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Now available for order! the Tiki King Ukulele wall calendar from Andrews McMeel publishing!
http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/products/?isbn=1449420397
"This quirky, vibrant, and encouraging little musical instrument has had a resurgence in the last decade and is currently riding a wave of fascination and unrivaled popularity that has taken hold of everyone from Warren Buffett to Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. It offers that folksy, hands-on advantage of being easy to learn and almost impossible to play badly. The Ukulele 2013 Wall Calendar: The Happiest Little Instrument on the Planet features painted ukes by California artist Tiki King, along with information about the instrument showcased on each monthly spread and fun facts about ukuleles."
Get them at Ukuleles Of Felton while they last, also available at

Barns and Noble
Barns and Noble

Amazon.com

Calendars.com
as well as many, many other places online...

Or ask for it at your local bookstore!

Cheers!
Tiki King

Hey, Just a couple of things for you... First, Jim D'Ville, Famed Ukulele Player, Teacher, and Raconteur, stopped by the Shop and asked me three questions. What were my answers? find out here... 3-questions-with-tiki- king


Also, Our Friend James Hill sent us a note, and we think you ought to know too!
James Says:
"...I can't think of a better way to celebrate my 31st birthday than to officially launch Man With a Love Song, my brand-new album! And as if that weren't enough fun for one day, I'm unveiling my new website, too! Yee-haw!
Ok, calm down (me, not you). Man With a Love Song doesn't 'technically' go on sale until September 13th but you can preview four whole tracks right now, learn more about the album and test- drive the new website today:
www.jameshillmusic.com
Enjoy!
James"
So there you have it!


Tiki Oasis 11!
The number one biggest Tiki Event on the West Coast! Four days
and nights of music, drinks, parties, friends and fun!
I'll be there with my little grass shack all week-end!
www.tikioasis.com


James Hill is coming to Don Quixotes!
Sun June 5 at 1pm $15 adv./$15 door seated, under 21 w/parent
From the website:
5-time Grammy Slack Key Winner, Hawaiian Singer and Ukulele master
Keoki Kahumoku and who many consider one of the top five Ukulele
players on the planet and James Hill from Canada , who plays a stunning
array of Ukuleles covering bluegrass, Jazz, folk, old timey, gospel
and more combine to take you to on a music expedition you won't soon
forget. So how does a kid from Canada become what the Honolulu
Star-Bulletin calls a "rare peer" of Hawaii 's premier ukulele players?
Nearly three thousand miles east of Honolulu is James' hometown of Langley,
British Columbia , where ukulele instruction has been mandatory in many
schools since the late 1970s and where James was introduced to the
ukulele at the age of nine. For James, the uke was a sea of possibilities
unto itself and inside its tiny wooden shell he saw his life in music.
He was hooked. You will be soon as well.
Artist sites and sounds: www.keokikahumoku.com/about and www.ukulelejames.com
Don Quixote's International Music Hall
Tickets & reservations at Don Quixote's call 831-603-2294
6275 Highway 9
in Downtown Felton, CA 95018


Aloha All! Mark your calendars and save the date! Saturday, April 30th, 1:00pm super big fun with Uni and her Ukelele and special guest Patty Maxine At Ukuleles of Felton! See you here!


Two Months!
Tiki Kings Ukuleles of Felton has now been in business for over 2 months, and so far it has been fantastic! check out our new website: www.ukulelesoffelton.com


Our new store!
Tiki Kings Ukuleles of Felton! Check it out! Click here!


On the road again...
I have been out on the road a lot this year with my friends the Wicked Tinkers! www.wickedtinkers.com
goint to as many Tiki Bars as possible, and introducing the celtic world to Tiki's and Ukuleles. you can follow our adventures on Facebook


Tiki Oasis 10
Extravaganza!

Celebrating the 10th year of the greatest Tiki week-end on Earth!
SAVE THE DATE: August 19-22, 2010 join us in San Diego
for the tenth Tiki Oasis weekender! Experience top Exotica,
Live Bands, Tropical drinks, Room Parties, the best DJs in the
country spinning vintage vinyl, vendors selling unique Tiki trinkets
and idols, relax poolside or dance the night away.
Come and enjoy three nights and three days of fun!

