Kathy singing different vocal styles:
Where has Kathy Performed as a Singer?
ABBA Tribute Show
Celebration Square, Mississauga
Casino Rama, Ontario - Mainstage
Beaches Jazz Festival
2014 Niagara Falls
Jazz for Annual Trade Show. Piano - Graham Howes, Bass - Brendan Davis, Guitar - Mike Allen
The Rex Hotel
A Salute to Broadway
2014 Singing with pianist Danny McErlain
Singing with Gene DiNovi
Le Parc, Markham
La-Z-Boy Theatre Michigan
Had a blast on Dec. 31, 2019 doing a gig with amazing Sax, clarinet & flute player, Bob DeAngelis.
Kathy's Jazz Quartet, Ontario resort
The Rex Hotel
2011 July with George Lake Big Band
Christmas Jazz, Scotia Plaza
2009 with the Dan Stapleton Quartet. Piano: Brigham Phillips
Kathy's band at The Old Mill
Regular House Band in the Old Mill Dining Room. Piano - Brad Lovatt, Bass - Rosemary Galloway, Drums - Barry Romberg, Trumpet - Chris Howells, Sax - Don Englert Don Englert
Port Credit, ON - Paint the Town Red
2008 - Wedding, King City
Piano - Danny McErlain, Drums - John Cheesman, Bass - Rosemary Galloway, Guitar: Mike Allen
Greg Frewin Theatre, Niagara Falls, ON
Aug. 2020 - Jazz jam in the park with guitarist Mike Allen. ♪♫
Kathy as Bette Midler
Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater, Branson Missouri, for Legends in Concert
Annabella's Jazz Cabaret
Guitar - Whitney Smith, Bass - Jordan O'Connor
With Ori Dagon
Singing Holiday music; on a a break
Air Canada Centre
Opening Day Entertainment - Currently called The Rogers Centre
Singing Jazz with Brian Dickenson
Conducting Children's Choir
Christmas Recital, Scarborough Bluffs Music
Bette Midler Tribute Show
120 Diner, Toronto
Meeting Kurt Elling
2010 Sept., The Old Mill, Toronto. Just to be clear, I didn't sing with Kurt! It was just a pleasure to meet him after his show.
Singing Canada Day Anthem
With legendary pianist Norm Amadio.
I loved working with Norm. He never liked wearing his glasses in later years and wouldn't read charts. LOL In 2004, I did a project called "A Tribute to Canadian Jazz Composers" which was never recorded because FACTOR declined my proposal. But doing the demo, I sang the only song Norm ever wrote called "I Want Some Fun". He signed me the publishing rights on that fun song which he composed in 2001.
National War Museum, Ottawa
2007 with the Dan Stapleton Orchestra
scat singing with Ranee Lee
Jazz workshop with Ranee Lee, 1990's
Singing with Alan Cohen
2012 Jazz on Yonge St.
Kathy & Paul Grosney
Paul Grosney's 75th birthday at Le Parc. Celebration. I miss Paul very much and always enjoyed singing with his stage band, and doing gigs with Tommy Ambrose.
Deerhurst Resort - Annual Trade Show Jazz. Piano - Steve Amirault, Bass - Brendan Davis, Guitar - Mike Allen
The Alan Cohen Orchestra
Bandleader - Alan Cohen, Bass - Peter Telford, Guitar - Lou Bartolomucci, Drums - Barry Romberg, Sax - Harry Timmermans, Trumpet - Jim Lewis, Vocalist Dina Falbo.
Singing w/ the late Harvey Siegel
Scarborough Civic Centre Afternoon Jazz
The Kathy Thompson Band
My band was very busy doing private and corporate functions. Keyboard - Brad Lovatt, Bass - Ed Wise, Drums - Steve Heathcote, Sax - Rick Morrison, Trumpet - Peter Jeffrey
With Comedian Victor J. Hanson
Host MAC Awards, Mississauga, ON
DuMaurier Jazz Festival
College Park, Toronto with the Paul Grosney Orchestra, 1990's
The Boulevard Club
Valentine's Day, 2002
1990's Dance Band: Bass - Will Jarvis, Keyboards - Brigham Phillips
Royal York Hotel, Imperial Room
1990's with the Bob DeAngelis Orchestra
2010 Outdoor Concert with Etobicoke Community Concert Band
with Sheila Jordan, jazz singer
The Constellation Hotel
Airport strip, 1990 s. Bass - Steve Lucas, Drums - Barry Romberg
Toronto Convention Centre
2015 Gig with Mark Kersey, Mississauga
National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Concert with the Central Band of the Royalk Canadian Air Force
Nathan Phillips Square, 1990's. Singing with Warrant Officer and sax player Rob Habermehl.
