After studying music at university, Patrick Bouchard switches from violin and classic guitar to an electric guitar and an amplifier, the rest is history. He soon formed the band Silent Soul for which he was lead singer and songwriter. In 2001, the band quickly starts to build a solid fanbase in the province of Quebec. For the next about ten years, the band toured extensively performing hundreds of shows across the country, playing major event festivals such as Vans Warped Tour, and received the prestigious title of “Artist of the Month” by the European magazine Rock One Mag.
In 2005, Quebec Superstar Marie-Mai asks Patrick to join her live team and tour with her as her guitarist and back vocalist. In 2010, thanks to her huge success, they performed at the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympic Games. In 2011, Marie-Mai and her whole live entourage receive the prestigious Félix award for Performance of the Year at the Gala l’ADISQ, highlighting their successful collaboration.
At about the same time, Patrick is now high on the idea of having his very own recording studio in order to exploit his creativity and immerse himself in collaborations with independent artists he considers too talented to stay in the shadows. This is how the WaZaBi studio came to be in 2011.
Since then, a string of productions, many where he is the main writer have been done in his studio. He was also solicited to compose musical themes for television productions which yielded such successes as Miss Planet Beach, this was played to more than 80 million American households, as well as, the the web series C.A.N.C.A.N., airing on TV5. In 2013, mega International band Simple Plan invites Patrick to replace (sub) one of the members for a show at the Bell Center in Montreal.
2017 was a busy and fruitful year for the songwriter, who co-wrote “A song to sing”, performed by Koraly, as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary. He collaborated on the Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 soundtrack, for which Patrick composed and programmed 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 co-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 in charge of the sound recording portion and engineering. In addition, together they wrote “Solo” which is found on Ludovick’s album. We can hear his production on 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 radio across Canada. The track “Can’t make it back home” was released not long ago and is gaining momentum already on Spotify and other platforms.
Patrick will soon be working on projects with major DJ Daniel Desnoyers.