Hi! I’m Patrice. I’m a keyboardist in this incredible band. The role of the keyboardist is responsible for chord progression and keeping the music on key. My job is to accompany the band and ensure that the audience (our liaisons) learns the songs themselves. When the melodies and beats (the work) become more complex, I assist the audience (liaisons) until they feel comfortable through technical assistance. I provide an even tone, familiar sound (speaking the language of the professional that I am serving), and strategies for the liaison to develop their strengths. Soon the liaisons are singing along and then eventually leading the song themselves.
My life outside of the band includes loving my family, friends, and finding ways to create more laugh lines. I love Sundays, sweet peaches, and serving my community.
Personal National Holiday aka Birthday: January 3rd
Organization Affiliation: SuRa FoMa
Favorite Snacks: Dill pickles
Favorite Beverages: Sweet Tea (It’s the table wine of the south.)
Favorite Candy: Reese’s Cups
Introvert, Extrovert or Somewhere in the Middle? Somewhere in the middle
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl
What forms of creative expression speak to you most? Dancing!!!
Favorite color: Purple, all shades from lilac to the deepest violet
Favorite song or album: “As” the Anthony Hamilton and Marsha Ambrosius version
Favorite artist of any kind: Jill Scott
Favorite movie: Harlem Nights
Favorite form of relaxation and/or self-care: foot massages and long baths