Putzi Productions is an artist agency that accompanies, represents and promotes authentic and inspiring artists from Lebanon and Switzerland. Putzi Productions was co-founded in 2019 by Kurt Werren (Switzerland) and May Arida Werren (originally from Lebanon) and is based in Bern, Switzerland.
Currently Putzi Productions collaborates with Kuwaiti / Lebanese artist Tamara Qaddoumi (Cold Pop) as well as with Sandmoon, an Indie Pop/Rock band from Beirut led by Sandra Arslanian.
In 2021, Putzi Productions registered Putzi Records as a Swiss record label with IFPI and released its first EP in December 2021.
Endowed with voice, melody, and word, Tamara Qaddoumi’s striking vocals lead musical layers composed of galactic synths, expressive drums and searing guitars, embracing the conflicting dynamics of electronics.
Qaddoumi’s hybrid Kuwaiti, Palestinian, Lebanese and Scottish upbringing weaves conscious questions and discoveries around identity and belonging into her repertoire. Traveling through complex melodic arrangements, her lyrics oscillate between desire and observation. Since 2018, Tamara Qaddoumi has released two EPs, been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue, and Bazaar, and has regularly graced Lebanon’s stages with her band.
Tamara Qaddoumi's third EP "Sorry Signal", a rumination on death carried by a sleek Cold Pop sound, will be released in the fall of 2023.
Lebanese outfit sandmoon offers an original take on indie pop/rock, infusing it with subtle Middle-Eastern intonations and melancholy, and a certain timelessness. Singer-songwriter Sandra Arslanian, who initiated the project, was born in Lebanon, raised in Belgium and has Armenian roots – a contrasted blend that is perceptible in the music.