Brooklyn’s own Schmeeze will have you grooving out to rock tunes you can dance along to. Reminiscent to the good old 80s radio rock music that used to dominate the radio, Schmeeze are a throwback to an old school sound while combining sounds like jazz, folk and even blues rock all at the same time.


After escaping from the world of opera, lead singer Michelle Eliza sought to establish herself as a rock n roll singer. She was met by Bushwick’s own local legend, guitarist Mike Miller. Mike then went on to recruit jazz and hip hop ninja, Tommy Gordon on drums, and Tommy enlisted funk-slappin’ bass man Ian Ferry. Together, they collaborated on what would become Schmeeze, a beautiful blend of different genres.


Combining their forces with Roof Riders, Schmeeze made their stand as musicians who made rock for rock’s sake. The band quickly became an unstoppable force led by Michelle’s powerhouse vocals, commanded by Mike’s fierce guitar, driven by Tommy’s vibrant drums, and championed by Ian’s bass. The band has since played all over NYC’s venues and are currently promoting their latest EP, the Schmeeze Live EP which you can take a listen to here.

In the bands own words, here is how they’d describe their signature sound:


“The fuel that powers Schmeeze comes from the mystical Dank Al Pastor Tacos, only found at the taco stand on Irving and Stanhope in Brooklyn. The greasy pork gives funk, the spice gives fire, the guacamole gives smoothness to the groove, and the pineapple gives sweetness to the sound. These four components are the primary sustenance that give Schmeeze its trademark sound.”


The description perfectly fits what Schmeeze is all about, a delicious combination of genre’s that’ll have you rocking out for days. Just take a listen to their single “Howl At The Moon” below:



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Mayra Ramales
Mayra Ramales
Mayra Ramales founded The Sound Live in 2014, with the goal of highlighting underground talent. By creating a media platform, she aimed to expand accessibility to music journalist for up-and-coming writers and media creators. She completed her undergraduate degree at NYU and a dual masters at the University of Texas at Austin. She hopes to maintain The Sound Live as a DIY hub for everyday creatives.