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Upcoming Dates

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Parissa Bouas Quartet - 7.30pm
Ewingsdale, NSW
Price: $20/$17 concession

PARISSA BOUAS QUARTET

 

Multi award winning songbird, from The Hottentots,  PARISSA BOUAS is shut-the-front-door DYNAMITE!  Like a blend of Carmen Miranda, Billy Holiday and Madeleine Peyroux but completely herself at the same time.

 

Parissa will perform songs from her album as well as Brazilian and Latin favourites, with her new, all-star band, featuring Jazz pianist Sean Mackenzie, local legend Greg Lyon and groove doctor Jamie Pattugalan. 

 

The night will also feature upcoming new talent performances!

Doors open 7.30pm . food and drink available.

 

“Parissa immediately engages by being blessed with a voice that has timbral overlaps with Billie Holiday’s. More significantly she shines the charm off that voice on some exceptional self-penned songs… Her singing glides on a slightly detached trajectory that doesn’t weigh down the soothingly sad lyrics.”

****JOHN SHAND, Sydney Morning Herald

 

“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 urge you to check her out online or live….If you don't already know this starlet please allow me to introduce to you Parissa Bouas #howhaveinotheardofherbefore”   

ABBIE CHIQUITA CARDWELL

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Mullum Ex Servicemens Club
An Evening with The Bella Fontes - 7.30pm
Mullumbimby, NSW
Price: $25/$20 concession

A sun-kissed frolic back to the golden age of Calypso,  with a cabaret cocktail of Calypsonian classics, gorgeous harmonies, infectious dance moves and hilarious enthusiasm, all presented in technicolor vintage style. 

 

Special guest - Carl Cleves from The Hottentots, will open the night.

 

Doors open 7.30pm

Past Dates

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret and Burlesque Festival - 7.30pm
Brunswick Memorial Hall
Brunswick Heads, NSW 2481
Australia
Price: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=251676

We're six weeks away now from my very first Cabaret show -- very exciting!!  

There will be many other terrific acts on that night, most of them high profile acts, including Bertie Page Clinic!!  This inaugural festival is pulling out all the stops!

 

I’ll be performing with wonderful musicians, pianist Sean Mackenzie  www.seanmackenzie.com  and Jamie Patugalan on drums and percussion…a few special guests will also grace the stage…

 

EarlyBird tix won't last much longer, especially for the Saturday night session -- so make sure you get in very quick so you don't miss out on the 20% discount that they're offering at Brunswick Memorial Hall.  Please tell your friends. 

 

Festival Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8IHZd53R38

 

Ticket link;

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=251676

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The Treehouse
Parissa Bouas and Sean MacKenzie - 7.30pm
Childe st , Belongil
Byron Bay, NSW
Price: Free

Sean and I are excited at the prospect of playing music together. We first met way back in the 90's playing in Sydney, when he was accompanying a Brazilian singer and I was performing with The Hottentots. Since then I have followed his music and his forays from Jazz into Afro and Brazilian world music. An excellent pianist he also plays Berimbau and thumb piano.  We are delighted to share our fresh musical experiences with you. We'll be performing songs from my album and his, as well as expressing our shared love of Afro Brazil music. To listen to his music: sean mackenzie.com

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

The Sun Bistro
Parissa Bouas and Sean MacKenzie - Afternoon
Byron Bay
Price: Free

Sean and I are excited at the prospect of playing music together. We first met way back in the 90's playing in Sydney, when he was accompanying a Brazilian singer and I was performing with The Hottentots. Since then I have followed his music and his forays from Jazz into Afro and Brazilian world music. We are delighted to share our fresh musical experiences with you. We'll be performing songs from my album and his, as well as expressing our shared love of Brazil music. To listen to his music: sean mackenzie.com

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Poinciana Cafe
Parissa Bouas and Sean MacKenzie - 7pm
Mullumbimby
Price: Free

The end of summer sounds like a perfect time for some smooth, world music jazz experiments...

