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Moira Smiley and VOCO

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Based in: Los Angeles, United States.

moira smiley & VOCO - Powerful, emotional music with lush four-part vocal harmony and delicious vaudevillian combo of cello, accordion and banjo. Original improvisation-built songs steeped in Appalachia and Eastern Europe. Voted 1 a cappella band in the U.S. in 2007, VOCO is the energy of street singing and the elegance of a string quartet. Their LIVE CD "circle, square, diamond & flag" was recently featured on more than 100 radio stations nationwide on NPR's "Harmonia" from their performance at the Bloomington Early Music Festival. VOCO is sweet, hard-driving Americana mixed with crooked eastern European dance and dissonance. It's all rounded out with body-stompin' percussive movement and joyous, magnificent, hair-raising harmonies - music that mourns and dances at the same time.

Called "a truly phenomenal act" by Folkworks Magazine, "fascinating and multi-lingual" by the LA Times. "Their body percussion sets are a sight to behold!" says Folkworks Magazine. VOCO is taking their music to festivals across the U.S. and Canada.

VOCO's singing is lyricism in motion - utterly unique...

Awards
2007 - Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions