Toucan Music – This page is about the music, acts and shows that Karen Davy and Ken Strong are able to present to you the client. Choose what act would suit and if you would like something different talk to us about your needs (inquiries@toucanmusic.co.nz).

We are here to please.

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Karen Davy – Bio

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Karen is a multi-award winning singer
performer/songwriter and recording artist
with 27 awards including the Silver Scroll & the AGNEW Award
for excellence in music at the VAC NZ Benny Awards

A personal highlight
for Karen was breaking the Guinness World Record
singing non-stop for 48 hours & raising $27,000 for the charity Kidney Kids.

A dream come true
From 2002 Karen performed solo as Stevie Nicks throughout NZ
In 2011 Karen’s ‘dream’ of having a live band behind her
evolved into what it is today the Fleetwood Mac Experience – Dreams
a tribute band with full a sound & lighting show

Karen is currently performing alongside musical partner Ken Strong
as Toucan …duet better than one – Dreams…the Fleetwood Mac Experience
The Dolly Parton Show – Seven Drunken Nights – Rock n’ Roll Paradise
STARS Show – Toucan Country – Britz & more!

Born in NZ & lives on the North Shore Auckland
& proud mother of three beautiful girls
Karen has loved singing since she was a little girl
She’s the Queen of Bling
Glitz & Glam is her personality
She creates the costumes, bringing her signature
bling style to all the shows
In 1991 Karen created The Dolly Parton Show
She appeared on the Howard Morrison show
& on NZs TV show Stars in Their Eyes as Dolly
Karen won the Premier Entertainer of the Year Award for Country
& joined the Boot Scoot n’ Boogie Band – a live line dance show

She also had the honor of being guest artist at the TransTasman Entertainer
of the Year on Norfolk Island and has since returned three times to perform

Karen has toured Australia with Reflections and other top NZ performers
She also had 7 sell out shows, two years running at Tamworth
with Legendary Tony Martin and Steve R Cheney

Karen is part of a documentary in the USA called Dream Weaver
& has toured NZ, Australia, Norfolk Island & sung in Las Vegas USA

Karen Hosts ,Entertains, and is a speaker at many corporate Functions
& has performed with the greats in NZ entertainment such as…
Ray Columbus – Suzy Lynch – Jody Vaughan – Brendan Duggan – Gray Bartlett
Tom Sharplin – Barbie Davidson – Bruce & Kevin Greaves – Tina Cross
Frankie Stevens – James Ray – Colin Paris – Guy Cater – Jim Joll – Debbie Dorday
Gary Brown…Austin PowersNZ – Eddie Lowe – Marian Burns…a Fiddler & her Sister
just to mention a few!

Karen had been taking shows to senior citizen clubs since 2002
This has now evolved into the STARS show
A show filled with comedy fun and laughter glitz and glamour

Karen has created a comedy skit based on the Topp Twins
including ‘Camp Leader’ of the Topp Twins
& her very own character ‘Thelma thunder thighs’

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Ken Strong – Bio

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Ken is currently performing alongside musical partner Karen Davy
as Toucan …duet better than one – Dreams…the Fleetwood Mac Experience
The Dolly Parton Show – Seven Drunken Nights – Rock n’ Roll Paradise
STARS Show – Toucan Country & more!

Ken is also the Musical Director, Guitarist & Vocalist
& responsible for creating the arrangements
for the Fleetwood Mac Experience – Dreams

Born and raised in Auckland

Ken learnt to sing, harmonize & play guitar at family parties
& has been playing professionally since 13 yrs old

Ken, is a well-respected & sought after Guitarist & Vocalist

with a diverse range of styles from Rock, Blues & Light Jazz
Rock n’ Roll, Country – Pop – Ballads

Ken was part of a guitar duo known as Ken & John
& then formed his first band – Unamus Finx
which evolved into the band Third Movement

Ken has performed with numerous bands and combos
such as Third Movement, Medicine Show with Chris Parfitt -ex Hi Revving Tongues
Brett Neilson -ex La De Das, Tony Blomfield-ex Ray Wolf’s Avengers
(Sir) Peter Maire -ex Disraeli Gears

One of Kens biggest highlights in his career
was being part of  the Desperadoes the  Eagles tribute band
The Desperadoes performed concerts & gigs throughout NZ

With a front line of talented musicians
producing a remarkable likeness to the iconic Eagles
playing all the Eagles greatest hits with 5 part harmonies
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  2. Hi Karen
    I just need to confirm you have me booked in for my function.
    cruise night at the ponsonby cruising club, Saturday 4th februry 2017.
    Linde will be the contact, the theme is “going on a vertual cruise” we are hoping that we
    will have some entertainment for our visits to different ports and Im busy talent spotting,
    anyway I was supposed to catch up when you where plying in Silverdale, I hope to make it to Paihia for the country and western weekend…

  3. Hi there I was in touch with you earlier this year.Jodi Vaughn gave you my contact and Karen did get back to me but I never had a suitable date at Cactus Jacks at that time.I was wondering if you are still doing the Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers show??Can you kindly get back in touch re this Thanks Cheers Lee Walker Cactus Jacks Waipawa

    1. Hi Lee, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you but still learning how to drive the site!! Yes we still perform the Dolly Show with Kenny and I’ll get Karen to give you a call regarding it. We have a date at Gisborne on 22nd Sept and was hoping to get something in Napier around that time so perhaps we could work something around that? Does she have your number?
      Many thanks…………Ken

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