Smitty & Julia are a Santa Barbara vocal duo available for weddings, parties, and other events in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. Pianist and vocalist Smitty West is an award winning songwriter and music producer. He played keyboard for Myridian, an Ojai-based original rock band and produced their 2007 full length CD Prime Myridian. In 2008 he released Your World, an album of twelve original songs.
Born in Bosnia and raised in Croatia, Julija Zonic began studying classical music and voice at an early age as part of the world famous Girls Choir, Zvjezdice. After studying opera, she won a leading role in the musical Circle that toured for three years. She is co-founder of the Ojai Youth Opera Company and teaches private voice lessons at the Thacher School in Ojai.
Their repertoire includes songs by Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Beatles, Alison Krauss, Carla Bruni, Sting, Eva Cassidy, Bob Dylan, Adele, Coldplay, and Neko Case. They are also available for events in Ojai, Ventura, Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, and many other locations.
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