Bands for Hire ~ Favorite Classics

Memory Lane

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Classic covers from the 70’s to the 90’s - superb harmonies and a great time! This band comes complete with a song menu so you can pick out the song number you want and they will play it. Like live karaoke except they sing on key!

Steve Mosley

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Guitarist for the Money Band - teacher - awesome Dad - he`s the best!

Kiki Wow & Guitar Bob

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http://kikiwow.com

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Kiki & Guitar Bob have lived a lifetime as full time musicians and in just a few years have become a favorite duo in the peninsula`, delivering a set list that consistently pleases every audience. Guitar Bob is undeniably one of the top lead guitar players in Monterey and Kiki Wow holds down the rhythm section with her acoustic guitar and lovely voice singing favorites from Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac, Carly Simon, Doobie Bros. and many other favorites in harmony with Guitar Bob. Together they can get an audience all singing in the room, and people dancing on the floor. Available for dinner parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate events. Many references available.

The Vibe Tribe

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photo by Bob Ohsiek



THE VIBE TRIBE IS: “A group of seasoned musicians who makes any event more lively with just the right vibe. Good Energy, Great Songs and Excellent Musicianship that ignites the dance in everyone.”

Guitar Bob Ohsiek obviously on guitar an vocals; Kiki Wow on guitar/vocals; Michael Chatfield on Bass; Steve Mann on keyboards and Greg Edenfield on Drums. Get ready for everything!

InBtween w/K Mello & Mike Mahoney

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Former members of The unDecided - this duo team is wonderful. Great vocals by K Mello as only she can get into it; and great guitarist (and drummer) Mike Mahoney. Together, with harmonies, their set list is terrific. Please drop in for a toast or two.

Irish Bombay

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Irish Bombay is: John Michael Irv Hartford Russ Campbel C Joe Gough Irish Bombay is an exciting, new group comprised of 4 guys from Carmel Valley. They like to rock with The Beatle songs and other nostalgic tunes. John Michael, an Irish born vocalist, performed with acts opening for popular bands such as Chris Isaac, Third Eye Blind, Berlin, Huey Lewis, The Tubes, Alan Holdworth, The White Album Ensemble, Paddy Murphey, and many others. C. Joe Gough is another very experienced musician. He has drummed in acts opening for many big name bands. Irv Hartford is a popular guitarist here in Carmel Valley. He recently performed with the unDecided and the DooDads. His band opened for Blue Oyster Cult in the 1990s and he has been a member of Ground Zero, Backlash, and the YRB Band. Russ Campell holds down the bass end of the band. This versatile musician also plays for the Rotary Blues Band and has jammed with the unDecided and the DooDads.

The Vibe Tribe Dance Band

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We like to have fun playing - that’s all there is to it. We have a GREAT set list and want to see everyone dancing!

Andy Fuhrman & Friends

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http://www.andyfuhrman.com


A really exciting, fun and slightly crazed group of notable musicians out of Santa Cruz, Andy Fuhrman is bringing his friends Harpin Jonny Troutner (Harmonica), Dan Frechette (Guitar, Dobro & Mandolin), Jerry Whitney (Bass) and Billy Rogers (Drums) to the Bay of Pines to perform their eclectic mix of Americana tunes. Part of the crew includes their gal-pal comedian Jacqueline Kabat who got the crowd going at their sold-out show at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in January. This is bound to be a memorable night at Bay of Pines. We look forward to partying with you. Check out the crew: Andy Fuhrman www.andyfuhrman.com Harpin Jonny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEhfQiInBwY Dan Frechette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yroqs0gfJw Jerry Whitney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8PGEIgJTjc Bill Rogers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh-U2O4N99o Jacqueline Kabat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyy7sxePQ2E

Retreuxspect

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http://www.theretreuxspectband.com


A Retreuxspect performance is like reliving the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s all in one whirlwind night. First, take some Van Morrison and Santana and mix in a bit of The Beatles. Then a pinch of The Temptations, and a shot of The Rolling Stones... Lead singer Scott HawtHorne’s soulful vocals pay homage to the great rock bands of the past while putting his own spin on everyone’s favorites. Backed by a talented foursome - Brian Luddy on guitar, Mike Lowe on bass, BoB aguiLar on the keyboard and Steve atwood on drums - the band plays through a wide variety of classic rock covers so well, they manage to please everyone from the 80’s rock enthusiasts, to those who actually grew up during Rock’s Golden Age. Based out of Hollister, California - Retreuxspect entertains audiences up and down the Golden State. The band steadily builds their performance to keep the crowd connected and to keep ‘em coming back for more! Their growing devotees love to sing and groove along to their favorite classic rock covers. You can’t help but get into the show whether you grew up in the 70’s or just wish you had!

Memory Lane

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Gary Griffith

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Mark Shilstone & Rod Wilson

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Between them, Mark Shilstone and Rod Wilson have more than a century’s worth of experience as musicians. Mark has fronted numerous rock and roll bands over the years and as a solo musician has opened for the likes of John Sebastian (The Lovin’ Spoonful) and Roger McGuinn (The Byrds). Rod, a percussionist who started playing drums in the 6th grade, is a fixture on the rock scene here on the Monterey peninsula, and along the way has opened for a number of headliners including Eric Burdon and the Animals, Cold Blood, Billy Preston and Tower of Power, just to name a few. Although they never met until both had lived here on the peninsula for years, they both grew up and started their musical careers in the 60’s in Redwood City. Their sets reflect that history – tunes by groups from the 60’s and early 70’s make up a good portion of their song list: The Beatles, Crosby/Stills/Nash and Young, Paul Simon, James Taylor and on and on. And they pride themselves in playing ones you don’t often hear – for every Hey Jude or Let it Be you also get a She’s Leaving Home or A Day in the Life. But although their musical roots go all the way back to the Summer of Love in 1967, they also play a number of originals and songs by a number of contemporary artists – it’s not all a trip down memory lane! And the unique blend of guitar, voice and percussion make for some exciting and unique arrangements of a lot of your favorites. You can also catch Mark and Rod as part of the local classic rock group, Generation Gap. Either way, they love to have a good time and are dedicated to making sure you have one as well.

Julia Brandt

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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 travel, Julia moved to Charleston, South Carolina where she performed full time at various venues. Returning to Carmel Valley, she honed her guitar skills adding more complex arrangements working with teacher, Charlie Deweese. Julia keeps expanding her abilities and vocal expression. She has a great time playing her Taylor acoustic/electric guitar. her music encompasses, jazz, originals, Bossa Nova, soul and folk.