KiX Party Band, led by Marc Coté, is a very flexible band. The band can be as small as two performers ( AKA Duo KiX ), when space or budget requirements call for that; musicians are added as needed to form larger groups; 3, 4, 5 or more. All the musicians are very experienced & talented, and have worked with Marc for years, guaranteeing a smooth, seamless performance.
KiX Party Band has one of the largest & most diverse repertoires among bands of this type. With over 650 songs, KiX Party Band can handle most musical requirements with ease. The 50's & 60's, R&B, Disco, Dance, Pop, Blues, Latin, and so many other styles, all played by professional musicians who truly enjoy performing and have a sense of FUN! Whether you are looking for a duo, trio, a 4 piece or more, you and your guests will be in capable hands with KiX Party Band.
Marc Coté personifies versatility. He is an accomplished musician who plays several instruments as well as being a talented singer with an impressive vocal range and the leader of KiX Party Band, bringing 30+ years of on stage experience to the act. Thanks to the many years spent touring and "paying his dues", Marc is at home on stage and is happiest when performing.
Under his musical direction, KiX Party Band boasts a repertoire of over 650 songs of many diverse styles. Marc's ability to put together a top notch show for virtually any audience is well known, as is his talent for "reading" the audience and giving them just the right song at just the right time. Marc was the winner of the Quebec-based band contest Pop Express, and has had two top 40 radio and video hits and has written, performed or produced several CDs. He is a Montrealer and lives in the west end of town.
Melina Soochan has been performing regularly as a singer/songwriter and pianist from her teen years and has developed into a soulful and sophisticated artist. Her unique blend of pop, rock, jazz and blues complements her classical training and pushes the envelope of contemporary music. A graduate of McGill University's world-renowned music program and with an ARCT from the RCM of Toronto, this talented performer has best been able to demonstrate these skills as the lead singer of KiX Party Band.
Dr. Sax, aka Orville Thompson, is one of Montreal's best-known and most popular musicians. A professional singer and performer for over 30 years, Orville has performed all over the world, bringing his tremendous stage presence to every show he plays. Orville has worked with Marc for more than 25 years as a guest star and, in 2014, joined KiX Party Band as a full-time member. Along with Melina, he co-leads the show with confidence and enthusiasm.
Kevin Farrington is a very accomplished musician, with nearly 30 years of playing experience on both guitar and bass. A musical chameleon, he always plays using the most appropriate style for each song. He is also a very funny man and an element of humour and light-heartedness is welcome in any musical act. Kevin had played with club favourite Spanky and many other popular acts before hooking up with KiX Party Band, to which he brings his distinctive talent and vocal ability, as well as a sense of fun. He was born in Mont St-Hilaire and now calls Montreal his home. Kevin has been working with Marc for over 25 years and is a core member of KiX Party Band.
Brian Tyler is an excellent singer and musician and commands everyone's attention the moment he steps onto the stage. Notably, he was the lead singer for the official Budweiser Rock 'n Roll band and several other high profile acts. As a contestant on La Voix, Quebec's version of the smash American TV show The Voice, Brian gave millions a chance to see and hear him perform, and quickly became a fan-favourite. At center stage, Brian brings tremendous talent and charisma to KiX Party Band, with whom he has been performing since 1999. He was born in New Brunswick and now lives just north of Montreal.
I just wanted to write you to let you know how exceptional we thought the band was at our client’s closing Gala night. Everyone had a wonderful time and your band played a big part in making the night so much fun.
We loved the way that you incorporated our "out of the blue" saxophone player and enjoyed your multiple costume and set changes.
Encouraging the entire room into a Conga line was also an amazing feat.
We received numerous compliments from the delegates regarding how great you were.
Thank you for helping make the event such a successful and memorable occasion.
I would not hesitate to recommend your band in the future.
Absolute Conferences & Events Inc.
Marc, we thoroughly enjoyed your performance and your patience during our long program. It would be my great pleasure to sometime in the future be able to again enjoy KiX Party Band.
Thanks again for a wonderful performance – I am very happy to recommend the band at any time – please do not hesitate to add my contact details to your reference list.
CALAS National Office
Just a quick note to thank you for Saturday night; as you must have noticed, everyone had a great time.
Thank you for sharing in the success of the evening.
Should you require references for a future booking, please do not hesitate to have your potential guests contact me.
Quelques mots pour vous remercier très sincèrement et vous féliciter pour votre prestation ce samedi.
Les commentaires sont unanimes, la musique et l'ambiance étaient des plus appréciées. Vous avez sauvé la soirée par votre succès.
Nous n’avons pas été satisfait…nous avons été emballé de votre performance!!!
Nous n’avons eu que des bons commentaires sur le déroulement de la soirée et c’est beaucoup grâce à vous.
Merci beaucoup d'avoir fait de notre party un succès. Je n'ai que des commentaires positifs ce matin. Je vous réserve immédiatement pour l'an prochain...
Banque Nationale du Canada
Wow!!! Quelle soirée ça été!!
Nous voudrions, Stéphanie et moi, vous remercier toi et tes musiciens pour la merveilleuse prestation que vous nous avez offert! Tout le monde n'avait que des éloges pour vous! Même un de nos oncles qui ne danse jamais s'est retrouvé sur la piste de danse!
Alors, voilà, nous tenions à vous remercier et vous dire à quel point vous nous avez permis d'avoir une magnifique soirée par votre musique!
Nous allons retenir votre nom pour toute les fois que nous aurons besoin d'un band pour une occasion spéciale!!
Encore une fois merci!
Stéphanie et Alexandre
Nous tenions sincèrement à vous remercier vous et votre équipe, pour votre talent et votre professionnalisme. Nos invités et nous-même avons été complètement charmés par votre musique.
Stéphanie & Yanik
Un mémo pour te dire un GROS MERCI à toi et toute ta gang, pour notre mariage du 11 juin au Mont Gabriel, votre gang a fait fureur! On vous a adoré!
Mélanie et Olivier