After 7 years, Pittsburgh band, Suavity’s Mouthpiece returns to Greensburg

After being on hiatus and playing in Pittsburgh, Suavity’s Mouthpiece is coming back to Greensburg and is excited to play downtown for the first time in 7 years.

Formed in 2008, Suavity’s Mouthpiece released a series of seven studio albums (three on Pittsburgh indie label Purple & Pink Records) between 2009 and 2014. Suavity’s Mouthpiece reunited in 2018 for their tenth anniversary and continue in their propensity for intense, affecting performances. Consisting of J. Trafford (vocals); Meredith Bigatel (bass guitar); Nick Bigatel (guitar); Brian Zalewski (drums), the recently reunited band has come back and play during the Greensburg ArtsWalk on Saturday, April 27 at DV8 Espresso Bar and Gallery.

“Greensburg is very important to me,” said J. Trafford. “I played at DV8 for the Greensburg Music Fest. DV8 was the first place that sorta welcomed me into Greensburg back in 2009.”

Seven years ago they played at the Pitt-Greensburg many times and recorded a live album in 2012 on campus. They’re looking to play more in the Greensburg area even though all members of the band live in Pittsburgh except for Trafford. Their music, though sometimes described as unusual or experimental, has a anti-post pop punk vibe with an eclectic sound that most listeners haven’t heard before. Pittsburgh Music Magazine described SM as “truly a band that one needs to experience.”

“We would love to play more places in Greensburg,” said Trafford. “When I first moved out here the 2nd time, I wanted to bring out more Pittsburgh groups, at the time some of the groups weren’t suited for some of the bars, now I think that has changed a bit.”

Suavity’s Mouthpiece, now in their 11th year has been playing consistently at Pittsburgh bars like Hambones and Spirit and Howlers. On May 25 they play at Black Forge Coffee, a popular spot in Allentown.

When Suavity’s Mouthpiece isn’t playing shows, you can find Nick Bigatel, Zalewski and Meredith  Bigatel playing music in another Pittsburgh band, Smokey Bellows. Meredith Bigatel, also has a day job and freelances a jewelry business. Trafford said he always finds himself writing music in his spare time.

Make sure to give them a like on Facebook and a follow on Instagram to keep up to date on all of their future shows! Don’t forget! They’re playing the ArtsWalk at DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery!

Formed in 2008, Suavity’s Mouthpiece released a series of seven studio albums (three on Pittsburgh indie label Purple & Pink Records) between 2009 and 2014. Suavity’s Mouthpiece reunited in 2018 for their tenth anniversary and continue in their propensity for intense, affecting performances. Pittsburgh Music Magazine described SM as “truly a band that one needs to experience.”

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