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moira smiley & VOCO is a visionary blend of voices - redefining harmony singing with the power & physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók and delicious, vaudevillian accompaniment of cello, banjo, ukelele, accordion and body percussion. Moira Smiley's award-winning original music and spell-binding American and East European folksong light up the stage with rompin’ stompin' body percussion and warm wit. Named #1 a cappella group in the U.S. in 2007, moira smiley & VOCO is the energy of street singing and the elegance of a string quartet. Expect magnificent, hair-raising performances – music that mourns and dances at the same time. Called "fascinating and multi-lingual" by the LA Times, "Persuasive, near perfect musicians" by the Herald Times, “gritty and ethereal, banjo to Bartók” by the Village Voice.
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"I've just heard something ... amazing a quartet of young women known as moira smiley & VOCO. This is compelling and totally unique music...I'm increasingly blown away by it each time I put a disc in the player. (They) push the envelope of vocal music every which way - go there and be amazed. "
-Kennebec Journal

"This is a truly phenomenal act, combining the energy of urban street singing with first-rate musicianship, folk roots and traditions from throughout the world. Their body percussion sets are a sight to behold"
- Folkworks Magazine



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Artists Associated with VOCO: (click on photos for bios):

Abigail Nessen Bengson
Laura Cortese
Pilar Diaz
Sally Dworsky
Abigail Nessen
Bengson

Vocals, Body Perc.
Laura Cortese
Fiddle, Vocals
Pilar Díaz
Vocals, Body Perc., Ukelele
Sally Dworsky
Vocals
Emily Eagen
Jody Redhage
Moira Smiley - Photo by Barbara (Basia) Bartz
nga Swearingen
Emily Eagen
Vocals, Ukelele,
Body Perc., Whistling
Jody Redhage
Cello, Vocals
Moira Smiley
Composer/
Arranger, Vocals, Accordion, Banjo, Body Perc.
Inga Swearingen
Vocals, Body Perc., Guitar


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Contact Tuffet: vocogals@gmail.com


To Join Our Mailing List:
Please send an email with your contact info. to Moira at: vocoinfo@yahoo.com


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