Weddings

THE PERFECT MUSIC FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY

Apart from performing shows and concerts, across Australia and Europe,  predominantly featuring my original material, I love interpreting songs and singing at weddings.

Weddings are often a time of many tribes coming together to celebrate love, and my diverse repertoire offers something for everyone and ensures a warm glow at any event.

I offer a Dinner Set and a Dance Set; as a soloist with backing tracks, duo, trio or any size band you like!! I am very versatile and happy to accommodate. I can even organise a DJ or musicians for the ceremony. 

I tend to sing a rich array of Jazz + Pop + Soul + Roots + World covers, but I've even  sung Hawaiian themed wedding songs!!

A Special song for weddings or corporate functions can be requested. 

BIO 

Multi award winning chanteuse Parissa Bouas  is ‘shut-the-front-door DYNAMITE!!’. She’s a free spirited troubadour with a voice that offers a deep level of emotional authority and fluency , alternating between ‘a tone that would cut glass and breathy seduction’.  Parissa is a singer’s singer, with a well founded reputation for excellence, soulful generosity,  warmth & humour.  Her original songs share deeply compelling evocations on love, loss, heartache and joy.   Her influences are far ranging  from Billy Holiday & Joni Mitchell  to Astrid Gilberto,  &  Amy Winehouse…She is as at home singing Reggae, as she is with Jazz, Folk or Soul, as at home singing Etta James ‘At Last’ as she is at singing ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran, or ‘Me Gustas Tu’ by Manu Chao.   

Parissa’s latest album won her critical acclaim in Australia and overseas and she has received numerous awards including ‘Best Song’, ‘Best Jazz’, ‘Best World’  categories at The North Coast Music Industry Awards.  Her earlier 6 albums, with Australia’s definitive Coffeehouse couple, The Hottentots,  won ‘Best Album’ (twice), ‘Best World’ and ‘Best Folk’.   

Parissa has received international acclaim for her captivating shows at festivals and concerts throughout Europe and has performed, at the renowned Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy, Cygnet Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Splendour, Island Vibes, Darling Harbour, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Lizotte’s, The Basement, Brisbane Townhall and Powerhouse.   

During lockdown last year, Parissa was offered a scholarship to study Music Production at SAE and used the time to  write and record many new songs in various styles which will be released over the next year.   

Parissa plays acoustic and electric guitar, and an array of percussion instruments.  Together with her guitarist as a duo, or as a band, you can expect an irresistible, unique mix of jazzy + world + pop + neo soul + roots influences… moving from deliciously, sensuous slow tunes in the first set to put on your dancing shoes in the 2nd!!!   

Below is a list of songs currently being performed: 

COVERS 

Perfect - Ed Sheeran & Beyonce 

Look What I Found   - Lady Gaga 

Dance me to the end of love – Madeleine Peyroux 

Shape of You - Ed Sheeran 

Crazier - Taylor Swift 

Annie’s song - John Denver 

Shallow - Lady Gaga 

The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel 

Love is in the Air - John Paul Young 

Dream a Little Dream - Mama Cass 

Young and Beautiful - Lana del Ray 

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Sapphires 

My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion 

Love You More   - Bobby Alu 

Didn't cha Know - Erykah Badu

I Love You More than You’ll Ever Know  

Valerie– Amy Winehouse 

Don’t Wait Too Long – Madeleine Peyroux 

Love is the Drug – Bryan Ferry 

Blackbird - George Harrison 

If the Stars Were Mine – Melody Gardot 

At Last - Etta James 

A Case of You - Joni Mitchell 

LDN - Lily Allen 

La Vie en Rose - Louis Armstrong 

Sway – Dean Martin 

Don't Know Why - Norah Jones 

Jamaica Farewell – Harry Belafonte 

Say a Little Prayer - Lianne la Havas

Busy Line - Rose Murphy 

Zombie Jamboree - Harry Belafonte 

Love Me or Die – CW Stoneking 

Miss Celies Blues - Colour Purple movie 

Master  Blaster - Stevie Wonder 

Libertango  - Grace Jones 

What You Don't Do - Lianne la Havas 

I Am Calling You  - Jvetta Steele  

LATIN 

Girl From Ipanema 

Me Gustas tu - Manu Chao

El Carreterro – Buena Vista Social Club 

Corcovado - Jobim 

Agua de Beber

Mas Que Nada – Jorge Ben 

Samba da Bencao - Bebel Gilberto 

Hey Maria  

Danca Da Solidao – Marisa Monte 

Pegao de Que 

Desafinado - Jobim 

Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club 

Juliancito - Compay Segundo 

Naughty Little Flea 

Siesta - Josephine Premice 

Don't Touch Me Tomato - Josephine Baker 

ORIGINALS 

Sad Eyes 

Nothing’s Gonna Last 

Dance With Me 

The Full Force of the Wind 

Honey and Candlelight 

The House is Empty 

Leaving Byron Bay 

Living in the Moment 

All is Forgiven

Sunshine in the Fall

Show Your Emotion