|Other names||Andrew Stein|
Daniel Andrew Stein II
|Active since||October 5, 2011|
His pony-related work ranges from acoustic covers, instrumental karaoke pieces and remixes of the show's songs to original music inspired by the show, both vocal and instrumental. MandoPony's output is quite versatile, spanning genres as diverse as dubstep, chiptunes, techno, country, pop, rock, and classical music.
Reception and other activitiesEdit
He was one of several brony musicians mentioned specifically by the Friendship is Magic's primary song composer Daniel Ingram during a Skype interview at BroNYcon 2012. He has also collaborated with Michelle Creber, Apple Bloom's voice actress, on two charity covers. He was a guest host for an Everfree Radio interview with show composer William Anderson, who complimented him on his work. MandoPony also co-wrote the script and music for the fanmade animation Epic Wub Time, as well as being in charge of the storyboard for that animation.
In the summer, he played mandolin for show musician William Anderson on a short cue for an episode of the third season; MandoPony wrote in early November 2012 that "Apparently it's in the season finale this year" and that it "almost didn't happen" as it was "extremely lucky" that their schedules coincided for it; however, Anderson ended up not having any role in the episode at all, as Daniel Ingram and Steffan Andrews received the only music credit. MandoPony later confirmed that his mandolin part was cut along with William Anderson's work when the music production shifted entirely to Ingram and Andrews.
In March 2013, MandoPony recorded vocals for a song for an episode of Littlest Pet Shop titled "Miss Anna T, If You Please".
A Long Way from EquestriaEdit
|A Long Way from Equestria|
| A Long Way from Equestria -- Original MLP music by MandoPony & AcousticBrony(04:59)|
|Instruments||final only: Acoustic Brony (guitar, drums) & MandoPony (other)|
|Published||November 17, 2011 (demo)|
January 16, 2012 (final)
In November 2011, MandoPony posted the "demo" of a new song on his YouTube channel. It is purely vocal and acoustic and was reportedly created within a day, as a reaction to encountering "MLP haters" on the internet. A more fully orchestrated version was released two months later, with MandoBrony's vocals accompanied by the British duo AcousticBrony.The lyrics concern two people, one male, one female, who are ridiculed and put down for attempting to counter the cynicism prevalent in "this world of ours". The refrain states twice that "we're a long way from Equestria" before the speaker defiantly proclaims that he or she won't give up and will try to make the world better and "more like Equestria".
Selection of other songsEdit
|2011-10-11||Twilight Sparkle||2:09||Chiptune||first original pony composition|
|2011-11-23||With a Sister||2:33||Country||
unprocessed live version availabe
|2012-01-03||So Much Left to Know||3:55||Musical/Broadway|
|2012-02-14||The Return of Scratch||3:26||Dubstep|
|2012-02-20||Smile Song||3:34||Instrumental karaoke version|
of the Smile Song by Daniel Ingram
|2012-03-25||Sweet Apple Acres||4:07||Country rock|
|2012-05-22||The Adventures of Daring Do||4:27||Orchestral/instrumental|
- ↑ Tumblr post (March 21, 2012).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Everfree Radio interview (December 2011).
- ↑ Daniel Ingram Skype interview (January 2012).(4:24-5:53)
- ↑ Excerpts from the livestream the tracks premiered on (February 16, 2012).
- ↑ William Anderson Panel - Equestria LA 2012 - YouTube (2012-11-04). Retrieved on 2013 January 18.
- ↑ Twitter / MandoPony: So, to clear things up -- yes, ... (2012-11-08). Retrieved on 2013 January 18.
- ↑ deviantART: Comment on Christmas banner by *Sibsy (2012-12-10). Retrieved on 2013 January 18.
- ↑ deviantART: Comment on The Rumours Are True by *Sibsy (2013-02-07). Retrieved on 2013 February 8.
- ↑ Twitter / MandoPony: Apparently it's in the season ... (2012-11-08). Retrieved on 2013 January 18.
- ↑ Twitter / MandoPony: It was extremely lucky that ... (2012-11-08). Retrieved on 2013 January 18.
- ↑ Andrew Stein (2013-02-19). I think it got cut from the final score.. Retrieved on 2013 February 24.
- ↑ Sethisto (2013-03-27). Mandopony Invades Littlest Pet Shop.. Retrieved on 2013 March 29.