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Wicked Game: the new single released to Australian radio by Connie Kis Andersen is out now for your listening consideration.
This follows the growing interest and airplay the track is currently receiving in the USA.
With a soulful country arrangement, Andersen’s vocal delivery and ownership of Wicked Game gives this modern classic a brand new sound.
She visits NSW in September in support of the single and can be seen at the following venues;
 
September 9 Smithfield RSL (Smithfield NSW) 2.00pm – 4.30 pm
9 Beresfield Bowling Club NSW 7.30pm
11 Blacktown Country Music Club 8.30pm
13 Wyong RSL 7.00pm
In October, Connie Kis heads back to the USA for a five week radio promotion tour in support of the single there. While in America, she will also raise the flag for Australia by taking to the stage.

Confirmed performances include; The Australian Festival, The Bluebird Café, Nashville Cowboy Church at the Texas Troubadour Theatre, Smoky Mountains Cowboy Church, (Pigeon Forge, TN), Nashville BNA Airport and The Commodore Bar and Grill to name just a few.

Dates for her return appearances at Tootsies and the Nashville Palace are currently being finalised.
Wicked Game is the second radio single to be released in Australia from her new album, ONCE AGAIN. It follows her successful debut track; Mere Male.
The album was engineered and produced by multi Grammy winner, Tom Pick and is distributed through
One Stop Entertainment

To view the film clip of Wicked Game
CLICK HERE  (Directed by Derek Hobbs)
For more information visit: www.conniekisandersen.com.au
 
Hello folks ...
My updated gig guide .... for your networks, press pages and information .....
These gigs are confirmed. I am waiting on others to come through.
Thank you very much for your support!
Warmest regards
Connie Kis Andersen

September
4 Scandinavian Club (Thornlie, W.A) - solo acoustic 7.00pm
9 Smithfield RSL (Smithfield NSW) 2.00pm – 4.30 pm
9  Beresfield Bowling Club NSW 7.30pm
11  Blacktown Country Music Club 8.30pm
13  Wyong RSL

29 Kardinya Tavern, (W.A) 7.00pm – 10.00pm

October
02-Jan-00  Commodore Bar and Grill Nashville, TN 9.00pm
05-Oct-07 Nashville BNA Airport 9.00am
07-Oct-07 Nashville Cowboy Church Texas Troubadour Theatre 10.00 am
21-Oct-07 Bluebird Café Nashville TN 7.30pm

14-Oct-07 Smoky Mountains Cowboy Church
Country Tonite Theatre Pigeon Forge, TN ('Dollyland') 10.00 am

November  01-Nov-07 Mobile, Alabama

03-Nov-07 Australian Festival  Fort Lauderdale FL 3.30pm
04-Nov-07 Australian Festival Fort Lauderdale FLle FL 12.00 noon

05-Nov-07  Mobile, Alabama
With special thanks to my sponsors:  Flight World
 
And don't forget ... entries are open for the Music Oz Awards;

www.conniekisandersen.com.au
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G'day from W.A!
I hope that this update finds you all well and happy … winter here in Western Australia has been fraught with ‘flu and colds for my family but fortunately they are not the sort of bugs that can be transmitted via e-mail!

Wanted to write to friends who have been making noises about coming down to see us at the Kardy that our three and a half year residency is coming to an end this Saturday July 28.

Brad and I have enjoyed our time there immensely and would sincerely like to thank Con, George and the staff for the pleasure – it has been a great experience!

That’s not to say we won’t be back at the Kardinya soon … we are already booked for September 29 and have been invited back for a couple of spots in October, which I am afraid we are unable to do.

Reason being? I am heading back to the USA on October 1st until early November.
A radio promotion tour in support of my US radio release; Wicked Game is being organized for me by Nashville based, Airplay Specialists.
The track is doing very well there … in the first month there have been over 64 US stations (that I am aware of) playing it - some as many as 37 spins a week! Fingers crossed that the response to it will be exponential.

While in Nashville I will be taking part in a NSAI songwriting workshop with the masters and look forward to that very much.
Now add a several gigs to the trip (some to be confirmed … others confirmed but the actual dates to be tidied up) and I suspect that I will have little time to be homesick!
As the gig dates become ‘concrete’ and more information falls into place, I will let you know with an updated gig guide.

In other news, we finished the video for Wicked Game just over a week ago. The clip was directed by Derek Hobbs, who is known around Perth for filming Nitenews, documentaries and the recent independent film, The Bouncer starring John Waters.
For those interested in a special pre-view of it, a link to the webcast version is posted here for you …. just CLICK HERE
I have had quite a few wide-ranging comments about and reactions to the clip from industry folk … so feel free to let me know what you think.

Given the positive interest the track has received in the US, I have decided to release Wicked Game in Australia as well. It will be out to radio here on August 13, so if you feel inclined, do contact your local country music station and request it!

And so … In support of the new release, I head over to Sydney for a few shows again in September. I look forward to that trip very much …

With the help of RUM Entertainment, the new album, ONCE AGAIN continues to get some wonderful attention through radio and print media and so my sincerest thanks go to those who have been supporting the album and the first single from it; Mere Male which is still climbing the Top 100 Country Hits Charts.

Please know that I am finding it increasingly difficult to get around personally and thank all of you for your support but I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to everyone as always.

That’s my update for now and so until next time, stay well, be happy and make (or listen to) great music!
Warmest wishes from
Connie Kis x x
www.conniekisandersen.com.au  
www.myspace.com/conniekisandersen
PS: Couldn’t help but include the happy snap below … with Tom Pick and some of his awards. Tom produced both Gone Wishin’ and Once Again.
 
 
CONNIE HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES
Connie Kis Andersen’s album ONCE AGAIN (produced by Tom Pick, 16 time US Grammy winner), has again been receiving positive reviews across the country and from the US.

This has reinforced Connie’s decision to release a single on CDX in America. The sampler has just been released to radio and Connie’s track is on CDX Volume 424 Track 19, and has already sparked quite an interest – many wanting more from our home-grown Connie.

Connie still continues to make an impact on country radio in Australia with her first single MERE MALE (NFS #113 Track 5).
Radio support has been achieved through stations such as:

Local FM / 4VL 918 / Radio Goolarri / 2MCR / 97.1FM Whittlesea / 2UUUFM / MY105 Mackay / Radio 87.5 FM / 2YOUFM / Radio Eastern FM / Monaro FM / 2NURFM / CBAA – Good Morning Country / Curtin FM / Yass FM / 3HOTFM / Hot Country Dalby-Emerald-Charleville / 98.5FM Shepparton

Connie will be heading to the States in October to capitalise on opportunities arising from her release, but in the meantime, make sure you catch a show:
Residency at Kardinya Tavern, Kardinya, WA – most Saturday nights
ONCE AGAIN – Distributed by OneStop Country
www.conniekisandersen.com.au
For further details or a copy of her album, contact RUM Entertainment rum@rumentertainment.com
 
Gigs
September
4 - Scandinavian Club (Thornlie, W.A)
7.00pm
9 - Smithfield RSL (Smithfield NSW)
2.00pm – 4.30 pm
9 - Beresfield Bowling Club NSW
7.30pm
13 - Wyong RSL, NSW
15 - Kardinya Tavern, (W.A)
7.00pm – 10.00pm
22 - Kardinya Tavern, (W.A)
7.00pm – 10.00pm
29 - Kardinya Tavern, (W.A)
7.00pm – 10.00pm
 
Connie Kis Andersen
June 14, 2007
G'day from Western Australia ....
Well I can't believe how the months have flown by!
Apart from my regular residency and gigs here in WA, I continue to be busy with the promotion of my current Australian single; Mere Male out on NfS 113 and of course, my new album; ONCE AGAIN.

The single has just made it into the top 100 country hits chart and sits at #83 after just 2 weeks. Another BIG THANK YOU to the Aussie radio presenters who are playing it, and to country music enthusiasts who are requesting it!

Other great news includes ONCE AGAIN being featured this month in the Doubleday Book and Music club Country Direct Catalogue. For anyone interested in an 'aural taste', the album is now up on CD Baby where you can preview two minute excerpts from each track ... all you need do is click on the following link... http://cdbaby.com/cd/conniekisa2  .

The album is of course also available in Australia in any good independent record store since it is distributed through One Stop Entertainment.

