Five Point Program attracted substantial interest in its indigenous SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA before extending its reach beyond the California Bay Region through the early-2000s neo-soul motion. The group, highlighted by lead vocalist Latrice Barnett, in shape well alongside its neo-soul contemporaries such as for example Angie Rock and Macy Grey. Unlike the mostly solo female vocalist/songwriters from the design, however, Five Stage Plan is an organization; though highlighted by Barnett’s sultry femininity, the group also contains Jordan Glasgow (keyboards), Tim Carter (drums, percussion), Michael Cruz (bass, history vocals), and David Metzner (acoustic guitar). Five Stage Strategy released its self-titled debut recording in 1999. The recording didn’t go much beyond SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, but did earn a substantial amount of compliment in the neighborhood region, including write-ups from the SF Every week, Gavin, and Key pad. Once the group came back using its 2002 follow-up, Rare, the neo-soul motion had reached complete blossom. Unsurprisingly, the group targeted to associate itself with related yet more lucrative acts despite becoming on Kobi Information, a little indie label.