Are You Having Any Fun?
Cali is all about "feel good" music that is warm and intimate and fun. Cali makes her living as an entertainer, musician, comedienne and songwriter. She sings and plays an eclectic array of songs and styles on the ukulele, from jazz to comedy. On Cali's new album, "Are You Having Any Fun?" her talented musical friends add just the right splash of ooomph and va-va-voom so you can expect the unexpected. It's a crazy world and we need all the music and laughter we can get. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 'On the 15 songs here Cali showcases her solid uke chops (both strumming and picking) and her warm and friendly vocals. A clutch of standards share the CD with some well-crafted and hummable originals. Highlights include the title song, Cole Porter's 'True Love,' 'On Green Dolphin Street,' 'Soup Du Jour,' 'Enjoy Yourself' and a swingin' version of the Andy Griffith TV Theme songs with her uke licks standing in for the famous whistle. Other top tracks are her songs 'Happy Ever After? No Such Ting' and 'Maui Nights.' Expertly produced by Rick Cunha with a supporting cast of fine studio musicians, this CD is a gem.' Jim Beloff of Flea Market Music 'Cali Rose shows her versatility with this CD. She strums, picks, and sings her way into your heart with a combination of fun little ditties, love songs, and a few classics. I love 'True Love," 'Beautiful, Beautiful Hanalei,' and 'Soup Du Jour.' Those three songs were just wonderful. Kudos to Jim Beloff and Herb Ohta for 'Soup Du Jour'. That was the highlight of the album. I do want to acknowledge, Cali Rose's 'Home Is Where I Set My Tushie Down.' It is a tune with cute lyrics and a meaning that is inspirational. This CD was a very nice mix of tunes and styles. If you like upbeat, positive, happy songs, this CD is for you.' Ukulele Player Magazine.