Latrice fans know that anything with her name on it will be soulful, powerful and addictive. Latrice began tailoring her singing and songwriting skills by heading up San Francisco-based neo-soul band Five Point Plan from 1998 to 2003. While opening for acts like Counting Crows, Sade, BB King and Los Amigos Invisibles, Five Point Plan released 2 full-length albums; the self-titled debut (“Five Point Plan”) and the critically acclaimed follow-up, “Rare.” "I fell into singing by accident," Latrice says. "Before I played instruments like the sax, bass, cello and the flute (briefly). Teachers and friends would always try and get me to sing but I just wasn't into it -- I felt everyone could sing." It was when she went to France on a school exchange during college her resistance changed.
"I had been there for a couple of weeks and I didn't really know anyone. I met this American girl who was pretty fun and we hooked up to go to a party. I was interested in a guy there, so she went up to him and told him I was a famous American singer. Turns out the guy had a band and asked me to sit in.
The first rehearsal I went to the vocalist quit and with a show coming up in two weeks he asked if I could step in. I responded 'Of course, I am professional!' (in French, "Bien sur"). I ended up touring all over France with them." After fronting New Orleans-based funk group Galactic in 2004, Latrice continued to grow as a musician expanding her professional repertoire to include bass. She has toured internationally on bass with Handsome Boy Modeling School, Rondo Brothers and Chocolate O'Brian (featuring members of No Doubt).
She has also lent her bass skills in the studio to the Rondo Brothers and west coast hip-hop group the Hieroglyphics. In addition to staying busy in the studio, she also takes time out to collaborate with other artists; namely, she has co-written several songs with Dave Lebolt (venerated musician and songwriter for David Bowie, Chaka Khan, and Billy Joel, as well as current General Manager for Digidesign) that have been included on product demos for Digidesign's 001 and 002 digital audio workstations. With several singles released, guest-spots on records like "Nowhere Left On Earth" (Rondo Brothers, 2004) and "J-Quest" (Jacore Baptiste, 2005), along with steady touring in Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Greece, Ibiza, Mallorca, Singapore, Canada, England, the Philippines, Japan and the US, Latrice continues to provide more stunning and engaging music as she continues to grow as an artist. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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