For information...
http://www.tikioasis.com>
I'll be there all week-end selling Tiki's and Ukuleles!
See you there!


Mighty Uke, the movie! Check the website for a showing near you!
www.mightyukemovie.com
I will be at the Santa Cruz showing, Feb 25th at the Rio Theater.
Doors open at 6:00.
Be there!


I will be playing a show at the Crepe Place, Feb. 18th with Tippy Canoe,The Juncos, and The Western Skylarks.
Show starts at 8:30, I will be going on about 9:00.
Grab your flask and clean your Fez, this is gonna be fun!
The Crepe Place is Located at:
1134 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062 - 831-429-6994
Originally from Baltimore and now based in sunny Oakland, songbird and solo uke-slinger/guitarist, Tippy Canoe , made the switch from a 5-piece drum kit with the garage-pop princesses The Kirby Grips (Sympathy For The Record Industry), to a 4-stringed ukulele in 2003. I n 2009 she upped the string count and added guitarist to her resume. She’s on a mission to bring sincere uplift in a severely down-slanted era by spreading her hook-laden pop-meets-roots music.
http://www.tippycanoe.net
The Juncos are the bastard love children of a string quartet and a hillbilly hellcat... assorted bits of American & Ethnic folk styles blended with a lyrical truth that speaks to what's real.
http://www.reverbnation.com/thejuncos
Tiki King has been a quirky staple of the Santa Cruz Ukulele underground for over a decade. This ain't your grannies Ukulele music, but original tunes that range from dark jazz, to upbeat dance numbers, to raucous drinking songs.
http://www.tikiking.com
The Western Skylarks are a classic country duo.
They sing and write in the style of George Jones, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, etc. Trucker ballads and "somebody done somebody wrong" songs.


I will be setting up my little grass shack and vending Jan. 30th at Trader Vic's Palo Alto for the Tikiaki "Lei-Over" show.
TRADER VICS is at:
4269 El Camino Real,
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-849-9800
See you there!


I will be at the Taste of Saratoga Art and Wine festival this Saturday, Sept. 12th, from Noon to Eight, selling Original Paintings, Prints and Photographs, and of course, Tiki stuff and Ukuleles!
The annual Taste of Saratoga Festival is held in the Village on Big Basin Way between the intersections of Saratoga Ave, Saratoga Sunnyvale Road, and Saratoga Los-Gatos Road, near San Jose, CA.
There are Live Bands and music everywhere as well as a sampling of the fine wines available from the Santa Cruz Mountains and beyond. Food, Soft Drinks and Beer are for sale in the festival.
Parking is available at West Valley College, Argonaut Shopping Center, and Saratoga High School with FREE shuttlebus service throughout the day for your convenience.
Attendance at the festival is FREE as are the shuttle services.
See you there!


The documentary film "Mighty Uke" is complete. It will premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival in early October, followed by what we hope will be many others festival screenings. Television broadcast in Canada is set to begin in January 2010.
And then we hope, the world! Please visit the website:
http://www.mightyukemovie.com
for festival screening, international broadcast and DVD release updates. Oh, and if you watch the trailer, I am about two minutes in...

Tiki Oasis 9
Tiki Surf City!

Hey all you Hodads, gremmies, and Surf Betties! It's time to grab your suntan lotion and your board shorts and bikinis and catch a wave of fun in the sun.
SAVE THE DATE: August 13-16, 2009 join us in San Diego for the ninth Tiki Oasis weekender! Experience top Exotica and Surf bands, the best DJs in the country spinning vintage vinyl, vendors selling unique Tiki trinkets and idols, relax poolside or dance the night away. Come and enjoy three nights and three days of fun in the sun!

We have a musical surfin safari in store for you.
Here are a few of the highlights:
The first major West Coast show by King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis, the return of the Kings of Exotic Surf The Blue Hawaiians, the originator of Biker Rock Davie Allan, and guys who were on the scene in 1963 (with the hit "Surfrider" which was later used on a Tarantino soundtrack) The Lively Ones.
We have lots of surprises in store for you too so stay tuned!
Sunday afternoon, I will be leading the Tiki Oasis Uke Jam! For information...
http://www.tikioasis.com>
I'll be there all week-end selling Tiki's and Ukuleles!
See you there!


