The TikiTones

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 experience. 

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 Carollers. Visit 
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 for the 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.