The group Schmidtsmith grew out of the musical collaboration between Merrin (composer, singer) and Johannes (guitarist, composer).
Merrin finds inspiration for her songs in electro and female rock singers. Currently, she teaches music in Luxembourg but has lived all over the world. Johannes has extensive knowledge of the guitar, live music and the studio as well as a long career in the ‘greater region’.
The name Schmidtsmith is a combination of the German and English surnames which represent where they come from. It also represents the craft that they put into creating a song.
For their crossover art project, ‘On Arrival’ Merrin and Johannes are working with Clare Williams, an actor and director. Clare interprets the music with her visual concepts and performance ideas for the stage.
Their skills and experiences contrast and complement each other.