Nicole Zylstra loves telling stories

Whether it’s through songs, stories, stand-up comedy, improv, or plays, Nicole lives to make you laugh and cry. She’s spent more than 20 years as an arts professional across Canada, and for sure you’ve seen her do something. Maybe it was a commercial about snoring. Or a reality show. (Sketch Troupe, 2002). Or performing for your corporate holiday party. You’ve totally seen her. You just can’t remember where. But you know you like her.


As a musical outfit, Canadian Famous is out to delight. Nicole’s pop-folk originals and cheeky cover tunes come to life with sweet harmonies from singing partner April and special guest Christine. Catchy hooks, clever lyrics, and gentle banter offer subtle surprises. 

Nicole and April enjoy the comraderie of the open mic, festival and market scene here in Calgary.