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Born and raised in Fresno, California Patrick Contreras has branded his style of playing with influences of Hip Hop, Mariachi, Rock, Soul, Jazz, Electronic and Classical to become one of violin's rising stars with a completely unique sound. Patrick thrills audiences wherever he goes with his original music and explosive interpretations of Jimi Hendrix
Patrick's Career has taken him to perform all across the United States from Las Vegas and San Antonio to Los Angeles, Phoenix, and most recently in Denver. Internationally Patrick has performed in Italy (Florence, Rome, Venice), Austria (Salzburg, Weis) and the Czech Republic (Prague), and most recently in Bissau, Capitol of African Country Guinea-Bissau.
Working and opening for such a eclectic array of musicians such as BB King, Datsik, Johnny Mathis, Boney James, Cole Fonseca, Salvador Santana, Digital Underground, Kreayshawn, Sir Mix - A - Lot, Poncho Sanchez, Marky Sanchez (lead singer of Adema), Jackie Kelley, Fashawn and The Wailers Patrick has learned a wide scope of music and performed for many different markets.
this past year has been a stellar year for the rising musician.
Africa: In January, Patrick flew to the tiny country of Guinea - Bissau to shoot a music video in support of West African Vocational Schools, he was the first ever violinist to perform in that country.
Tejano: Finding success in a new market with Jorge Moreno, Patrick has already performed to large crowds at the Las Vegas Hilton Ballroom, Tejano 's largest festival "fan fair" in San Antonio, and Casino's up and down the Southwest.
World Star Hip Hop: Three of Patrick's videos were featured on Hip Hop's most popular blog, Rise & Fall, Wicked Games, and No Lie amassing over 380,00 views so far.
Youtube Success: with a growing fanbse of 3,565 subscribers (and rising everyday) and a rapidly rising (280,081 views) Dubstep Violin Remix of Adventure's Club's Rise and Fall thats quickening going viral.