Christmas Dance at Derest Aire Resort 2018


 Annette has a powerful voice, one of the best female singers I have ever heard, and manages the electronic sound tracks  while Calvin does an excellent job in playing lead guitar singing lead vocals and harmonizing. The duo played for our Dec 7, 2018 Xmas party-dance and, from all reports,  had the attendees on the dance floor the whole night( well received by all). Annette also does some tape dancing, which the audience loved. Annette and Calvin, for the last 15 or so years, have regularly performed in the British Columbia, Canada area. In the meantime, you can get a feel of what the Kissing Cosens(stage name) have to offer on their website I am informing you of this duo because I am convinced you will enjoy their talents as I have.

Jim Campbell Entertainment Coordinator for Desert Aire Resort, Indio CA

What a fun party last night! I think it was one of the most enjoyable dances we ever attended, at Derest Aire Resort or elsewhere. You have a wide selection of music and the dance floor was full! Lots of happy faces and singing along. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us and for such a fun party!!

Susan Langin

What a fun party! I think it was one of the most enjoyable dances we've ever attended, at Desert Aire or elsewhere. You have a wide selection of music and the dance floor was full! Lots of happy faces and singing along. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us! Thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas dance. You both did a great job. And we are so proud you are from Salmon Arm. 😍👏

Jaquie Mayes

What a thrill it was to enjoy your wonderful music, a perfect evening.
Thank you!

Myrtice Haney

Wish I was there...they are in for a treat!!

Colleen Boe

I truly enjoy listening to Annette’s sing. She has a very big voice for such a little lady. You rock...

Gerri Rutz


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".

Thanks Again,
Boyd and Fay Ginther
Chase, BC

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.

Yours Truly,
Sandy Jolicoeur
Mother of the Groom
Aug. 2009

Karaoke Shows

Shelagh Wheatley
Brother's Pub, Sicamous BC
 2009 -2020

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.

Yours Truly,
Richard Chmilar (Owner)
Brothers Pub, Sicamous, BC 

Sept. 2009
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

Billabong Pub
Aug. 2009

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)
Sorrento, BC


Salmon Arm New Year's Eve Centennial Extravag

 The Kissing Cosens Singing Duo performed at the Community Futures New Year's Eve Centennial Extravaganza on December 31, 2004 hosted by the Sunwave Centre.

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.

Yours Truly,
Tony Burge
General Manager
Shuswap Areana Society

New Years Eve Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

It is with pleasure that I provide this recommendation for the Kissing Cosens. I was fortunate enough to book this duet for my New Years Eve function. December 31st, 2002.

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.

David Haskin
Bears Paw Lounge Supervisor 
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, BC