More exciting news includes the filming of two video clips in support of releases here and in the US. Filming is complete and editing has begun ... Derek Hobbs who directed the independent movie The Bouncer, starring John Waters, has been behind the camera and is now in the editing room ... raw footage is looking good and I am looking forward to the final outcome!

Last but not least, we are gearing up for another radio release in the States. The track everyone there is keen on is my version of Chris Isaak's Wicked Game. The single goes out on CDX 424 (NfS equivalent in the USA) on June 11. Its a thrill to be accepted on CDX and to know your music is being played in the US ...

Well ... that's my update for this month so until next time, stay well, be happy and make great music!
Warmest wishes from
Connie Kis
www.conniekisandersen.com.au
www.myspace.com/conniekisandersen

 
 
Connie Kis Andersen: Kiss My Cheek (Australia: NfS 103 / USA: CDX 403)
 
 
Hello Friends in Music;
Many best wishes for a peaceful, happy Easter!
It’s been a busy period for me and a real pleasure to see everything come together, and so … I am proud and happy to announce the release of my new album; ONCE AGAIN – due out April 9 and distributed through One Stop Entertainment.

For those interested, you can read what’s already been said about ONCE AGAIN by visiting; www.conniekisandersen.com.au 

Radio presenters – please keep an ear out for the first radio single; Mere Male. It is due out on NfS 113 (track 5) around the same time. If you would like a free MP3 copy of the track to review or play, you can request it through info@kismana.com.au 

In addition, you can keep an eye out for the April issue of Capital News which will be including an article about all my recent activities – so it is all go!!

I will be heading off to NSW for a few shows in support of the release … you can catch up with me at the following places;

Thursday April 12 ... Royal Sydney Show (AFTRS live to air)
Wednesday April 11 ... Hexham Bowling Club: 7.00pm
Thursday April 12 ... Wyong RSL: 7.30pm
Friday April 13 ... Antill Park Golf Club: (Acoustic Solo 7.00 – 10.pm)
Sunday April 15 ... Beresfield Bowling Club: 5.00pm

My other exciting news is that my song; Kiss My Cheek (NfS 103) has made it into the APRA ‘Song of the Year’ list. This is a list of the most played songs from across all genres and is based on stats that APRA have received from industry sources. Voting closes on April 12 this year and I am just thrilled that the song made it onto the list. A big THANK YOU to all the presenters who have been playing it – your support is very much appreciated!

Until next time … stay safe and well, be happy and keep the music coming.
Connie Kis
For further information and interviews contact;
info@kismana.com.au 
and/or …
RUM Entertainment
Ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460
rum@rumentertainment.com
 
             
 
January 30, 2007
Hello friends in music

Just a brief update on my activities in Nashville...
It has been a busy time for me here ... two days after my arrival, I was
singing backing vocals on the same recording session as Louis Nunley and Curtis
Young from the legendary Jordanaires - it was an honour to be part of it and an
awesome experience to see and hear them at work with their friend Alan Hensen,
(often referred to as the 'fifth' Jordanaire). We were singing backing vocals
for the multi Grammy artist, Jimmy Sturr.

While here, I have been doing some edits in the studio and putting the
finishing touches on my new Album, due out in Australia in April.

I have also secured another US release from my current album; Gone
Wishin'. 'Wicked Game' the Chris Isaak track that I have covered will be going
to national radio here on March 19.

I am in with the majors again ... the selection process to get onto CDX (the
NfS equivalent here) is tough with foreign independents usually the last to be
selected, so I feel grateful and blessed for being accepted.

So far I have played at the French Quarters Cafe, The Commodore Sports Bar and
Grill, The Nashville Palace and the renowned Tootsies where I have an open
invitation to return anytime to perform again.

I am the guest artist at Cowboy Church here and will be performing at the
service held on Sunday Morning (10.00am Nashville time) on February 4 at the
texas Troupadoure Theatre. Joanne Cash is one of the hosts with her husband;
Dr Harry Yates who is the pastor.

Then that same evening, I am a guest artist at the famous Bluebird Cafe for a
writers' night. The Nashville City Paper is running a story this Thursday
about it all.

I have also received invitations to front a band for a show in Alabama while
here, but I am not sure I can fit it all in. That's a 'we'll see' project -
but something I certainly would love to be able to do.

On the home front, I found out last week that I am a finalist in the 'Best
Country Music Act' in the industry voted section for the WAMI awards, so I
guess you could say that it has been a great start to the year.

