TUESDAY 20th - 11am till 2.00pm
"SHOWCASE WEST AUSTRALIA''
CONNIE KIS ANDERSON, TERRY BENNETS, JONNY TAYLOR & COURTNEY CONWAY feature in this Showcase of the Best from West Australia.
Connie Kis ANDERSEN - One of Western Australia's finest singer/songwriters, Connie Kis is unique in that after a profession in Special Education, she returned to her love of music and successfully pursued a full time career as an Independent Recording Artist, when others her age would have considered hanging up their microphones.
Connie Kis has received multiple awards in song-writing and as an artist. Highlights include; Western Australia’s Best Country Female Vocalist three times, Best Independent Country Music Album for W.A. twice and a TIARA for Female Vocalist. Her songs have enjoyed national chart success including top five hits in the Australian Country Tracks Top 40 charts.
Revealing a belief in herself and her purpose through all that she does, Connie Kis shines as an example for everyone to never lose sight of your dreams.
Terry Bennetts - Terry is one half ofthe Terry and Jenny singer/songwriting duo that first performed together on stage in 2002 and since then have released three multi award winning CDs of mostly their own songs. He has won two guitar instrumental awards and between himself and Jenny they have won twenty one songwriting and other awards and had twenty five of their songs recorded by other country artists.
Terry wrote “The Soldier With His Banjo” which took them both to the Tamworth CMAA Golden Guitar Awards in 2006 for Best Bush Ballad.
Terry writes and sings songs of Australia performed in a Bush Ballad style and in April 2014 released his first solo album ‘Mateship’ which includes the 2013 and 2014 West Australian country songs of the year.
Courtney Conway’s sassy debut single ‘Girly Girl’ gained wide spread popularity, the Girly Girl music clip received over 100,000 hits and got serious attention from US record companies. Courtney has received the ‘Best New Talent’ and Female ‘Artist of the Year’ at the Western Australian County Music Awards in February. She has also won Best New Talent at the Victorian and National Country Music Awards.
JONNY TAYLOR - Biography
West Australian singer songwriter Jonny Taylor has spent the last three years touring the country, cutting his teeth ‘the old fashioned’ way- travelling by van from town to town spreading his unique brand of alternative country rock.
A former Australia’s Got Talent and 2014 Star Maker Grand Finalist, Taylor has seen mainstream success over the past few years and his recently released album ‘Something To Say’ debuted at #2 on the ARIA Australian Country Album charts, as well as having all recent video clip releases place in the Country Music Channel top 30 chart.
After winning ‘Best Male Artist’, ‘Best Independent Single’ and ‘Best Independent Album’ at the 2014WA Country Music Awards, as well as competing in the 2014 Toyota Star Maker grand final, Taylor continues on the road, touring the national festival circuit and spreading his infectious and powerful music to the masses.