Mark your Calendars!, It's that time again!
the 16th annual Ukulele Festival of Northern California
When:
Sunday, April 26, 2008 10:30am - 5:00pm
(auditorium doors open at 10:30am, first performance at 11:00am)
A full day of Performers, Pacific island Food and Vendors!
Where:
Hayward Adult School, 22100 Princeton Street, Hayward, California
Wha...?
Here's the link for da info....
www.pica-org.org/ukulele/index.htm
I'll be there with my little grass shack,
selling Tiki stuff and Ukulele stuff!
Great players, food, fun and surprises!
See you there!

Next week I am off to the NAMM Show, 2009
Fleamarket Music will be showing new designs, including mine.
If you don't know what NAMM is, You can see pictures from last year, here:
namm_2008.html

Bette Midler was spotted on the Ellen show live from Las Vegas.
About 6 minutes into the segment, she pulls out a crystal encrusted Pink Pineapple Flea and does "Glory of Love". She also has one that I custom painted for her, and it can be seen in Tiki Kings art Ukulele gallery, click here! A YouTube video of the segment can be seen here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk2syMizsLQ
Neat!

More Bette Midler Playing the Pink Flea, this time on MSNBC
Neat!
I wish it had been the one that I hand painted for here!
You can see that one in my custom Ukulele gallery

Tiki Oasis 8
Voodoo Vacation on Zombie Island!

SAVE THE DATE: August 14-17, 2008 join us in San Diego for the eighth Tiki Oasis weekender! Experience top Exotica and Surf bands, the best DJs in the country spinning vintage vinyl, vendors selling unique Tiki trinkets and idols, relax poolside or dance the night away. Come and enjoy three nights and three days of fun in the sun!

Tickets & hotel booking available now.

What's Happenin'

We are planning appearances by some big name acts that have never performed at Oasis before, as well as return engagements from your old favorites. For the full Tiki Oasis experience we recommend you check into the hotel and don't check out til the party is over.

Warm up for the weekend on Thursday with a pre-party at the historic Bali Hai restaurant on Shelter Island. Spend the day Friday at the Tiki Oasis Voodoo lagoon and pool and in the evening join the poolside party with a full night of live entertainment. Roam freely between live carvers, indoor/outdoor shopping bazaar, and educational symposiums all day Saturday at the Crowne Plaza hotel. After dark you will be drinking, and seeing, Zombies and other Ghastly Ones during a full night of onstage Tiki terror. Still standing? Return to the saftey of your room party or catch an after hours film. If you survive all that - Chill out on Sunday with Iuka Grogg's Fantasy Ukulele Camp jam session and workshop, go shopping in our poolside bazaar featuring over forty vendors or take in one of our educational Experts Symposiums!

For information...
http://www.tikioasis.com
I'll be there all week-end selling Tiki's and Ukuleles!
See you there!


Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
will be Playing with
The Mad Tea Party,.
and
Tippy Canoe and the Paddlemen
This should be an awesome show!
Sunday, June 1st. &pm, $10 adv./$12 door
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, CA.
call 831-603-2294 for more information, or go to: www.donquixotesmusic.infoA
See you there!


Mark your Calendars!, It's that time again!
the 15th annual Ukulele Festival of Northern California
When:
Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:30am - 5:00pm
(auditorium doors open at 10:30am, first performance at 11:00am)
A full day of Performers, Pacific island Food and Vendors!
Where:
Hayward Adult School, 22100 Princeton Street, Hayward, California
Wha...?
Here's the link for da info....
www.pica-org.org/ukulele/index.htm
I'll be there with my little grass shack,
selling Tiki stuff and Ukulele stuff!
Great players, food, fun and surprises!
See you there!