I return home mid February to open the Boyup Brook Festival, which I am looking
forward to as well. It should be a wonderful festival with the line up that
has been advertised.

So, until next time ...
Many warm wishes from
Connie Kis
www.conniekisandersen.com.au
www.myspace.com/conniekisandersen
The Jordanaires...
 
Hello family, friends and colleagues ….
Just a quick note to let you know that you can now view the clip for my hit single;
Kiss My Cheek directly from the front page of my web site or by
CLICKING HERE
Your computer needs to have a QuickTime program installed to view it and you might need a little patience whilst it downloads.

For my Aussie friends and family ... don’t forget that voting for the
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS to be held at the Tamworth Festival in January 2007, closes on October 31. Your vote does make a difference and will count. Feel free to get all your country music friends to vote as well!

You can vote online by
CLICKING HERE and following the prompts.
The Mildura Country Music Festival was a wonderful experience for me again this year as was my trip to Nashville.

Apart from the many spotlights I had the privilege of performing during the Mildura Festival, I also got to perform in the US at the Nashville Palace, live to air on the Grinder’s Switch Country Hour (Minnie Pearl’s home town) and a guest spot during the Horseshoe Bend Festival in Clifton TN.
The recording sessions went very well too, but more about that closer to the release date …
Finally, my US contacts tell me that Kiss My Cheek is getting good airplay in Providence RI, a major country music market and it is gaining momentum. A great sign!
So until next time …
All the best and warmest wishes from
Connie Kis
www.conniekisandersen.com.au 
PS: For those who haven’t already done so, you can hear all the tracks from
Gone Wishin’ at CD Baby    kmpublicity@iinet.net.au
 
Connie Kis Andersen: Kiss My Cheek (NfS 103)
With her single; Kiss My Cheek placed in the Australian Country Tracks Top 30 Charts, Andersen is heading to Sydney late June to film a clip with award winning producer; Ross Wood for the very same number.
Whilst in Sydney and environs for that week, she will be guest artist at the following venues;
 
Wednesday June 28: Hexham Bowling Club (7.30pm)
Horsehoe Bend Round Up Maitland Rd Hexham, NSW 2322. Ph: (02) 49648079 
 
Thursday June 29: Bankstown Trotting Club (7.30pm)
178 Eldridge Rd Bankstown NSW 2200  Ph: 9709 2111

Sunday July 2:  Smithfield RSL (2.30pm)
Cnr Cumberland Highway & Neville Street Smithfield NSW 2164
Ph: 02 9604 4411

Andersen, named Western Australia's Best Female Country Vocalist 2006, will also be performing
live to air in a series of radio interviews, playing unplugged versions of songs from her current album; Gone Wishin’.

The first of these is scheduled at CBAA on the Good Morning Country program with radio presenter Bill Beerens on June 26 shortly after 7.30 am EST.
Additional live radio performances are currently being scheduled and to be announced.
For bookings, interviews or further information contact; kmpublicity@iinet.net.au
 
 
To presenters who are playing, and to listeners who are requesting my current single;

from my debut CD, Gone Wishin', (out on NfS 103)
I would like to say a big
In at #29 this week on Australia's Country tracks Top 30 Charts
With warmest wishes from Connie Kis
Please note: I am currently contacting radio stations and media. If you haven't heard from me and you are interested, I am very happy to call in for an interview.
Just email me on
cka@kismana.com.au
www.conniekisandersen.com.au
_______
And if your listeners ask where they can get a copy ....

Gone Wishin is available from
Doubleday book and music clubs
The Country Music Store
CD Baby
www.audiovideo.com
Distributed in Australia through;
Kismana Music on Ph: (+61) 8 9367 9340 Email:
distribution@kismana.com.au 
LBS Music on Ph: (07) 5562 1292 Email:
lbs@lbsmusic.com.au 
Mulga Music on: Ph/fax (+61) 2 6766 7119 or Free call 1800 067 664 (Australia only). Email
mulga@tpg.com.au 
One Stop Entertainment Ph: 07 32792754 Fax: 07 32790322 Email:
orders@onestopent.com.au  (attention Damian Kahukiwa)
 
Connie Kis Andersen: Kiss My Cheek (NfS 103) enters Australian Top 30
It was only a little over 18 months ago that the Country Music scene first heard about singer/songwriter, Connie Kis Andersen.
Andersen, well seasoned as a performer and known within the Perth music scene for her involvement at industry level, released her first country radio single It’s Too Late nationally through NFS 93, in September 2004.

