T he musicians in Mixology are seasoned, trained professionals who love what they do. Over years and hundreds of gigs they have built a personal and musical rapport that shows on and off the stage. It is always a joy to be able to share that love of music in different towns, venues, and with so many different people! Mixology is:
• Versatile – as the name suggests, the band draws from a wide variety of eras and genres, from Elvis to Beyonce. Mixology can scale back for low-key events, dinner and cocktail receptions, and ramp things up for dancing and parties!
• Professional – Mixology takes great pride in being reliable: always punctual, appropriately dressed, and 100% devoted to making every event exceptional.
• Fun! – The band is there to bring energy and excitement to the party, and Mixology is a group of musicians who take great pride and joy in doing so.
“Cannot say enough good things about working with Mixology. Kelly was so responsive via email and made the planning processs simple. Mixology was absolutely incredible during our reception and so much fun. Susie has an amazing voice and it is clear that this is a talented and professional group…Highly, highly recommend.” – review from WeddingWire
“We had a fabulous time last night you guys went above and beyond our expectations! …thank you again for rolling with the flow and giving our family one of the best memories of our life!!” – Crystal S.
Susie is a dynamic and highly sought-after vocalist throughout the region. Her talents led to her winning Fox23’s “Maine Idol” competition in 2008, and becoming Miss Maine 2009. Recently Susie has been performing in many settings, from small jazz venues with her quartet to rock concerts. She was featured in Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Concert, was a featured soloist in the PSO’s 2014 Magic of Christmas series, and most recently starred in the symphony’s Classic Rock Pops show. For smaller/classier/quieter events check out Susie’s jazz combo, The Susie Pepper Quartet!
K. Kelly Muse
From Portland Maine, Kelly is the bandleader and pianist for the group. With a degree in jazz and a Master’s in Business, Kelly believes in running a tight, detail-oriented group while also encouraging spontaneity and fun! Visit his website here.
Dustin brings years of experience, talent, and overall good vibes to Mixology! A native Mainer specializing in drums, he has also played guitar, and sung in a wide variety of groups throughout Maine and New York for over two decades.
Along with Kelly, Mark is one of the original members of the group. A former student at the University of Southern Maine, he is both an educated experienced guitarist; Mark does everything from soft jazz to face-melting guitar solos.
From Dover, NH, Rob joined the group in the summer of 2011. In high demand throughout New England for his upright bass skills, he brings a thoughtful, nuanced sensibility to Mixology.