"SM" quickly distanced themselves from Pittsburgh bands of the '00s owing largely to songwriter Trafford">J. Trafford
's ornate, layered studio productions and arrangements. Founded in 2008 by Trafford and bassist Meredith Bigatel, Suavity's Mouthpiece is a genre-blending pop combo from Pittsburgh, PA. In 2012, the group debuted on Alexis Icon
's Purple & Pink Records imprint with the seething single MixedMedia
. The outpouring of studio material from Suavity's Mouthpiece in the subsequent two years received little airplay for the group in their region of the US - despite overwhelmingly positive reviews across their country and Europe. Following the release of 2014's Peerless Suavity
, Trafford opted to focus on collaborative soundtrack projects and solo recordings, while members of the SM live band Nicholas Bigatel and Brian Zalewski went on to form heavy rock outfit Smokey Bellows
(named for a lyric in Trafford's song Chassis
). In 2018, Suavity's Mouthpiece is set to reform in celebration of their tenth anniversary. The group will feature original live performing members Trafford, Bigatel, Bigatel, and Zalewski.