Singer Mark Stouwdam and guitarist Peter Schilmöller are ‘soul mates’ since many years, and together they form Body & Soul. Initially as a duo that interpreted cover songs, later as a duo that started writing own music, which soon resulted in their debut EP “That Is What We Do” (Twenty-Two Records 2016).

Body & Soul’s music can be described as jazzy Americana sound, influenced by a broad arsenal of music genres. Inspired by Jason Mraz, James Taylor, John Legend and The Bros. Landreth among others, the duo creates an effortless and original mixture of modern pop music with retro elements.

Their audience appreciates Mark’s vocals as sounding warm and silky like the voice of Raul Midon, for instance. People are often touched by the narrative guitar playing and the subtle accompaniment that Peter brings into their music. Whether Body & Soul perform as a duo (like originally) or get accomplished by a few excellent musicians to form a full five piece band – the audience is always overwhelmed by the emotional impact that the group and their music has.

The latest Body & Soul album (“No Turning Back”, Isolde Records 2020) features Matthijs van Noort (keys), Frans Vollink (bass), Peter Weissink (drums) and Martin Verdonk (percussion) among others.

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