The Perfect Wedding Reception
Over the past couple years my wife and I eagerly, yet nervously, awaited our wedding day. The reception, so much to plan, so many questions, all with difficult answers. "What should the menu be?", "How should we decorate?, What's our theme?", and on and on. Over the months prior we struggled with answers to most of these questions. Wanting the day to be perfect for ourselves, but also for our friends and family. The one thing we didn't struggle with at all was our choice in entertainment. We both had a love for live bands and karaoke. Our call to the Kissing Cosens was one we felt would please most of our guests. To our amazement the dance floor filled quickly and stayed full all night. The third singer of the night was a 9 year old who sang AC/DC's Thunderstruck and then followed by a 70 year old elder who sang her favorite country ballad. The Kissing Cosens, Calvin & Annette performed an amazing rendition of YMCA & Mustang Sally, among their well thought out sets. To make the show complete they added awesome background vocals and wicked guitar support.
Their song choices for the recorded music was tremendous and neither hard rock fan nor cowboy left dissappointed. Their prices compare to any reasonable DJ service and came well under any live band options. On a night that bride & groom should never forget, and will forever be joyously remembered by a whole community. The night was flawless and we feel strongly that, that was purely a reflection of the fun that everyone was having. One word "Perfect".
Boyd and Fay Ginther
The Kissing Cosens are great. They did the music for our son Ryan and his beautiful bride Tracy's wedding August 1st., 2009. The music, lights and their professional experience made everything run so smoothly. They played easy listening love songs during cocktail hour, looked after the microphone volumes for the M.C. and during speeches then after dinner certain relatives played guitars and sang songs for the bride and groom, which they help set-up and balance the sound for. During the dance they played all the songs that the bride and groom had requested and all the guest request were fulfilled and if they didn't have the song they bought it on the spot with their Rocket Stick. They also sang some live songs that were requested and our guested really enjoyed the karaoke at the end. They had the dance floor hopping all night. I would highly recommend the Kissing Cosens for a wedding or any dance.
Mother of the Groom
Mother of the Groom
Brother's Pub, Sicamous BC
Our experience with Annette & Calvin has always been great.
They are true performers displaying the same energy and enthusiasm whether we have 10 customers or 200.
We've tried other karaoke providers and every time our customers "demand" Annette & Calvin come back. They have a higher level of talent and variety that engages and entertains people beyond expectations.
We are pleased and confident to provide our customers with a superior entertainment experience by hiring the Kissing Cosens!
Re: Kissing Cosens Karaoke
Annette & Calvin have provided Karaoke entertainment for us for 11 years, on Thursday nights during the summer and Saturday Nights during the off season.
They consistently provided good entertainment for our customers. They have a wide selection of music available for the singers and a very good sound system.
They always arrive on time to do their shows. They work well in the pub environment and deal with our patrons in a professional manner.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Annette & Calvin Cosens to provide you with karaoke entertainment.
Richard Chmilar (Owner)
Brothers Pub, Sicamous, BC
Thanks to the Kissing Cosens for making Karaoke Night at the Old Dog Pub a successful weekly event. Their professionalism and encouragement of the karaoke singers make it fun for all, and keep Wednesday nights a Rockin'.
From the Management and Staff of
The Old Dog Pub, Salmon Arm, BC
Calvin and Annette have been doing our karaoke for three and a half years now, and have quite the following! Their friendly personalities create loyalty with the die-hard karaoke singers, and their energy keeps any crowd on the edge of their seats! They are a sweet talented couple, and are a riot to have for any occasion!
Billabong Pub, (owners)
Salmon Arm New Year's Eve Centennial Extravag
Annette & Calvin were very detailed with the entertainment arrangements, from lighting to choice of prizes. The Extravaganza was a very successful family event, with extremely positive feedback from many of the 1.050 attendees. The Kissing Cosens performed a variety of music that was enjoyed by everyone, including the New Year's song for different provinces. I was also impressed with how well they were able to improvise when plans changed throughout the evening; they were obviously very well organized as they were able to keep the evening moving from start to finish without pause.
I was also pleased with how the Kissing Cosens were able to facilitate the local musicians to play together on the main stage.
Overall, I would strongly recommend the Kissing Cosens as an entertainer or an Entertainment Coordinator for future events.
Shuswap Areana Society
New Years Eve Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
They were very professional in their approach to customer satisfaction, which made my job much easier. They were able to handle the crowd very well, adapting to the "ebb and flow" of customer interests. I would have no qualms regarding using their services at anytime in the future.
Bears Paw Lounge Supervisor
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, BC
Hillcrest Family Dance
Annette & Calvin provided a wide range of music, which was of interest to all ages of people in attendance.
They offered opportunities for those interested to participate in interactive dances, for excample the chicken dance, YMCA, and Annette had the kids entranced by her tap dancing to Stray Cat Strut. They also encouraged participation through spot dances, conga lines and action dances.
We found the Kissing Cosens very easy to work with, reliable and flexible. They are very keen to serve the audience they are performing to.
The Hillcrest Parent Advisory Council found their first experience with the Kissing Cosens to be a positive one and would highly recommend them to other schools/events who are looking to experience energetic, lively and family oriented fun.
Hillcrest Parent Advisory Council
We were fortunate to have Annette Cosens and her husband Calvin perform at our recent School Family Dance.
Their duo called the Kissing Cosens did an outstanding job at Hillcrest School.
After taking a year off of the annual Family Dance, our PAC group decided to try something different this year. The Cosens brought new energy to our dance. They had a great variety of music and dances, from the chicken dance to the jive. The dance floor was full all evening.
The Kissing Cosens use background music and sing and play guitar to the tunes. The option of karaoke is there - one of our students who is a skilled singer sang several songs. Our students felt very comfortable with the Kissing Cosens, as Annette sang danced amongst them during several numbers. There was lots of smiles from both parents and kids.
A sign of a good dance is leaving the audience wanting more. I'm sure we could have continued dancing for another hour - the kids are already talking about next year.
If you are looking foe an energetic and fun performer, I would recommend the Kissing Cosens.
Family & Children Dances
Annette & Calvin provided a wide range of music that was of interest to the age group.
They offered opportunities for those interested to participate in the karaoke as well as sang themselves. They also encouraged the children to dance through group dances, spot dances, conga lines and action dances, as well as hula hoop contests.
I found the Kissing Cosens very easy to work with, reliable, and punctual. They are very keen to serve the audience the are performing to.
I highly recommend their karaoke service for those wishing to hold an event for this age group.
Salmon Arm Leisure Services and Aquatics
I have known Annette & Calvin Cosens and their family for 15 years. They are talented entertainers. They have entertained for us at our family functions, one of which we had 150 people. Not only are they versatile they are fun and able to keep the crowd pleased. Annette & Calvin do inter-active duets which keep things things lively. Annette does tap dancing too. They are great fun and I guarantee you they will keep your function alive. They are a wonderful family and their children are excellent entertainers too. They have been singing and entertaining ever since I have known them and it gives me great pleasure to recommend the Kissing Cosens Band!
Teacher in the Salmon Arm District
Thank you again so much Annette and Calvin, for your personal time on a Sunday, to come and support our event. We appreciate you helping the kids to have a fun time and experience something in music that they may not have had the opportunity to do so before. You added great atmosphere to the occasion and your equipment and organization in getting everything set up is impressive! Thank you also for your generosity in giving us a reduction on your pricing, we really appreciated that. Also in that regards I totally forgot that I need to obtain a receipt from you for the payment we did give. I will be happy to accommodate to whatever is necessary, just tell me where and when, to receive that. Thank you again for coming and supporting kids in our community. Dari