The Las Vegas television personality and chanteuse Patrice Isley has been selected to appear on the annual collection of soul talent on the UK’s number one independent soul label Expansion Records’ forthcoming release, appearing alongside such luminaries as Incognito, Mica Paris and Chris Jasper (Isley Brothers and Isley/Jasper/Isley) and Maysa.
It was through a chance meeting with the label’s PR Diane Hinds of The Entertainment Bureau who connected both parties in October 2018 that led to an invitation from the soul label’s CEO Ralph Tee.
Patrice meets all the right credentials for inclusion with an illustrious career that has seen her perform alongside Barry White, Gladys Knight, Philip Bailey, El DeBarge, Chante Moore, Teddy Pendergrass and Andrea Crouch. Too many to list here. These appearances have also seen her perform at The Grammy’s, The Tonight Show, Arsenio Hall & Soul Train.
Patrice’s track “Just Believe In Love” is taken from her 2016 album “Believe In Love”.
As an aside, Patrice’s singing coach David Lee Brewer is known for his work with Beyonce and her former band Destiny’s Child. It’s not hard to see why critics say she has the ‘voice of an angel’ (Steve Edwards, Morning Lounge Radio Show, KUNV 91.5) and ‘the most amazing voice I’ve ever heard . unparalleled vocals’, (Charlie Bass, host, Vegas Talk).
Tenuous link: Patrice’s husband Myron Isley’s great grandfather and the Isley Brothers’ grandfather are brothers.
About Expansion Records:
The leading independent soul label Expansion Records commences each year with one of the label’s most anticipated collections, “Luxury Soul”.
The success of the series comes down to the quality of tracks sourced from independent soul music artists, often unsigned or with recordings previously unissued or on limited release elsewhere.
The release coincides with the sold-out Luxury Soul Weekender event taking place in January 2019 in Blackpool, the year that commemorates the 40th Anniversary of Bluey from Incognito in the business.
Included on this unique collection is an exclusive Incognito production for Indonesian artist Dira with guest appearances by the group on music from Maysa, Inner Shade, Diplomats of Soul, Kloud 9, and Russian singer Olga Makovetskaya.
Also exclusive to this release on CD are tracks by Marc Evans, Steve Nichol (formerly of Loose Ends), Phillip Leo, Gina Foster, Buscrates, Raquel Rodriguez, Saskia, Zed Soul feat. Rose Vincent, Tracy Hamlin, Boogie Back, Patrice Isley, Victor Haynes and One Way feat. Al Hudson.