Over 30,000 listens!
Yep, the songs on our download.com site have
had to date 31,140 listens!
Neat!
You can check it out here..
. music.download.com/idolpleasures

Hey!
We are on Youtube!
There is a video of Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
playing "Flowers and Monsters" at the NAMM Museum of
making Music. Neat! Check it out here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh1eDSG2v5Y
it is also on our Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/idolpleasures


The Band went on a mini tour over the weekend,
Played the closing of The NAMM Museum Ukulele exhibit, and at TAIX 321 in LA.
Big Excitement!
you can read all about it on our myspace page
in the "Tour Blog"

Went to NAMM 2008over the weekend, and wow! More Ukulele than ever!
Fleamarket music/ Magic Fluke was there showing off
my new designs. You can see the photos I took here:
namm_2008.html Then I took a van ride back north with my friends
the Wicked Tinkers for the winter wonderland tour.
Three days and two nights of drum and Bagpipe madness.
and even a couple of kilted Ukulele players!
Thanks for the whiskey, boys!

Next Weekend is two big shows for
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures.
First up is:
January, 25 2008 at TAIX 321 lounge
with King Kukulele
1911 Sunset blvd, Echo Park, 90026
Cost : FREE

Then we head south for the
NAMM Museum of making music
5790 Armada Drive,
Carlsbad, California 92008
Ukuleles Forever Concert and Exhibition Finale.
The Museum celebrates some of the youngest and
oldest ukulele players as well as the history,
diversity and longevity of the instrument.
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures,
Bill Tapia,
James Hill,
Victoria Vox,
Joel Eckhouse,
Travis Harrelson
and more!
see: www.museumofmakingmusic.org for more information

Talk about a Mug Shot!!
There is a new Fluke in town!
another awesome special edition featuring my Tiki Mugs!
Check it out in the Fluke section of the online store:
Click herefor more info...


Ukulele Nior West was a whole lotta fun!!
If you missed it, well, all I can say is you missed it! But all is not lost!
Tippy has some photos in the "Pics" section on her myspace page.
www.myspace.com/tippycanoe

Mark your Calendars!
Ukulele Nior is coming to the West Coast!
Featuring:
Craig Robertson
Tippy Canoe and the Paddle men
Victoria Vox
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
Kelly McCubbin

8:00 pm, Saturday, Oct. 20th, $15.00

DaSilva Ukulele Company
2547 8th Street, Suite 28
Berkeley, CA.
510-649-1548
www.ukemaker.com
For more information please contact: Craig Robertson at 440-308-8803 craig@ukulelenoir.com Be there!

Click Here to view/download the poster.
Oh, and while you are at it don't forget to
make hundreds of copies, give them to your
friends and family, and put them up in your town!

Holy Forbidden Tikis!!
I'll be at Forbidden Island with my little
grass shack on Sunday, Sept.23rd. 2:00 to 7:00 PM.
with all kinds of Tiki and Ukulele goodies.
Forbidden Island Is Alameda's own Award winning Tiki Bar,
owned and operated by my good friend Martin, AKA "Martiki".
This is going to be like a big Tiki fleamarket!
If you missed Oasis, this is the Chance to redeem yourself... Check out: www.forbiddenislandalameda.com for more info...
Be there!

Any Press is good press...
I got a slight mention in the Sept. 4th Santa Cruz Sentinel in an article about the Museum show in Carlsbad Click here
and scroll down to "Yikes Ukes!"

Tiki Oasis!
Looks like I'll be setting up a hut at one of the
worlds biggest gatherings of Tiki lovers from across
the country and around the world!
three days and nights of Tiki Madness! Click here for more info...
See you there!

This is a little early, but I (well, my Ukes anyway)
are going to be on display at the
NAMM Museum of making music,
in a show entitled
"The Ukulele and You:
Americaís Enduring Love of the Jumping Flea"

showcasing some of the coolest Ukes from
throughout history, as well as awesome new
Ukuleles from modern Luthiers.
Click, "What's on the workbench" above for a preview... Click here for more info...
stay tuned!
a bunch of us will be making a road trip to the opening,
and maybe stopping in your town...?