Alan Cohen Orchestra
1988, The Old Mill Lounge. Bandleader, Piano: - Alan Cohen, Bass - Steve Lucas, Trumpet - Jim Lewis, Guitar - Roy Patterson, Drums - Stew Morgan, Woodwinds - Harry Timmermans
Official Photo as Vocalist of the Central Band for the RCAF
Jerry Fuller, Terry Lekiwiski
On a gig break, Toronto Convention Centre
with Producer Craig Rhunke
1989 - My original single made the radio charts. RIP Craig Ruhnke, 2015.
Mulroney Election Ottawa
Bass - Tom Denison, Keyboard - Ken Fahey, Sax - Mike Mullin
The Old Mill
1980's, Musical Director: Matt Pines.
Mark Breslin's Sing-Sing
1990's, Karaoke Hostess
Private Function with the Kathy Thompson Band, Markham Suites. Piano: Brian Murphy. Bass: Ed Wise.
Singing with Los Amigos. Bass / Bandleader Roberto Acosts. Keyboards, Don Griffeth.
. Photo: Dave Stillwell
Humber College concert
1977, singing Laura Nyro song.
Kathy's Dance Band
Delta Chelsea Inn. Keyboards: Wayne Kelso.
Singing Back-up for vocalist Vic Franklin. Also seen: Julie Manchester. Musical Director: Tony Mergel.
Terry Dee + Showdown
My second road dance band, 1978, Granby Quebec.
First Talent competition, 1975. "The Way We Were", accompanied by pianist (uncle) Ray Blomme. Borough of York.
Anthem Vocalist: Mohawk Raceway, Woodbine RacewayAlberta: Silver Springs Hotel Banff, Political AGM Scarborough
Featured Vocalist with the Central Band of the R.C.A.F. Ottawa: 55-piece Orchestra
TOURS: Canada, USA, EuropeBrussels, NATO HeadquartersNational Arts Centre, OttawaHamilton Place, HamiltonDieppe (France) Penticton, B.CKelowna B.C.
Germany: Ulm, Lahr ToursPatterson Airfield, Ohio, Petawawa, ON
Caribbean / Bahamas: Big Red Boat for Disney: Port Canaveral- Freeport- Nassau - Oceanic & Atlantis ships
Germany: Estrel Hotel Berlin for “Stars in Concert” (3 extended runs), Fireworks Festival Cologne, Ulm RCAF tour
Germany: Cologne: Fireworks Festival
Mexico, Bucerias: The Luna Lounge
Mexico, Cancun: Fiesta Americana Hotel
Japan: Yokota, Atsugi & Yokosuka
Switzerland: Basel, Häbst Theatre
California: San Francisco: Marriott San Francisco
Connecticut: Hartford’s SRO Cabaret
Connecticut: Hartford - Aqua Turf Club, Bette Midler Tribute show
Florida: Amelia Island Resort
Florida: Coral Springs Performing Arts Centre
Florida: Miami: Fontainbleu Hotel
Florida: Port Canaveral: Big Red Boat Cruise Line
Indiana: Evansville Executive In
Kentucky: Owensborough, Executive Inn
Michigan: Dearborn Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, Fraser-Detroit Sport City, Como’s Detroit, Genitti’s Northville, Farmington
Hills Civic Theater Monroe, LA-Z-BOY Theatre, Gino’s Surf St. Clair Shores, Mama Mia Livonia
Minnesota: Minneapolis: Mall of America
Minnesota: Mystic Lakes Casino
Missouri, Branson: Osmond Family Theatre
Missouri, Branson: Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater
Nevada: Cactus Pete’s Casino Resort in Jackpot
Nevada: Las Vegas: Imperial Palace, Las Vegas Hilton
New Jersey: Atlantic City: Bally’s Park Place, The Tropicana, Claridge Hotel & Casino, Trump Taj Mahal NYE 2000
New York City: Rockefeller Centre, Kleinhan’s Music Hall - Buffalo, The Wood Theater- Glen’s Falls
Ohio: Cincinnatti Radisson Hotel, Dayton, Patterson Airfield
South Carolina: Myrtle Beach's Legends in Concert Theatre, Hollywood Lanes
Utah: St. George Arena
Wisconsin: Mohican North Star Casino in Bowler, Potawatomi Casino Milwaukee
Wisconsin: Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Casino
Japan: Yokota, Atsugi & Yokosuka New Year’s Eve Gala
Mexico, Cancun: Fiesta Americana Hotel
