Renee Zawawi came in to Studio City Sound to record her version of the song “Smooth Operator” originally by Sade.

Renee’s vocals on the song are as the title suggests “smooth.” Renee is a musician and actress originally from Philadelphia, PN. You can book Renee Zawawi Band for live events through her website

Tim Pierce is on guitars for the song, Matt Laug on drums, Michael Parnell on the keyboard, Rafael Padilla on percussion, and Steve Madaio on trumpet. Renee’s “Smooth Operator” was recorded mixed and mastered here at Studio City Sound by Tom Weir.

Check out the YouTube video for “Smooth Operator”

Tim Pierce is a session guitarist who has played on over 1,000 records. Some of the artists Tim has done guitars for include Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Santana and Christina Aguilera, just to name a few.

Matt Laug is a studio session drummer who has performed on the records of Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper, Christina Aguilera, and Lifehouse.

Rafael Padilla is a percussionist who can be found playing in the Miami Sound Machine.

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In the photo above, Rafael Padilla and Renee Zawawi.

Steve Madaio is a trumpeter known for playing with Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, and the Butterfield Blues Band.

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In the photo above, Steve Madaio and Renee Zawawi.

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In the photo above, Michael Parnell and Renee Zawawi.