Mary Kingsley has been touring successfully for many years. Originally from England, she built a following with appearances in Folk Clubs and Cabaret, soon becoming a polished emcee. She worked in professional pantomime, plus summer seasons in various holiday centres. She performed on several cruise lines, and has worked throughout Canada and the U.S., both as a musician, (keyboards, guitar), a vocalist, and more recently a ventriloquist. She emceed the International stage for the Vegas Ventriloquist Convention, also appearing at Vent Haven conVENTion in Kentucky, and performs with husband Peter as part of the popular act “Peter & Mary”.
Peter Jansen has been performing music professionally since his mid-teens. He led a 9–piece jazz band (on banjo), in England, followed by a big beat unit with 2 saxes and organ. He moved to other things, his place filled by one David Bowie, with whom he kept in touch, and he toured for N.A.T.O. with his own and other bands, occasionally backing up luminaries from Bob Hope to Sonny Boy Williamson Jr. He joined wife Mary in Bermuda, and they have since toured extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, appearing at resorts, schools, and on cruise lines, with their high energy show.