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Delaney & Paris / Bio

Delaney and Paris have been writing and performing their brand of musical comedy around Portland since 2009. They've played a variety of venues around town from street corners to comedy clubs, the Portland Gay Pride Festival (2011, 2012), Fire in the Canyon (Horning's Hideout 2011) and even the Portland Music Awards (PMAs 2012). Due to the graphic and explicit nature of their lyrics they tend to be received best by the late-night crowd and at bars and burlesque shows.
Just your typical girls next door, D & P met during a group vocal class at PCC in 2009. They began writing music together for fun and it slowly evolved into the raunchy, vulgar, ridiculous folk music it is now. Through their art they quickly became good friends, or as they would say, soul-mates.
Primary musical influences for Delaney & Paris include Steven Lynch, Jon LaJoie, Weird Al Yankovic, Tenacious D, Flight of the Concords, Storm Large, Lilly Allen, Kimya Dawson, Alanis Morrisette, and Kate Nash.
On March 29th, 2013 the duo released their first album "Cute But Not Nice," and is making plans to tour in 2013 and 2014. The album features thirteen tracks of original songs written and performed by Delaney & Paris, it was recorded at AudioCinema in Portland, Oregon and mastered by One Hour Pharmacy (1HRx). D & P independently produced the album with the help of a fundraiser on IndieGoGo.com and are grateful to all of their benefactors and team members who helped make it possible.

2011-2012 they were producing a monthly comedy show at Tiger Bar where they hosted a night of debauchery with short sketches separated by burlesque featuring rotating performers and top off the night with a different musical guest.

General Info

Band Members
Delaney Smith-Guitar and Vocals, Paris Hoover- Vocals, Drums- Heather Hawkins
Artist Name
Delaney & Paris
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/dpdelaneyandparis
Active Since
04/09
Genres
Comedy / Acoustic / Folk

Contact Info

Location
Portland, OR

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