Patricio ‘Pato’ Zuniga is a Multi-instrumentalist and Producer from Santiago, Chile. Eclectic and unpredictable, he blends tribal roots, dub reggae, guitar virtuoso, soul and funky vibes that will take you on an unforgettable journey that will make you move.
Pato has had a life long affair with music, picking up the guitar at age 9 and exploring many genres of music; blues, funk, rock, folk, punk rock and ethnic music. He expanded his musical expression with drums and bass and a love of ethnic instruments. Some of the instruments that he plays are guitar, bass, drums, Australian didjiridoo, as well as, African instruments kora, balafon, djembe, ngoni and duns duns. He has played in several bands in Chile including, SantoBando, Orixango, Afrik, as well as his own projects in Bali; Gypsy Caveman and Mamba Hitam. Currently, Pato has been touring as the most animated and ingenious bassist for the band "Nahko and Medicine for the People".
In 1999 and 2001 he was awarded scholarships to study music at the University "Escuela de las Artes y Musica Popular de Chile" studying Arrangement and Composition until 2003.
When not touring Pato produces music in a studio he co-owns, called Sonic Soul Studio, in Santa Ynez, CA. He has co-produced Nahko’s “My Name is Bear” Solo album and Tim Snider’s “Humanity” album.
Pato is available for studio sessions.