Wild at Heart

Based in Salinas California



Wild at Heart former members of Monterey County Line has a solid reputation as one of the Central Coast’s premier country music, dance, party and show bands. This dynamic and dedicated band is available to play Community Events & Festivals, Corporate Events, Private Parties and Wedding Celebrations. Having this dynamic group of performers on stage will serve to attract new clients to your venue and entertain guests for your party.

 

Flexible Show to Suit Your Audience

We are a group of performers who bring a great mix of music that thrives on audience participation. The show is inherently flexible. Any age group or demographic can find something relatable to our set mix from Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, and Brooks & Dunn to Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and Fleetwood Mac. We have entertained family-friendly festival audiences, bars packed with 20-somethings, retirement communities, and everything between. Whether entertaining ten people or a lawn of thousands, we adapt the show and set list to the audience.

 

Full Service Event Professionals, including lights & sound

Monterey County Line will develop a set list for your event and venue from start to finish with seamless transitions facilitated by our expert entertainers. We come with sound & lighting equipment and all necessary gear. We will take care of mic-announcements, appropriate cocktail/dinner music and collaborate on the play & set lists to meet your entertainment goals.

 

 

 

The members of the MCL are no strangers to the stage, with over 75 years combined experience. This includes playing on tour bands and Nashville. Read our band member bios below to learn more.

 

Lisa Kincade, Lead Vocals. Lisa has performed at the Pebble Beach Club, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Spirit West Coast to name a few and her studio recording experience spans from Monterey to Los Angeles.  She has worked with local bands/musicians including Emmy Award winning composer, John Wineglass, Steve Ezzo, Greg London, Sam Cannon-BC Blues, Eldredge & Rossi and others. 

 

Sam Nilsson, Lead Guitar and Slide Guitar. Chris is a long time serious musician. His experience includes working in music publishing while a pro guitarist in Nashville. He has performed in front of or shared the stage with Jerry Garcia, country chart-toppers Little Big Town, Neil Young, Tommy Castro, Elvin Bishop, Lydia Pense/Cold Blood, country stars Len Snow and Jessica Hawthorne (as part of his/her management team and Bandleader for both), Nashville producer Robert Metzger at Platinum Plus Records and Capitol Management, as well as many others.

 

Jack Aiello, Percussion. Jack has played with several peninsula bands over the years, in the studio and on the stage. His percussion and arrangement talent are the solid foundation for Monterey County Line’s performances.

 

Jon McClean, Bass Guitar.  Jon McClean is a veteran bass player who first picked up the instrument at age fourteen and has been going non-stop since. Jon has played both guitar and bass guitar over the years in bands that performed both classic rock and all styles of country music. Some of the artists and bands that Jon has played bass for include White Water Bros Band, The Tom McNally band and the Wild Turkeys.

 

Eric Rowe, Keyboards. Eric is our newest member and has been a musician her entire life. She has been performing around the San Francisco Bay area in a variety of bands playing a mix of Chicago style blues, pop and country. She has also been teaching piano for over 30 years.

 

 

Wild at Heart has a solid reputation as one of the Central Coast’s premier country music, dance, party and show bands. This dynamic and dedicated band is available to play Community Events & Festivals, Corporate Events, Private Parties and Wedding Celebrations. Having this dynamic group of performers on stage will serve to attract new clients to your venue and entertain guests for your party.

 

Flexible Show to Suit Your Audience

We are a group of performers who bring a great mix of music that thrives on audience participation. The show is inherently flexible. Any age group or demographic can find something relatable to our set mix from Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, and Brooks & Dunn to Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and Fleetwood Mac. We have entertained family-friendly festival audiences, bars packed with 20-somethings, retirement communities, and everything between. Whether entertaining ten people or a lawn of thousands, we adapt the show and set list to the audience.

 

Full Service Event Professionals, including lights & sound

Monterey County Line will develop a set list for your event and venue from start to finish with seamless transitions facilitated by our expert entertainers. We come with sound & lighting equipment and all necessary gear. We will take care of mic-announcements, appropriate cocktail/dinner music and collaborate on the play & set lists to meet your entertainment goals.

 

 

 

The members of the Wild at Heart are no strangers to the stage, with over 75 years combined experience. This includes playing on tour bands. Read our band member bios below to learn more.

 

Lisa Kincade, Lead Vocals. Lisa has performed at the Pebble Beach Club, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Spirit West Coast to name a few and her studio recording experience spans from Monterey to Los Angeles.  She has worked with local bands/musicians including Emmy Award winning composer, John Wineglass, Steve Ezzo, Greg London, Sam Cannon-BC Blues, Eldredge & Rossi and others. 

 

Chris Olsen, Lead Guitar and Slide Guitar. Chris is a long time serious musician. His experience includes working in music publishing while a pro guitarist in Nashville. He has performed in front of or shared the stage with Jerry Garcia, country chart-toppers Little Big Town, Neil Young, Tommy Castro, Elvin Bishop, Lydia Pense/Cold Blood, country stars Len Snow and Jessica Hawthorne (as part of his/her management team and Bandleader for both), Nashville producer Robert Metzger at Platinum Plus Records and Capitol Management, as well as many others.

 

Jack Aiello, Percussion. Jack has played with several peninsula bands over the years, in the studio and on the stage. His percussion and arrangement talent are the solid foundation for Monterey County Line’s performances.

 

Jon McClean, Bass Guitar.  Jon McClean is a veteran bass player who first picked up the instrument at age fourteen and has been going non-stop since. Jon has played both guitar and bass guitar over the years in bands that performed both classic rock and all styles of country music. Some of the artists and bands that Jon has played bass for include White Water Bros Band, The Tom McNally band and the Wild Turkeys.

 

Wendy Starke, Keyboards. Wendy is our newest member and has been a musician her entire life. She has been performing around the San Francisco Bay area in a variety of bands playing a mix of Chicago style blues, pop and country. She has also been teaching piano for over 30 years.

 

 

 


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