This track from her debut E.P., Keeping It Simple, was a solid country number, strong enough for most country radio presenters to put on to medium/light rotation – quite an achievement since at that time, Andersen had no profile as a recording artist in the Eastern States.

All subsequent releases have held their own, growing in attention and momentum in terms of radio airplay, culminating this week with the entry of her latest single; Kiss My Cheek (released through NfS 103) into the official Australian Countrytracks Top 30 at # 29.

Another track; I’ll Get Back About That, (released on NfS 96) was picked up and made available nationally in April 06 on Gone Country Dance Hits 106 with the instructions for a new dance choreographed especially for it.

Gone Wishin’ the title track from her current album and also released in the US November 2005, is gaining positive attention. Comments like, “The track is going extremely well” from Radio MDs such as Doug Wilson of WANB (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania), typifies the type of positive reception the song is receiving in the US.

Fast forward 18 months and we can look back to see just a few extraordinary highlights for Andersen. They include;

· Winning the Best Western Australian Female Country Vocalist 2006.

· The recording of a full length album, Gone Wishin’ in Nashville during September 2005. The album has since been picked up by Doubleday Book and Music Clubs and is featured in their catalogue of April 2006.

· Performances at Tamworth and Mildura Country Music Festivals, the Australian Festival in Nashville and of course, the WAMIs in her home state of WA.
These are all compelling indicators that this talented artist is worth some close attention when she visits Sydney late June 2006 to perform. Details of gig dates will soon be confirmed.
KM Publicity
P.O. Box 1254
Bentley DC
WA 6983
kmpublicity@iinet.net.au
Ph/Fax: (08) 9367 9340.
Photo: John Elliot
 
Kiss My Cheek will grab any country music fan with its
strong catchy hook, irreverent lyrics and
great bluegrass feel!
Out now and available to Australian radio through
NfS singles for Radio 103 on track # 13 ... CLICK HERE to sample
Connie Kis Andersen is Western Australia's recently named
Best Country Music Female Vocalist for 2006
and
Kiss My Cheek is the definitive, radio friendly, country track so ...
Go on … don’t be superstitious ... give track 13 a listen!
From Ms Andersen’s current album;
Gone Wishin'
Visit: www.conniekisandersen.com.au
For interviews, more information and press packs in contact KM Publicity
Email: kmpublicity@iinet.net.au  or call
Kismana Music on (08) 9367 9340
________________
Purchase Gone Wishin'' online through;
The Country Music Store 
 
Promote Media Online Store at www.audiovideocd.com 
Available in all good music stores and distributed in Australia through;

Kismana Music on Ph: (+61) 8 9367 9340
Email: distribution@kismana.com.au 

Mulga Music on: Ph/fax (+61) 2 6766 7119 or
Free call 1800 067 664 (Australia only). Email mulga@tpg.com.au 

One Stop Entertainment on Ph: 07 32792754 Fax: 07 32790322
Email: orders@onestopent.com.au  (attention Damian Kahukiwa)
LBS Music on Ph: (07) 5562 1292 Email: lbs@lbsmusic.com.au 
 
Western Australia's Top Country Music Female Vocalist to Appear at WAMI Festival
February, 20, 2006, Nashville, TN - Award winning female vocalist, Connie Kis Andersen, will appear with her band on February 22nd at the WAMI Festival (Western Australian Music Industry). She performs at The Shed in Northbridge, Perth with her 6 piece band, 'The Hired Guns'. Playing a cocktail of her original country music from the CD, Gone Wishin', the artist has been tapped as the closing act.

Connie Kis was recently named to a third 2-year term on the Arts Development Panel and the Contemporary Music Panel by the Minister for the Arts in Western Australia. She is represented in the US by Rod Harris of jenn-rod artist directions
( www.jenn-rod.com ).

