Greetings 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 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. Whether it's a wedding, anniversay, 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
Click here for a
TONES poster. Listen to our album,
"Return to Paradise"
E Mahina Hoku
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 several songbooks that also include
audio reference Cds.
Michelle teaches multiple ukulele and guitar classes every
week in San Jose, Soquel and Santa Cruz. She is frequently
invited to teach workshops not only across the
country but also internationally in Australia and Japan.
Michelle has been the guest of honor at the
Ukulele Hall of Fame, She is proud to announce she has been invited
to teach ukulele classes and hula at RiverTune music camp for her
6th year running. She will also be hosting her 3rd Annual GOT UKE
Festival in San Jose, CA on Oct 1, 2016.
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
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
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