Patrick Abbate Band
After many years of solo career, Patrick finally decided to have a full band with steady musicians who are real band members and collaborate not only live but in studio and arranging sessions too. From 2021, these are the band member of the Patrick Abbate Band, awesome musicians and before than anything else, great friends. In order based of the date they joined the band:
Valentino Podda on Bass
Valentino has been playing Bass for Patrick from 2018, beside of being a very close friend, he is also an amazing bassist, groove master with an amazing bass tone. From the beginning of their collaboration, Patrick gets him involved in every project that requires a solid and reliable bassist.
Valentino is endorsed by Fabio Montis Bass and Mark Bass. He uses also an Eventide H9 for the effects.
Daniele Siddi on Drums
Daniele started playing Drums with Patrick when they were 16 or something. They were both in the Sardinian band Elisir which was pretty popular in Sardinia during the 90s/early 2000. They've always been very closer friends so... in 2021, finally Daniele accepted to join Patrick's band, which was for Patrick a very natural choice. Daniele is a solid drummer with great groove and feeling.
Marco Lord Cossu on Keyboards
Patrick and Marco became super close friends from the first moment they met. Patrick joined a project Marco was part of and, as soon as Patrick showed up with his had customized with an Iron Man ARC Reactor, Marco understood they would be friends for life. Marco plays keyboards with Ian Paice's solo project and Mike Terrana's solo project... we guess it was time for him to finally play in a guitarist's solo project too!
Marco is endorsed by Casio, Camelot, Audiomodeling, Lounsberry pedal.
Andrea Puxeddu on Guitar
Andrea is the latest addition to the band as per May 2022. He is another old friend of Patrick, in fact, when Patrick moved to the US, he sold some of his historical guitars since he needed to make some cash for the move and since he was endorsed with Washburn back then so he wasn't using any of his old Ibanez guitars anymore. It wasn't just about money, Patrick needed to find the right persons to get his very very significant guitars. Andrea was the elected one who got Patrick's Ibanez JPM signed by Steve Vai and Frank Gambale, the guitar Patrick's father loved a lot back when he was still alive. This explains why Andrea is the perfect fit, even more if you consider Andrea's amazing technique and the fact that he plays also classic guitar(Patrick definitely needs a classic guitarist in the band since he studied classic guitars himself and he writes tons of music with it).
Andrea is endorsed by Fractal Audio Systems, Essetipicks, Frog Amps, Mezzabarba, Stomplabel, G66