Gone Wishin' is distributed through the following outlets.
Kismana Music on Ph: (08) 9367 9340 Email: info@kismana.com.au 
LBS Music on Ph: (07) 5562 1292 Email: lbs@lbsmusic.com.au 
Mulga Music on: Ph/fax 61 2 6766 7119 or
Free call 1800 067 664 (Australia only). Email mulga@tpg.com.au .
 
Connie Kis Andersen Named Top Female Artist
February 19, 2006, Nashville, TN – Connie Kis Andersen, whose single, Gone Wishin’ from the CD of the same name, was released in November 2005 in the US, has been honored as the Best Western Australian Country Female Vocalist for 2006. The award came at The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival in Australia.

The singer/songwriter was born in Denmark and raised in Australia. Connie Kis not only writes intimate songs with haunting melodies. (She penned 12 of the 15 cuts on her CD) Andersen is an accomplished musician who plays guitar and banjo-mandolin. She is represented in the US by Rod Harris of jenn-rod artist directions ( www.jenn-rod.com  ).
To learn more about Connie Kis Andersen, visit www.conniekisandersen.com.au
Connie Kis is available for interviews at your request.

 
An accomplished singer, songwriter and musician for more than 20 years, Australian beauty Connie Kis Andersen has released her debut country single, Gone Wishin’ from the album of the same name. Andersen plays banjo, mandolin and guitar and bursts onto the American scene after winning hearts throughout Australia and Europe.

She was recently honored to be the support act for Don McLean on his 2004 tour. Connie Kis has performed as the lead singer in several bands, trios and duos, including the acoustic original country duo, a.k.a. Kis.

Her voice and music will touch your heart with their pure country honesty.

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Hello friends, colleagues and family ...
Happy New Year to you all!
I got some great news today ... I am a finalist for the Best Western Australian's Country Music Female Vocalist of the year. The winner will be announced at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, (Western Australia) February 2006.

Again, Happy New Year, thank you all so very much for your support .. may 2006 be the year that sees your dreams come true!

Warmest wishes from
Connie Kis
www.conniekisandersen.com.au
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Web Site: http://www.kismana.com.au/
Songwriting Resources, CD releases by
Independent Australian Artists & MP3 samples of their work.
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GREAT NEWS... "Gone Wishin' " my latest single has charted #11 in CBAA November's top twenty most played out of 2400 tracks ... a sincere thank you to everyone who have made this happen... those of you requesting it and the radio presenters who are playing it...My warmest best wishes and deepest appreciation,
Connie Kis

 
Come join us celebrate the release of
Connie Kis Andersen’s latest CD

 
New CD Release
the Connie Kis Andersen title track single from her new album;
Gone Wishin';
Released to Australian radio on
NfS 100  September 22, 2005

Released to USA radio on
CDX 381 October 17, 2005
"....a stirring song projecting enormous sensitivity through her excellent writing and extraordinary vocal delivery."
"The haunting melody of Gone Wishin' delivers a subtle but timely message to the turbulent world we now live in. Listeners will relate personal experiences through the lyrics and melody of this beautifully orchestrated arrangement."

Released in Australia, September 26, 2005
at the
Mildura Country Music Festival

The album Gone Wishin' by Connie Kis
is a 15 track CD of powerful and entertaining songs,
full of passionate melodies and heartfelt lyrics.
The songs communicate depth of emotions
appealing to a diverse range of listening audience.

Hear Connie Kis now click
Gone Wishin'  for an Mp3 sample
Read Capital News review now; click
Connie Kis review
Read the Capital News article now; click
Connie Kis Story
Distributed through;
LBS Music on Ph: (07) 5562 1292 Email: lbs@lbsmusic.com.au 
Kismana Music on Ph: (08) 9367 9340 Email: info@kismana.com.au 
Web: www.conniekisandersen.com.au
 
Thank you to all the radio personalities who are giving it a spin!
 
Music Down Under Performers:
The GreencardsCatherine BrittWarren Fahey,
 Pru ClearwaterNessa MorganFelicity,

Dear Colleagues, Family and Friends....
This is just a brief notice to advise you that I will be away from W.A. from June 2 until July 17, recording and touring.

An 'Out of Office' auto reply will go into effect from June 2 so please hold all emails to info@kismana.com.au  or kismanamusic@iinet.net.au  until after July 17.

To DJs on the NfS list - I hope to follow up my release on NfS # 96 with a phone call upon my return. My lack of communication until then is certainly not due to a lack of enthusiasm or interest in you or your listeners.

