Jarabe de Palo

Jarabe de Palo ("Wooden Stick Syrup") were a Spanish rock band, once led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Pau Donés.

Jarabe de Palo
Jarabe de Palo in concert in 2005
Jarabe de Palo in concert in 2005
Background information
OriginMontanuy, Spain
GenresSpanish rock
Years active1996-2020
LabelsVirgin, Tronco
Past members
  • Pau Donés
  • David Muñoz
  • Alex Tenas
  • Jordi Vericat
  • Jaime Burgos
  • Jimmy Jenks Jimenez

On 9 June 2020, Donés died at the age of 53.[1]

Going IndependentEdit

In 2008, the band announced they were going to leave their record company and go independent, founding their own record label Tronco Records. They changed their name to "Jarabedepalo" because their former record label had the rights to the name.

In 2009 they released, Orquesta Reciclando (Recycling Orchestra), in which they recorded new versions of their old songs, and one new song. ¿Y Ahora que Hacemos? (Now What Are We Going to Do?), was released in 2011 and Somos (We Are) in 2014.

Awards and collaborationsEdit

The group has received Premios de la Música, Premio Ondas and Grammy nominations. They have collaborated with La Vieja Trova Santiaguera, Antonio Vega, Vico C and Celia Cruz (soundtrack of El milagro de P. Tinto). Donés has also composed tracks for Ricky Martin and starred in a music video with Alanis Morissette. They also collaborated with Italian musicians Jovanotti, Niccolò Fabi, Modà and Ermal Meta.


Band membersEdit


  • David Muñoz - guitar
  • Jordi Vericat - bass, background vocals
  • Alex Tenas - drums
  • Jaime Burgos - keyboards, piano
  • Jimmy Jenks Jimenez - sax


  • Pau Donés - vocals, guitar (died 2020)
  • Jordi Mena - guitar
  • Dani Forcada - percussion
  • Joan Gené - bass
  • Marià Roch - bass
  • Toni-Chupi Saigi - keyboards
  • Quino Béjar - percussion
  • Toni Saigi - keyboards
  • Kyke Serrano - keyboards
  • Dani Baraldes - guitar
  • Jordi Busquets - guitar
  • Carmen Niño - bass
  • Riki Frouchtman - guitar


  1. ^ "Leader of Jarabe de Palo band Pau Donés dies at 53". Catalan News. Retrieved 9 June 2020.

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