|Location: Orlando, FL, United States|
|Description: Katrise’s music has an old R&B soul with just the right amount of contemporary edge.|
|Biography: Katrise is an Orlando based R&B producer, songwriter, and artist. With over 13 years of recording, songwriting, and production experience, she has collaborated with a wide array of writers and artists. She grew up listening to musical greats such as Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Natalie Cole, Lauryn Hill, Tony Toni Tone, Mary J. Blige and The Temptations. Nevertheless, her primary influence has not stopped her from challenging herself with other genres from reggae to rock. She calls herself an, “all around producer/songwriter.”Katrise most recently recorded her first commercial album effort, “Embrace My Music Vision,” a twelve track R&B album with songs that are all thoroughly tied to the deepest inner recesses of her love for music. The album is scheduled to be self-released in March 2010 with new singles, “Energy” and “Slide With Me” currently airing on Internet stations such as Jango Airplay, Last FM, and Sound Machine Radio. FM stations include “The Carolina Beach Sounds Show” on Cool 105.3 based out of North Carolina and WZOE Real FM, “All Around the World” with Rihki Kennebrew in Philadelphia, PA.
One of her most notable collaborations is with locally known Kendra Legare and B Rob Productions. Alongside Kendra and B Rob’s composition, she co-wrote lyrics, performed, recorded, and mixed “Keep it Light,” which won 13th place overall in Broadjam’s Six Pack Contest under the ‘What Does it Say?’ category landing the trio among the top 20 finalists. It won 6th place within the category itself. She also arranged and sung backgrounds vocals on five of Legare’s songs on her freshman album, “Life, Love, Lessons & Jazz,” (released April 2009) which has notable followings in Orlando.
Katrise has also collaborated with Chicago land’s Songs 2 Share President, Roberta Annicks on songs such as “uBoy,” “Fly in the Kitchen,” and “Just This Once” all available for license through Songs2Share.com. Both “uBoy” and “Fly in the Kitchen,” contain lyrics written by Annicks, while Katrise did the musical arrangements, performance, and production on the tracks. “Just This Once,” lyrics by both Annicks and Schroeter, was also arranged, produced, and performed by Katrise.
Other notable projects include co-writing with Boston based writer Shawn Lopes on tracks such as “Half Step/Whole Step,” “Good Girls,” and “When I See You,” all indie chart toppers on Artistopia in the R & B category. Furthermore, Katrise composed, arranged, and produced the entire musical soundtrack for popular Purdue University news magazine show, “The Fast Track” in West Lafayette, IN. The show had quite a following on the local level with some 35,000+ viewers. The show aired on Purdue University’s cable network and Lafayette, IN’s WLFI channel 18.
With various musical accomplishments under her belt, it is clear that Katrise’s new album, “Embrace My Music Vision,” is not just a title, but also a request and a course of action soon to be taken by the world at large.