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“Parissa … immediately engages by being blessed with a voice that has timbral overlaps with Billie Holiday’s. More significantly she shines the charm of that voice on some exceptional self-penned songs” 

JOHN SHAND, SMH 

 

“I cannot stop listening to this doll-faced singing angels album. She is shut-the-front-door DYNAMITE! Like a blend of Carmen Miranda, Billy Holiday and Madeleine Peroux but completely herself at the same time. I adore her stage presence, songwriting, vocal timbre and phrasing. I urge you to check her out online or live. (Believe it or not but she is Byron Bay based!!!) If you don't already know this starlet please allow me to introduce to you Parissa Bouas #howhaveinotheardofherbefore”   

ABBIE CHIQUITA CARDWELL

 

 

Winner of the 2012 NCEIA Award for Song of the Year & Best Jazz Song

Winner of the 2013 NCEIA Award for Best Jazz Song, Best World Music

 

***NOW ACCEPTING CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS - For more info visit my  'TUITION' page.

 

 

Welcome to my website.

 

At the moment I am about to launch my new band, the ‘World Citizens’, a top notch list of who’s who musicians, a super mix of young guns and legends: Greg Lyon (Crossfire), James Ross (Andrea Soler), James Pattugalan (Utugun Percussion), Carl Cleves (Hottentots)!!!  There'll be some gigs in Bellingen area also featuring Ollie McGill (Cat Empire) and Mullum with special guests.

 

I'm finally, bringing together all the strings on my bow...Singing songs from my Hottentots, Diaspora Latina and Bella Fontes days as well as new songs and groovy tunes from around the world, that I just really love, with musicians that I love!!!   Expect an irresistible unique mix of jazzy + pop + world music… moving from deliciously, sensuous slow tunes in the first set to put on your dancing shoes in the 2nd!!!   For more info visit the 'CALENDAR' page.

 

As well as being a solo artist, I write, record and perform with Carl Cleves in Australia's ultimate Coffeehouse couple, THE HOTTENTOTS,  as well as offering private singing tuition. 

 

I've also been connecting with my wonderful Sydney crew of excellent musicians and friends, including Blair Greenberg (percussionist, handpan and guitarist),  Paul Chenard (sax and bass) and Tina Harris  (bass, multi instrumentalist)...expect some new recording project soon!!! :-)

 

or more info about all these projects, please visit  'OTHER PROJECTS' pages.

 

I'd like to thank Andrew Worboys for the delicious video clip he made for 'Nothings Gonna Last'.  You can buy this song and the CD on this website or on iTunes. 

 

Thanks Michiel Hollanders from Smoked Recordings for all the hard work he put into 'The Full Force of the Wind' CD.  This is a feather in his cap too!!  Also, my heartfelt thanks to all the musicians who played and sang on this recoding. You're the best!

cheers

 

Parissa

 

 

 

 

The Full Force of the Wind

Parissa Bouas: The Full Force of the Wind

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