PONTE PILAS

Management & Label

Juan Velez           - jay@pianolarecords.com

Biography

Berlin-based rock ’n’ roll band Ponte Pilas, namely Scottish frontman Calum Bolland and Ecuadorians Daniel Rivera (drums), Ismael Rivera (lead guitar) and Alejandro Iturralde (bass), formed in February 2017. With catchy guitar riffs, a driving rhythm section and anthemic choruses, the band’s chaotic live shows quickly earned them a reputation as one of Berlin’s most exciting up-and-coming groups.

 

    Drawing comparisons to Oasis, the Hives and the Stooges, Ponte Pilas’ music shows a keen ear for musical hooks and combines elements of both contemporary and classic rock. Their lyrics are cinematic in scope, with influences such as Hunter S. Thompson and Charles Bukowski. These songs are performed live with an intensity and energy that works audiences into a frenzy.

 

    Having played legendary Berlin venues such as SO36, SAGE Club and selling out a headline show at Musik & Frieden, last year Ponte Pilas toured throughout Germany and Europe. With a very simple philosophy, to make each show as wild and unique as possible, Ponte Pilas make the music that they love. Support tours with The Wedding Present and The Legendary Tigerman followed.

 

    Awarded the 2019 ‘Listen to Berlin’ Public Prize by the Berlin Music Commission, along with a showcase at the Most Wanted: Music convention, the band are garnering industry acclaim. Having enjoyed a German tour with post-punk starlets King Nun, the band recorded a new E.P. ‘So It Goes…’ with Impression Recordings’ Robbie Moore in June 2020. This will be released, following singles from the record, in late 2021.

Releases

Singles from So It Goes... EP

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Tinderbox

Ponte Pilas

August 13, 2021

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Treading Water

Ponte Pilas

June 25, 2021

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Acid Flashback #4

Ponte Pilas

April 23, 2021

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Clickbait

Ponte Pilas

March 12, 2021

Last Of A Dying Breed - Offical Artwork.

Last Of A Dying Breed

Ponte Pilas

Jan 29, 2021

Trilogy Release

Sound & Colour

Ponte Pilas

December 6, 2018

Eye For An Eye

Ponte Pilas

May 17, 2019

Out Of My Head

Ponte Pilas

October 7, 2018

AWARD WINNERS - LISTEN TO BERLIN 2019/20

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Highlights

Digital Streaming Services

 

Distributed by Border Music (Redeye Worldwide)

276k total streams

Audience 71% Male / 24% Female / 2%. NB / 3% NS

Radio

BBC Introducing

rbb / radioeins - song played as a free pick

Live session for Fritz Berlin

Playlists

Featured in Spotify's All New Rock - 285k followers

Several independent playlists

Bookings

Most Wanted: Music Showcase 2019/20

Toured Germany with King Nun February/March 2020

German Headline Tour 2019

Toured Germany with The Legendary Tigerman 2019

Toured Germany with The Wedding Present 2019

Sold out Cassiopeia (330) 2018

Sold out Urban Spree (250) 2017​

Concerts

2018

2019

2020

  1. ​Dunker Club - Berlin, Germany 11.01.18

  2. Tiefgrund - Berlin, Germany 22.01.18

  3. Musik und Frieden - Berlin, Germany 02.02.18

  4. Tati Goes Underground Acoustic Gig - Berlin, Germany 22.02.18 SOLD OUT

  5. Livezone - Berlin, Germany 13.04.18

  6. Klub famu - Prague, Czech Republic 12.05.18

  7. Rock at Sage - Berlin, Germany 17.05.18

  8. Cafe LEBO - Karlsruhe, Germany 01.06.18

  9. Auster Club - Fête de la Musique - Berlin, Germany 21.06.18 SOLD OUT

  10. Technische Universität Festival - Berlin, Germany 15.06.18

  11. Rocktreff - Berlin, Germany 30.06.18

  12. Humboldt University Festival - Berlin, Germany 04.07.18

  13. Uni Festival - Leipzig, Germany 05.07.18

  14. Urban spree - The Graves release show - Berlin, Germany 20.07.18

  15. Wiesenburg festival - Berlin, Germany 26.08.18

  16. Paard - The Wedding Present support show - The Hague, Netherlands 29.09.18

  17. The Waterhole - Amsterdam, Netherlands 01.10.18

  18. Cassiopeia - Release show (330 people audience) - Berlin, Germany 06.10.18 SOLD OUT

  19. Tel quel - Berlin, Germany 19.10.18

  20. Klunkerkranich - Berlin, Germany 07.11.18

  21. Rock at Sage - 21st Anniversary party - Berlin, Germany 22.11.18

  22. Auster Club - Release show (180 people audience) - Berlin, Germany 04.12.18

  1.  Milla Club - The Legendary Tigerman support show - Munich, Germany 26.03.19

  2. MTC - The Legendary Tigerman support show - Cologne, Germany 28.03.19

  3. Nochtspeicher -The Legendary Tigerman support show - Hamburg, Germany 30.03.19

  4. Frannz Club -The Legendary Tigerman support show - Berlin, Germany 31.03.19 

  5. Dein Nachtbar - Karlsruhe, Germany 17.05.19

  6. Ponyhof - Frankfurt, Germany 21.05.19

  7. Blue Shell - Cologne, Germany 22.05.19

  8. Campus Festival - Potsdam, Germany 23.05.19

  9. Musik & Frieden (Schwarzes Zimmer) - Berlin, Germany 24.05.19

  10.  Hope and Air - Berlin, Germany 07.06.2019

  11. Rock at Sage - Berlin, Germany 15.08.2019

  12. Monkeys Music Club - The Wedding Present support show - Hamburg, Germany 12.09.19

  13. Lido - The Wedding Present support show - Berlin, Germany 13.09.19

  14. Musiktheater Piano - The Wedding Present support show - Dortmund, Germany 16.09.19

  15. Badehaus - Berlin, Germany 06.10.19

  16. Fridays For Future - Weimar, Germany 25.10.19

  17. Most Wanted: Music Live Showcase - Berlin, Germany 06.11.19

  1.  Cassiopeia - Pilton Stage Glastonbury Showcase  - Berlin, Germany 08.02.20

  2. Feierwerk Orangehaus - King Nun support show - Munich, Germany 28.02.20

  3. Cassiopeia -King Nun support show - Berlin, Germany 04.03.20

  4. Molotow Skybar -King Nun support show - Hamburg, Germany 05.03.20 

  5. Artheater - Köln, Germany 06.05.19

  6. Carrona Autokino am Olympiastadion - Berlin, Germany 15.08.2020

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