Today we’d like to introduce you to Brande Pa’trice.
Brande, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I was born February 9th in Memphis, Tennessee. I’m known for my passionate yet aggressive voice and intensely expressive performance style. I’m considered a Pop/Rap recording artist, pianist, and songwriter. I’m making it known there are levels to the entertainment industry by also being an expert Baton Twirler and Dancer.
At the age of four, I had been performing my own shows in my backyard, school, and any place that I could. I earned a business, Delta Sigma Theta, and majorette scholarship to Texas Southern University by live auditioning. I became a college drop out after my freshman year due to illness and moved back to Memphis. Even though I worked a regular job, I still wrote and produced music to help motivate and inspired myself to leave and try Houston again. I enrolled at Houston Community College. With no car, I rode the bus 6 hours a day to finish the music business program. I graduated with a music business certification. Fast forward, I graduated from TSU with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Entertainment and The Recording Industry with a specialty in Business. Leaving a powerful legacy at TSU, I have been well respected and been able to give back to the institution promising students and athletes.
I moved back and forth from Houston to Memphis and finally settled in Houston. Working 3 jobs and recording music in 2015, I released Baddie Boss EP and Bouji.
But soon after the glory, came the trauma. In 2016, I became homeless and had nothing but my iMac. Even though I continued to perform under these circumstances, I felt everything I worked for was gone, and I had no one to turn to even with my local fame. I continued to write music and pursue graphic design. I frequently walked to Starbucks every day for the internet to try to make a living. But I never stopped writing music. In 2016, I also released “Murder Dress” (120 Thousand downloads); and “FingerWaves and CupCakes” in 2017. From gained internet exposure, I was asked to join the Lifetime show “Bring It” as a guest performer and in “Sun Records” tv series on TV Land and Nick. In June 2018, I found courage from within and made myself get out of the bed and start living again.
Since then I have performed in Memphis, TN (10 shows), Miami, Fl (3 Shows), and Houston, TX (4 shows). In December 2018, I released 2 of my greatest albums yet, Bad B Certified and Bucking Around the Christmas Tree. Bad B Certified is a compilation of all my pain, joy, attitude, and bad b mentality. With over 100 thousand downloads so far, I have grown to be a better artist, and definitely more appreciative.
And what is a Bad B (Brande)? A Bad B is a person who has won battle after battle with nothing but self-motivation and prayer. And that’s where the B’s or Brande’s come into play. All of my B’s are pieces of me. Some are quiet, outgoing, unhinged, reserved, daring, compassionate, determined, and most of all loving. We are all different ethnicities and shapes. That’s what makes us unstoppable and hard to compete with.
As for me, I am moving towards a higher plateau in my personal life which will make room for better opportunities in my music career. This fall I will release the single, “Bad B” which was requested by fans and began performing the single.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has never been smooth, however, I try to stay consistent. From being a well-known majorette, the transition to music was nothing easy. I’ve always been connected to music just not as a solo artist.
I’ve faced rejection by producers and studio owners simply because I am a woman and gifted artist. Even though politics play a major role, my dream of being a superstar has never dwindled.
BrandeWine Music Group – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m a dancer, singer, musician, choreographer, actress, music business owner, website designer, producer of music, recording artist, music business professional, professional baton twirler, Certified coach with USTA, graphic designer, film editor, photographer, creative genius, and mentor.
My company, Brandewine Music Group, is a company that specializes in grooming artist, and children for their artistic future. We also advise artist in the music business and assist in an album and single releases. We provide graphic and visual needs for musicians and business owners.
We also instruct in the field of Marching Auxiliary. I am an expert in baton twirling and marching auxiliaries. With a background of intensive twirling, I have traveled the country coaching students and adults.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Even though I performed at Super Bowl XXXVIII with TSU, and twirled with broken fingers, the proudest moment in my career was in 2018 when I performed at a fashion show called “Blaze the Runway” in Memphis, TN.
That performance truly shows my strength and grind for my dream. Even though I was filled with despair, no hope, and no motivation, I made myself perform and get back on my “A” game. I was so happy with myself, and I had not been internally happy for two years. But through it all, I stole the show and showed Memphis what they had been missing while I was in Houston.
- Website: www.brandepatrice.com
- Phone: 9012793880
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealbrande
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandepatriceandthebadbees/
- Other: www.youtube.com/brandepatriceandthebadbees
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