Sean and I are excited at the prospect of playing music together. We first met way back in the 90's playing in Sydney, when he was accompanying a Brazilian singer and I was performing with The Hottentots. Since then I have followed his music and his forays from Jazz into Afro and Brazilian world music. An excellent pianist Sean also plays Berimbau and thumb piano.  We are delighted to share our fresh musical experiences with you. We'll be performing songs from my album and his, as well as expressing our shared love of Afro Brazil music. To listen to his music: sean mackenzie.com

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Boite Singers Festival
Vintage Calypso Classics - all weekend
Abbotsford Convent, 1 st Hellers st, Abbotsford
Melbourne, Victoria 3067
(03) 9417 3550

The 40 workshops and concerts bring songs from all over the world and mix it with rhythm, improv, songwriting, conducting, gospel, and more. This weekend of workshops and concerts features some of the world’s best singers, songwriters, choir leaders, and is for choirs, singers, teachers and facilitators of all levels and styles! Our full program is to be announced in the coming weeks, but we’re thrilled to include Su HartAndrew LeggJane Thompson and James RigbyGeoffrey WilliamsParissa BouasDan Greig, and more!

I'm leading workshops in Vintage Calypso Classics!!

Book now: trybooking.com.NAZQ

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Mullumbimby Ex Servicemans Club
The Bella Fontes and The Loveys - 7pm
Mullumbimby

What a great double bill! Don't expect Xmas carols! Do expect lots of colour and sass...

The Bella Fontes are: Nadia Sunde, Andrea Soler, Parissa Bouas and James Ross.

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The Sun Bistro
Parissa Bouas duo - 7pm
Byron Bay
Price: Free

Our first time performing at this fairly new venue near the new Elements Resort.  I'll be accompanied by the wonderful James Ross on guitar and we'll be performing songs from my CD and some of my favourite covers.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Pizza Paradiso
Parissa Bouas duo - 6.30pm
Suffolk Park
Price: Free

For the best pizza in Byron, come along to one of our favourite places to play.  I'll be singing tunes from my album, plus some favourite covers, accompanied by the wonderful guitarist James Ross.

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Tintenbar Hall
Carl Cleves and Parissa Bouas, The Hottentots

An intimate, full 2 hour concert experience, showcasing songs from our recent CD ' Halos Round the Moon' and popular songs from our previous recordings, also featuring travel tales.

 

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Carl Cleves and Parissa Bouas, The Hottentots - 4pm
Mullumbimby, NSW

A 1hr concert in the Mullum Drill Hall, Carl and I will be performing songs from our latest CD, 'Halos Round the Moon' and some of our popular songs from previous CD's.

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Poinciana Cafe
Parissa Bouas with James Ross
Mullumbimby
Price: Free

under the wonderful fairy lit Poinciana tree

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

An Evening with The Bella Fontes - 7pm
William Flick Lane, Ewingsdale
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Price: $20/$18 concession

Lay down your bananas and let The Bella Fontes take you on a sun-kissed frolic back to the golden age of Calypso. The Bella Fontes celebrate the radiant sounds of this bygone-but-not-forgotten era with a cabaret cocktail of Calypsonian classics, gorgeous harmonies, infectious dance moves and hilarious enthusiasm...all presented in technicolor vintage style.   

 

Featuring the musical & theatrical genius of Nadia Sunde (vocals/guitar/percussion), Andrea Soler (vocals/guitar/ukelele), Parissa Bouas (vocals/drums/percussion/kazoozaphone) & James Ross (vocals/guitar), this multi-talented team of enthusiasm experts bring their love of world music, audiences and each other to the fore in this exciting ensemble. 

 

The setlist is crafted from the best of vintage Calypsonian music, (Harry Belafonte being the hero!),  contemporary songs (performed in a Calypso feel) and original compositions from an multi-awarded songwriting quartet. 

A runaway success at recent Woodford, Bleach and Wintermoon Festivals!!! Not to be missed!! 

https://www.facebook.com/The-Bella-Fontes

 

The night will open with some special guest performers and local community choir,  Lighthouse Voices, led by Parissa Bouas from The Hottentots.  https://www.facebook.com/Lighthouse-Voices-Choir

Doors open and delicious Brazilian food available from 6pm ~ Show starts 7pm 

Tickets at door: $20/ $18 concession

Book online: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/38478

 

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Poinciana Cafe
Sunday Breakfast - 10am
55 Station St
Mullumbimby, NSW 2482
02) 6684 4036
Price: Free

Come and enjoy your Sunday morning breakfast under the big tree, with some tunes by Parissa Bouas. Accompanied by James Ross on guitar.  10am- 12.30pm. 

