Doug Kuss is a professional musician/composer/lyricist with over 45 years of performing experience. Originally from Saskatoon, SK, he moved to Calgary in the late 70’s to pursue a career as a travelling rock drummer and vocalist with ‘The Tickets’, an original band that he lead. During that time the band toured extensively from Vancouver Island to Toronto and he received various awards for songwriting along with his writing partner and band mate, Rick Saretsky. Currently he is performing locally with his group ‘The Daylights’, a Top 40/Classic Rock band and recording with his original project ‘Bwana and the Wannas’. He is a member of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM), the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) and the Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC). He has served for almost 30 years on the Calgary Musicians Association Executive Board (CMA); 10 years as Vice-President and the last 18 as Secretary Treasurer. He is also the Vice-President of the Canadian Conference of Musicians; a body that represents the interests of AFM Locals in Canada.