About - MRS. FUN
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About

THE BEGINNING

Kim Zick and Connie Grauer are born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, home town of Les Paul. They attend the same high school, but rarely speak to each other; not much in common or so they think. Years later Kim forms a band and needs a keyboard player. Remembering a great musician from high school, she calls Connie and the rest is history.

 

 

NASHVILLE

Kim and Connie move to Nashville to back up country singer Traci Peel of Bill Boner fame and scandal. A year later they quit the band and form MRS. FUN. While in Nashville they make many friends with whom they record and/or perform with. Most notably; kd lang, Indigo Girls, Victor Wooten, Edgar Meyer, Jim Rooney, Jill Sobule, Jane Siberry and Janis Ian. They stay in Nashville for 5 years and then return to their homeland of Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE

To date, MRS. FUN has made Milwaukee their base. They continue to develop their music as well as collaborate with others. (See other projects).

 

 

THE MUSIC

Complex. Sophisticated. Adventurous. The music of MRS. FUN is a unique blend of off-center jazz, ultra-funk, spoken word rap, and neo-cabaret.

AWARDS

Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards

Best Contemporary Jazz Group
Connie Grauer, Best Instrumentalist: Keyboards
Kim Zick, Best Instrumentalist: Percussion
Connie Grauer, Best Female Vocalist
Connie Grauer, Best Stage Entertainer

Reader’s Choice Award

“Best Jazz Act” – Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)

Reader’s Choice Award

Connie Grauer, “Best Vocalist” – Shepherd Express

Accolades

Discography

MRS. FUN

Funsville (FunTime Records, 2000)

The Best Of MRS. FUN (Daemon Records, 1999)

CHRISTMRS.FUN (FunTime, 1999)

Groove (FunTime, 1998)

No Ennui (FunTime, 1995)

They Are Not A Trio (FunTime, 1991)

Lulu’s Walk (FunTime, 1987)

ROBIN PLUER WITH MRS. FUN

Meli- Melo (FunTime, 2002)

Les Chansons du Crepuscule (FunTime, 1999)

ONE STEP UP / TWO STEPS BACK

The Songs of Bruce Springsteen (EMI-Capitol, 1997)

VICTOR DE LORENZO

Pancake Day (Almo, 1995)

Peter Corey Sent Me (Chameleon, 1990)


K.D. LANG

Drag (Sire, 1997)

Red, Hot + Blue (Chrysalis, 1990)

INDIGO GIRLS

Swamp Ophelia (Epic, 1994)

PAULA CABOT WITH MRS. FUN

Make Mine a Manhattan (FunTime, 2013)

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

High (FunTime, 2008)

JOHN SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA

Melange (FunTime, 2008)

80’S COMPILATION

Gag Me With A Spoon (Don’t Records, 1995)

PHRANC

I Enjoy Being A Girl (Island, 1989)