Patrick Rondat, french instrumental hard rock / progressive metal guitar player.
It is difficult to summarize Patrick Rondat's career as it is so full of musical encounters. Originating in the eighties’ metal scene, he became especially known in the instrumental metal genre.
He participated in the "Hard Rock Rendez-Vous" (Vogue 1989) compilation which exposed him to a wider audience. First there was a French tour with Blue Oyster Cult, then the release of his debut solo album "Just For Fun" which consolidated his position as leader in the instrumental metal genre.
He changed direction with "Rape of the Earth" (Vogue / Music For Nations 1991). His first two albums were distributed internationally and he participated in the famous live show on BBC Radio 1 London.
On his second album his omnipresent technique enhanced more mature and finished compositions where musicality occupied a major place. Parallel to his solo career Patrick collaborated with other artists. The meeting with Jean-Michel Jarre in 1991 opened up new musical horizons.
After performing at Monsters of Rock (AC/DC, Metallica, Queensryche, etc.) he began working with Jean-Michel by recording the album “Chronologie”. Subsequently he participated in an impressive series of concerts around the world, namely at Wembley in 1993 which remains etched in his memory.