Tricia Battani is a multi-platinum selling, #1 Billboard songwriter, recording artist, vocal producer and dancer.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, into a musical family, both parents were celebrated musicians and inducted into the Iowa Music Hall of Fame. Tricia's mother, Patti, is a celebrated singer, touring recording artist, crowned "Miss Des Moines" and winner of the Iowa State Talent Search. Tricia's father, Ron, is a prominent band director of 44 years, professional jazz drummer (Sonny & Cher, Frank Sinatra Jr., etc.) and co-founder of the prestigious, annual Iowa Jazz Championships.
Tricia and her family moved to Austin, Texas, when she was ten months old and lived there until she was seventeen. Tricia's father was the band director at her high school where she was extensively involved in drumline, choir, theatre, and dance teams in and outside of school. Tricia danced professionally at 17, performing in hip hop dance crews at local concerts and events representing 96.7 KIIS FM, the Austin Knights Professional football team, and Atomic Dance Factory.
After graduating from high school a year early, Tricia joined her siblings in Los Angeles. Tara, Tricia's sister, is a multi-award winning stage actress. Nick, their beloved late brother, was a multi-faceted singer, songwriter, drummer, producer and touring musician. Since moving to LA, Tricia has collaborated with legends Diane Warren, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Kid (Kid 'n' Play,) Al Schmitt, and G'harah "PK" Degeddingseze, to name a few.
Tricia and PK created the multi-platinum selling smash hit, "Illusion," for the Kpop group, Aespa. Tricia released four original singles: "Dear Mr. Scrooge" (with brother, Nick, Franki Pineapple, and PK,) "Follow You" (with David Kater and Manny Streetz for Lifetime movies, 'Deadly Assistant' and 'Killer Dream Home,') "Yes or Yes" (with PK for Netflix Film, 'Feel the Beat,') and "Why Should I"(with PK and Josh Blanaru.) Seven Lifetime movies feature Tricia's vocal creations and renditions.
Tricia vocally produced jazz singer James Tormé's debut EP 'Comin' Home' and album 'Love For Sale.' James is the son of Mel Tormé, the Grammy winning jazz legend and writer of "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire.)" James' song, "A Better Day Will Come," (vocally produced by Tricia) won The John Lennon Award. Tricia and James spent several years writing, recording songs, and performing live on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip.
Recently, Tricia and her partner, multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated producer/composer, PK, produced and co-wrote country/pop singer Cali Tucker's debut album, as well as Bahamian Jazz singer Brettina's sophomore album (mixed by 20-time Grammy Award winner, Al Schmitt.)
December 2022: Tricia's "The First Noel" will be featured in the Lifetime Christmas movie, 'Cloudy with a Chance of Christmas.' [Ninth House Films]
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