NMA Alumni Artist Spotlight: Paris Grace

Updated: Aug 28, 2020

So by now you've probably heard her name around the Newcastle Music scene. From 12 years of age Paris Grace ignited her musical journey with National Music Academy and by her next birthday at the age of 13 she began to perform live. To date, Paris has already graced the stage in support of an array of Australian artists including Casey Donovan and The Thundamentals. At home, Paris has performed the local stages of Lizottes, The Cambridge Hotel, The Family Hotel, The Wickham Park Hotel, The Delany Hotel and many more with her soulful flavors comparable to the fabulous Etta James, Adele and Lennon Stella.

Paris has had music running through her bones with both her Grandmother and Great Grandmother as talented opera singers to family members in local performance outfits. Today, Paris is influenced by the vocal stylings of Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell and Tori Kelly.

In 2017 and at just 15 years of age Paris took out the judges choice award for Newcastle's Tip Jar Competition, a songwriting competition for the city of Newcastle complete with awards ceremony and a variety of events in partnership with local venues to celebrate local musicians. Her winnings scored her 10 hours of studio time, artist promotion, marketing press pack to assist with her PR efforts.

Fast forward to 2019 to her first single release "Brand New". Following through on this in 2020 with her first ever EP “Oceans Carry Me Home”. Oceans Carry Me Home is representative of Paris’ love for the ocean and her interest in relationships.

From a solo artist to duo work to a five piece band in BlueTide, Paris' vocal structure is ready for anything. Bluetide have also released their debut EP "Passing Time" with the Herald stating “Phelan's soaring guitar solos and Grace's wailing vocals are likely to pique the interest of classic rock fans.”

COVID19 has bowled us all this year, but Paris has