To DJs who are playing my material - thank you very much for your kind support. It is most appreciated and I am indebted to you all...
Warm regards and best wishes from
Connie Kis Andersen
www.conniekisandersen.com.au

What's best from the West?
Just ask Connie Kis and she'll get back to you about that!
Out now on the latest compilation of Australian Singles for Radio NfS # 96, is the second national release for Connie Kis titled; I'll Get Back About That.

Since the launch of Connie Kis Andersen's E.P. late in 2004, songs from Keeping It Simple have received great attention and super feedback.

In particular is her current single,
I'll Get Back About That .

This radio friendly track written by Connie Kis makes a refreshing change for the discerning country music listener with it's up-tempo beat, country rock edge and catchy hook.
So listen out for it by tuning in to your favourite country music station!

Photo: Derek S M Cusick
Minnawarra Park, Summer Concert Series 2005

Keeping It Simple is available through LBS Music on ph: (07) 5562 1292
or order it through your favourite music store.
CLICK HERE to read what just a few have said about the E.P.
To hear for yourself …
Download MP3 samplers  samplers or listen to full versions at CountryMonkey.com
 May 2005 (2 items)
1. Connie Kis is confirmed to perform at the Mildura Country Music Festival, 2005 2. Connie Kis is #1 most played Country Music Artist in Australia according to International Music charts. See http://nashvillecdstore.hypermart.net/Charts.html 
For more information and interviews please contact Kismana Music at;
Email: info@kismana.com.au 
Web: www.kismanamusic.com.au  and www.conniekisandersen.com.au 
 

Hello friends...
If you like what you've heard of my music, feel free to vote for it at CountryMonkey.com  in particular at this page... http://www.countrymonkey.com/artists/connie_kis_andersen/  and help me raise my profile in Nashville.
Many thanks for your support!
Connie Kis
xx
Connie Kis Andersen's New Release
Connie Kis Andersen's next national Australian release, "I'll Get Back About That" will be out on NfS #96 in May.
Bio on Connie Kis Andersen.
A professional singer, songwriter and musician since 1983, Connie Kis Andersen was honoured to be the support act for Don McLean at the Burswood Theatre on his recent 2004 tour to Perth.
At the young age of eight, she began learning the banjo-mandolin and by the time she was eleven years old, Connie Kis was already performing at local Town Hall concerts and on guest spots in the Slim Dusty Travelling Show when it came to her hometown of Bourke N.S.W.

With a degree from University of New South Wales and two years of working in Special Education in Sydney, she re-located to teach in Perth, Western Australia and began pursuing a part-time profession in her first love - music, performing as the lead singer in several bands, trios and duos, the most current of which are pop cover duo, Kis 'n Tel and acoustic original country duo, a.k.a.Kis and country band, The Coatailers.
During that earlier period she also recorded her own material in Jakarta and performed it on Asian TV for the
English Hour show. Her music was subsequently licensed to the station's label for use with Indonesia's #1 performing artist.
By 1998, her focus had turned to a full-time career in music and since then, Connie Kis:

* Has established through her business Kismana Music, a co-operative of independent artists with music for promotion and sale through the Internet, namely the Kismana Ko-Op.

* Served time as Board member, Vice President and President of the West Australian Music Industry Association (WAM) 1999 - 2001 inclusively.
* Currently serves as a panellist on the Arts Development Panel and Contemporary Music Panel for Arts WA.
* Currently teaches voice production weekly at TAFE (during school terms) and workshops at UWA Extension.
* Has had material signed to GoldWax Records, an independent record label based in Atlanta, USA.
* Held the acting position of General manager of KULCHA - Multicultural Arts of WA Inc whilst the organisation re-structured - 2004.
* Composed and recorded the ambient backing music for eleven independent talking book releases as well as the score for an independent filmography.
Please click on this link to view Connie's Press Kit
http://www.conniekisandersen.com.au
Kind regards
Paula Sheldrick
ACMLA
Review Written By Smoky Sheldrick ACMLA

Connie Kis Andersen "Keeping It Simple"
Connie has a very unique sound, quiet pleasant to listen to. Each of the five tracks here are potential chart toppers, especially track (5) "Lets Keep It Simple" a duet between Connie and Gary Buck from America who also co-produced this album.

