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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
Aug. 2009

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.

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

Hillcrest Family Dance

 Recently our school had the pleasure of enjoying an evening of fun with the Kissing Cosens as they performed for PAC sponsored Family Dance. The Dance was geared very much to the children, but lot's of fun was provided for the adults as well.

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.

Sincerely,
Andrea Robinson
Vice-Chair
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.

Sincerely,
Alan Harrison
Principal

Family & Children Dances

 I Have the pleasure of working with Annette & Calvin for two Jelly Bean Dances. The Dances were geared for children aged 8-12 years.

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.

Sincerely,
Donna Flatman
Program Co-ordinator
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!

Beverley Allan
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

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  • Lynne & Verne Sjogren

    Lynne & Verne Sjogren Tappen

    Annette and Calvin played at our 40th Anniversary Bash, and oh what a party, they had the whole place rocking all night. Great entertainment and so easy to work with. Thanks again for making our Bash such a great success, everyone had a blast. :D:D:):)

    Annette and Calvin played at our 40th Anniversary Bash, and oh what a party, they had the whole place rocking all night. Great entertainment and so easy to work with. Thanks again for making our Bash such a great success, everyone had a blast.
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  • Brian erickson

    Brian erickson salmon arm, bc

    calvin and annette are so wonderful in so many ways. I was very shy when I first came to salmon arm and with nothing to do I checked out there show and I was soon hooked on karaoke. If you can sing or even not sing, they open there hearts and let any one come up and sing. They don't judge anyone. I am soo happy I went to there show and I keep going. Since then I almost feel they are family. I hope in 20013 there show gets better.... What am I talking about? Of course it will get better cuz that's what the kissing cosens do... They put on a rocking good show. Thanks Calvin and Annette for karaoke in salmon arm and for giving me a chace to be me on the mic :) much love your crazy karaoke star Brian :agree::agree:

    calvin and annette are so wonderful in so many ways. I was very shy when I first came to salmon arm and with nothing to do I checked out there show and I was soon hooked on karaoke. If you can sing or even not sing, they open there hearts and let any one come up and sing. They don't judge anyone. I am soo happy I went to there show and I keep going. Since then I almost feel they are family. I hope in 20013 there show gets better.... What am I talking about? Of course it will get better cuz that's what the kissing cosens do... They put on a rocking good show.

    Thanks Calvin and Annette for karaoke in salmon arm and for giving me a chace to be me on the mic smile much love your crazy karaoke star Brian agreeagree

  • Annette M Cosens

    Annette M Cosens Canada

    Thanks so much Marni and Monica :)You both Rock! We love you too :love::love::D Big kiss from the Kissing Cosens :love::love:

    Thanks so much Marni and Monica smileYou both Rock! We love you too lovelovebiggrin Big kiss from the Kissing Cosens lovelove

  • Monica

    Monica Sicamous

    Hey the first time I did karaoke was 3 years ago with the bakery staff and deli too.:) So the first song I did was Don't stop Believin by myself.Since then I been going to Karaoke every saturday night at Brothers Pub and I just love it there with Annette and Calvin.:) They bring alot of energy into this job of theirs.There is no word what to say to them bout karaoke but I just love them when they are at the bar singing and Dancing to the beat while people go up and sing their best as they can do.:love: I love singing with both of them cuz I feel happy with my smile on.I been going to karaoke since 2009 til 2012 and i am gonna continue on singing to i get a lil better in my voice.Love you both:love: :D Hugs and kisses both to you

    Hey the first time I did karaoke was 3 years ago with the bakery staff and deli too.smile So the first song I did was Don't stop Believin by myself.Since then I been going to Karaoke every saturday night at Brothers Pub and I just love it there with Annette and Calvin.smile They bring alot of energy into this job of theirs.There is no word what to say to them bout karaoke but I just love them when they are at the bar singing and Dancing to the beat while people go up and sing their best as they can do.love I love singing with both of them cuz I feel happy with my smile on.I been going to karaoke since 2009 til 2012 and i am gonna continue on singing to i get a lil better in my voice.Love you bothlove biggrin Hugs and kisses both to you

  • marni

    marni sicamous

    annette and calvin have, for years and years encouraged me as a vocalist,,brought me out of my shell. and have given me the courage to sing anywhere at anytime... i love these beautiful people, and support them in all of their endeavors... and,,,, CALVIN IS HOT!!!! MUCH LOVE XOXOXOXOXOX :love::love:

    annette and calvin have, for years and years encouraged me as a vocalist,,brought me out of my shell. and have given me the courage to sing anywhere at anytime...
    i love these beautiful people, and support them in all of their endeavors...
    and,,,,
    CALVIN IS HOT!!!!
    MUCH LOVE XOXOXOXOXOX
    lovelove

  • Mongo

    Mongo

    Nice knee caps, on both of you, really...:D

    Nice knee caps, on both of you, really...biggrin

  • ken

    ken sicamous

    excellent site guys see you maybe on sat the 15.time to sing some more blues

    excellent site guys see you maybe on sat the 15.time to sing some more blues

  • derek

    derek kelowna

    hey! great website.

    hey! great website.