Press Quotes

Moira is as accomplished as she is motivated, with wide-ranging interests and a kind of passionate inner vision of her own work which Barbara Thornton liked to call ‘having fire in her belly.’ I think this is a young artist who would have captured Barbara’s interest, and I’m sure we will be hearing more from her in the future.

Ben Bagby, Founder/Director, Sequentia

One of the most striking features, one that many have been curious about since the release of the film’s trailer, are Smiley’s vocal contributions that help give The Affair of the Necklace its unique personality. (Nominated for Best Vocal Performance in Academy Award:  

Christopher Coleman,

Anima Fortis performed early Italian Baroque music with Soprano Moira Smiley, a young woman with a liking for the dramatic and a voice that can turn from what would be its natural form – a folk-music sort, to golden warblings , angelic origin or steel . . .

Bloomington Herald Times

VIDA’s great appeal stems from its members’ spirited voices, unassuming charm and sure sense for repertoire.

Billboard Magazine

World folk fans, take note: moira smiley & VOCO harness high-voltage harmonies with Smiley’s signature vocal arrangements. Not afraid to mix Bartok with street-singing – a genre-bending world tour of rootsy tunes. EXPECT GOOSEBUMPS.

Seven Days, Burlington, VT

The reason to experience VIDA is the Voice, the pure, clean wall of sonic perfection that emanates from the place where these women join their individual vocals.

Ryder Magazine

Hypnotizing, haunting, beautiful, ancient, wise and pleasantly eccentric.

The Portland Press Herald
Press Photos

Pictured: Moira Smiley
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Pictured: Moira Smiley
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Pictured: Moira Smiley
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Moira’s Solo Stage-Plot/Rider
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Dream Intro // moira smiley & VOCO
  1. Dream Intro // moira smiley & VOCO
  2. Visa Fran Jarna // moira smiley & VOCO
  3. Chilly Winds // moira smiley & VOCO
  4. North Country // moira smiley & VOCO
  5. I Live in California // moira smiley & VOCO
  6. Mazurka // moira smiley & VOCO
  7. Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind // moira smiley & VOCO
  8. Dream Dve Nevesti // moira smiley & VOCO
  9. Deportee // moira smiley & VOCO
  10. Oj Jabuko // moira smiley & VOCO
  11. Oj Savice // moira smiley & VOCO
  12. Oh Winter // moira smiley & VOCO
  13. Orphan Girl // moira smiley & VOCO
  14. Whistle Daughter Whistle // moira smiley & VOCO
  15. Steam Engines // moira smiley & VOCO
  16. They’re Red Hot // moira smiley & VOCO
  17. Dream Outro // moira smiley & VOCO