“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...
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.
Tonya Lessley snapped this video of the MSU String Festival learning my arrangement of "Bring Me Little Water, Silvy" - check out the modified, hold-your-instrument body percussion and how it segues into the pizzicato!! Adorable...thanks to Julia Cory Slovarp and Angella Ahn for the place to try new arrangements! ... See MoreSee Less