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Woodford Folk Festival
The Bella Fontes
Woodford, AU 4000
AU

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Woodford Folk Festival
The Bella Fontes
Woodford, AU 4000
AU

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Woodford Folk Festival
The Bella Fontes
Woodford, AU 4000
AU

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Woodford Folk Festival
The Bella Fontes
Woodford, AU 4000
AU

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Woodford Folk Festival
The Bella Fontes
Woodford, AU 4000
AU

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Woodford Folk Festival
The Bella Fontes
Woodford, AU 4000
AU

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Sphinx Rock Cafe
Parissa Bouas duo - lunchtime
Price: Free

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Blue Moon Cabaret - Nimbin Hall
The Bella Fontes
Nimbin

Book ASAP for dinner and show via Nimbin School of Arts. Tix sellout 6 weeks prior.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Cafe Fresh
Parissa Bouas duo - 7-9pm
Byron Bay
Price: Free

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

A Mid Winter Concert - 6.30pm doors open
1 Acacia St
Byron Arts & Industry, NSW
Price: $15/ $13 concession

Enjoy a cosy evening celebrating song and singing, featuring award winning singer/ songwriter Parissa Bouas, from The Hottentots.

The night will also launch Byron's newest choir - Lighthouse Voices and showcase upcoming talent with performances by: Shannon Van Derdraay, David Roland, Yasmin Honeychurch and Saige Sujecki.

Well respected, multi Dolphin Award winning, singer/songwriter and author Carl Cleves will also share a few tunes.

“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, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Book Tickets online: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/26485

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Fresh Cafe
Parissa Bouas @ FRESH - 7pm - 9pm
Jonson st
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Price: Free

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Courthouse Hotel
Mullum Uke Night - 7.30pm
Mullumbimby, NSW
Price: $10

Performing 2 songs as part of Mullum Uke Night. Special Theme: What's Your Poison?

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Pizza Paradiso
Parissa Bouas - 6.30pm
Suffolk Park Shopping Centre
Byron Bay, NSW
Price: Free

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Suffolk Park Bakery
Parissa Bouas at the Bakery - 10am
Suffolk Park Shopping Centre
Price: Free

featuring James Ross on guitar

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

‘LET IT OUT' - Performance Workshop for Singers and Songwriters - 1.30 -3.30pm
144 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Byron Bay
Price: $40

Many aspiring singers, singing students and songwriters find them selves at auditions, exams or onstage, without having had enough, if any, performance practice or honest critique. This workshop aims to address this inadequacy by offering a small group of singers, the opportunity to perform individually, and to receive and workshop the advice given. Parissa has run this workshop every year for HSC Music Camp students from Coffs to Tweed at Southern Cross University.

A small P.A. system will be provided and you are welcome to record/video the workshop. There will be an accompanist on hand and you are encouraged to bring chord charts or backing tracks on ipod/iphone/tablet devices. (Please bring chord charts, in the correct key, to give to the accompanist and a lyric sheet.)

Place: Doublebassment Studios, behind Byron Music, 144 Jonson St, Byron Bay

Book now: 10 places only!!!  https://www.stickytickets.com.au/18439

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

'SOUNDS GOOD’ Workshop -Microphone Technique & Communicate with a Sound Engineer - 10am
114 Jonson St
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
0421330766
Price: $20

Do you get a horrible ‘pop’ every time you say ‘P’ into a mic? What’s the difference between ‘feedback’ and ‘foldback’? How far should you stand from the microphone? What’s the difference between studio mics and stage mics? What’s a stage plan?

If you feel at all nervous about microphones and all the P.A. gadgetry, this is the workshop for you.

Suitable for choir singers, solo and back up singers, singer songwriters.

Time: 10am -12 noon

Cost: $20

Place: Doublebassment Studios, behind Byron Music, 144 Jonson St, Byron Bay

Book tix: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/18437

 

 

 

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

CD LAUNCH - PARISSA BOUAS & GEORGE WASHINGMACHINE with FEEL THE MANOUCHE - 8pm
Jonson st
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Price: $25

This will be a terrific double bill!! PARISSA will showcase songs from her new CD, accompanied by the wonderful,gypsy swing jazz sounds of ‘Feel the Manouche’ ; featuring the legendary George Washingmachine.

BOOK NOW: 

http://www.byroncentre.com.au/ai1ec_event/cd-launch-parissa-bouas-feel-the-manouche-featuring-george-washingmachine-presented-by-songs-for-lungs/?instance_id=9498

Friday, March 21st, 2014

CD LAUNCH - PARISSA BOUAS & GEORGE WASHINGMACHINE with FEEL THE MANOUCHE - 7.30pm
35 Hyde Street Bellingen
Bellingen, NSW
Price: $20

This will be a terrific double bill!! PARISSA will be accompanied on stage by the wonderful, gypsy swing jazz sounds of ‘Feel the Manouche’ ensemble; featuring the legendary George Washingmachine.

