Writings on the Wall
She's Back and Here to Stay! /2011 Heir to the throne! The Duchess is back! So everybody 'Straighten Up and Fly Right' which is one of single CD releases. But, It's ok because' The Writings On The The Wall' which is her, titled C.D. So let her reign. "The Duchess" is back on the scene and ready for action, her impressive and stimulating voice is one that just about any Southern Soul fan will warm up to . . . . . The Duchess, born, Datrice West, is a native Memphian, and started her career at the early age of nine, performing in numerous show choirs, and of course the church choir. She has also performed in stage plays and musicals with leading roles on Beale Street and The Orpheum. She has since then started writing and recording, on a quest to unveil to the world her love for music and performing. She has toured as background singer for J. Blackfoot, Archie Love, and Lacee'. She has graced the stage with such artist as Denise LaSalle, O.B. Buchanan, Shirley Brown, The Barkays, Omar Cunningham, Willie Clayton, and Marvin Sease, just to name a few. She did a re-make of one of Marvin Sease's hit song, Mr. Jody, which is entitled, Doin' My Job, on her first album and it was a hit . And believe me! She is doing her job. That album contained numerous up-tempos as well as a couple of soulful slow jams. The Duchess is currently doing some touring, and she spends her free time in the studio working on background vocals for other artists. She can be heard on one of The Classic Soul Collection, singing, Ring My Bell (Anita Ward). The Duchess is beautiful, sassy, and brings passionate pleasure and southern satisfaction to her listening audience. The credit should go none other than, Archie Love, who produced, and wrote on all the songs. The Duchess gives herself lyrically, emotionally, and whole-heartedly in every performance. So, look out every one! This young Southern Soul entertainer says she finally see 'The Writing On The Wall' She is now releasing her second CD Entitled 'THE WRITNGS ON THE WALL' and Say she Is 'End Over Her Head!, Which is her release Song. Duchess say she can't STOP now! This CD is Solid all the way through ! ! With heart touching melodies and smothering vocals that really captures you ear. Heir to the throne, The Duchess! DUCHESS THE DUCHESS............. (ACCOLADES/2007) Is Doing Her Job! And taking charge! With the Hit Single "Friends Don't" and "I Need A Man "is still rising and topping the charts. The Duchess is the New Kid on the Block, With an CD that's been out less than a year, she has already been Nominated for 6 (six) Awards THE BLUES CRITICS SOUTHERN SOUL MUSIC AWARDS Nominated for: 1. Best Female Vocal Performance Voted One of The Best New Female Artist of the Year DADDY B NICE 1ST ANNUAL SOUTHERN SOUL MUSIC AWARDS Nominated for: 3. Best Southern Soul Vocalist 4. Best Southern Soul Debut 5. Best Southern Soul Ballard (for, Friends Don't) JUS' BLUES AWARDS Nominated for: 6. The Southern Soul Female Artist of the Year She is on the home page of the Chittlin' Circuit Website In the Top 20's on the Chittlin' Circuit Charts, (Friends Don't) While in Memphis, the Chief Editor of The Chittlin'Circuit Magazine Harold Conover came to her home to personally interview her. Her New Hit Single 'Cry No More' is already rising the charts. The Chittlin' Circuit had her at #1 on the Most Requested Song List For the Song "Cry No More" which is a duet featuring Toni Green. This Song is about Abuse, personal experience, relating to abuse, which is also written by, The Duchess, Toni Green, and Archie Love (Barkays )also releasing his CD soon, is also her Producer and her Father! She is topping The Southern Soul Network Charts at #7 Boogie Report Radio, WZZA, have her at #3 Let's unveil her to the world and let her reign! The Duchess is here to Stay!