Meet the band...
Ellen Silva and Lisa Burns perform with
me as the Tiki Tones. Our music a fun blend of Hawaiian, Swing, and a variety of easy listening mainland
tunes. We entertain
primarily at luau parties, weddings, corporate events, festivals, and
more. Let us provide you with the perfect band compliment be it solo,
duet, trio, or a larger group to match your budget and vision. We even
have beautiful hula dancers available or catering to complete your Polynesian party
Keep us in mind for any occasion that
calls for live music. Call Michelle to help plan and schedule
your next "live music" event. We look forward to hearing from you!
Michelle Kiba (831) 334-8537
Michelle Kiba, the ‘Ukulele
Lady, is a music therapist, music educator, singer/songwriter and
band leader of the Tiki Tones. She sings lead vocals, plays
'ukulele, guitar and percussion. Michelle Kiba is a veteran ukulele
instructor, teaching since 1999.
Her music is an eclectic collection of light jazz, blues,
acoustic rock, swing, tin
pan alley, folk and her specialty is Hawaiian music. She had produced
3 studio Cds, a live album and multiple songbooks with reference Cds.
Michelle teaches ukulele and guitar classes every
week in San Jose and Santa Cruz. She is frequently
invited to teach workshops not only across the
country but also internationally in Australia and Japan.
Michelle will be teaching again
this year at RiverTunes Music Camp,
Singer-songwriter Ellen Silva has been performing for 39
years. She created her first band at the age of 12, performing
with 4 other women as the "Pre-Teen Tones".
Currently Ellen plays guitar, ukulele, piano, and sings lead and
harmony vocals with the Tiki Tones in addition to her own Island
Dream Band. She has 3 cds of her original music, combining world
rhythms & grooves with direct lyrics. Ellen also sings with the
M’EarthTones (Renaissance, world beat & beyond), & the Gryphon
Carolers (jazz/gospel/world beat) and appears on 2 cds by the
Lisa Burns has been playing
and singing for as long as she can remember. She took up the guitar
at age 12 but when she started studying upright bass in 1994 she
found her true calling. Lisa has studied bass with Jim Edwards,
Cindy Browne, Seward McCain and Jim Kerwin.
Lisa performs regularly with
several bands, including
Sidesaddle & Co. and Goat Hill Girls. Lisa has been nominated
Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bass Player of the Year
each year since 2008. She won this award in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013,
2014 and 2015.
Lisa has conducted bass
workshops at many major California festivals and will be teaching
again at RiverTunes Music Camp.