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Speaking of strong Slavic spirit within the band’s original music enthused about different traditions, Brencl banda’s music seems inspired by sheet music for some ancestors’ tunes taken from the attic. Brencl banda was formed in Bistrica ob Sotli, a settlement of strong musical heritage.The current members are: Ana Mezgec-violin, Rok Šinkovec-accordion and vocal, Matjaž Bajc-double bass and vocal, Andrej Boštjančič-guitar and vocal.It is a completely original sound that the band created, although they perform with the usual, classical instruments and vocals. Their Slavic wings carry them around the musical world of different traditions, through their beats and melodies jointly singing about happiness, sadness, and timelessness.

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Andrej Boštjančič

When Andej Boštjančič was a teenager in Bistrica ob Sotli he joined tamboura orchestra there. From 1997 to 2008 he was a club Metulj co-worker and its program manager. Studing occupational therapy he became intrested in music as therapeutic medium. He conducted “ Komunikacija z zvokom “ workshop and began working with integrated musical group called The Kripls.  He’s been playing free, improvised music from high school to present. The founder and member of Zmajev rep, Brencl banda, Črni Peter, RuŽa ReDa also plays in free jazz septet Oholo! and improvisational trio Maruži TjažDaGa.

  • Fotographia - Eva Buchinger, Bojan Stepančič
  • Fotographia - Eva Buchinger, Bojan Stepančič
  • Photos by Eva Buchinger, Bojan Stepančič
  • Photos by Eva Buchinger, Bojan Stepančič
  • Photos by Eva Buchinger, Bojan Stepančič

Ana Mezgec

Ana Mezgec, born in Postojna, she has been playing the violin since her childhood. She has concluded her master’s degree with flying colours in musical arts at the Academy of music in Ljubljana. As a violinist performing classical music she plays with various ensembles and orchestras, such as the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) in France in 2017, she was the concertmaster of the Ljubljana Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra performing also in Berlin, played several times in Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, SNG Opera and ballet Ljubljana Orchestra and in the Ljubljana City Theatre (MGL). She’s received a Prešeren student award for solo performance in 2019. She is now employed in first violins section of RTV Symphonic Orchestra. Not only classical and contemporary music, she loves to improvise and fiddle with ethno, rock and jazz numbers like in her other band JG3O. She has been and surely will still be playing with various artists such as Noctiferia, Goran Bojčevski, Vlatko Stefanovski, Luka Šulić and many others. She performs quite a lot and enjoys it immensely, and so it goes with music writing – in year 2021 she’s started a new project with her own music called Nakana.

Rok Šinkovec

Rok Šinkovec, the man of hundred bands and projects, undergraduatephilologist and too alternative for proper showbiz. He started playing musicas the eight-year-old, first on recorder, later accordion and keyboards, tubaand solo singing. While in faculty he cofunded Perunovo listje and Swarga,later joined Idrijska godba na pihala, Slon in Sadež, Josip brass, Kombinat,Cherry wine, 3oSepki, 2 pesjana and many others. He’s a permanent bandmember for the Živooke (Val 202 radio show) and session musician for Kajdogaja? (National TV show). He collaborated in music making for theatershows performed by Drama, SMG, Šentjakobsko, Kud Gverila, Impro ligaand various KUD FP productions and movies Melhiorca, Prvi dan v službiand Vsa Življenja Toneta Mlakarja. He also wrote some lyrics for Skat,Electrix and Billy the Kid. He’s a member of Brencl banda from 2008.

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  • Fotographija - Nika Zuljan, Unknown
  • Fotografija: Tina Jenko, Boštjan Imperl
  • Fotografija: Tina Jenko, Boštjan Imperl

Žiga Ipavec

Žiga Ipavec, born in Primorska, into music from childhood – from various melodies to opera singers and Angus Young’s guitar solos imitating. While in high school he started visiting private lessons in drumming with Marko Lasič, who later sent him to class led by well-known percussionist Zlatko Kavčič, where Žiga studied for 5 years. All combined helped him to decide which musical paths to follow. An active member of Placubendu, Apadopulus BIBI, Kombo B and Koromač from the very start, collaborating in music making for rewarded theatre show Bolje tič v roki, kot tat na strehi, and the movies Tišina, Camera obscura and Graditelj. Currently plays with Nesesari Kakalulu, Koromač, Kavasutra, TRIIIS, MaRuŽ. Andrej Boštjančič – Ruda invited him to Brencl Banda to add a new sound and drum beat to the winds of the band’s creativity.

Matjaž Bajc

Matjaž Bajc was born in Šempeter near Nova Gorica. He started out by playing the sax, and then changed it for a tenor tuba after joining a woodwind orchestra. At the age of 13 he first met the bass guitar and started schooling in “Kombo B – Zvočni izviri” creativity classes led by world famous percussionist Zlatko Kaučič. While schooling he cofounded the still very active “Koromač” band and met teacher Jošt Drašler, who inspired him to begin playing the double bass, which then became his primary instrument. He continued schooling in double bass in professor Giovanni Maier’s class in Trieste. Since then, his musical journey is taking him through many musical genres. And so, he is currently active in many various bands: Koromač, Kombo B, Apadopulus Bibi, Acamar trio, Brdonč trans quartet, Vitezi Ritma, Alchemical Playgrounds, Eht Zeđ, Triiis, Wood Ensamble, Orchestra senza onfini, Brencl Banda.

  • Fotographija - Tilen Persič, Eva Buchinger
  • Fotographija - Tilen Persič, Eva Buchinger

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Vocals: 4 microphones
Violin: XLR connector with Phantom power
Accordion: XLR connector with Phantom power
Double Bass: DIbox
Guitar: XLR connector or DIbox

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