PATRICE grew up in a small village on the small island of Antigua located in the Caribbean. She began singing in the children’s choir at her church and eventually joined a 3-girl gospel group. The trio performed at numerous venues around the island including churches and talent shows. Patrice later gained wider exposure when she was chosen to represent her school by singing in Antigua's annual Carnival pageant.
After immigrating to the United States (San Diego), Patrice continued singing in church and joined two singing groups; one of which was another 3-girl gospel group. Together, they competed in various talent shows, local Christian concerts, and landed coverage on two local tv stations. Years later, Patrice migrated to Chicago and this proved to be a pivotal moment as Patrice decided to “change things up” and began her journey towards becoming a solo artist. With the help of a co-worker also pursuing a career in music, Patrice began authoring her first demo as a solo artist. After various studio collaborations, Patrice realized that she had all of the components to produce/promote a full album and decided to do so. So with the help of Marwan (R&B/Soul Artist/Producer/Songwriter), who Co-Executively produced "Undeniable", her solo career had finally been born.
While working on her first solo album, Patrice aggressively hit the music scene, and performed at nearly 100 venues in 2009, in Chicago and Indiana to gain exposure and establish a network to promote her music through. On June 3rd, 2009, Patrice competed at the legendary Apollo's Amateur Night in NYC, where she took home 4th place. Then on June 5th 2010, Patrice took home the title of Chi-Town Idol 2010 and will be a part of the Chicago Music Awards 2011! Her success so far has begun to cause quite a buzz in the Chicago-land area and in her homeland Antigua. Patrice has also been featured on Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI, Chicago’s 89.3 WKKC, Gary’s “My People” Online Radio, NuHitz Radio (San Diego, CA), Antigua's local newspaper (The Daily Observer), and her music has been in rotation at two of Antigua's most popular radio stations (Liberty ZDK's Sun Radio & Vybz FM).
Often described as having smooth vocals and an undeniably sexy swag, Patrice has proven to keep her audiences captivated and wanting more. Her passion is music and she aspires to inspire people, young women especially, to never give up on their dreams no matter where they came from or who says that they can’t turn their dreams into reality. With her unique blend of sultry vocals and catchy lyrics; this island girl from Yorks Village is well on her way to showing the world that anything is possible!
Darius Jones, Dir. A&R Capitol Records
--“That’s hot right here! Singer’s tone is dope…got radio swag.” Feature on Welcome2NYC.com - Review of “Give It”
--“I am interested in hearing some more stuff, I really like that first record, the hook is very very catchy.” AandR Live Hook Up - Review of “Don’t Break Yo Back”
--“Patrice Forde is another example of young talented Antiguans following their dreams, proving that this little island is a melting pot of gifted people.” Patrice Forde – Future Singing Sensation
Vince Lawrence (R. Kelly’s “Ignition” Remix/Slang Music Group
--“The singer's are singing tonight! Man that was really good... I was impressed, like your style.” Road to Fame Competition – Judges Remarks
Susanna Homan (Exec. Editor, Michigan Avenue Magazine)
--“That was pitch perfect in every way, I love your look... you really nailed the emotion...it was a total pleasure to watch, I loved it!" Road to Fame Competition – Judges Remarks
David Viggiano (FOX News Entertainment)
--“It was a wonderful performance! You look great...great song choice...you did a great job."
Road to Fame Competition – Judges Remarks
Kim Ortiz – WGCI 107.5 Listener’s Comment on YouTube
“I heard "So Right" on WGCI tonight. I love it!”
Mary-Kate – Patrice Fan
“Hey Patrice I just wanted to say hi and I wish you luck at the next venue you go to. I love your song "karma" it's really catchy…I just wanted to tell you that you should keep singing…I also sent your video "karma" to at least 20 of my friends and they love it.”
Daily Observer (Antigua, West Indies)
--“One of Antigua & Barbuda’s songbirds, Patrice Forde, performed last Wednesday at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City (NYC)” Antiguan Lands 4th Place At Apollo’s ‘Amateur Night’