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, singing repertoire for all ages to enjoy.. 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.
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!!! A repertoire for all ages to enjoy.
Below is a list of songs currently being performed:
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
Billie Bosa Nova - Billie Eilish
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
Jamaica Farewell - Harry Belafonte
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
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 - Valle and Valle
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
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
A Very Special Love