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PONTE PILAS

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Biography

Ponte Pilas, that’s the four friends Calum, Daniel, Ralde and Ismael. Brought together by fate and circumstance from a young age, they started making music together in 2017 – always inspired by their common heroes such as Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones and Blondie. While their passion for Rock’n’Roll connects them, each one channels this in their own unique way: Artsy and passionate, cool and funny, charismatic and crazy and the introspective musician. In Ponte Pilas they unify these disparate souls into one, especially since they write all their songs together as a band. Each band member leaves their own indelible mark on the song, which resonates with each listener in a different and powerful way.

 

In the last 5 years the British-Ecuadorian band has shared many moments together: Being unemployed and living in a two bedroom apartment in Berlin, they were hustling for every show they could find in some of dirtiest, darkest spots in town. Soon they had conquered the hearts of their fans and also caught the attention of other fellow musicians, from glam-punks to grime-rappers. This led to support tours with The Wedding Present, British upstarts King Nun, The Legendary Tigerman and various others as well as their own headline shows throughout Germany and Europe. In 2019 Ponte Pilas won the „listen to berlin“ award for their Single „Eye for an Eye“ which was followed by their debut EP „So It Goes“, released in summer 2021.

 

Through all that they have grown even closer together and also their music evolved as they got more politically and socially conscious: they dived into other, more mature topics which they now put out into their debut album, planned for summer 2022. Ponte Pilas believe that musicians have a platform and opportunity to push positive change. They like to see themselves as „the Band of the people“ and therefore are eager to commit to important topics and seek exchange with other musicians as well as with their fans. Their lyrics always carry a message they want to deliver – from existential themes, the gradual descent into middle age, to more serious and political topics, often with a generous dose of self-deprecation and barbed social critique.

 

And yet they do not lose the musical expression of Sex and Rock’n’Roll: especially live Ponte Pilas bring an incredible energy and intensity across the stage which they have already proven on various opportunities across the continent. Their energetic appearance fits very well to their band name: Ponte Pilas, which is an Ecuadorian Spanish slang, translates to „put on your batteries“ meaning to „get your act together“ and to wake up to reality. With catchy guitar riffs and driving rhythms Ponte Pilas' music combines elements of contemporary and classic rock which results in their energetic Alternative Indie Rock Sound. Before, sometimes during and always after their shows, they like to mix with the audience for drinks, conversations and just to enjoy a good time well into the night. In sum: Ponte Pilas are a passionate, thought-provoking, hilarious and, most importantly, very modest Indie-Rock-Band that you don’t wanna miss live on stage!

AWARD WINNERS - LISTEN TO BERLIN 2019/20

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Highlights

Digital Streaming Services

 

Distributed by Border Music (Redeye Worldwide)

Currently at 9k monthly listeneres

337k total streams

Audience 60% Female / 37% Female / 2%. NB / 3% NS

Radio

BBC Introducing

rbb / radioeins 

Live session for Fritz Berlin

Playlists

Features include Spotify's All New Rock - (285k followers), Fresh Finds GSA (10k) , AlternaRock

Apple Music "The New Rock", New in Indie

Several independent playlists

Bookings

The Great Escape 2022

Spike The Bulgarian Music Showcase 2022

Live at Heart 2022

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

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

2021

  1.  Badehaus - So It Goes EP Release show  - Berlin, Germany 25.11.2021

2022

  1. Nochtspeicher - The Vices support show - Hamburg, Germany 28.04.2022

  2.  Becherek - Residency #1  - Berlin, Germany 30.04.2022 SOLD OUT

  3. The Sidewinder - The Great Escape Festival - Brighton, UK  12.05.2022

  4. Becherek - Residency #2 - Berlin, Germany 21.05.2022 SOLD OUT

  5. RockBar Download - Spike Bulgarian Music Showcase - Plovdiv, Bulgaria 28.05.2022

  6. Zurück zu den Wurzeln - Niedersgörsdorf, Germany 11.06.2022

  7. House of Music - Berlin, Germany 2.07.2022

  8. Huana Festival - Cottbus, Germany 16.07.2022

  9. Loophole - Residency #3 - Berlin, Germany 30.07.2022 SOLD OUT

Video

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