It was back in 2004 when Miss Connie and Black Angus started making beautiful music together. A series of singles at first then, in 2006, their self-titled, 3 x platinum debut album. Spearheaded by a spectacular salvo of chart topping hits – UFO, Pictures and I Love It – Sneaky Sound System won ARIA Awards for Breakthrough Artist and Best Dance Release, the first of 14 nominations to-date.
Second long-player and #1 album 2 arrived in 2008 with yet more dancefloor slayers in the form of Kansas City, When We Were Young and the #1 UK club smash It’s Not My Problem. In 2009 I Will Be Here, a collaboration with Dutch superstar DJ Tiesto, took Sneaky to the top of both the US dance airplay and UK club charts.
In late 2011 album number three, From Here To Anywhere, arrived, the title referencing its creation in hotel suites, planes, and studios around the world from here (Sydney) to just about everywhere (London, Paris, Ibiza, Moscow). Accolades from critics around the world flowed: MTV called it “an incredible effort”, Rave magazine Brisbane deemed it “a minor pop masterpiece”, and Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said it’s “a delicious feast of world class dance-pop songs”. A nomination in the prestigious 2012 International DJ Awards in the Live Performance category underscored their escalating international reputation.
In the swirling midst of albums and tours, Connie lent her vocals and lyrics to albums from superstars Jay-Z, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg, and in 2013 she was a guest mentor on Australia’s biggest TV show, The Voice. Later that year, News Limited polled musicians and critics to determine Australia’s greatest all-time singers, Connie came in at no. 18.
In late 2015 and inspired by their Sneaky Sundays summer residency in Mykonos, Sneaky returned to their dance music roots putting out house-stormers like Summertime Madness and All I Need on limited club release.
And now, in 2016, comes their first major release in over four years. I Ain’t Over You is true Sneaky Sound System: soaring vocals, beguiling lyrics, exhilarating grooves and top-notch production. It’s a song for our times.
Sneaky Sound System’s tracks