Guitarist and founder of Atréal, CF (Charles) Picot is also passionate about travel and exotic cultures. Guitarist for over 25 years, CF Picot has been a studio musician, a composer of film music and has played in several groups at various locations. Driven by a desire to create unconventional and captivating music, CF Picot founded Atréal in 2004. He recorded the Esplanade EP in 2005 and Hiver nordique in 2008 in collaboration with Denis Ferland and Fredric Gary Comeau. Atréal plans to launch an upcoming album in 2011.