Patrice Pike burst on to the music scene as the electric front woman for the seminal Austin jam band Sister Seven. She was honing her creativity as a vocalist and songwriter at Booker T. Washington School for performing and visual arts as well as the legendary music programs at the University of North Texas when she realized all of her mentors were graduating from programs and then trying to make a living on stage and in the studio. She left her entrepreneurial scholarship in the school bank account and started Little Sister that soon became Sister Seven. Following the highly publicized industry shake up at Arista Records with Clive Davis departure, Sister Seven disbanded and Patrice went on to begin her solo career with her album Fencing Under Fire in the top 10 most added on AAA radio for multiple weeks. Her solo material has taken an increasingly narrative turn, while her sound has moved steadily in the direction of an eclectic mix of Rock and Soul topped with a tinge of World Music flavors. Patrice effortlessly moves from tightly woven rhythm guitar to percussion, to drum kit on stage never dropping a beat of her fierce but silky lead vocals.
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Patrice Pike's powerful voice and intricate songwriting shine in her beloved solo and acoustic performances around the world. Click image for more. Widely known for their famous Thursday night residency at one of Austin's most legendary venues, the Saxon Pub, The Patrice Pike Band fills any room, big or small, with high energy, soul-packed rock-n-roll. A stellar collection of top-notch musicians create grooves, melodies and a spectacular soundscape to reinforce Pike's giant vocal range and complex, yet approachable song-writing.
Patrice Pike, formerly the lead singer for the band Sister 7, was courted by Clive Davis for the Arista stable of artists in after he heard a demo of the group's Wrestling Over Tiny Matters album. Within three months, however, Davis was ousted from the company. As a result, Sister 7's new album never saw the light of day and the band soon split up. Pike went on to establish a new band, Black Box Rebellion. She also hyphenated her name to Pike-Zain, in honor of her former band. Pike received her first musical instrument, a ukulele, when she was just a toddler. With a stepfather who played guitar in Dallas nightspots, she was spending evenings listening to the music in smoky bars by the time she was three years old.
Patrice Pike born August 4, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She's been a professional musician and songwriter since she was sixteen. Billboard magazine proclaimed her "one of the finest new contemporary rock singers in America". Patrice grew up in Dallas , Texas, where her stepfather was a musician playing in local clubs. Her introduction to music was both ukulele and violin which she received as a child. When she was 15, she began attending the Booker T. After graduating from Booker T. Washington, Pike attended the University of North Texas. She left the university and started the band Little Sister in with band co-founder Wayne Sutton. Pike soon met her future guitarist and musical partner Wayne Sutton at a street festival in Dallas.