After studying music at university, Patrick Bouchard switches from violin and classic guitar to an electric guitar and an amplifier. He then formed Silent Soul, an anglophone music band for which he is singer-songwriter. In 2001, the band quickly conquers young people in the province of Quebec. For a decade, Silent Soul did a hundreds shows, played in a several festivals such as Vans Warped Tour, and received the prestigious title “Artist of the Month” by the European magazine Rock One Mag.
In 2005, Marie-Mai, Star Académie 2003 finalist, forms her tour team. She asks Patrick to tour with them as a guitarist and backing singer. In 2010, thanks to her huge success, they performed in the closing ceremony of the Vancouver Olympic Games. It’s in 2011 that Marie-Mai’s team, which includes Patrick Bouchard, receives the Félix award for Performance of the Year at Gala de l’ADISQ, highlighting their successful collaboration.
Simultaneously, Patrick cherishes the idea of having his recording studio in order to exploit his creativity; also wanting to highlight that of independent artists he considers too talented to stay in the shadows. This is how the WaZaBi studio was born in 2011.
Since then, a lot of songwriting projects and producing have been done in his studio. He was approached for compositions and main theme directions for tv productions such as Miss Planet Beach, has been played in more than 80 millions of American houses, and the web series C.A.N.C.A.N., broadcasted on TV5 as well. In 2013, the international band Simple Plan requires Patrick guitarist talent to replace one of them for a show at the Bell Center.
2017 was a very busy and successful year for the songwriter, who co-wrote A song to sing, sung by Koraly, as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary. He collaborated on the Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 soundtrack, for which Patrick made the drum mix as well as the beats and electro portion of the compositions. Later that year, he participated in the Canadian Music Publishers Association’s Create L.A. camp, where he wrote with several songwriters. He also co-wrote the song Pas comme avant by Sophie Pelletier, which is featured on her album Les météores. Recently, Patrick worked on Ludovick Bourgeois’ album, in collaboration with Fred St-Gelais for the sound recording and engineering. In addition, together they wrote Solo which is found on Ludovick’s album. Recently, we can hear his production on the radio for the song Les cent pas, which was co-written with Caracol, for Joannie Benoit. One of his most recent collaborations with David Leask can be heard on the radio across Canada. The song Can’t make it back home was released not long ago and is gaining success already on Spotify and other music platforms.
In the near future, we will have the opportunity to hear his talented skills on DJ Daniel Desnoyers’ project…