Born and raised in Fresno, California Patrick Contreras has branded his unique style of violin playing with influences of Blues, EDM, Rock and Hip Hop to become Fresno’s most popular musician and regularly sells out clubs and theaters. Patrick thrills audiences wherever he goes with his original music and explosive interpretations of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Carlos Santana.
Most recently Patrick has expanded his sound to include EDM (electronic dance music) and Hip Hop earning him a feature on popular blog World Star Hip Hop. This new direction has opened many doors and since 2011 Patrick has opened and worked with a diverse range of artists such as Johnny Mathis, Datsik, The Wailers, Porter Robinson,and Salvador Santana (Son of Carlos)
The future is bright for Patrick and only growing brighter! Look for releases in the acoustic and hip hop genres and a soon to be released video of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”!
Patrick lists some of his influences:
Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Astor Piazzolla, Rachmaninov, Itzhak Perlman, Michael Rabin, Miles Davis, Lila Downs, Ravi Shankar, Stephane Grappelli, Eazy E, Amy Winehouse, Daft Punk, Buena Vista Social Club, Eminem, Beethoven, Jacqueline Du Pre, Buika, Paco De Lucia, Vincente Amigo, Nero, Deadmau5