Patrick Rondat - Biography

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This multi talented guitarist has also accompanied Jean Michel Jarre on stage and in studio, participated on two albums of The Consortium Project, and worked as a member of the Dutch band Elegy for the last 4 years. During his rich career Patrick has played many 'top of the bill' concerts as well as playing support band for Blue Oyster Cult [1989], Bruce/Baker/Moore [1994], participating in Monsters of Rock [1991 - with amongst others AC/DC, Queensrÿche and Metallica], and in 1998 Patrick played the 14 French dates of the G3 Tour with Joe Satriani.

Since this last Tour in 1998 we have not heard very much about his solo activities, but during this time Patrick has worked with Elegy - recording 2 albums and touring with the band. Fortunately our man is a dedicated musician and worker and never forgets the many fans who have followed him for 15 years. It is with this in his mind that this musician has composed the 10 pieces, including an adaptation of a classical piece by Johan-Sebastian Bach, that will complete this new album - the release of which is scheduled for April 19th in France and late May in the rest of the World.

Recording of this album "An Ephemeral world" took place from October to December 2003 at the Bazment Studios in Germany, with Markus Teske [Vanden Plas] as sound engineer / Co-producer, Dirk Bruinenberg / Drums [Elegy, Adagio] and the faithful Patrice Guers / Bass [Seen recently on stage with Rhapsody].

After a successful release party in Paris on April 14th, in June 2004, He was on the road for a series of guitar demos, which took place in 22 different cities in France.

On September 12th, 2004, he played at the Raismes Fest together with Angra, After Forever, Rage and Primal Fear. Then he was be back on stage with Jean-Michel Jarre for a huge concert, which took place in Beijing, China, on October 10th 2004. A gigantic show which was broadcasted all over the World.
After, a French tour with Freak Kitchen many clinics all over Europe. He played again in 2005, with Jean-michel Jarre in Gdansk - Poland. 2 DVD's of the Beijing and Gdansk shows was released.

Patrick has finish the recording of a new project. A duet with a classical pianist Hervé N'Kaoua where Patrick plays electric guitar, all tunes are from classical composers, mainly sonatas for piano and violin. The album was released on march 24th, 2008.