Two dreamers came together not knowing quite what would happen. They came together with a shared love for music that moved them, music that helped them through the dark times, and celebrated life and all of its mysteries. From the beginning, the music has been accessible and powerful. Their voices blended together like they had been singing with each other forever. After a few open mics in a dark lit bar, a commitment was made to their friendship, and to the music. The duo would call themselves Goodnite Neverland, and chase the dream as far as it led them.
And so, Jesse Baskin and Sarah Marks started just like Peter Pan and Wendy heading off to a place between “sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming.” Sarah didn’t know how it could possibly fit into the life she had built with her family and a successful career, but Jesse helped show her how the music could actually lead her to form deeper connections with family, clients, and friends. All Jesse knew was that he needed Sarah and the music to help battle his own demons. The songs started coming, and they required both Jesse and Sarah to be fully realized. The dream started becoming a reality and they remembered the promise–they held tight to each other every step of the way. They found friends and fellow dreamers, whose passion for the music equaled their own. Like the rag tag lost boys from the story, they played together and poured their passion into every note.
Goodnite Neverland’s songs are about life, love, loss, and the undeniable feeling that something bigger is at work in the world. Even though we live in a broken world, there is relentless hope. “Through the cracks, I think I see a light” they declare in their song “Poison”. Drawing on their greatest influences like rock legends Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and Kurt Cobain, Goodnite Neverland’s sound is a blend of elegant pop melodies and raw rock sounds that move the listener whether they’re in the car going to work, or staying up all night watching the stars shoot across the sky.
“Great originals, killer sound, and they put on a fantastic live show. Definitely a band on the rise.”
– Rich Creason, Foo Fighters, Band Liason & Cage the Elephant, Tour Manager
“Two great singers singin’ great songs. So much passion and power. Refreshingly original stuff.”
– Shane Hines, Nashville-based singer/songwriter