The Lobby Lounge
As the resort’s centerpiece, the Lobby Lounge is a comfortable setting complete with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean with Craftsman-inspired decor featuring rich hues and plush wood furnishings. Indoor and outdoor seating allow guests to sit back, relax and soak in the true California beach experience. The Lounge offers cocktails and magical live entertainment by Steve Siu and David Allen Baker.
Hours: Seven days a week
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Cocktails
Steve Siu, Pianist
The featured pianist since Montage’s inception, Steve Siu first displayed his talents on the piano by arranging popular songs by ear at the age of four. Although he took some lessons as a child, it wasn’t until he was thirteen when he immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong that he decided to take music seriously and began vigorous classical training.
Steve later attended and graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Siu’s memorized repertoire spans from Chopin to the latest hits from Lady Gaga. It includes over 1000-plus songs from nearly all forms and genres of popular music. A veteran performer, Siu has delighted audiences with his signature interpretations of popular songs at many luxury venues in Southern California, including the Ritz Carlton hotels in Laguna Niguel, and the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa. As a prolific recording aritst, Siu has released 13 solo piano recordings under his own label Pianoreimagined. In addition, he has recorded six discs for PianoDisc, Inc., the world’s premier maker of automated piano player systems and software, as well as two CDs forFirst Impression Music, a record label specializing in audiophile recordings.
Currently Siu performs seven days a week at the Lobby Lounge. Siu begins at 3:00 p.m. on weekdays, 1:00 p.m. on weekends and he concludes his daily performances at 8 p.m. (except on Sundays and Mondays at 11:00 p.m.). For more information about the artist, please visit www.pianoreimagined.com.
David Allen Baker, Singer/Pianist
Originally from Dallas, TX, David Allen Baker now calls southern California home. A varied musical career has taken him to Alaska, Nashville, New York City and Los Angeles. Baker has toured and performed as a vocalist with a number of artists, including Robert John, Peter Rivera (of Rare Earth), the New Mamas and the Papas (under the direction of John Phillips), the Surf City All-Stars featuring Dean Torrance, and many more.
He performed at Carnegie Hall in January 2000 debuting the album Sounds of a Better World, performing with the likes of Martha Wash, Odetta, Jeffery Holder and the Tokyo String Quartet.
Baker’s recording career has consisted of song demos, records, corporate industrial productions, TV promos, in-show performances, radio jingles and TV advertisements ranging in style from country to rock to folk to R&B. He co-wrote the Asahi Beer ad campaign for the Japanese market in 2002. Baker, along with the talented producer/songwriter/instrumentalist and vocalist, Rick Cowling, co-produced a solo CD in early 2002 entitled Ten For The Road, and songs or adaptations from that CD have been used in promos for NBC’s Third Watch and on NBC’s Las Vegas. Baker has also been a vocalist on CBS’s The Guardian and The Agency, as well as on promos for the ABC show, Gideon’s Crossing and in many cable television productions. For more information about the artist, please visit www.davidallenbaker.com.