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“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, SMH 

 

“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 adore her stage presence, songwriting, vocal timbre and phrasing. I urge you to check her out online or live. (Believe it or not but she is Byron Bay based!!!) If you don't already know this starlet please allow me to introduce to you Parissa Bouas #howhaveinotheardofherbefore”   

ABBIE CHIQUITA CARDWELL

 

 

Winner of the 2012 NCEIA Award for Song of the Year & Best Jazz Song

Winner of the 2013 NCEIA Award for Best Jazz Song, Best World Music

 

 

Welcome to my website.

 

As well as being a solo artist, I write, record and perform with Carl Cleves in folk originals duo, THE HOTTENTOTS, sing and play percussion with the vintage Calypso Cabaret ensemble THE BELLA FONTES,  Sing and play percussion with the exciting 10 piece feminine Afro Brazillian group MENINAS DA LUA,  ocassionally yodel with the fun, Hawaiian band ALOHA BABY  as well as offering private singing tuition.

 

At the moment, I'm really enjoying playing with an old friend and gifted pianist Sean MacKenzie, in BELEZA...We're playing lots of my originals, and an elegant mix of Afro Brazilian infused Jazz and legendary Latin and Calypso tunes, along with Vintage versions of Pop, Funk and Soul hits.  Checkout the BELEZA page, and to hear some of Sean's work: www.seanmackenzie.com

 

For more info about all these projects, please visit  'OTHER PROJECTS' &  'TUITION' pages.

 

I'd like to thank Andrew Worboys for the delicious video clip he made for 'Nothings Gonna Last'.  You can buy this song and the CD on this website or on iTunes. 

 

Thanks Michiel Hollanders from Smoked Recordings for all the hard work he put into 'The Full Force of the Wind' CD.  This is a feather in his cap too!!  Also, my heartfelt thanks to all the musicians who played and sang on this recoding. You're the best!

cheers

 

Parissa

 

 

 

 

The Full Force of the Wind

Parissa Bouas: The Full Force of the Wind

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