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They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this R&B Band. Composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skillful performers, the artists behind Smooth Pompidou have earned their reputation as a talented band to look out for. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style. Explore the site and check out their music below.

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Behind The Band

Who’s Who

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Jesse Johnson

Bass Guitarist

Jesse is one of the bands co-founders. He was born and raised in Tampa, Fl and has always had a passion for music. He discovered his passion for the Bass in Church under the tutelage of Dr. Tom Snyder at Lamb of God Christian Center. One of Jesse's major influence is personal friend famous Bass player and former Bassist for funk band Maceo Parker- Jerome Preston.


Zee Marco Van Basten

Drums, Percussion

Originating from Paris, France, Zee has been playing drums for the past 11 years in various bands, including Music Bastilles in France, Chilakaya Reggae Band in Indianapolis, a Jazz Combo band at the Indianapolis University, Perdue, Fedora Blue funk & soul band in Jacksonville, FL and the Dwight Williams soul, funk & salsa band in Tampa, FL
His musical influences include John Blackwell, Dennis Chambers, Adam Deitch, Eric More and Robert Sput. His current favorite bands are The New Mastersounds, The Brand New Heavies, Snarky Puppy, Allen Stone, Tom Misch, The Internet, Jamiroquai, Greyboy Allstars and Cameo.

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Simonne Patrice


Originally from Tampa, Florida . Growing up in a musical family she's always had a strong desire to sing. She currently sings at Without Walls International Church and is currently working on her own music. This singer/ songwriter continues to expand her horizons and loves to explore many different genres of music. Her unique sound is ever expanding and will draw you instantly.

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Miles Cusick


Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Miles attended the Jazz Studies Program at Michigan State University where he studied under Rodney Whitaker and Wycliffe Gordon among other renowned jazz masters and collaborated with various successful artists. After gaining years of experience gigging and recording with several Neo Soul, Funk and Rock group, Miles moved to South America where he eventually formed his own Latin Rock group, drawing on his unique background and forging these styles with the rhythms and sounds of South America.
Miles writes original compositions in various styles, has recorded several albums and singles and has performed in countless live shows and festivals in America and abroad.

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Justin Shea


Justin Shea, keyboardist, was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. A pioneer graduate in the composition track of the Music Industry Recording Arts Program at St. Petersburg College, his major influencers in music are Hans Zimmer, John Legend, Boys2Men, Billy Joel, Hillsong United, KC and the Sunshine Band, Erik Satie, Zack Williams, and Train. Justin has a passion for music. He holds a degree in Public Policy and Administration. His degrees, coupled with extensive event management experience, strengthens his musical framework in performance, production, and composition. He is an expert and specialist in marketing, project management, sponsorship, music programming, supervision, licensing, government, and business operations. He brings versatility, talent, and experience in engineering live sound, recording, and broadcast events.

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Smooth Pompidou is the "real deal". The professionalism and experience is second to none. I'm super excited about this band! Come shake your booty with me! Come get jazzy! Get your soul and funk on! The first six piece band playing at the Pub. Don't miss this musical experience.

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