Patrice Downey
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Patrice Downey

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE
Band R&B Singer/Songwriter

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May
22
Patrice Downey @ Broadway Baby, Milwaukee Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

May
08
Patrice Downey @ Four Points Sheraton

Brown Deer, Wisconsin, USA

Brown Deer, Wisconsin, USA

May
01
Patrice Downey @ Brooklyn's Lounge

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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by: Barbara White (IWitness)

Patrice Downey held a CD release party at Brooklyn’s Restaurant and Lounge. Her CD is titled, “Believe in Love,” and is Downey’s second release. Bobby Drake was the Emcee.

Downey said her first CD was a musical search of herself. The new CD celebrates her finding out who she is and her search for happiness.

Her sound is R&B with a bit of the neo-soul sound. Downey has been in the industry for over 15 years, singing, writing and composing her own music and sound.

I sat at the VIP table of Marcus King and Stephanie Proctor. Performing to a packed house, Downey was accompanied by Darrien Williams on guitar, Aftou Johnson on bass, John Wilson on drums and Steve Wilkerson on guitar. They put on a good show. There were other featured artist in the review, such as talented 17-year-old Ashley Jasper and an I-Witness favorite, poetess Autumn Blaze.

Downey opened the show with an accapella song called, “Patience.” She was joined by Mr. Clutch who rapped and complimented Downey in Spoken Word. I loved Mr. Clutch. He looks like Snoop Dogg, but sounds like Barry White. Holla!

I loved one song in particular by Downey called “I Like You in the Morning.” It was nice. Downey is very spiritual and through her music she gives men a good view of how women feel sometimes when trying to do themselves while trying to love a brotha.

I had a good time and I truly liked the many songs she sang from the CD. - Milwaukee Community Journal


Patrice Downey appeared in concert, before a packed house at Broadway Baby Dinner Theatre and Lounge on Mill Road in a concert titled, “Melodies of Love featuring Patrice.”

Many of you perhaps have heard of the sensational recording artist, song writer and producer. Patrice is a very talented vocalist. Hearing her will remind you of singers Jill Scott, Janice Joplin and a few others. At the same time, she allows you to feel her brand, which is all about love and relationships.

Nationally renowned spoken word artist, Dan Vaughn was the host.

The band I-94 opened the show. Also performing with Patrice were Tamara Sherie, Virgo Brown and the very talented Tala Ferro. We were thoroughly entertained right from the start. Patrice welcomed and thanked everyone who came out to enjoy an evening of love.

There was much humor as Ferro let his presence be known. Not only is he a talented singer, he could be a stand-up comedian as well. He rocked the house with a blue piece titled, “I’m not pimping no mo.” He turned folks out, had us cheering him. Vocalists Tamara and Virgo were equally as talented and funny as they joked with Ferro.

Patrice and Company opened with an Ode to Hip-Hop music, singing some of their favorite hip-hop songs. The audience joined them in singing several of the songs.

Tamara treated us to a lovely solo. She and Virgo have awesome voices as soloists. “I wanta be high all the time, I wanta be with you all the time, 24 hours a day. “You got me in a daze. Your love is like candy, there’s just something about your love that makes me high and I want to be with you all the time.” It was a nice song.

June Perry and Penelope Stewart were in the house. Patrice has several CD’s in local record stores. Check her out. I’m sure you will enjoy her brand. - Milwaukee Community Journal


Discography

90:10 - Indi Original
Believe In Love - Indi Original

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Singer/songwriter/poet Patrice Downey has seen the stage from Milwaukee to Vegas to ATL performing for as few as 20 to as many as 2000. Patrice has worked with several bands and performers from her hometown - singers, rappers and poets, alike - but has also opened for national recording artists Syleena Johnson and Jesse Powell.

In 2006 Patrice released her first solo album 90:10 - a tribute to accepting responsibility for her efforts to pursue her life’s dreams. The CD has been well received internationally and is still available via internet.

Currently working on promoting her sophomore solo project, Believe In Love, which she wrote and co-produced with Midwest phenom-producer Bobby Drake, Patrice plans to begin touring early 2010.

“As much as I love music, I’m a forever fan of poetry. When my heart aches , I write poems to soothe the gnawing at my soul; to provide an escape for my “lonlies”. I write. To tell stories some are afraid to admit; to confess my sins that they may be forgiven and remembered, but not repeated. I write, poetry because it feels good, even when I don’t. But my music… in my music … there is a celebration! An air of triumph - even in a sad song. Being able to write the songs I sing helps to keep my performances personal. It also helps to make the listening experience personal. When my fans listen to my music, they can hear that I meant what I said, not because I pretended to feel it, but because I’ve been there.”

— Patrice Downey