|Patrina was born in India to Anglo-Indian parents and moved to England when she was just 6 months old.
She was brought up in North London and lived there until as a teenager she was spotted by a model agent while working in a restaurant to pay for Art School.
Soon she was living in Paris, Milan, Tokyo and New York and making her way in the world of fashion working for some of the most prestigious clients and appearing in Italian and German editions of Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire.
Music was always her first love and after a few years she decided to make a change and began working in the music industry as a singer, songwriter and co- writer. Her projects were varied, and early on she was fortunate enough to work with well known talents such as Paul Oakenfold, Talvin Singh, Andrew Hale (Sade) and Jon Klein ( Siouxsie and the Banshees).
It wasn't until later when she moved to Portugal and learned to play guitar that she found her voice and began writing with Paulo Machado (Bass and fender rhodes) and Ze Francisco Vieira (guitar) to create the sound she is becoming known for today. A year and a half ago they formed a band with Joao Francisco de Jesus (drums) and Joao Pedro Guerreiro (Rhodes) and started rehearsing and playing in Portugal.
Her debut EP entitled "Stories I never told you" will be released this summer and promises to be an easy introduction to her sultry sound which is reminiscent of the early beach samba sound of Brazil in the 70's. With her eclectic taste ranging from Caetano Veloso, to America, Toquinho, Ani de Franco, Jose Feliciano, Terry Callier, Bread, Burt Bacharach and Karen Carpenter it's hard to define exactly how she achieves her gentle rhythm, but to her growing fanbase her bittersweet lyrics and gentle voice need no explanation.