BOOK NOW:

http://www.stickytickets.com.au/15193

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

CD LAUNCH - PARISSA BOUAS & GEORGE WASHINGMACHINE with FEEL THE MANOUCHE
4/5 629 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why
Sydney, NSW
02 9984 9933
Price: $28

This will be a terrific double bill!! PARISSA will feature songs from her new award winning CD,  accompanied on stage by the wonderful, Gypsy swing jazz sounds of ‘Feel the Manouche’ ensemble; featuring the legendary George Washingmachine.

BOOK NOW:       http://www.sydney.lizottes.com.au/live/

 

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

CD LAUNCH - PARISSA BOUAS & FEEL THE MANOUCHE featuring GEORGE WASHINGMACHINE
31 Morehead St, Lambton
Newcastle, NSW
02 4956 2066
Price: $28

This will be a terrific double bill!! PARISSA BOUAS will feature songs from her new award winning CD,  accompanied on stage by the wonderful, free wheeling, gypsy swing jazz sounds of ‘Feel the Manouche’ ensemble; featuring the legendary George Washingmachine on violin, ukulele and voice, Arthur Washington – guitar, Clare O’Meara - acccordion, violin , vocal and Stan Valacos - double bass. Manouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe, what we in Australia call gypsy jazz.  

FTM will play a set of classic Manouche tunes.

BOOK NOW:

http://www.lizottes.com.au/live/index.asp

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Lizotte's Kincumber
PARISSA BOUAS & FEEL THE MANOUCHE featuring GEORGE WASHINGMACHINE
Lot 3 Avoca Drive
Kincumber, NSW
02 4368 2017
Price: $28

This will be a terrific double bill!! PARISSA will feature songs from her new award winning CD,  accompanied on stage by the wonderful, free wheeling, gypsy swing jazz sounds of ‘Feel the Manouche’ ensemble; featuring the legendary George Washingmachine on violin, ukulele and voice, Arthur Washington – guitar, Clare O’Meara - acccordion, violin , vocal and Stan Valacos - double bass. Manouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe, what we in Australia call gypsy jazz.  

FTM will play a set of classic Manouche tunes.

BOOK NOW:

http://www.lizottes.com.au/live/index.asp

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

DUNDULLIMAL National Trust Homestead
Jazz on the Green - 7pm
Dundullimal
Dubbo, NSW
Aus
0268849984

This will be a terrific double bill!! PARISSA will be accompanied on stage by the wonderful, free wheeling, gypsy swing jazz sounds of ‘Feel the Manouche’ ensemble; featuring the legendary George Washingmachine on violin, ukulele and voice, Arthur Washington – guitar, Clare O’Meara - acccordion, violin , vocal and Stan Valacos - double bass.

FEEL THE MANOUCHE  Manouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe, what we in Australia call gypsy jazz.  This fine band has been put together by it's individual members as an exercise in small group swing.  Feel the Manouche has a 'world music' feel. Through it's use of double bass, guitar, accordion & fiddle, the band achieves a strong melodic groove that can take on gypsy waltzes, swing jazz, choro and many other flavours of music from our diverse planet. We invite you to sit back and 'Feel the Manouche'.

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Summers Bar, Orange Hotel
PARISSA BOUAS & FEEL THE MANOUCHE with GEORGE WASHINGMACHINE - 9pm
324 summers street
Orange, NSW 2800
Australia

The Orange Hotel has a new owner who likes to put on good music.

The night will be a double bill, with FEEL THE MANOUCHE playing a set of their fabulous Gypsy swing jazz, followed by a set of my originals, with a few saucy covers.  

Dress up and enjoy the Vintage atmosphere.

 

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

The Clarendon Guesthouse
CD LAUNCH - PARISSA BOUAS with FEEL THE MANOUCHE featuring GEORGE WASHINGMACHINE
68 Lurline st
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Aus
02 4782 1035
Price: $25

Parissa will be accompanied on stage by the wonderful, free wheeling, gypsy swing jazz sounds of the ‘Feel the Manouche’ ensemble; featuring the legendary George Washingmachine on violin, ukulele and voice, Arthur Washington – guitar, Clare O’Meara - acccordion, violin , vocal and Stan Valacos - double bass.

