Patrice Pike to Headline Aug. 21 Summer Breeze
Austin-based Patrice Pike takes the stage of the free Summer Breeze concert series on Sunday, August 21, beginning at 7:30 pm in Norman’s Lion’s Park at the corner of Flood and Symmes. Performing with Pike will be Glenn McGregor, bass, Stewart Cochran, keyboards, and Seth Orell, drums. Bring seating and refreshments for an evening of great music!
Patrice Pike has been a professional musician and songwriter since she was sixteen, and has such a raw, down-to-earth quality and irrepressible talent that Billboard magazine proclaimed her “one of the finest up and coming contemporary rock singers in America”.
Pike is known to many as the electric front woman for the seminal Austin jam band Sister Seven which she co-founded when she was barely out of The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. Patrice wrote and sang Sister Seven’s top 10 Billboard hit “Know What You Mean”. She was the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition Grand Prize Winner overall for the song “My Three Wishes”, and also won the top prize in the Pop category for “Nobody Knows”. In 2006 Patrice became the youngest inductee to the Texas Music Hall of Fame, and received the Austin Music Awards’ Musician of the Year, Best Female Vocalist, and Song of the Year for her song “Beautiful Thing”.
Over the past decade, Patrice has independently released five acclaimed solo records which showcase her socially astute, literate lyrics alongside her powerful vocals. The new release, Live and Then Some: Brushwood Lounge, Vol.2, is a passionate live performance of her original R&B tinged Americana at the intimate Brushwood Lounge in Murphys, California. Samples are available at www.patricepike.com.
For more information about this or other Performing Arts Studio programs, phone 405-307-9320.
Summer Breeze Concerts are produced by the Performing Arts Studio and are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and from businesses and individuals including: Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School; Michael Miller; City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department; Andi Berry, Wyoming Art Therapy & Medical Counseling; Jamie Belknap, DDS, Norman Smile Center; and Republic Bank and Trust. Additional support comes from BancFirst; Glen Brown; The Earth Natural Foods & Deli; David Fries Roofing; The Deli; Jack's Pool Service; Tom McAuliffe - Don Cies Real Estate; MDS Plumbing - Mark and Becky Wilson; Old Republic Title Company of Oklahoma; The Spirit Shop; Dale Wares - Wares Properties; Zoo Amphitheater; Native Roots Market; Montford Inn.