of 9, and studying ten years under the direction of Maestro Yuli Turovsky, Mello took a 12-year break from music only to return with a voracious appetite for `the groove`.
A lightning-quick music imagination, coupled with technical ability Russian music education commands, made Mello Cello a highly desirable member of any ensemble. To date, he has participated in over 400 jam sessions, morphing with styles of over a thousand musicians. In Chicago, Mello was baptized by the legendary Billy Branch at Buddy Guy`s Legends. Mello appeared on Billy`s "Blues Shock" album as a Blues Cellist, a historic first.
Today, Mello Cello is exploring primarily in `groove`, or `Why do you involuntarily tap your foot to some music`? There is mystical power in groove, and it is Mello`s mission to unravel its secrets, if only a little bit, all the while making some hypnotic and emotionally-engaging music.