Parisssa Bouas and Friends @ Artisan Market

January 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Railway Park
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Parisssa Bouas and Friends @ Artisan Market @ Railway Park | Byron Bay | New South Wales | Australia

“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, Sydney Morning Herald

Multi award winning, internationally renowned songstress, from The Hottentots,  PARISSA BOUAS is  free-spirited artist who is both playful and profound. .  She wraps her audience in a veil of utter captivation alternating “between a tone that would cut glass and breathy seduction”.  PARISSA’S songs offer deeply compelling evocations of love, loss and heartache, while her voice offers a deep level of emotional authority and technical fluency.

PARISSA’S first single, ‘Sad Eyes’, won the coveted SONG OF THE YEAR and BEST JAZZ SONG categories at the 2012 Dolphin Music Awards.  In 2013 she won BEST JAZZ and BEST WORLD MUSIC for  ‘The Full Force of the Wind’ and ‘Honey and Candlelight’.

Her long-awaited debut solo CD ‘The Full Force of the Wind’ was released in late 2013, and featured on ABC Radio.   This remarkable CD has been described as “a beautiful blend of Billie Holiday meets Tom Waits in a Parisian nightclub, where Gypsies play songs of love and loss, with an occasional distinctly South American twist.”

At the markets Parissa will be singing a mix of her original songs and selected covers and accompanied by the wonderful James Ross on guitar.

“Parissa has a voice that would aggravate angels with it’s beauty”  Philip Adams ABC RN


“As always, Parissa proves she is a singer with few equals in this country”

Richard Jasituowicz, DIASPORA World Beat Magazine