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


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

2003 TEAM

Katherine Wolley – Manager

Janet Eyre – Manager

Simon Caughey – Manager

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