FEEL THE MANOUCHE     Manouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe, what we in Australia call gypsy jazz.  This fine band has been put together by it's individual members as an exercise in small group swing.  Feel the Manouche has a 'world music' feel. Through it's use of double bass, guitar, accordion & fiddle, the band achieves a strong melodic groove that can take on gypsy waltzes, swing jazz, choro and many other flavours of music from our diverse planet. We invite you to sit back and 'Feel the Manouche'.

Friday, December 6th, 2013

End of Year Celebration of Singing - 7.30pm
144 jonson st
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Aus
0421330766
Price: $15. Kids under 12 FREE

Some of my singing students, Carl Cleves and I are giving a little concert on Friday 6 December, to share what we've been working on this year.  Featured student performers: Miss Amber, Gracie Hughes, Jo Young, Louise McCabe, Philippa Bennett, Shemaiah Kaye, Tyla Sponder, Celine Safajou.

Pre booked tickets available online through Sticky Tickets. Tickets also available at the door. Seating limited. Click on 'END OF YEAR CONCERT' link widget, bottom right.

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Eureka Hall
North Coast Song Sessions - 6pm
cnr Eureka Rd & Whian Whian Rds, & Federal drive
Eureka, NSW
Australia
Price: $15

 Showcase of great North Coast songwriters: Bill Jacobi and Dallas James with MC Ashley Bell. NAKED songs!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Star Court Theatre
Dolphin Music Awards - 7pm
Molesworth St
Lismore, NSW 2480

 Performing as part of a stellar night of local artists. C u there!

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

McCrossin's Mill
HOTtentot AUGUST NIGHT'S TOUR - 3pm
Uralla
NSW
Bookings: 0427141482

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Wauchope Arts Centre
HOTtentot AUGUST NIGHT'S TOUR - Doors open 7.30pm
Oxley lane opp. Bain Park
Wauchope, NSW
Price: Tickets $25 & $20 for members

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Gazette Theatre
HOTtentot AUGUST NIGHT'S TOUR - 7.30pm
Dorrigo, NSW
Bridget Sommers 0428415078
Price: $20/$15 conc

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Singing & Songwriting Workshops - 9.30 am - 1pm
Bloxham Street
Cobar, NSW
02 6836 2214

9:30am - 11:00: Carl Cleves - Songwriting

11:00 - 11:30: Morning Tea Break

11:30 - 01:00: Parissa Bouas - Vocal Performance Masterclass

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

HOTtentot AUGUST NIGHT'S TOUR - doors open 6pm
Wetherell Crescent
Cobar, NSW
02 6836 2705

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Macquarie Conservatorium
Singing & Songwriting Workshops
Cnr Darling & Bultje Sts
Dubbo, NSW
Aus
0268846686

DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP BOOKING FORM FROM OTHER PROJECTS PAGE

Singing with Parissa Bouas

Songwriting with Carl Cleves

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August:

$60 whole weekend -3 sessions

$30 Saturday 1 session

$50 Sunday 2 sessions

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Macquarie Conservatorium
Singing & Songwriting Workshops - afternoons
Cnr Darling & Bultje Sts
Dubbo, NSW
Aus
0268846686

Saturday 17 – Monday 19 –  Macquarie Conservatorium, Dubbo Workshops with Carl & Parissa

 visit <http://www.macqcon.org.au>  for details

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Macquarie Conservatorium
HOTtentot AUGUST NIGHT'S TOUR - 7.30pm
Cnr Darling & Bultje Sts
Dubbo, NSW
Aus
0268846686
Price: $28, $22, family of 4 $50, school students $7

Tickets:  Adult $28 / Concession $22 / Family of 4 $50 / School student $7
Available from Macquarie Conservatorium office and at the door
Download booking form at www.macqcon.org.au <http://www.macqcon.org.au>
More info: www.macqcon.org.au <http://www.macqcon.org.au>  02 6884 6686 info@macqcon.org.au

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Humph Hall
HOTtentot AUGUST NIGHTS TOUR - 7PM - 9.30PM
Allambie Rd Allambie Heights
Sydney, NSW
02) 9939 8802

For bookings contact Wayne (02) 9939 8802

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Snr Citizens Centre
HOTtentot AUGUST NIGHT'S TOUR - 7pm
Gloucester, NSW
Aus

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

The Treehouse
The Hottentots - 7pm
Childe st , Belongil
Byron Bay, NSW
Price: Free

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

NRCAC - Cushion Concert
Carl & Parissa -The Hottentots - 12.40pm
cnr Magellan & Keen Sts
Lismore, NSW
Aus
Price: Free

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