"Best Western Australian Female Country Vocalist 2006"

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GONE WISHIN was released to Australian markets in September 2005. Produced and engineered by multi Grammy winner Tom Pick, this 15 track CD of strong songs with passionate melodies and heartfelt lyrics,  12 of which are self penned, communicates a depth and range of feelings with a common appeal to a diverse audience. 

Kiss My Cheek  the current hit single is out now and available to Australian radio through NfS 103; will grab any country music fan with its strong catchy hook, irreverent lyrics and great bluegrass feel!  In May/June this year it charted on the CMAA top 30 Country Music Chart.

The haunting melody of the title track Gone Wishin’  released in Australia on NfS 100 and in the US on CDX 381;  carries with it a subtle message that is especially timely given the turbulence in our world today. The stirring song from this exceptional singer/songwriter with enormous sensitivity and soaring voice, charted #11 of the top twenty most played out of 2,400 tracks for the month of November in 2005 through the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and is still in rotation on many country music programs.

It followed her two previous Australian and  European pre album releases this past year,
It’s Too Late (#69 on Australian Hot Fm Charts) and    I’ll Get Back About That (# 42 on the Australian Hot Fm Country Music Charts, # 14 on the Danish Country Music Charts and  # 11 on the Austrian Independent Country Music Charts).  Not surprising then, Connie Kis also found herself being the 16th most played Country Music Artist in Denmark Europe, in September 2004.

Come On, Come On, an alternate country song - sparse and lean with an earthy tune and drivin' beat, is the second track from the album to be included in a Western Australian Music Industry CD compilation, the Kiss My WAMI 2006, representing the best of original Western Australian music.  It is also Ms Andersen's second major release in the US through CDX 392

The smooth version of the modern classic; Wicked Game is performed from a feminine perspective whilst the timeless classic; Ring of Fire is given a fresh, modern feel and sung as a duet with Keith Cochran, rising Nashville Star. 

Connie Kis's music has earned comments from print media and radio presenters alike;   

“… ‘It’s Called Love’ and  ‘You Stole My Heart’ are simply outstanding…”  Deborah Minter, journalist. Capital News CD review, October 2005.

   “Love the track; Gone Wishin’ from the album of the same name.  A good selection of tracks on it and one album I feel that should be in everyone’s country music collection.”  Jeff Dunn, presenter National Australian Radio Program, ‘Good Morning Country’. 

 “Just thought you'd like to know that the station is to put Gone Wishin’ on permanent rotation. It's a beautiful song and all who hear it, like it and so it was agreed to put it on. Feather in your hat Connie.”  Rosalie Powers. Radio Presenter, Heritage 107.3 fm. Perth.

About Connie Kis

Danish born Connie Kis migrated with her family to Australia when she was only two years old.

Awarded as the Best Western Australian Country Music Female Vocalist 2006 at the Western Australian Country Music Awards held at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival in her home state this year, Ms Andersen first began learning the banjo-mandolin at the age of eight.  By the time she was eleven, she was performing at local town hall concerts and on guest spots with Australian Country Music legend, Slim Dusty when his travelling show came to her then home town of Bourke in New South Wales (NSW).

After gaining a degree in both Economics and Psychology from the University of NSW and working in Sydney in the field of Special Education for two years, Connie Kis re-located to live in Perth, Western Australia.

At the same time she began pursuing a profession in her first love, music; performing as the lead singer in several bands, trios and duos. 

This lady’s headline and special guest musical performances have taken her to numerous festivals ... two recording sessions and a short tour in the USA ... performances at events associated with CMA's Music festival in Nashville TN, with a special invitation to return. 

View performance highlights       View Professional achievements    

 For more information visit: www.conniekisandersen.com.au 

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