Recently awarded as the Best Western Australian Female Country Vocalist 2006, Connie Kis Andersen's talent has seen her headline in her own right, appear as a special guest musical performer supporting Don McLean during his tour to Perth, taken her to festivals in Australia and overseas, produce two recording sessions and complete a short tour in the USA including performances at events associated with CMA's Music Festival in Nashville. GONE WISHIN' was released to Australian markets in September 2005 and US markets in October, 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. Her current single; Come On, Come On is Connie Kis's second single released in the US through CDX 392. It has been described as an an alternate country song - sparse and lean, with a drivin' beat and saucy tune that will grab you and refuse to let go. This track has huge crossover appeal and is already 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. The haunting melody of her first US radio single by the same name Gone Wishin' released in the US on CDX 384; carries with it a subtle message that is especially timely given the turbulence in our world today. It is a stirring song from this exceptional singer/songwriter with enormous sensitivity and soaring voice. The CBAA (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia) announced in November 2005, that this track had charted #11 of the top twenty most played out of 2,400 tracks for the month. It followed her two previous Australian and European pre album releases this past year, It's Too Late (#69 on the Australian Hot fm Charts) and I'll Get Back About That (# 42 on the Australian Hot fm Country Music Charts as well as # 14 on the Danish Country Music Charts and # 11 on the Austrian Independent Country Music Charts). Not surprising then, Connie Kis found herself being the 16th most played Country Music Artist in Denmark Europe, in September 2004. Kiss My Cheek the current Aussie single, out now and available to Australian radio through NfS 103; will grab any country music fan with it's strong catchy hook, irreverent lyrics and great bluegrass feel! 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. She first began learning the banjo-mandolin at the age of eight and by the time she was eleven, Connie Kis 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.
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