& JONATHAN SMITH
Electronic Press Kit
North Wales based Stacey McNeill & Jonathan Smith are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo available to perform at your wedding or event. Providing personal and intimate entertainment for your guests, the duo offer a range of original songs, alongside carefully chosen covers, perfect for your special day.
Stacey and Jonathan’s joint musical journey began by chance in early 2020 when, while producing songs for Stacey’s solo album, the two realised their close musical alignment in song writing and harmony.
Since then, the pair have co-written and created a number of songs from across the breadth of the singer-songwriter genres, with a lean towards an acoustic folk sound, complimented by hints of country and pop. With a debut EP released in June 2020, Stacey & Jonathan have so far been well received by radio shows across the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada; and are set to perform at various festivals over the coming months.
Taking influences in their individual and joint writing from the likes of Ron Sexsmith, Nanci Griffith, John Prine and Dolly Parton, and drawing much inspiration from the natural world, the duo’s moving and heartfelt song writing provides an emotional, unfeigned look at the real world through the lens of earthy metaphors and delicate imagery.
With a sound and style that can at times be likened to Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, or Gareth Dunlop & Kim Richey, listeners can expect a collection of reflective lyrics, sensitive melodies and captivating harmonies from Stacey & Jonathan’s increasing repertoire of original songs.
"With excellent songcraft and strong melodies, ‘Leaving Autumn Town’ is an impressive debut from North Wales duo Stacey McNeil and Jonathan Smith..."
FOREVER BRITISH COUNTRY
"...Bags of delicate, folky loveliness that crosses over into country territory on occasion”
RED GUITAR MUSIC
"...The mixture of their voices is just right – sounding like they’ve been singing together for ages when in fact this is a recent meeting of souls..."
Stacey McNeill - Songwriter, vocalist, guitar, media and marketing
Jonathan Smith - Songwriter, vocalist, producer & music arranger, guitars, various instruments
Acoustic, folk, country, pop
North Wales, UK
John Prine, Nanci Griffith, Ron Sexsmith, Dolly Parton
Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, Gareth Dunlop & Kim Richey