Sunday, February 02, 2020

The Hypnotiques at the Golden Tiki Saturday Feb 1, 2020

The Hypnotiques are a true Vegas phenomenon - a combination lounge act/ jazz band/ surf combo/ and a bit of whatever else tickles their fancy in a tight knit group of superior musicians that fit in perfectly for place like the Golden Tiki. Fronted by the Hawaiian chanteuse Kitty Chow on vocals and ukulele, she is joined by excellent guitarist Brent, stand up bassist Robert and drummer-about-town Clay Heximer. While the sound remains consistent, they will move from traditional Hawaiian tunes to Bobby Darin to Doo Wop (a Vegas lounge version of "I Only Have Eyes For You") to Jazz, surf and even a bit of old school Western (they even cover a Maddox Brothers number). The Golden Tiki was packed on this Saturday night, although much of the crowd considers the live entertainment to be background music (a mistake on their part, in my opinion), but Kitty does her best to interact with the audience and they certainly won over new converts. Check them out for fun, lounge-y coolness!