BRIXXHOUSE Arts & Entertainment

KD: A Canadian Tribute

MAPLE MELODIES!
Celebrating the incredible musical legacy of the Maple Leaf with beloved classic hits from all-Canadian artists such as Stompin' Tom Connors, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Shania Twain, KD Lang, Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Guess Who, Alanis Morrisette and more! Featuring Doug on guitar & vocals and Kyrst on vocals & percussion. Also filled with fun facts about these amazing Canadian musical pioneers! Formerly known as "KD - Canadian Classics", now that both of us have been granted full Canadian Citizenship, we have re-branded this do as Maple Melodies!

Kyrst and Doug are a professionally trained musical married couple who have relocated from New York City to Vancouver. They have performed across the globe in various musical tribute acts, bands and theatrical productions. Kyrst has worked as a singer in the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Show, and for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Doug has performed in New York and on tour with the percussion phenomenon, STOMP! and was a featured vocalist on Trans-Siberean Orchestra's first two albums.

SONGS INCLUDE:

Stompin' Tom Connors: Bud The Spud, Cross Canada, The Hockey Game, Rubberhead, Prarie Moon, Long Gone To The Yukon, Sudbury Saturday Night, Anne Murray: Snowbird, Danny's Song, Daydream Believer Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi, Raised on Robbery, Free Man in Paris, You Turn Me On (I'm A Radio), Neil Young: Cinnamon Girl,
Gordon Lightfoot:
Sundown, Gary Bush: Maybe Tomorrow,
Shania Twain: Whose Bed have your Boots Been Under, Still The One, Feel Like a Woman, Alanis Morrisette: Ironic, Hand In My Pocket, Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Soulful Shade of Blue, KD Lang: Big Boned Gal, Full Moon Full of Love The Guess Who: No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature, Clap For The Wolfman
AND MORE!

MAPLE MELODIES - Acoustic Canadian Classics! from Brixxhouse Arts & Entertainment on Vimeo.

Past clients include Sun Peaks Resort, The City of Burnaby, The City of New Westminster, The Armstrong IPE and more!

 

The Performers:

Doug Thoms

A dynamic professional entertainer, singer and musician, Doug has performed in New York and across the globe with the percussion phenomenon, “STOMP!”, and has been featured as a vocalist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's first two albums. In Vancouver, he recieved the EV Young Award for his performance of Pontius Pilate in "Jesus Christ Superstar". at Theatre Under The Stars and portrayed Old Deuteronomy in Fighting Chance's production of CATS. A long-time rock band musician, Doug is the bandleader and bassist/singer in "Our Name Is Mud", A Primus Tribute Band, "Soul Sacrifice", a Santana Tribute Band and "The Hot & Heavy Band", providing musical accompaniment and vocals for sell-out original stage productions and critical acclaim. Doug writes and produces innovative modern rock theatre such as his acclaimed stage version of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and his original rock opera "Elektrafire" which was awarded 4 stars in "Time Out New York".

Kyrst Hogan

A professionally trained singer, actress and dancer with a degree in Theatre Arts, Kyrst worked as a principal singer, dancer and actress in New York for over a decade in such productions as the world famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes , Norwegian Cruise Lines, Atlantic City Casinos as well as regional and off-broadway theatres and national touring companies. She has successfully produced and curated cabaret and theatrical events since 2006 and her one-woman show, "The C-Word" won "Pick of the Fringe" and the "Leaping Fringer" awards at the 2022 Vancouver Fringe Fetival. She was also seen recently on The Granville Island Stage as The Wicked Witch inCTORA Theatre's The Wizard of Oz. She was dubbed "A Dynamic Cabaret Chanteuse" by Canada's Globe and Mail and a "Burlesque Star" by The Georgia Straight. She is a sought-after performer and educator world-wide, headlining shows and festivals in Toronto, Minneapolis, Dallas, San Francisco and Las Vegas. You may have even seen her on TV as "Aunt Donna" in a recent KFC commercial!

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This is the latest project of these award-winning professional entertainers, currently based in the Vancouver BC area, and available to travel.

(*Legally able to work in both USA and Canada!*)

Please email johnnyandjuneduo@gmail.com or call
(604) 227-6721
for either KD or Johnny & June booking inquiries.