Pony Gold is a remarkably gifted music project led by the extraordinary Theresa Pasaluko and Matt Bromley. Pasaluko has a thunderous voice, an astute knack for songwriting and plays the guitar and keys. Her voice is complex, dynamic and could collapse the Vatican. Bromley is a wildly talented guitar player and arranger, his slide guitar conducts emotion as copper wire conducts electricity. Their compatibility is the magic that is Pony Gold, and their dynamic skill set fuse together seamlessly. Pony Gold emanates a rare intimacy that feels as if you’re in the same room the songs were written in.
Pony Gold is a new project founded in 2018, however the duo has been playing under various names for years (Violet, self titled). The duo hails from the small yet musically infused city of Victoria and now live in the bustling Vancouver. Their performances are notorious for taking you on a scenic journey that begins soft and sultry and ends in a wall of sound.
Their debut upcoming EP is a gorgeous collection of songs straight from the basement of their dusty souls. The lyrics are drenched in emotion and elevated through the power of Pasaluko’s otherworldly voice and Bromley’s guitar shattering hands. Pasaluko is influenced by the likes of other female powerhouses such as Lucinda Williams, Emily Haines and Kathleen Edwards. The honesty, bravery, and badassery of these artists speak to those familiar qualities in her. She seamlessly fuses together the best parts of country, soul, and rock and roll. It’s elegant yet has conflict, which all strong art requires. Matt’s tapestry of instrumental talent provides an integral edge to the music. He grew up in Vancouver and is influenced by the likes of Ry Cooder, The Allman Brothers, and Freddie King. His guitar is like an extension of his body. Matt was born to play and Theresa was born to sing, the two are doing exactly what they’re supposed to do which is apparent in this extraordinary music. You can get lost in the depths of this music and find yourself somewhere in there.