“Moira Smiley and VOCO make some of the most captivating music you’ll hear from some of the sparest ingredients. The harmonies’ effect on traditional songs and Smiley’s trad-based originals is haunting and chilling one minute, lively and fun the next.” - Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal
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“They are vocal chameleons, by turns seductive, comforting, dissonant, playful, keening, exuberant. They have the finesse and discipline of classically trained musicians, but they’re also inventive, with a renegade streak that takes all musical genres as fair game. Most of all, they sing with heart.” – Margaret Shepard, 14850 Magazine
January Catch-up! Hello! I forgot to post my January blog post here, so here is a little catch-up! New news coming soon. In January, at the APAP Booking Conference I debuted new songs under the umbrella of my show / residency “the voice is a traveler” – a show of songs that remind us of the importance of...
LEAF/LA’s Disney Hall/NEW Solas VIDEO/New FB page/’Time’ Commission – you record 10/29 Singalong @ Disney Concert Hall +… moira’s news of choral writing and folk singing… A very quick hello to you! Due soon: To the mighty Los Angeles Master Chorale – a piece exploring the tone of the human voice as an expressive tool across a lifetime…I’d love...
Hello VOCO friends! I haven't posted here for a while! I wanted to tell you that if you love beautiful harmony singing, please listen to my new record with Jayme Stone's Folklife. It's out in one week, but we're doing a crazy 10 state tour in the next 15 days, and I would LOVE to see some of my fellow crazy-for-harmony-singing friends - YOU - on the way!! I just wrote an email about it, put the dates on my blog at www.moirasmiley.com and...here's some video of this project! ... See MoreSee Less
Cellar Sessions featuring Moira Smiley plus Honey Whiskey Trio
May 8, 2016, 3:00pm
Special Mother's Day show from the barrel room at Old Oak Cellars. Complimentary wine tasting begins at 3pm. The wonderful harmonies of Honey Whiskey Trio will begin at 3:45 followed by the mesmerizing vocals of Moira Smiley. Light snacks are provided. Please bring something to share if you like. Old Oak Cellars donates $5 from each bottle sale to MusiCares — a charity that supports musicians in times of need. Tickets are $22 advance/$25 door.