SMOOZZ (Pepe Mueller) is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, based in Zurich Switzerland, with lifetime experience of live and studio music.
Inspired by different styles and influenced by artists from all over the world over the past 4 decades, he is creating he's own, styles overlapping music, merging Jazz, Pop, Blues, Soul and Funk.
He’s love for music began at a young age. As a child he enjoyed playing the piano and joined several school bands as a drummer and bassplayer in the late sixties. In the seventies, Pepe took up playing the guitar. SMOOZZ mentions the Beatles, BB King, John Mayall, Average White Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Brecker Brothers, Bob James, Stuff, Etta James and many many more, as some of the music legends that he draws his inspiration from.
In the seventies SMOOZZ studied to be a graphic designer but still kept his love for music. He started playing in a top ten professional band that travelled all over Europe. He went back to the studios in the eighties and nineties to work with Country, Rock’n Roll and Blues artists with whom he did live shows too. SMOOZZ also began working as an IT-service specialist in the nineties and since then he’s a freelance musician and IT-specialist for short time projects.
SMOOZZ has several years’ experience in intensive writing, producing and recording of his own, styles overlapping music, done in his home recording studio where most of the creative work is done. Using his feelings to bring out good music as well as working with Reaper, Samples, Loops & Midi, playing guitars & keys, working out drum programmings to feed and nurture his imagination.
This all culminates into the latest music project called «SMOOZZ», producing the SMOOZZ «zzzzzz» debut album.
«After an album is before next album – that’s why I continuous write and produce songs.»