Multi award winning chanteuse Parissa Bouas is 'shut-the-front-door DYNAMITE!!' A free spirited troubadour with a voice that offers a deep level of emotional fluency. Parissa is a singer's singer, with a well founded reputation for excellence, soulful generosity, warmth and originality. Her influences range from Billy Holiday, Joni Mitchell & Astrud Gilberto to Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu & Manu Chao.
Parissa's latest album won her critical acclaim in Australia and overseas. She has won numerous awards including 'Best Song', 'Best Jazz' & 'Best World', at The North Coast Music Industry Awards. Her 6 albums with The Hottentots, won 'Best Album' (twice), 'Best World' & 'Best Folk'. Parissa is known for her captivating shows at concerts throughout Europe and she has performed, numerous times, at Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Festival, National Folk Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Splendour, Island Vibes Festival, Darling Harbour, Sydney Entertainment Centre, the Basement, Lizotte's, Brisbane Town Hall and Powerhouse.
"Apart from performing shows and concerts, across Australia and Europe, predominantly featuring my original material, I love interpreting songs. I tend to sing a rich array of Jazz + Pop + Soul + Roots + World covers, but I've even sung Hawaiian songs!!"