Paris Wells

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Paris Wells
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Background information
Occupations Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals,
Years active 2004 - present
Labels Illusive
Associated acts True Live
Bliss n Eso

Paris Wells is an Australian singer songwriter based in Melbourne. She has released two albums and one EP. Wells has played at festivals such as Falls Festival, Big Day Out, Meredith and Sydney Music Festival. She has supported Justin Timberlake, Rod Stewart and Jamie Lidell on tour.

Biography[edit]

Wells was a Fairfax employee working in the advertising sales department, when she started performing tiny underground gigs with DJ friends in Melbourne.[1][2]

Her early gigs at local bars consisted mostly "toasting" over funk breaks,[1] but after forming a creative partnership with Ryan Ritchie (aka RHyNO), a songwriter and artist with group True Live,[2] she released her debut EP of her own material, Mum Hasn't Slept Yet, with label Illusive Sounds. Wells was then offered slots on the festival circuit, playing the Meredith Music Festival, Falls Festival and the Sydney festivals.

Wells released her first album, entitled Keep It, in July 2008.

Wells' song "Grace Baby" was picked up for a Myer's television advertising campaign.[1][3] The singer was awarded the $10,000 Jessica Michalik Contemporary Music Endowment, an annual grant given to promising acts by the producers of the Big Day Out.[4]

On 14 March 2009, she appeared with Bliss n Eso at the Sound Relief concert at the MCG, performing "Field of Dreams".[5][6] Following a successful audition, Wells supported Justin Timberlake during his FutureSex/Loveshow tour of Australia and New Zealand.[2]

In October 2010, Wells released her second album, Various Small Fires, Paris Got Chosen to sing the St.Kilda Saints AFL Football Clubs theme in the 2010 AFL Grand Final there has been two songs released off the "Various Small Fires" Album, "Through And Through" & "Lets Get It Started" has appeared on TV Programs such as "Spicks And Specks" & "Rockwiz". She now lives in London and is recording a new album with a new band.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Paris Wells
  • Mum Hasn't Slept Yet - Illusive Sounds (2007)
    1. "Grace Baby"
    2. "What Do I Deserve"
    3. "Wild Side"
    4. "Fire Truck Man"

Albums[edit]

  • Keep It - Illusive Sounds (July 19, 2008)
    1. "Shake"
    2. "Lonely"
    3. "Dat Du Dat"
    4. "She Won't Say Much"
    5. "Being Your Woman"
    6. "Mercy Train"
    7. "Firetruck Man"
    8. "Rest Up On Me"
    9. "When It's Time"
    10. "Fuck Your soul"
    11. "Tender"
    12. "Grace Baby"
  • Various Small Fires - Illusive Sounds (October 15, 2010)
    1. "Intro"
    2. "Various Small Fires"
    3. "Let's Get It Started"
    4. "How Many Moons"
    5. "No Hard Feelings"
    6. "Believe In Me"
    7. "Let It Out Jacob"
    8. "Jenny"
    9. "Goldie"
    10. "Mess Mr"
    11. "Through And Through"
    12. "Let's Go Home"

Singles[edit]

  • "Dat Du Dat" - Illusive Sounds (June 16, 2008)
  • "Lonely" - Illusive Sounds (December 20, 2008)
  • "Through And Through" - Illusive Sounds (August 20, 2010)

Contributions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "We'll always have Paris". The Age. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  2. ^ a b c Sams, Christine (13 July 2008). "Timberlane big break for singer Paris Wells". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Licensing - Advertising & Corporate". Mushroom Music Publishing. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Jessica Michalik Contemporary Music Endowment - Paris Wells". Australian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  5. ^ Fever, Veronca (2009-03-06). "Live Review: Bliss n Eso". MTV Australia. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  6. ^ Eliezer, Christie. "A word or two about Sound Relief". The Music.com.au. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 

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