Pau Donés

Spanish singer-songwriter and musician

Pau Donés Cirera (11 October 1966 – 9 June 2020) was a Catalan songwriter, guitarist and vocalist of the musical group Jarabe de Palo.

Pau Donés in 2017

Biography change

Early years change

Born in Barcelona, Spain, Donés grew up in Barcelona.[1][2] He got his first guitar when he was 12 years old.

Along with his brother Marc, they set up their first group: J. & Co. Band, and afterwards Dentaduras Postizas.[3] For a while, he combined locals concerts in Barcelona with his job for an advertising agency.[4]

In 1996 he formed Jarabe de Palo, being La Flaca his first album.[5]

Health change

On 1 September 2015 he had to cancel all his concerts after having an operation for colorectal cancer.[6][7] On 5 April 2016 he announced via Twitter that he had recovered from his illness. However, he had a relapse a year later.[8] He announced in October 2018 that he was to leave the music world indefinitely from January 2019. A year later, in April 2020, it was reported that Jarabe de Palo was recording a new album, Tragas o escupes, to be launched in September. However, its launch was moved forward to May 2020. He died from the disease on 9 June 2020, aged 53.[9]

Discography change

  • 1996 - La flaca
  • 1998 - Depende
  • 2001 - De vuelta y vuelta
  • 2003 - Bonito
  • 2004 - 1 m²
  • 2007 - Adelantando
  • 2009 - Orquesta reciclando
  • 2011 - ¿Y ahora qué hacemos?
  • 2014 - Somos
  • 2015 - Tour Americano 14-15 (CD/DVD)
  • 2017 - 50 palos (10-03-2017)
  • 2020 - Tragas o escupes

Compiling change

  • 2003 - ¿Grandes éxitos?
  • 2004 - Colección "Grandes"
  • 2005 - Completo, incompleto
  • 2006 - Edición 10º aniversario "La Flaca"

References change

  1. Biografía de jarabe de Jarabe de Palo, en quedeletras.com
  2. «"En España no vivimos la música en las tripas"», en El País [...] Jarabe de Palo, la banda encabezada por el barcelonés Pau Donés.
  3. Arevalo, Andrés. "Jarabe de PaloTodo empezó con una flaca, pero no se paró ahí". La Fonoteca (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  4. Gon, Manu (9 July 2015). "Pau Donés, líder de Jarabe de Palo:«Vivimos un momento mediocre dominado por la música de baile de dudosa calidad»". Última Hora (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 March 2017.[permanent dead link]
  5. Artist Biography by John Bush, Allmusic.com.
  6. «Pau Donés: "En la vida hay que ser valiente. Hoy estás y mañana, no"», en El Periódico
  7. "«"Dolor de barriga"», en jarabedepalo.com". Archived from the original on 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  8. "Pau Donés sufre una recaída de su cáncer: "Pase lo que pase, Jarabe de Palo vuelve"". El País. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  9. Muere Pau Donés, líder de Jarabe de Palo, a los 53 años in lavanguardia.com (in Spanish)

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