Max Berend


Max Berend de Boer is a Swiss-Dutch singer-songwriter, lyricist and slam poet. Born and raised in Davos, he now lives in Bern and St. Gallen, Switzerland. He took his first and second forename as his artistic alias, so he could always tell his musical stories with authenticity and from the bottom of his heart.

In April 2020, he started a collaboration with producer and musician Patrick Vido on his debut album called ‘Red Little Paper Kite’ in their artistic home base, Bern,and his childhood home, Davos.

Patrick Vido is the Swiss musician and producer of Slovakian descent behind the music from the debut album of Max Berend. Born and raised in the region of Lucerne, he lives with his family in Bern.

With ‘Red Little Paper Kite’,Max Berend shares his stories with their warmly produced, acoustic and folk infused indie pop-rock music. He lets the stars tell their stories. Dreams about the future on a swing. Plants a flower for every friend and the unknown end-of -life. Drinks a Jenever to his loved ones, those who remember him, and those that have forgotten him. Writes a letter to his father, his best friend. Opens an umbrella for a woman in the rain. Walks one last time through his grandfather’s garden up to the dunes, where he meets Martha, his grandmother and finally also himself.

With this debut album he wants to invite his listeners onto a journey to their own personal stories, connecting them with themselves. Because music speaks an universal language to different personalities and realities. 

Max Berend de Boer


Music brings me to places, persons, memories and emotions. In short: it brings me to my own stories. These stories help me to connect to myself and to life itself. Because I learned that it needs the bright as well as the dark sides, so life can happen for you. Through music, I found faith in myself and a better version of myself. And I hope that with my music, others can find this connection for themselves.

More about Max Berend de Boer: www.studiomaxdeboer.ch

Patrick Vido


Music has never really been a choice for me - it just so happened to be the one thing that made live tolerable. Being stranded in this well-mannered, all-consuming neck of the woods, I was constantly pushed away from music while simultaneously gravitating towards it whenever there was time to breath. Eventually, the tragedy that is life all comes down to committing and paying one price or not committing and paying another and so it is you that chooses the cross you deem worth carrying by accepting the suffering that goes with it. Still open for all possible outcomes and mourning the limits of my abilities I do the one thing that makes sense.

More about Patrick Vido: www.patrickvido.com