Patrice Pike, Cousin

Patrice Pike


Thu, July 27, 2017

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Patrice Pike
Patrice Pike
Patrice Pike burst on to the music scene as the electric front woman for the seminal Austin jam band Little Sister/Sister Seven. Soon after she co-wrote and sang Sister Seven’s top 10 Billboard hit “Know What You Mean”.

Richard Skanse for Rolling Stone called her “Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, and Robert Plant all rolled up into a tiny but explosive package.” The legendary John Fogerty commented about Patrice’s “great voice” also in Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine has called her, “One of the best up and coming contemporary Rock Singers in America.”

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. Over the past decade she has independently released five acclaimed solo records, showcasing her socially astute, literate lyrics alongside her powerful vocals. She has toured relentlessly, both in the U.S. and overseas, building an impressive grassroots fan base. In 2007 she became the youngest member of the Austin/Texas Music Hall of Fame, inducted alongside Lucinda Williams.
“Theres something really magical about when we’re writing and creating songs together.” Alex says “Because we’re so similar in our thought process...what can start with a simple few notes or lyrics from one, can be finished by the other.”

It was early 2016 when Cousins John and Alex, after many years of both being involved in music separately decided on a whim one night to record a song together. They surprised themselves with how well it turned out. “We had always appreciated each others music, but never thought to experiment together.” John states.
What started out as fun night jamming together, led to Cousin the Band. John Luzzi has been a guitarist in Seattle for many years and toured with the likes of Scott Weiland and Candlebox, recently touring extensively throughout the US and Europe with The Band Miggs. Alexandra has been doing festivals and Jazz shows in the San Francisco Bay Area.

With Johns Rock roots and Alexandra’s Jazz background it's lended to a unique sound for their debut EP. Produced by Former Bandmate Don Miggs in Los Angeles, California, their sound evokes hints of 70s folk rock, with blues vibes and catchy choruses. Bringing together the sounds of the Pacific Northwest and San Francisco for what they call "West Coast Rock."
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107