PARADYCE

PARADYCE

BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

PARADYCE is an emerging R&B Girl Group whose genre is R&B/soul with a distinct urban, hip-hop flavor. Sometimes referred to as "the 'Hood En Vogue" they have their own unique look, sound, style, energy and personality.

Biography

Where there's smoke, there's bound to be fire; and where there's fire, there's bound to be a drama-filled story worth telling.

Just as fans of Hip-Hop and R&B begin to recover from bidding farewell to multi-platinum trios such as TLC and Destinys Child, a new Hip-Hop and R&B trio is sending smoke signals into the music industry forewarning of a sound and style guaranteed to create platinum blaze. Hip-Hop and R&B trio Paradyce blends the soul-filled sounds of two powerhouse altos and a sweet serenading soprano over hot beats produced by Rap veteran Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard, who serves as co-manager of the group.

Paradyce's singles "Poof!" and "Got My Eye On U" debuted and received regular airplay this past spring and summer on New York's popular urban radio station, Hot 97 fm on the DJ Jazzy Joyce Ladies Night show. They also provided the intro/promo song (drop) for this weekly forum.

Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, New York is where Kitami and Eboni first met in an art class. Eboni, with an ear for music, overheard Kitami humming a melody and began harmonizing her pitch to the same melody and needless-to-say, it was music in the making.

While looking through the Village Voice for employment, Ruthie saw an ad that stated, "Search for female to be the third member of a Hip-Hop/R&B group." Responding immediately, Ruthie auditioned for Kitami and Eboni and won them over. In search of the fourth harmony to add to Paradyce's unique sound, Kitami, Eboni, and Ruthie, added a fourth member.

As a short-lived quartet performing on the stage of Showtime in Harlem, Paradyce quickly found, through a crisis, that they had the glue it takes to be a successful musical family when one member suffered a terrible car accident that left her in a coma for over a month and still recuperating to date. The now 20-year old female trio is back to consisting of Ruthie and Eboni, both Brooklyn natives, and Kitami, a native of Queens.

Ruthie, a clear-toned strong alto, makes her vocal presence known as the lead on tracks such as "When U Coming Over". Eboni (possessing a church-background) belts out runs that can carry the weight of several bars before lyrics are even missed on a track. Finally, while most artists utilize the skill of falsetto to flatter listeners with vocal variety, the resident soprano, Kitami masters this range with undeniable ease. Whether in background vocals or taking the lead, Kitami's angelic voice chimes in to add balance to the powerhouse trio of Paradyce.

Strongly influenced by such artists as Mary J. Blige, Dru Hill, Faith, En Vogue, The Temptations, Maria Carey among others, Paradyce is on the rise and here to stay--so get ready!

Set List

30 to 40 mins usually starting off with an a cappella, typically one that consists of intriciate harmonies and showcases the individual voices to warm up the audience; and then followed by at least 5 full original songs and 2 cover songs. We often do shorter sets of 15-20 mins.