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 Aloha from the Tiki Tones

Meet the band...

Ellen Silva, Lisa Burns and I the Tiki Tones. We play a fun blend of Hawaiian, Swing, and a variety of easy listening mainland tunes. We entertain at luau parties, weddings, corporate events, festivals, fundraisers and more. Let us provide you with the perfect band compliment be it solo, duet, trio, or a larger. 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. Whether it's a wedding, anniversary, festival or corporate event, give us a call to help plan and schedule your next "live music" event. We look forward to hearing from you! 

831 334-8537  michellekiba@rocketmail.com

Click here for a TIKI TONES poster. Listen to our album, "Return to Paradise"

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Michelle Kiba, the ‘Ukulele Lady, is a music therapist, music educator, singer/songwriter and leader of the Tiki Tones band. She sings lead vocals, plays 'ukulele, guitar and percussion. Her music is an eclectic collection of light jazz, blues, swing, tin pan alley, folk, western and her specialty is Hawaiian music. She had produced 3 studio Cds, a live album and 6 ukulele songbooks.

Michelle teaches7 group ukulele and guitar classes every week in San Jose, Soquel, Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. She teaches at workshops and music camps, and has also taught in Australia and Japan.


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.  www.ellensilva.com. 

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 performs regularly with several bands, including Sidesaddle & Co. and Sherry Austin and Henhouse.  Six time winner of the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bass Player of the Year award, we are thrilled to have her as our newest TikiTone.

She will be a teaching assistant this year at the California Bluegrass Associations Music Camp where she has been teaching since 2008. Lisa has conducted bass workshops at many California festivals including California Bluegrass Associations Music Camp, RiverTunes, and in private homes.   www.LisaonBass.com

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      Last update on: 8 19 2017