Patrice Roberts, beloved soca diva out of Trinidad, has been singing from a young age. The spotlight began to fall on her as a member of soca band Xtatik (HD) in 2005 and as the youngest female Road March winner in 2006 with her collaboration with Machel Montano, Band of de Year. She’s had a string of hits including A Little Wine, Bruk Out, Rollin and Big Girl Now in 2017.
Criminal Wine with Lyrikal and her collaboration with Kes, Like it Like That (2AM Project), and Sweet Fuh Days, released for the 2018 Trinidad Carnival season, have been smashes. Her most recent numbers include a more experimental mainstream dancehall track Storm Chaser, Ready with Jamaican Charly Black, and No Lazy Body, which brings her back to classic soca on the Glass Back Riddim.
You can catch her in London this year at an all-inclusive fete, Shipwrecked in the Wild Wild West, at ONE Moorgate, London EC2R 6EA on 25 August, from 6pm to midnight. For those closer to Yorkshire, she’s performing in Leeds on the 26 August at the International Soca Night alongside Shurwayne Winchester and a live band from T&T. Soca Village is at Reginald Terrace, Chapeltown, Leeds LS7 3EZ.