Click here and check out one of my offerings, the "Museum Ukulele"

It's that time again!
the 14th annual Ukulele Festival of Northern California
When:
Sunday, April 29, 2007 10:00am - 5:30pm
(auditorium doors open at 10:30am, first performance at 11:00am)
Where:
Hayward Adult School, 22100 Princeton Street, Hayward, California
Wha...?
Here's the link for da info....
www.pica-org.org/ukulele/index.htm
I'll be there with my little grass shack,
selling Tiki stuff and Ukulele stuff!
Great players, food, fun and surprises!
See you there!

Aloha All!
For the next several weeks I have a showing at "The Studio"
an upscale salon that does art exhibits

Paintings, Velvet Paintings, and some "pin-up" Ukes

April 16th through June 10th, 2007

The Studio
2808 Center St. #B
Soquel, CA
Call Emily for hours and details
831-464-2724
Click here to see some the pieces...

Went to NAMM over the weekend, (Jan 19th, 07) and wow! Lots of Ukes.
Fleamarket music/ Magic Fluke was there showing off
my new "Surf" fluke design, and a new one we are tentatively
calling "Island", which has laser engraved hibiscus flowers.
(Also on hand were my other designs, but these were the new ones.)
Neat! I would say check out these awesome photos, but I didn't
take my camera. Then I took a van ride back north with my friends
the Wicked Tinkers for the winter wonderland tour.
Three days and two nights of Celtic madness.
Thanks for the whiskey, boys!

Wow! I got a mention in the Hartford Courant Newspaper.
They did a nice article on the Beloffs/Fleamarket Music/Magic Fluke.
If you click on the picture of the Tiki Flea, I got a mention.
they call me a "Hawaiian Musician" but, ahh what the heck...
Check it out...
Here!

So, maybe I have lagged in the news department
but it is because I have been busy.
Did a new design for Magic Fluke,
It is called the Surf Fluke, and it is
a beauty! Check it out by clicking
Here!

Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
will be Playing with
the Boulder Acoustic Society.
This should be an awesome show!
Tuesday, July 4, 8pm, $8 adv./$10 door
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, CA.
call 831-603-2294 for more information under 21 must be accompanied by parent


The New Cars, with front man Todd Rundgren,
have taken to playing Todd's hit
bang on the drum all day" on Ukuleles,
but not just any Ukuleles, Tiki Flukes!
There is a photo of them playing the Tiki Flukes here,
6th pic down....
www.kasiminfo.co.uk/2006/06/Blossom/BlossomPhotos.html
here is another, 3rd one down
www.kasiminfo.co.uk/2006/06/Blossom/PP.html
Neat!


Saturday, June 17th, 06
"Raise the roof" benefit at the DeLaveaga Stroke Center
Featuring:
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
Singing Wood
and the Alchemey Brothers
noon to 5:30
The Stroke center is located at the heart of the
DeLaveaga Golf Course


WOW! Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
will be on KPIG Radio

Sunday, June 11th,06, 11:30 am
107.5 FM
Tune In!


UKE-Centric Ukulele Showcase, Santa Cruz
Thursday, May 4, 2006
The Attic
www.theatticsantacruz.com
With Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures,
the Paper Dolls, Uni and Her Ukulele,
Uke Is Good, David Barlia and Tippy Canoe.
Doors 6 p.m.; show 7 p.m. Dinner available.
The Attic is located at:
931 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA
Cost: $10.
Telephone: 460-1800


13th Annual Northern California Ukulele Festival!
I'll be there with my little grass shack!.
When: Sunday, April 30, 2006 10:00am - 5:30pm
(auditorium doors open at 10:30am, first performance at 11:00am)
Where: Hayward Adult School, 22100 Princeton Street, Hayward, California


Ukulele Club performance
THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH, Bocci's Cellar
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures
will be the featured act at the
Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz monthly meeting/party
Bocci's Cellar Bar and Restaurant
140 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz,
CA 95060. 831-427-1795
6:00 for drinks and food, show starts 7:00pm
No Cover

Introducing The Tiki King Pineapple cutaway
I think this may be the first Pineapple cutaway Ukulele ever built.
Check it out!

