The Duchess, born, Datrice West, is a native Memphian. She started her career at the early age of nine, performing in numerous shows, choirs, and local theatres. 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 can also be heard on STAX’S RECORDS “The Classic Soul Collection”, singing, Ring My Bell (Anita Ward). After many years away from theatre, The Duchess, is excited about showing her versatility as an artist. She was the leading lady in Upstage Wright’s, “Til Morning Comes”, was featured in Brandon McMillian’s “Here Comes the Jacksons” and Vickie Evan’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”. She gives herself lyrically, emotionally, and whole-heartedly in every performance. …Heir to the throne, The Duchess!