BIOGRAPHY

The Always Drinking Marching Band is a company made by musicians, actors, technicians, dancers and poets that has been performing in the streets since 1997,  throughout Spain but also elsewhere in Europe, Asia, Africa and América.

Our name refers to the Mediterranean “ mode de vie”, which includes socializing with buddies on streets and squares, having some beers and tapas, hence "Always Drinking..."

And our goal is to reach all audiences being faithful to our trademark: high quality music combined with sharp humour.

Productions, growth and the conquest of the world

“Birra, sudor y lágrimas” (1997 - 2005) ("Brew, sweat and tears").

 

“La Calle es nuestra”. (2005 - nowadays)With this show the company becomes professional and starts to be a reference within the world of "street bands". 

 

Many awards were given to this show that travelled around the world (Lisboa, Dixieland, Mercè a Banda, Milano Clown Festival, Linz Pflasterspektakel; Marroc, Fia Costa Rica and many, many others) in more than 250 performances. 

Go to shows to read and see more about "La Calle es nuestra".

 

“On The Rocks!” (2008) Grec festival (first stage show). That year brought  a new kind of productions which we called "Special", because they were organized in conjunction with City Councils, for specific parties or for award presentations and collaborations with artists such as Maria José (Cantanhede’09), Josema Yuste i Flo (Cap d’Any TVE’08), Costo Rico (Sala Apolo’09),  etc.

"Quina Barra" (2009). A new approach, combining Circus and music in a memorable experience                                          

                                           

In  2010 and 2011 the company  earned  the recognition of the media and the audience, presenting its shows throughout Europe and starting to have regular appereances in TV  (La Partida, La Marató, Ànima, els Matins de TV3). 

 

In 2012 the company, reached out and collaborated with the

actor G. Albá, creating the award winning "Flirtunder Jordi Purtí's regie and offered performances in the whole of Spain.              

                                   

The show Bullangas! (2010 -2013) performs in Beijing (Pekin), programmed as an attraction for the New Year´s Eve celebration!

 

In 2014 the company presents  Brasstards, a new stage show that performed in Costa Rica (Fia festival). It was in  Macao (China) where we premiered a pre version of Gagsters, a brand new show. 

In 2018, the familar show "#BeDifferent" debuts, again combining the discipline of clown, music and other circus disciplines. Agapito teaches us how, although being different, you can achieve what you set out to do. 

 

In 2019 we presented probably the largest musical show "The band is ours". A production where we celebrate our entire musical career on stage. Bands of large numbers of people collaborate with us playing the music of the "Always Drinking Marching Band" in symphonic format.

So, this is who we are!

We are working hard to keep on improving and to take our shows, if possible, to every corner of  the world. We strongly believe, that the energy that results from  combining good  music and good  humour, is universal; it resonates in China and in Helsinki as well as in  Bogotá and in Rabat.

     

Just drink it!

 FESTIVALS

- Brass: Durham International Festival. United Kingdom

- Sziget Festival. Budapest

- Festival Mawazine. Rabat, Morocco

- International Street Arts Festival SPRAOI. Waterford City, Ireland

- Norfolk & Norwich Festival. United Kingdom

- Festival International du Theâtre d’Aurillac. France

- FIA Festival Internacional de las Artes. San José, Costa Rica

- Spring Carnival Festival. Beijing

- Fira de Teatre de Tàrrega. Catalunya

- SibFest. Sibiu, Romania

- Festival Meeec!. L'Hospitalet

- Spring festival, Kunming, China

- Minimúsica, Barcelona

 - Accroches couers Angers, France

- Gaderteater, Denmark

- Festes de la Mercè. Barcelona
- Festival de Teatro Clásico. Olite
- Happy Jazz Festival. Lisboa
- Musikale Festival. Bizkaia
- Festival de circ i teatre de Carrer Trapezi. Vilanova i la Geltrú
- Marató de l’Espectacle. Barcelona
- Cantanhede Dixie Festival. Portugal
- Etnival. Girona

- Festival de circ i humor Ple de Riure. el Masnou
- Festival de Teatro y Artes de Calle. Valladolid
- 25a Marató de l’Espectacle. Barcelona
- Mercat de Música Viva Vic. Catalunya
- Imaxina Sons. Vigo
- Ritmus. Festival Música do Mundo de Ponta Delgada. Açores
- Festival Teatro de Calle. Salamanca
- Milano Clown Festival. Milano
- Festival 5 Elementos. Oeiras, Portugal
- Artisti in Piazza. Pennabilli, Italia
- Pflasterspektakel. Linz, Österreich
- XTRAX Festival. Manchester City, United Kingdom
- Stadtspektakel. Landshut, Deutscheland
- Fête l’Hermione. Rochefort, France
- Internationalen Straßentheaterfestival Olala. Lienz, Österreich
- Kremnické Gagy. Slovak Republic
- Black & White Theatre Festival. Imatra, Finland
- Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. Scotland
- Wine and Dine Festival. Macao
- The Venetian Carnevale. Macao
- Veszprémi Utcazene Fesztivál. Hungary
- Pflasterzauber. Hidesheim, Deutscheland
- Festival Jaleo. Garachico, Tenerife

 

AWARDS


- Premio del público Haizetara. AmorebietaEtxano
- 1r Premio Mercè a Banda. Barcelona
- Premio del público Fira Tàrrega
- Premio del público Milano Clown Festival. Itàlia
- Premio mejor Banda Spring Carnival Festival. Beijing
- Premio Unnim (per l’espectacle Flirt). Catalunya.
- Nominación als premis MAX (per l’espectacle Flirt). España

- 1r premio en Festival Cirque et Fanfares. Dole, Francia.

 

 

TV


- Nydia. [Canal 33]
- La Nit 25. [TV3]
- Festes de Primavera. [TV L’H]
- Nochevieja con Josema y Flo. [La 1]
- La Nit 10. [TV3]
- La Partida. [TV3]
- Ànima. [Canal 33]
- La Marató 2011 i 2012. [TV3]
- Els Matins. [TV3]
- Divendres. [TV3]