"Uke-Centric" Ukulele showcase SUNDAY, FEB 5TH, THE IVY ROOM
858 San Pablo Ave., Albany
www.ivyroom.com
5:00pm sharp!
Featuring:
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures, Uni & her Ukelele,
The Paper Dolls, Cracker Jack Salteen,
Tippy Canoe & the Paddle men featuring The SWEATers.
All this for only $5!!! What a deal!

The Jumping Flea Tales of the Ukulele. A new film abut Ukuleles by Paul Kraus.
Featuring Ukulele Performers, Ukulele Personalities,
Ukulele history, Ukulele builders, Ukulele music,
and yours truly in a scene or two!
go to: www.northpacificproductions.com to order your copy on DVD today!

Friday, Dec. 2nd. 5:00pm Sharp.
Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures ( http://www.tikiking.com/idol ) will be playing a free show at the Attic (http://www.theatticsantacruz.com) For the opening of the Santa Cruz Music Archives exhibit, where you will enjoy 30 years of local music memorabilia from musicians, music venues and bands that all started here in Santa Cruz. Thousands of records, CDs, posters and other memorabilia from the last 30 years will be on display. Tell your friends...
The Attic is located on the Pacific Garden Mall
931 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
95060
(831)460-1800

Tiki's and Terrors Well, it is not Ukulele news, as such, but I have a sculpture in this show. But, hey, there will be a band at the opening, and they will be playing some Ukulele....If you are near Encino,CA, check it out... http://www.astuartgallery.com/calendar.cfm

Cool! I was featured artist of the week on EZ Folk.com! Rock on!... http://www.ezfolk.com/featured/featured.html

Over 10,000 downloads!
My download.com microsite ( http://music.download.com/tikiking) has had over 10,000 song downloads. Not bad for just three songs!
Here is what they are saying about it in the Netherlands.."Een lounge kwartet. Een opgewekter ritme, u zou zo op de tafel springen en meedansen."
Neat!

My Comic Book!
My comic series "Sam Slick: Lizard detective" is now out in Paperback! a Ukulele Playing, cocktail drinking, crime solving lizard in humorous hard boiled detective stories with a twist.The first two complete stories, all remastered and rendered in stunning "noir et blanc". Click here to check it out!

The Cowboy Fluke!
My latest collaboration with Fleamarket Music and the Magic Fluke Co. check it out!
Here

Announcing the 12th annual
Northern California Ukulele Festival
When: Sunday, April 24, 2005, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Where: Hayward Adult School, 22100 Princeton Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Admission: $5.00 donation (auditorium show); free admission to vendor courtyard
Parking: Free
I'll be there in my Little grass shack! Stop on by!
For directions or more info go to: http://www.pica-org.org/events.html

The Ukulele Babylon show at the Brookdale lodge was awesome. Sold out! Big thanks to Beau Vine, AKA the Atomic Bard. Unfortunately I did not get pictures. Did you? If you did, let me know. I'd love to see them...

For your listening pleasure! Selected tracks from Tiki King and The Idol Pleasures upcoming CD, "Flowers and
Monsters" are available! Click here to check em out!

Happy Valentines day! Don't forget to croon a tune and serenade your sweetie! Or you could just play' em "Flowers and Monsters", the latest from Tiki King and The Idol Pleasures.(my new band!) You can find it here: www.tikiking.com/idol

A Ukulele for everyday of the year!
My Ukulele Brand name database just reached three hundred and sixty-five Ukes
Now if someone would just make a "Leap-year" brand I would be all set...

Ukulele night at Brookdale lodge! is getting all official and everything...below is the Press Release...

Ukulele Babylon - Press Release

On Saturday, March 5th at 7: 00 PM something scary is going to happen at The Brookdale Lodge and it has nothing to do with the ghosts that are said to lurk the halls. It will be an Invasion of Ukuleles!!!
Ukulele Babylon will kick off with a screening of the alt Ukulele documentary, ROCK THAT UKE, followed by 6 live acts who know how to take a Ukulele on the wild side.
Beau Vine, Ukulele Babylon's organizer as well as performer in the show, says that ukulele music is entering a new renaissance fueled partially by an explosion of acts who are taking the instrument in new directions.
"There is a growing alternative Ukulele sc ene in California with wildly creative artists and it is right under peoples noses!"
Artists scheduled to play are Tippy Canoe and The Paddle men, The Oliver Brown Trio, Tiki King and the Idol Pleasures, The UkeAholics, and Beau Vine (The Atomic Bard). Making a special trip to participate will be ukulele legend and Grammy Award-Winning Recording Artist, Ian Whitcomb.
The show will begin at 7:00 PM, Saturday March 5th at the Brookdale Lodge, 11570 Hwy 9, Brookdale, CA. Tickets can be purchased for $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.
For more information, e-mail: bv@atomicbard.com

