Patrice Vigier – Guitarist, Guitar Maker
Patrice Vigier has been a worldwide, reputable, non-industrial guitar maker since 1980. His reputation has been manifested due to his innovative instruments, such as the fretless guitars with metal fingerboards, or the first memory guitar. Vigier’s instruments are or were played by a myriad of bands including: Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Simple Minds, Guns and Roses, Oingo Boingo, Stanley Jordan, Lapiro de Mbanga, and Shawn Lane.
Patrice Vigier is also the owner of a musical instrument distribution company in Europe. This company distributes to prestigious brands such as Orange Amplifiers, Ernie Ball Strings, Music Man Guitars, and Schecter Guitars.
Patrice Vigier learned music theory at a very early age, and is presently involved in a music project called Vigier’s Summer Storm. The first CD involves the renowned French musicians: Pascal Mulot on bass, Aurelien Ouzoulias on drums, and the star singer, Renaud Hantson. Along with his own musical career, Renaud Hantson has starred in French rock operas such as Starmania, La Legende de Jimmy, and Notre Dame de Paris.
Summer Storm claims to be of the progressive classic rock genre. The ambition of the project is to internationally establish the first classic rock French band.
The first CD has already been produced, composed, and arranged by Patrice Vigier, with all lyrics and melodies created by Renaud Hantson.