Management & Booking

 

PO BOX 333

Santa Ynez, CA 93460

patozmgmt@gmail.com

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About

PATO

Patricio ‘Pato’ Zuniga is a multi-instrumentalist 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.

STUDIO SESSIONS

An abbreviated list of studio sessions include:

  • 2018 Tim Snider "Humanity" Co-producer and instrumentalist, bass

  • 2017 Nahko "My Name is Bear" Co-producer and instrumentalist, bass, guitar, drums

  • 2015 Nahko Medicine for the People - Hoka: bass, kora, vocals, balafon, percussions

  • 2014 Alissa Nathaniel - Goddess of Devotion: bass, guitar

  • 2014 Harmony Polo and Maneesh Damoor - Blessings of Your Grace: bass, guitar, percussions

  • 2011 Kevin James - Heartstrings: bass

  • 2011 Nick Wallaki - Across the Water: bass, guitar

  • 2010 Nick Wallaki - Nick Wallaki: bass, drums, guitar

  • 2009 Afrik Electronic Music - Afrik: programming machines, dun duns, kora, trutruka, guitar, bass

  • 2008 Santo Bando - Jah Bless al Pulso de la Tierra: bass, vocals

  • 2004 Orixango - Orixango: kora, djembe, balafon, dunduns, vocals

STAGE APPEARANCES

A partial list of stage appearances include:

  •  2015 - Present Nahko and medicine for the People, International tour

  •  2014 Bali Spirit Festival/Multiple appearances, Bali, Indonesia

  •  2013 Bali Spirit Festival/ Nahko and Medicine for the People, Susu Ibu, Afro Moses, Bali, Indonesia

  •  2012 Bali Spirit Festival/ Nahko and Medicine for the People, Silver Pesos, Susu Ibu, Jacqueline Fuentes, Bali, Indonesia

  •  2009 Santo bando/ The Wailers, Santiago, Chile- 2011 Nick Wallaki/ Iwan falls, Sumatra, Indonesia

  • 2008 Orixango/ Ozric tentacles, Santiago, Chile

  • 2007 Santo bando w/ Matisyahu, Santiago, Chile

  • 2007 Jahmabless/ Sean Paul, Santiago, Chile

  •  2007 Afrik/ Ricardo Villalobos, Santiago, Chile