Connie has dedicated this duet album to the memory of Gary Buck who passed away in 2003. Other standouts for me are track (3) "You Stole My Heart" and track (4) "It's Too Late" the other two are not far behind.

Great artwork, musicians, vocals, in fact the whole package is a winner. Don't miss this one! Through Kismana Music CD-CK A02 and www.acmla.com.au 
Regards
Paula Sheldrick
Editor & Promotions Officer
Western Derby Pre-game Showdown
Connie Kis will be performing songs from her latest E.P, 'Keeping It Simple'
along with new material to be recorded and released later this year.

Sports and drama caster, Rod Grljusich, will be hosting this special event with a live panel interview, 'grilling' star players, Peter Bell, Paul Hasleby, Chad Fletcher, Glen Jacovich as only he knows how to.

Closing the event will be Connie Kis singing; 'I'll Get Back About That', the second track from her E.P and one which was selected as part of the Kiss My WAMI 2005 Compilation CD, representing the best of all music from the West.

This same track has charted in Europe and will be her next single release nationally through NfS, due out in May throughout Australia.
For breakfast bookings contact; Brianna at Meads Mosman Bay on; (08) 93834424
(Tickets: $95pp or $900 table of 10)
or
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Connie Kis Andersen is "Keeping It Simple"

A professional singer, songwriter and musician since 1983, Connie Kis Andersen was honoured to be the support act for Don McLean at the Burswood Theatre on his recent 2004 tour to Perth, Western Australia

At the young age of eight, she began learning the banjo-mandolin and by the time she was eleven years old, Connie Kis was already performing at local Town Hall concerts and on guest spots in the Slim Dusty Travelling Show when it came to her then hometown of Bourke N.S.W.

An avid songwriter and the lead singer with a number of bands and duos, the most recent of which is Kis'n Tel and her current 4 piece band; The Coatailers', Connie Kis sings and plays acoustic rhythm guitar and percussion, wowing her audiences with unforgettable performances.

She recently released her debut E.P., Keeping it Simple, a transatlantic blend of country music influences recorded in Nashville and Western Australia.
This long distance (and sometimes not so simple) recording venture, supported by the WA government through  ArtsWA.  

Keeping It Simple is dedicated to Gary's memory.

The recording project was truly an international undertaking given that all songs were written and performed by Danish born Australian, Connie Kis and the recording was produced by renowned Canadian recording artist and producer Gary Buck.  To add to that International mix, it was engineered  by American Tom Pick, a 14 time Grammy Award winner.

The backing tracks were recorded in Nashville by some of Country Music's finest session musicians.  Vocals were dubbed and all tracks mixed at Northbridge Sound Studios in Western Australia by Perth's acclaimed engineer, John Villani.
Goldust Productions Nashville, mastered the E.P.
 
Track 5, Let's Keep It Simple, a duet with Gary Buck is one of his last known recordings. Sadly, he passed away before the completion of the project.
 

Other industry background...
Connie Kis:
* Has also recorded her own material in Jakarta and performed it on Asian TV for the English Hour show. Her music was subsequently licensed to the station's label for use with Indonesia's #1 performing artist.

*Has established through her business Kismana Music, a co-operative of independent artists with music for promotion and sale through the Internet, namely the Kismana Ko-Op.

* Served time as Board member, Vice President and President of the West Australian Music Industry Association (WAM) 1999 - 2001 inclusively.

* Currently serves as a panellist on the Arts Development Panel and Contemporary Music Panel for ArtsWA.

* Currently teaches voice production weekly at TAFE (during school terms) and workshops at UWA Extension.

* Held the acting position of General manager of KULCHA - Multicultural Arts of WA Inc whilst the organisation re-structured - 2004.

* Has had material signed to GoldWax Records, an independent record label based in Atlanta, USA.

* Composed and recorded the ambient backing music for eleven independent talking book releases as well as the score for an independent filmography.

KISMANA MUSIC
P.O. Box 1254
Bentley D.C.
W.A. 6983
AUSTRALIA

Ph/Fax: +61 8 9367 9340
Email:
info@kismana.com.au

Slim Dusty loaned Connie Kis his hat for this performance
at the Bourke Town all back in the 60's.