Goldbarne try to capture the quiet moments inbetween, the thoughts underneath it all that get lost during our fast days' restless shuffle. Their sound is luminous, sad and quietly grand – filled with the memories of past loves and unspoken dreams.
Professional guitarist Dragan Pijetlovic and vocalist/actor Frank Wenzel have known each other since their school days. With Goldbarne, they decided to unite their talents and let the music guide them wherever it wants to go. The two invited bassist Marian Rivar to round out their earthy, velvety sound. The resulting songs are minimal, yet skillfully executed, and combine folk music, jazz and alternative pop.
The band is based in Bern, Switzerland, the individual band members are from Basel and Solothurn. They also have ties to Luzern, Zurich, New York and London.
«Goldbarne. Stumbled upon them this morning. And fell in love right away.» – Lena Fennell, Singer-Songwriter, Basel
«Goldbarne could save this country.» – Thom Luz, Singer of the Band My Heart belongs to Cecilia Winter, Zurich
*GERMAN* «Welche Gitarre wagt es da, ständig diese Harmonien zu verschieben? Wie schafft es die Männerstimme, solche passende Melodien dazu zu singen? Es ist wahrlich virtuos, was das Trio Goldbarne mit Gitarre, Stimme und Kontrabass fabriziert hat; ein Labyrinth, das mit jedem Abbiegen neue Klangüberraschungen bietet.» – Der Bund - Newspaper Bern, April 19, 2013