El Pony Pisador has become one of the most important folk bands in Catalonia. Its sound is crafted in the tradition of Celtic and folk music.
If we blend the worlds of JRR Tolkien with Monty Python, and add a substantial dose of contemporary folk energy, the result could be something similar to El Pony Pisador.
They have released three albums, with the latest one featuring The Longest Johns, a sea shanty group from England. Currently, El Pony Pisador is working on their fourth album, scheduled for an early 2024 release. So far, they ‘ve accumulated over six million streams in their catalog, and their fan base continues to grow.
El Pony Pisador has performed all over Europe, including notable appearances at Eurofolk in Germany, Appingedam Folk in the Netherlands, and the North Sea Folk & Shanties Festival in Belgium, Severn Seas Festival in UK among others. They have also showcased their talents in Canada at La Fete des Chants Marins and in the USA at Bay City Maritime Festival.
In addition, the band has ventured across continents, completing a successful Australian tour this year with six shows in the South-West of the island, including the Albany International Folk and Shanty Festival. This tour was highly successful, with every show sold out. Plans are already underway for the next tour in early 2025.
The year 2023 has been exceptionally busy, featuring more than 50 shows. It will culminate with their first date in Asia, confirmed at the Hozo Music Festival in Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam).
As 2024 begins, the band is already experiencing exciting developments, having been selected to perform at Folk Alliance International in Kansas (USA) in February. Undoubtedly, El Pony Pisador is currently at the pinnacle of their career.