Parissa Bouas -Live at Livespark

Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform, 119 Lamington st, New Farm, Brisbane, QLD

Multi award winning songbird, ex 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. Her sultry, seductive vocals and moody, Gypsy Jazz originals are juxtaposed with sublime Brazilian inspired melodies and swing those hips Calypso tunes. Parissa will be performing mostly songs from her CD and accompanies herself on guitar, kazoozaphone & percussion. She is supported by renowned Sydney Jazz pianist & composer, Sean Mackenzie, who also shines on kalimba, and stomp box.  “ **** 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… “ JOHN SHAND, Sydney Morning Herald