Peter Schilmöller is a guitarist, songwriter and music producer based in the Netherlands. He grew up in Germany and started playing classical guitar at the age of twelve, but soon rock music and electric guitars drew his attention. As a high school student he recorded his first album with the band “Lazy Strike” and played concerts all over Germany.

At a certain point Peter became interested in jazz and improvised music, so he decided to study jazz guitar at the Dutch conservatories of Arnhem, Zwolle and Enschede. In 1998 he moved to the Netherlands and attained a master’s degree in 2004. Since then he has played countless concerts in many countries around the world. Besides that, he participated in several theatre plays and musical productions.

Peter has a distinctive sound and knows how to tell stories with music, whether as a guitarist or as a composer. Aside from his work as a music performer, he teaches at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and at Musikschule Greven/Emsdetten/Saerbeck and writes for the German guitar magazine “grand gtrs”.

Body & Soul

Singer Mark Stouwdam and guitarist Peter Schilmöller are ‘soulmates’ 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 Body & Soul’s 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.

www.body-and-soul.nl

Raebekah

What brings an Australian country-pop singer, who is about to break through in her home country, to the Netherlands? Love! Now the Dutch are the lucky ones to have Raebekah, who warms their hearts with her beautiful voice. Raebekah lives in a small village called Haaksbergen, close to the German border.

Raebekah Burbach was born in New Zealand and grew up in Australia, where she started to follow in her father’s footsteps at a young age. Her father Michael Roycroft was a famous country singer in New Zealand and Australia, back in the 1980s and 90s. He inspired his daughter to become a country singer, too. At the age of twelve Raebekah started singing lessons and joined a choir. Only a few years later she released her first single as a country artist. With her debut “Stronger Than I’ve Ever Been” Raebekah immediately scored a No.1 hit in the Australian Country Tracks Charts. After that she achieved several Top 10 placements with tracks from her self titled EP. In 2001 she received Country Awards for “Best Female Artist”, plus, together with her father, for “Best Country Duo”.

Since 2002 Raebekah lives in the Netherlands, emigrated for love. But music is still in her blood: In 2013 she met German guitarist Peter Schilmöller (who also lives in the Netherlands for the love of his Dutch wife), and together they started writing songs. In 2014 they released their first single “Take Me Home”, followed by the single “You Don’t Love Me Anymore” in 2015. Peter and Raebekah turned out to be musically well attuned to each other, so they soon continued composing their first album “My World” (Twenty-Two Records 2018). Their songwriting covers a well balanced range of emotional ballads and uplifting country-pop songs. Raebekah’s voice has a familiar country feel and an extremely characteristic sound. Her music is straight ahead and mainstream orientated, but can be refreshingly surprising from time to time.

www.theraebekahband.com

Bianca

… is the singer-songwriter project of vocalist Bianca Körner from Essen/Germany and guitarist Peter Schilmöller, who lives in the Netherlands. Both of them studied jazz at the university, but this time they joined forces to write and perform their own German pop songs.

Biancas songs are directly inspired by life. To name a few examples, the two write about relationships and encounters, about dreams and how to make them come true, or about the big and sometimes hard challange to just be yourself. They try to avoid the hip and likewise superficial coolness of some young singer-songwriters popular in Germany, as well as the self-portrayal virtuosity which they regularly came across among musicians during their course of jazz studies.

Instead, they search for their own personal expression within their German mother tongue. In plain melodies and straight forward compositions they try to reflect what moves them, in an emotional and authentic way.

www.bianca.band

Momentopname van en voor getroffen Enschede – Compilation CD, 2001
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Solarphase – Zeitreise
Album, Sunroom Music 2013
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Body & Soul – That Is What We Do
Single, Twenty-Two Records 2016
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Body & Soul – Explode
Single, Isolde Records 2020
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Body & Soul – Head Held High
Single, Isolde Records 2020
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Peter Schilmöller 4tet – Racing Home
Album, Lielow Records 2008
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The Raebekah Band – Take Me Home
Single, Burschil Music 2015
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Body & Soul – That Is What We Do
EP, Twenty-Two Records 2016
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Body & Soul – No Turning Back
Album, Isolde Records 2020
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Chiel Kamphuis – Tijd
Single, Showbizzinfo 2013
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The Raebekah Band – You Don’t Love Me …
Single, Burschil Music 2015
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Raebekah – My World
Album, Twenty-Two Records 2018
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Bianca – Glück ist jetzt
EP, Twenty-Two Records 2020
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Peter Schilmöller
tel (NL): [+31] – (0)6 – 11 17 46 53
tel (D): [+49] – (0)160 – 96 22 53 70
peter@peterschilmoller.com

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