North Wales based Stacey McNeill & Jonathan Smith are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo.
Formed in early 2020, Stacey and Jonathan have co-written and created a number of songs from across the breadth of the singer-songwriter genres, with a lean towards an acoustic sound, complimented by hints of folk, country and pop. With an EP released in June 2020, the duo released their debut full album 'Parallel Lines' in January 2021. The album builds on the acoustic, stripped back sound that was heard in their early songs together, a style that has come to be a signature sound for the duo.
Following the success of their first release - which features Blues and Roots Song Competition finalist track 'Between The Lines' - as a collection, Parallel Lines further spans many genres of music, while still holding on to the simple, organic singer/songwriter feel. A number of the tracks on this album lean into the country/Americana area, including 'Hell Would Be An Easy Ride' and 'Like the Moon', a track that has an almost classic-retro feel, and recently impressed judges in the prestigious UK Songwriting Competition where it reached the semi-final stages.
The album has a mixture of duets, harmony driven songs and a handful featuring primarily male or female vocals. With a sound and style that can at times be likened, at times, to The Civil Wars; Gram Parsons and Emmy-Lou 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.