Biography

Born in 1959, Miquel Pujadó wrote his first songs when he was 15 years old, and started to sing on stage with Catalan singers as Lluís Llach, Pi de la Serra or Raimon in 1976.

His first album released in 1982, the same year when he finished his studies of Philology at the Autonom University of Barcelona. He worked a long time (20 years) as a teacher of Language and Literature, without ceasing his activities as a singer-songwriter. He has been on stage in Copenhaguen, Paris, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Madrid, Brussels, etc.

Miquel Pujadó has been written many songs for other groups, musicians and singers, as: La Salseta del Poble Sec, Dyango, Guillermina Motta, Paco Muñoz, Casellas Sextet Folk, Lídya Casaprima, Maria Josep Villarroya, TV3 Orchestra, Titot, Mesclat, Manel Camp, Blues de Picolat, etc.

He knows very profoundly European songs, specially French and Catalan Song of the XXth Century. In 2000, he becamed Doctor in Philology with a thesis about both songs compared. One part of this thesis was publied as Diccionari de la Cançó. Dels Setze Jutges al Rock Català (Ed. Proa, 2000). He has been written and still writes hundreds of articles about Song for magazines or newspapers as SERRA D’OR, REVISTA MUSICAL CATALANA, CAHIERS D’ÉTUDES LÉO FERRÉ, etc, and he writes and/or conducts and presents SEGONS LA LLUNA (It depends of the Moon), LA SENYORA CANÇÓ (Mrs. Song) and DEL LLIBRE A L’ORELLA (From the Book to the Ear), in Catalunya Ràdio, an important Catalan broadcasting station. He’s the author too of many novels and childrenbooks.

The essential artistic goal of this highly acclaimed singer-songwriter is the pursuit of a coherent career that put across his personal philosophy and his vision of the world in his songs, something he has been doing for more than 25 years now, having burst on the music scene as a defender of Catalan song at a moment in time when the Cançó was passing across a difficult moment. A token of his constancy are his more than 12 albums with his own songs –three others are devoted to his adaptations of Georges Brassens’s great songs-, and his own solid and highly respected career. He has worked in theatre, radio and television and the lyrics of his songs are also available in book form, together with narratives (he has written with success several novels for children and young people) and his translations of other writers.