Danish born Connie Kis Andersen migrated with her family to Australia when she was two years old.
Connie Kis began learning the banjolin at the age of eight and by eleven, had already performed with Australian Country Music legend Slim Dusty when his show came to her home town of Bourke, NSW.
With a degree in Psychology and Economics gained from the University of NSW, Connie Kis worked in Sydney in the field of Special Education for two years before moving to Perth W.A. where she continued to teach in Education Support.
Around the same time, she began to pursue a career in music, her first love.
She performed as the lead singer in several bands, the most current being Kis'n Tel, and AKAKis, an acoustic original duo.
chart action with several of her songs gracing the Australian Country Tracks Top 40 Hit charts - 3 of them making the Top 5.
The same songs also making the APRA 'Song of the Year' List for voting - a list of the most played songs in Australia by Australian writers for the year of their release.
Connie Kis has been the recipient of multiple awards – both in song writing and as an artist. Highlights include being named Western Australia’s Best Country Female Artist three times, winning the ‘Best Independent Country Music Album’ for Western Australia twice, and receiving an Australian TIARA for Female Vocalist.
She is a proud member of APRA, ASCAP (Publishing), NARAS, CMAA, AMA, NSAI & CMA.
For more details of Ms Andersen's involvement in the Australian Music Industry industry Click hereto view her CV.
Photo: Cliff Woodroofe
In the past, Andersen's full seven piece band; The Hired Guns came together on special occasions to perform her original songs from the albums, Gone Wishin’ and the award winning Once Again.
Now, she mainly tours solo and on home turf, teams up with well known Perth roots/blues player David Capper for special acoustic shows promoting her current albums; Connie Kis and Naked Under the Radar.
This lady’s headliner and special guest performances have seen her honoured to be the support act for Don McLean, Kasey Chambers, BJ Thomas in Perth, taken her on press tours in Scandinavia, Europe and numerous radio and solo promotional tours of the USA, including performances at CMA's Fan in Nashville TN.
Since embarking upon her career as a recording artist, this outstanding singer / songwriter has enjoyed