North Wales based Stacey McNeill & Jonathan Smith are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo, formed in early 2020.
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, and a full album following in January 2021, 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.