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Kais Khoury, professionally known as KAIS, is a Jordan born, Canadian producer, singer-songwriter, guitar player and recording artist, currently based in Vancouver, BC.
Blending a fresh subtlety of Indie-Alternative and Pop-infused Art Rock, he's creatively addressed a wide array of topics. Recognising music as a tool that could move and influence people, he first wrote about world issues like war and global warming. Today, his poetic complexities have grown to express the plain difficulties of being human. Always a lover for mysticism, he's woven a fine balance between natural inclinations and the demands of the social world. For the most part, he certainly is no stranger to wanderlust and has expanded the boundaries of his spiritual development with an avid love for travelling, rock climbing and even skydiving.
Gradually making ripples in the music industry as an independent and self-funded artist, he's performed a number of gigs in London in 2014, including the Mayor of London Big Busk. That year, he put a stamp on his music career after graduating with a diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering out of Point Blank Music College. It's safe to say that he's dabbled with electronic sound design and other far-reaching aspects of the music industry, and has prolonged the rewards of that entrepreneurial musicianship with a broader vocabulary and a hands-on approach. In alliance with a full band, he continues to perform throughout Vancouver City and Seattle, WA, its kindred neighbor. Recent achievements include an 'Honorary Mention' at the 2016 International Songwriting Competition, a 'Best Out of Province' Nomination at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and a 'Lyrics Finalist' in the USA Songwriting Competition. One thing seems certain for this emerging act.. His intense passion and insatiable thirst for self-betterment are turning things up a notch for him and the steadfast comrades by his side.
"Judging by his music, work ethics and quality of content, there’s no doubt that KAIS is a force to be reckoned… it’s surprising how he hasn’t been signed yet by any of the majors!"
- Audiosteez, Keeping up with the latest sounds
Old Crow Coffee Co
Guilt and Co.
Richmond Night Market
Indie Week - The Cavern
New Westminster, BC
North Vancouver, BC
“Overall, a very impressive release from KAIS but what’s even more impressive about Seven Shades of She”, is the fact that it is boundless in every sense as the artist pretty much morphs into a combination of Montell Jordan, Adam Levine and Elton John to produce an exquisite and progressive indie/soul album which for all the good reasons, stays in your head all day!”
- The Dope Approach
"The production is very neat and the overall sound is refined and melodic, while KAIS' vocals and delivery are every bit as good as the artists he aspires to be. Quite reminiscent of contemporary indie rock pioneers Oasis, Goo Goo Dolls, Foo Fighters, Rob Thomas and The Verve – Kais could give all of these a run for their money when it comes to creativity and originality."
- Blatant Misrep
"Flows superbly from one song to another, highlighting KAIS' understanding of music aesthetics as he delivers hit after hit after hit, showcasing exactly why he’s not just “another” random act."
Directed by Richard Paris Wilson
Produced by Jeremy Burgess
✭ 19th Indie Memphis Film Festival ✭ Official Selection
✭ Montgomery Film Festival ✭ Official Selection
✭ Montgomery Film Festival ✭ Audience Award for Best Music Video
✭ VOTD's Video of the Day ✭ Winner - March 28th
✭ Azalea Film Festival ✭ Official Selection
✭ London Independent Film Festival ✭ Official Selection & Winner for Best Music Video
✭ Tupelo Film Festival ✭ Official Selection
✭ Sidewalk Film Festival ✭ Official Selection
✭ Austin Music Video Festival ✭ Official Selection
✭ International Songwriting Competition ✭ Winner - Honorary Mention 2016
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