Ross Daly and Angela Cox-Daly were born and musically raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While still in university (see article in the University of Toronto Magazine), they created their vision of a life together as a performing husband and wife, violin and viola duo.
Upon graduation in 1987, with degrees in music performance, and having freshly married, they launched “The Daly Duo Strings” (see gallery) as their newly formed company.
One year later, Angela secured a position with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra as their 2nd Associate Concertmaster. They promptly moved to the Waterloo region and settled into the community.
Since then, they have grown as a company (and as a family with three children) to be a full service entertainment agency, and in doing so, appropriately changed the company name to “Daly Live Music & Entertainment”!
Daly Live Music & Entertainment offers a wide range of professional musicians, ensembles and bands, stage shows, performing artists and a variety of entertainers, for any type of event you can imagine – locally and worldwide! We can customize to suit your event requirements and fit your budget. With over 25 years in the music business industry, you can count on us for great entertainment ideas, a top-quality roster, full marketing support and more, to ensure your event is spectacular!
If you are looking for something unique or specific and don’t see it here, please feel free to contact us directly. We’ll find it or produce it!
We also provide event production services – including staging, lighting, audio, video and special effects – for that WOW experience!
“Ross has always amazed and impressed me with his do-anything, accept-any-gig attitude. He will never turn his nose up at an opportunity, but rather accept the challenge and make it work with his in-depth knowledge of the industry, extensive network of talented people, and his attention to detail.”
Ron Coulter (client).
Ron hired Ross as entertainment in 1994 and hired him more than once.
Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
“Ross Daly has provided excellent results on numerous occasions not only as an entertainer but also as an entertainment coordinator. His thoughtful approach to venue and event specific details ensures a quality event!”
Matt Storch (client).
Matt hired Ross as Entertainer in 2011 and hired him more than once.
Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative
“Ross has played at Verses Restaurant for many wedding occasions. The bride and groom are always pleased with his performance, professionalism and musical abilities. I would recommend Ross for any musical requirements you may have”
Debbie McFadden (client), Owner, Verses Restaurant (Kitchener)
“Ross and his team (Christmas Carollers) have worked for us the last 2 Christmas Eves. His group have been wonderful in helping to put our customers in the Christmas spirit! They are professional, easy to work with and our customers are now beginning to look forward to picking up their Christmas meal while being sung to. I can recommend them as a wonderful addition to an event.”
Kevin Stemmler (client), Owner, Stemmler Meats (Heidelberg).
Kevin hired Ross in 2010 and hired him more than once.
Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity
“I highly recommend Ross for any musical situation or event that you may need to use him for. Ross is very professional, punctual, as well as being an accomplished Violinist. He also is very effectual in being able to book events, hire, rehearse (musicians, etc.) and run things smoothly. I have worked with Ross as a fellow musician in Bounty Enterprises Productions (ABBA-Mania, Night Fever, etc.) for several years now, and also have worked for Ross in some of his own events and have always enjoyed the experience!! A cool guy as well. Very easy going.”
Lorne Pinkney (colleague), Musician.
“I have to tell you, those girls [Hawaiian Dancers] you sent us on both days, were nothing short of amazing! They certainly were the talk of the [trade]show, and I would like you to pass on all of our appreciations to them. They never stopped smiling, never complained about anything, and were perfect ambassadors for our company. Everyone was on time, and did everything we asked of them. They really went well over my expectations. All of them certainly looked like they enjoyed themselves, and they made the entire event for us. I have no doubt they will be as big a hit at the up-coming Grocery Show.
I would recommend them and your company anytime!“
National Sales Manager
Organika Health Products Inc.