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Carl Cleves and Parissa Bouas, better known in Australia as The Hottentots, are two of the country’s finest songwriters, who weave stories with songs, touching a deep vein of humanity that leaves audiences moved and uplifted. Parissa’s dulcet-toned voice and Carl’s warm rustic baritone provide the perfect accompaniment for his unique guitar style, honed over many years of intrepid travelling. Classic folk melodies combine with strong lyrics and an international flavour to provide a well-focused, fresh and definitive sound.

Admired and respected across the globe by audiences and peers alike, The Hottentots’ stunning discography boasts four award-winning independent records. Awards include: Music Oz – Best Folk; Australia Songwriters Assoc – Best Lyrics and Best Folk; NCEIA – Best Album (twice), Best Folk, Best Acoustic, Best World, Best Adult Contemporary.

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Their fifth CD Out of Australia was recorded by the famous German sound guru, Gunter Pauler, in his state-of-the-art studio in Northeim, Germany. His Stockfisch Records label has a cult following with audiophile music lovers in Germany and around the world. Out of Australia is a super audio surround sound CD featuring 12 tracks, selected by Stockfisch, showcasing new versions of some Hottentots classics and some new songs, such as: Way Down in the Mines, Don’t Flowers Grow, House of Sorrow

For lovers of an intimate musical experience, Out of Australia is a collection of mostly story songs, covering a large range of topics: Zeco, about a young murderer in a Santa Cruz prison; The Bethlehem Bell Ringer, with its sincere message of peace; Don’t Flowers Grow, the plight of refugees.

This Saturday you can catch Carl and Parissa at the Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay.


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