NBC’s The Voice “Artist on the Rise,” Diane-Michaelle, Mica Parris, was born to a Haitian mother and African-American, Native-American father. She was born in Santa Rosa, California, February 20, and raised in Portland, Oregon.
Mica Parris’ singing ability was first discovered at the tender age of 3. Since then, she has always been performing in church school choir concerts and musicals throughout elementary school and all the way through college. Her mother enrolled her in piano and vocal lessons at the age of 13 to further cultivate her unique vocal talent.
Mica Parris has had the privilege of performing back-up on the same stage as Brian McKnight, SWV, Boyz II Men, Bell Biv Devoe, Michel’le, Jon B, & Al B Sure, in the Ladies Night Out Concert series. She has added the finishing touches to many songs for producers and song writers that were in search of the perfect, versatile vocalist. She has been flown across country to perform live for a healthcare organization for its centennial anniversary, for which a jingle she recorded. She has worked with several talented producers, including, Rhythm Section Entertainment, Tony Ozier, and a 4-time, Dove-Award winning producer to remake Rihanna’s Disturbia. This remake was distributed to Bally’s Total Fitness as workout track, and was on the top 40’s for its genre on iTunes.
A few musical inspirations for Mica Parris are Tiffany Evans, Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, Rihanna, Keri Hilson, and India Arie. Mica Parris has performed live at various locations for various occasions including concerts, weddings, singing competitions, night clubs, and as a member of an a capella sextet vocal group.
A SESAC affiliate, Mica Parris is focusing on her own projects. On the first day of summer, June 30th, 2011, Mica Parris, released a new summer single entitled “Single 4 the Summer.” Produced by G.Keys, Mica Parris’ “Single 4 the Summer has over 31k “likes” which can be streamed, and downloaded through her music website – www.reverbnation.com/micaparris.
January 3, 2012, Mica Parris released her highly anticipated Girls Got Talent Winning single, produced and written by Khalil & Tony Ozier, “You’re Leaving” on iTunes. You can stream the single on her ReverbNation website here: www.reverbnation.com/micaparris or you can download “You’re Leaving” here: www.micaparris.bandcamp.com. “You’re Leaving” is having Mica Parris’ viewers anxious to see what she is going to do next.
Mica Parris has an infectious, captivating stage presence, and a unique vocal tone and ability. Her vocals are very distinct, once you hear her, and experience her live, you can’t ever get enough!
“Music has been a friend to me for so many years. It inspires me, motivates me, and comforts me. There is always a song to compliment any sort of need I might have. Whether that is to dance, cry, laugh, or smile. I want to be able to bring those very same feelings to others through my own music.” -Mica Parris