Guitarist Pat Reilly Bio
Pat Reilly AKA "Pat the Panther" is an international touring guitarist, session guitarist, and songwriter. Born and raised in Queens New York, Pat started playing guitar at the age of 16, drawing influence from renowned guitarists such as Mary Friedman (ex Megadeth), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) to name a few. Although Pat's musical passions lie in the metal genre, his songwriting is quite diverse, ranging from classically composed intros to full-fledged groove-based metal compositions. Many listeners may consider Pat a "Shredder" but he shies from the term as he prides himself on the emotional element of songwriting and guitar playing, not so much on being purposely technical. Pat's songwriting philosophy is "Write for the song not for the ego"
On the touring side of music, Pat's experience is fairly extensive. He has toured with bands such as Tengger Cavalry, Through the Discipline, Vajra, Fellahin Fall and progressive metal band Awaken, playing several hundred shows throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and most notably performing at New York City's prestigious Carnegie Hall.
As a solo artist, Pat has released five instrumental tracks, One full length album “Path to Transcendence” and in December of 2021 released a single titled “The Chase” in collaboration with Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund.