For two seasons, from 1967 to 1969....whether it was pop standards, Latin, ballads plus a duet
with Dick Dale thrown in, Mr. Welk and his audience could always count on Andra Willis.
Born in Danville, Virginia on August 27, 1943; Andra first began singing professionally at age
nine with her sisters, appearing on television shows and stages all across her neck of the
woods. When her sisters retired from show business, she went solo singing in nightclubs and
frequently on Don MacNeil's "Breakfast Club" radio program.
She joined the Music Makers late in 1967, and made a name for herself singing many of the
younger songs (done Champagne Style of course) and many of the Latin ballads spoken in
Spanish....which was later done by Anacani.
But it was her duets with fellow Music Maker Dick Dale that won her many fans and admirers,
with cute novelty numbers like "Love & Marriage", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" and "It's
So Nice To Have a Man Around The House". She also demonstrated her comedic acting
talents by appearing as "Granny" in a Beverly Hillbillies inspired number on the show.
Andra left the show in mid-1969, first reported to spend less time on the road (touring with the
Welk Stars in live concerts), to pursue a solo career in singing and songwriting and to spend
more time with her then-husband Roy Kohn.
Today, Andra is now married to session musician Larry Muhoberac and makes her home in
Austraila, where she has lived since the 1980s. She has written several songs, such as "No One
Like You" which was recorded by John Denver, provided vocals for the soundtrack of movies
like "Lost Horizon" and has recorded singles such as "Knock Knock Who's There?"