Michigan: Dearborn Ford Centre for the Performing Arts,
Michigan: Detroit: Fraser-Detroit Sport City, Como’s
Michigan: Dearborn: Ford Centre for the Performing Arts with Frankie Ford & The Drifters
Michigan: Northville: Genitti’s Hole-in-the-Wall New Year’s shows
Michigan: Farmington Hills Civic Theater
Michigan: St. Clair Shores: Gino’s Surf
Michigan: Monroe: LA-Z-BOY Theatre (one woman concert)
Minnesota: Minneapolis: Mall of America, Mystic Lakes Casino New Year’s Eve
Missouri, Branson: Osmond Family Theatre, Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater
Nevada: Jackpot: Cactus Pete’s Casino & Resort
Nevada: Las Vegas: Imperial Palace, Las Vegas Hilton
New Jersey: Atlantic City: Bally’s Park Place …. Claridge Hotel & Casino, Trump Taj Mahal NYE 2000
New York: New York City: Rockefeller Centre
New York: Glen’s Falls: The Wood Theater (Bette & Barry show)
New York: Niagara Falls: Seneca Casino Showroom (Bette & Barry show) Smokin’ Joe’s Event Centre
New York: Jamestown: Willow Bay Theater (Bette & Barry Show)
Alberta: Silver Springs Hotel Banff
Manitoba: Brandon, Moosejaw
Ontario, Barrie: Fisher Auditorium, Georgian College Theatre, C.C.
Ontario: Bracebridge: Rene Caisse Theatre
Ontario: Burlington: Holiday Inn – Party in Pink Breast Cancer Fundraiser Gala
Ontario: Bobcaygeon: Shore Span Community Centre
Ontario: Courtice: The HIlltop
Ontario: Fort Erie Crystal Ridge Arena
Ontario: Grand Bend Living Arts Centre
Ontario: Grimsby: Casablanca Winery Inn (2 years )
Ontario: Hamilton: Liuna Station - Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser, PWA Fundraiser Gala, Bette
Ontario: Hamilton: Sheraton Grand Ballroom - PWA Fundraiser , Flamborough Downs Casino
Ontario: Innisfil: Belcroft Inn
Ontario: Kawartha / Brechin : Bayshore Village Community Centre
Ontario: London: Centennial Hall for HALO Pride, Wintergarden Theatre
Ontario, Markham: Match Banquet Hall, Delta Hotel & Suites, Markham Jazz Festival
Ontario: Meaford Hall
Ontario: Midland: Best Western Hotel Ballroom
Ontario: Millgrove / Flamborough: Cedar’s Campground (2 years)
Ontario: Mississauga Living Arts Centre – Host MAC awards televised , Delta Meadowvale Party in Pink, Capitol Hall
Ontario: Mississauga Celebration Square - ABBA Tribute Show for the MCBA festival
Ontario: Mississauga: Stage West Dinner Theatre – Bette & Barry Show
Ontario, Niagara Falls: Brock Sheraton Hotel
Ontario, Niagara Falls: Casino Niagara, Americana Hotel
Ontario, Niagara Falls: Greg Frewin Magic Theatre (Bette & Barry show 2012, 2016)
Ontario, Other: North Bay, Kapuskasing, Orangeville, Lindsay, Brandon, Moosejaw, Banff, Midland Best Western Hotel Ballroom
Ontario, Ottawa: Barrymore’s, National Arts Centre, Chateau Laurier Hotel, Rideau-Carleton Racetrack Slots, War Museum Remembrance Day Big Band
Ontario, Owen Sound: Royal Canadian Legion
Ontario, Picton: Crystal Palace
Ontario, Stoney Creek: Redwood Inn & Suites
Ontario: Oakville, Oakville Banquet & Con. Centre, Le Dome (Bette & Barry Show)
Ontario: Orillia: Casino Rama Main Theatre: Diva Show from California
Ontario: Orillia: Orillia Historic Opera House – Emcee for Elvis Show 2015 (as myself) / Rock the Night Away, 2016
Ontario: Oshawa Little Theatre, ON / Rock ‘n Roll Legends. Rock the Night Away at Regent Theatre
Ontario: Port Dover Diva Show / Festival Lighthouse Theatre
Ontario: Sarnia: Hiawatha Race, Slots & Casino
