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.
Since embarking upon her career as a recording artist, this outstanding singer / songwriter has enjoyed chart action with each of her songs released to Australian radio, gracing the Top 100 Hot Country Hits chart.
Her single, Kiss My Cheek, not only charted on the Australian Top 30 Country Hits, it made it into the APRA Song of the Year List in 2007.
2007 also saw Connie Kis nominated as a finalist in the Best Country Act for the Western Australian Music Industry (WAMI) awards as well as in the Female Category for the Australian Recording Artists Awards (ACRA).
She is a proud member of NARAS, CMAA, AMA, NSAI & CMA.
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Photo: Cliff Woodroofe
She performed as the lead singer in several bands, the most current being Kis'n Tel, and AKAKis, an acoustic original duo.
Andersen's full seven piece band; The Hired Guns comes together on special occasions to perform her original songs from the albums, Gone Wishin’ and the award winning Once Again.
This lady’s headliner and special guest performances have seen her honoured to be the support act for Don McLean at the Burswood Theatre 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.