Tricia Battani is a multi-platinum selling songwriter, recording artist, vocal producer and dancer. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, into a musical family with both parents inducted into the Iowa Music Hall of Fame.
Tricia's mother, Patti, is a celebrated singer, touring recording artist, and was "Miss Des Moines." Tricia's father, Ron, is a band director of 44 years, jazz drummer (Sonny & Cher, Frank Sinatra Jr., etc.), and co-founder of the 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 dad was the band director at her high school, where she played snare in the drumline, as well as being heavily involved in choir, theatre, and dance teams in and outside of school. She was a professional hip hop dancer at 17, performing at local concerts and events representing 96.7 KIIS FM, the Austin Knights Professional football team, and Atomic Dance Factory. She graduated a year early from high school. All three Battani kids moved to Los Angeles after school to pursue their dreams. Tricia's sister, Tara, is a multi-award winning stage actress in Los Angeles, and her late brother, Nick, a singer, songwriter, drummer, and touring musician.
Since moving to LA, Tricia's worked on music with legends Diane Warren, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Kid (Kid 'n' Play), G'harah "PK" Degeddingseze, Antonio "Tony" Lamar Dixon, and Al Schmitt to name a few. She wrote Aespa's hit song "Illusion" and has released four original singles herself: "Dear Mr. Scrooge" (written with her brother Nick, PK, and Franki Pineapple), "Follow You" (written with David Kater and Manny Streetz) for Lifetime movies 'Deadly Assistant' and 'Killer Dream Home," "Yes or Yes" (written with PK) for Netflix Film 'Feel the Beat, and "Why Should I" (written with PK and Josh Blanaru.)
Tricia has performed and written songs for six Lifetime movies; five of which were with David Kater (The All New Mickey Mouse Club, Sister Act 2) and Manny Streetz (TV/Film Personality/On Air with Ryan Seacrest). Their co-write "Follow You" is the main title track for Lifetime movie "Killer Dream Home" and in Lifetime movie 'Deadly Assistant.' Tricia's song "The Fence" (written with Brandon Coleman and James Tormé) is featured in Lifetime movie "Bad Behavior."
Tricia vocal produced jazz singer James Tormé's debut EP "Comin' Home" and album "Love For Sale." James is the son of Mel Tormé, 4-time Grammy Award winning jazz legend and writer of "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)". James' song "A Better Day Will Come" won The John Lennon Award. Tricia and James spent many years writing songs together and performing live on the Sunset Strip.
Recently, Tricia and her partner, multi-platinum selling Grammy nominated producer, G'harah "PK" Degeddingseze, produced and co-wrote Cali Tucker's debut album (LaCosta Tucker's daughter & Tanya Tucker's niece). Cali's debut single "DANDELION" is now available. Tricia and PK also produced and co-wrote Bahamian Jazz singer Brettina's sophomore album "New Day," mixed by legendary 20-time Grammy Award winner, Al Schmitt. The duo also produced and co-wrote GEMMA!'s debut singles "ME", "FantasDik" and "BLOCKED" with Josh Blanaru & LynZ Wells.
Tricia is set to release new music later this year.