An Australian country singer.Brought up in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia.
Born in Poland, Lee started playing guitar in his early teens.
He joined local Melbourne band 'Bobby Cookson and The Premiers.
Around the mid sixties thsi came to an end when Lee entered into the trucking business which was very successful.
He would later went on to the management side of music.
Lee was the manager of 'The Laurie Allen Revue' in the sixties
giving the band major success especially in Adelaide, at the then popular 'Twenty Plus Club'.
In 1968 he was dared to get up and sing at the 20+ Clubs and from then on he has never looked back.
His debut record was with the
Adelaide record company 'Sweet Peach' after deciding to sell his trucking business releasing 'Fine White Stallion'.
In 1970 Lee supported Jerry Lee Lewis in Australia becoming friends and would later stay at the Lewis home in the U.S.A. in the
years to follow.
He toured most cities in England with Slim Whitman and later spent time in the United States appearing on many television shows.
Lee was awarded most promising singer at The London Palladium.
to Australia Lee was honoured by 'The Federation of Broadcasters of Australia' for best album.
Lee ha shared the bill with top line acts such as Rick Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Hank Snow, Loretta Lynn etc.
He and Slim Dusty were the
fist two country acts to perform before the Queen and Prince Phillip.
Lee is one person that can say he did the best he could and it all worked and never thought he of failure.
Lee currently live on the Gold Coast in Queensland Austarlia.
There was a new sound on the airwaves in the early 1970′s when a song called “Wanted Man” roared up the Australian Music Charts.
This was the opening salvo of an extraordinary career and the introduction
to a singer/songwriter who would become the vanguard of the “New Country” crossover scene in Australia.
Lee’s ability to craft songs was recognized by the Australian Federation of
Broadcasters when his original album ” Stories We Could Tell” won “Best Album, Single and song.”
The boy from the back streets of Fitzroy was developing quite a reputation with his distinctive voice and professionalism.
Touring nationally and internationally become a way of life.
Jerry Lee Lewis regarded Lee as his own personal discovery, recorded him and even took Lee to Gracelands to meet Elvis…unfortunately Elvis had left the building!
It wasn’t long before Lee headlined the prestigious “international Festival of Country Music” at Wembly together with Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lyn, Bobby Bare and Rick Nelson. The charismatic style and distinctive voice was applauded
by British audiences and Lee was presented with the “Most Promising Performer of Great Britain” Award at the London Palladium.
“All I Want to Do in Life” went #3 on the US and Canadian music charts with the top places filled by the Johnny Cash classic “Ghost Riders in the Sky” and “California” by Glenn Campbell – No mean feat for a boy from
Fame and success carry a high price, management and personal problems threatened to topple his career, so after representing Australia during the ANZAC Festival in Japan Lee returned home to record the best selling ”
Big Iron” album. Headlining major country music festivals, touring nationally and working on his 42′ boat gave Lee more time to write, relax and record “Cowboys & Engines” but the lovingly crafted album was never released after
a major management blunder and problems saw thousands of copies warped and ruined!
It wasn’t too long before Lee Conway was back in the limelight again. Hosting the nationally and Internationally popular “Conway
Country” television show.
Lee Conway has enjoyed many memorable moments in his long career and being selected to perform at the Royal Command Gala before H.M. Queen Elizabeth was a definite highlight.
prolific songwriting ability is not confined to country music, for many years Lee has written and produced many Award winning television and radio jingles. Teaming up with funny man Col Elliott to write and record the comedy
song “Gone Fishin” became one of the most popular clips to be shown on CMTV.
He has been regarded as one of Australia’s most loved and respected country music artists and carved
a special place in the hearts of all music fans.