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Pat Thrall

g, US
Musician / Producer of Rock
A.k.a. Patrick Allen Thrall

Pat Thrall was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Starting as a drummer then moving to guitar, at age 18 Thrall was involved in the first ever instructional book for rock guitar titled “Improvising Rock Guitar Vol 1”. Thrall began attracting attention as a guitarist in 1976 after the release of "Automatic Man" (signed by Chris Blackwell-Island Records), a band that was put together by former Santana drummer, Michael Shrieve. The band recorded their first album in London with Keith Harwood producing (Led Zeppelin "Presence", Rolling Stones "Black and Blue"). Thrall pioneered tape echo technics on the Automatic Man record specifically on the tracks "Geni Geni" and "Automatic Man" that later became the hallmark sound of U2 guitarist The Edge and Eddie Van Halen on the track "Cathe

  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Synthesizer
  • Backing Vocals
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Spoken Word

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