Singer Patrice Pike met guitarist Wayne Sutton at a street festival in Dallas, Texas. After a brief stint in Austin, Sutton returned to Plano, Texas, where, in 1991, the two formed a band and began writing and rehearsing. Originally called 'Little Sister', the band began playing in Dallas on stages such as Club Dada, but soon relocated to the more active musical scene of Austin. They quickly moved from being an opening band for local legends Soul Hat into a headlining role of their own, and remained popular in Austin for many years.
Their debut EP appeared in 1994, followed by a full-length and appearances on the H.O.R.D.E. Tour. They released two further full-length studio albums and scored a hit with the song "Know What You Mean", which reached #21 on the Adult Top 40 charts and #76 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group split in 2001, re-releasing their debut album and issuing a live album that same year.
Due to naming conflicts over the name 'Little Sister', a popular bar-band moniker, in the mid 1990s the band decided to change the name to 'Sister 7'; however, the change was not well received by fans, who generally continued to use the original name.
- Patrice Pike - vocals
- Wayne Sutton - guitar
- Darrell Phillips - bass
- Sean Phillips - drums
- Free Love and Nickel Beer EP (SBK Records, 1994)
- Little Sister/Sister 7 (Rhythmic Records, 1994)
- This the Trip (Arista Austin, 1997)
- Wrestling Over Tiny Matters (Arista Austin, 2000)
- Live (Dualtone Records, 2001)