Ontario, Toronto: D/X, Design Exchange, Liberty Grand, CNE, Ontario Place Forum & Waterfall Jazz, Chelsea Inn, Air Canada Centre (Rogers Centre, now Scotiabank Arena) Opening Day ceremonies 1999, CN Tower 360 Restaurant New Year’s Eve, The Distillery District, Atlantis Oyster Jazz Bar, Cruiseline Boat Cruise, Granite Club, Carlu, Planet Hollywood, R.O.M., North 44, Constellation Hotel, International Centre, Casa Loma, Legends Theatre at Sheraton City Hall, DuMaurier Jazz Festival, Imperial Room, Royal York Hotel, Nathan Phillips Square, The Docks, Centros, Enwave Theatre, Rex Hotel Jazz Bar, Lula Lounge singing back-up for Belinda Metz, Gladaman’s on Yonge, Black Dog Pub Jazz, Jacobs & Company Jazz, Chalker’s Pub guest jazz opener, Edo Sushi on Eglinton, Beaches International Jazz Festival, 120 Diner, The Duke Big Band Jazz with the George Lake Big Band, Spa Excess Valentine’s Day, Woody’s Halloween Fundraiser: $1,800. for PWA, D/X Design Exchange, Liberty Grand, Chelsea Inn, The Distillery District, Atlantis Oyster Jazz Bar, Planet Hollywood
Ontario, Windsor: Caesar’s Casino, Cosmo’s
Ontario: Woodbridge, Match Event Centre “Vegas in Vaughan”
Quebec: Bromont Resort, Montreal Jazz Festival, Chez Dagobert Quebec City, Trois Rivieres, Lac Leamy Casino Gatineau,
Saskatchewan: Prince Albert Northern Lights Casino, Dakota Dunes Casino Saskatoon
Humber College - Voice Major
Certified Teacher of Adults
Music Care for Care Givers
Music Care for Care Givers
National Institute of Broadcasting
Toastmaster - Competent Certificate
Toastmasters - Advanced Bronze
Gestalt Coaching Master Course
Non-Violent Intervention Training
Song Writing competition
Course with the late Murray Kash
First Award Best Overall Performance
A Personal Reflection from Kathy
When I began my singing career in 1977 as I was a music major in HUmber College, I had no idea of the fascinating mix of challenges, discovery, frustration, fulfillment and exhaustion lie ahead. Being a professional entertainer is a full-time job.
I have learned to become a self-starter, thanks to mentors and those who inspire me to excel. While we work and use our creative skill sets, we build strength as we immerse ourselves in dedication and persistence. It's like a muscle you build and it is a part of your lifestyle.
When you believe and manifest passion on the journey as you pursue your life's goal(s), work and practice become a way of life and an integral part of each day. You grow to love practice and work with your soul.
All any of us can gravitate towards is giving back to our community, creating a good life for you and your family, and living in positivity and growth so that we can leave the world a better place because we were here. When I go to sleep each night, I rest knowing that I did my best that day. But being a "workaholic" can cause anyone to burn out. It's important to strike balance in one's life and schedule down time as well.
I want to thank everyone who has touched my life. You have been my teachers and we were connected somehow. We enter each other's lives for a reason that may not be apparent to us at the time. Some people are life-long friends, some only grace our presence briefly. Some people we encounter again later in life if there is some "unfinished business" ! We are all teachers and students for each other. It is the sum of our adventures - and what we make of them - that makes us the person we are today and will become tomorrow.
I look forward to continuing my own journey of personal and professional evolution. I also look forward to being of true service to others in the time I have been blessed with in this life. "