Pat Reilly

Session Guitarist, Composer

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A guitar solo should be more than a bunch of notes and patterns played without purpose. I specialize in delivering dynamic guitar leads that ooze feel and emotion. Each solo I compose is literally a product of the feelings resulting from the music I am writing it to. My goal is to amplify the effect of your song, not to stand out on my own.

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 frowns upon 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, and Awaken, playing several hundred shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe most notably performing at New York City's prestigious Carnegie Hall.

I bring experience and passion to the table.

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  1. Review by Lou Hannoe

    Pat is one of the most expressive lead guitarists I've had the pleasure of working with. He can shred with the best of them, but his playing puts the emotion in front, with his well-developed chops supporting the song rather than distracting from it.

Interview with Pat Reilly

  1. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  2. A: Experience and emotion.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: Using an Audient ID44 interface, I run my AXE FX 3 as well as my EVH head into the mic pre's. I do all my recording in Reaper where I house a massive library of plugins and virtual instruments.

  5. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  6. A: These days I am greatly inspired by the band Evergrey. Their blend of heaviness and emotion is untouchable.

  7. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  8. A: Most commonly I am hired to write and perform guitars solos.

Terms Of Service

1 revisions for each solo. Generally, I can finish One lead in just a day or two depending on the length.

Gear Highlights
  • EVH 5150 III Stealth
  • AXE FX 3
  • Ibanez prestige
  • Schecter
  • Charvel Guitars
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