THE ARTIST – Carmen Paris
Carmen Paris is a Spanish singer-songwriter born in Tarragona but brought up near Zaragoza. She studied singing, piano, guitar, cello, harmony and music theory at conservatorio de Zaragoza alongside English studies. She worked as a singer in the orchestra Jamaica. After over twenty years in the music industry Carmen released her first album, ‘Pa my genius’ in 2002. This album sold a respectable 40,000 copies and won an award for Best Traditional Music Album at the ‘Premios de la Música’.
Carmen’s second album was released in 2005 named ‘Jotera lo serás tú’. On this album there were collaborations with several other LIPA Spain Tours musicians including Javier Ruibal and Mercedes Ferrer. Carmen also collaborated with Annie Lennox on the title track. This album was produced by Tino di Geraldo.
In 2008 Carmen released her third album ‘InCubando’. The album was written in Cuba but recorded in Madrid. This album saw collaborations with artists such as Ludmila Mercerón and Santiago Auserón. This album was awarded Best Fusion Album at the 2009 ‘Premios de la Música’. LIPA students were joined by Carmen in 2003 playing at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool before embarking upon a four date tour across Spain.
Check Carmen Paris out here:
30th May – Unity Theatre, Liverpool
4th June – Café Picaro, Toledo
5th June – El Café Ventilador, Alcazar De San Juan
6th June – La Puerta Falsa, Murcia
7th June – Black Note, Valencia
Check out the 2003 tour's photos on here.
Nick Wells – Bass
Marcus Bonfanti – Guitar
John Smith – Guitar, Vocals
David Sattar – Percussion
Craig Connet – Drums
Simon Gibeau – Keyboards
Lisa Dalton – Vocals
Gayle Stevens – Vocals
Stephanie Powling – Vocals
Katherine Wolley – Manager
Janet Eyre – Manager
Simon Caughey – Manager