Artist Websites:
Ian Whitcomb - http://www.picklehead.com/ian.html< /a>
Tippy Canoe -
http://www.angelfire.com/vamp/tippycanoe/
Oliver Brown - http://www.kingturtle.com
Tiki King - http://www.tikiking.com
Beau Vine - http://www.atomicbard.com
ROCK THAT UKE - http://rockthatuke.com


Ukulele night at Brookdale lodge!
The infamous Atomic Bard is setting up another Ukulele night ,(and a possible screening of "Rock that Uke") this time at the world famous (and purportedly haunted!) Brookdale lodge , in Brookdale Ca. Acts so far...UkeAholics, Sandor, Oliver Brown, Tiki King (with the Idol Pleasures), and Beau Vine. Come on down (or up) and lets get the ghosts dancing!
Saturday, March 5th, 8:00 PM, sharp!

Happy Holidays from Tiki King! What? you did not get the Tiki King Holiday card ? well, now you can. Cli ck here to view and /or print it out.

The Pictures from Ukulele Night at Borders a re up! take a peek here...

Got the latest catalog from Fleamarket Music, and there is a full page spread of the Tiki and Pineap ple top fleas, and my signature right in the middle. Neat! check out the fleas here...

Ukulele Night at Borders was a lot of fun! Big thanks to Beau Vine, the Atomic Bard For putting on another good show!
I am working on getting some pictures from the show u p now...

Un-CRASH!
My IUMA site is back up
whoo-hooo!...

CRASH!
My IUMA site seems to have crashed. it has been down for a few weeks now, And since IUMA is now automated, and no longer actually staffed by anyone, (as far as I know) who knows if it will ever come back.
R.I.P...

I'm with the band...
That's right, I am now working with a band. An awesome combo of keyboards, steel guitar, bass, and percussion. They are called the "idol pleasures", and we are currently working on a CD! Check out the Idol pleasures website
< BR> Ukulele night at Borders!
The infamous Atomic Bard is setting up another Ukulele night at borders books in Los Gatos, Ca. Friday, October 29th, 7:00 pm.Come on down! wear a costume!

Ukes at Moe's Alley!
I will be one of the Ukers helping open for Michelle Kiba at Moes Alley, 7:00 PM on Sunday Sept 26th. Come on by!

Hey! I got Editors pick on www.download.com
Here is what they said..."He sings, he tends bar, he plays ukulele, and he carves his own Tikis. Excuse me, carves what? Oh, don't sweat the details, just pull on your best grass skirt, let the spirits soothe your itching mind, and enjoy the rum. Uh, oops, the music...yes, enjoy the music."
you can find me there by searching for "Tiki" in the music section.

S.F. Gallery Showing!
One of my carved Tiki Ukuleles will included in an Art show called "Tiki Art Now!" The show opens Friday, Sept 17
Want to plaster your neighborhood with posters? you can download 'em here...
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New Song!
I just posted a demo of "Drunk a thousand times" A new song from Tiki King. Check it out here

Ukefest West is over for this year, but man! what a blast! Thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a success!

Well, MP3.com shut down, but, you can still get my CD's here

Hey! there is a new and revised and expanded edition of Jim Beloff's book "The Ukulele- A Visual History." This edition features 16 extra pages! And, it has a hard cover. How is this Tiki King news? well, because one of my hand painted Tiki Flukes is in it! Neat!

And old news is still good news...

Last but not least! The Tiki King Ukulele Stuff Store is open, and just waiting for you. Neat Uke stuff! check it out!

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