Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer KAIS (Kais Khoury) takes the complexities of the human condition as inspiration for his fusionist sound that sonically melds indie, psych, soul-infused blues, rock and folk. At the outset of his music career, he addressed global topics before turning his attention to the drab difficulties and profound beauty of being human and lyrically dipped into meta poetry.

As a lover of the metaphysical, KAIS’ work consists of finding the balance between natural inclinations and the demands in an ego-driven late-stage capitalist world. His wanderlust tendencies have seen him gracing global stages since the early 2000s as an independent touring artist. In 2014, he took part in the Mayor of London Big Busk and graduated with a diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering from Point Blank Music College

 

He toured Vancouver, Toronto and Seattle with a full band in 2016 and 2017,  received an honorary mention in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition, a Canadian Best Out of Province nomination at the 13th Annual Toronto Independent Music Awards and a Lyrics Finalist position in the 2017 USA Songwriting Competition.

In 2020, KAIS joined the London Indie sync licensing roster, North Note, and in 2021 he was interviewed by BBC Radio London host Robert Elms for his seminal 2018 single, Take Me Home.

Currently, KAIS works from his personal and commercial recording studio, Hot Soap Studios, in Cyprus, where he continues to work on his profoundly explorative music that challenges society’s constricting constructs that inhibit actualisation. 

“In a time when it is impossible to hear anything but aggravated polarised opinions, KAIS’ intellectually humanistic approach to music is the breath of fresh air that our souls are crying out for.” 
Amelia Vandergast – A&R Factory.
 
 

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Mar 5th, 2018
Feb 7th, 2018
Nov 10th, 2017
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Jan 27th, 2013
Oct 5th, 2012
Sept 28th, 2012
Sept 10th, 2010
Jun 11th, 2009
Mar 15th, 2008
Jan 25th, 2008
Nov 11th, 2007
Sunny FM's Pepsi show - Canvas
Amman, JO
Amman, JO
Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON
Vancouver, BC
North Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Richmond, BC
Tacoma, WA
Vancouver, BC
Seattle, WA
New Westminster, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Amman, JO
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Amman, JO
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
London, UK
Amman, JO
Amman, JO
Amman, JO
Amman, JO
Amman, JO
Vancouver, BC
Langley, BC
Vancouver, BC
“Masterful, mesmerizing and evocatively raw in equal measure. With the reverb swathed instrumentals propping up the vocals which tear through you with their candidly raw longing, it's a bruising ode to lost love. Any Alt-Rock playlist would be richer for the addition of Dark Side of the Light.” 

- EIN Presswire

“Take Me Home - A provocatively tender Indie Rock ballad for the homesick. Indie artist KAIS has moved from strength to strength throughout their accoladed career, after quite literally putting their birthplace of Jordan on the map, they've started to garner plenty of International hype for their provocatively intuitive approach to production.” 

- A&R Factory

“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."

-  Oddfuse

“With a grungy Coffee-and-TV-Esque production containing swaggering, longing, intimate indie-rock vocals against synths and rich accordant guitar chords, Spirit City Kiss opens up as a psychedelically-tinged rabbit hole. Enter, and you will share the same nostalgia for the city that allows you to feel at home.” 

- Pressparty

 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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