KBCO 97.3 Presents Smith & Thell

Ages 16 and up
Friday, October 07
Doors: 8pm Show: 9pm

KBCO 97.3 Presents Smith & Thell on Friday, October 7th –

Smith & Thell are a Swedish Grammy-winning pop/folk band based in Stockholm, Sweden. The duo, composed of Maria Smith (vocals, guitar) and Victor Thell (vocals, guitar, production), first met one another as young teenagers at a local music event in their hometown of Helsingborg in Southern Sweden. 

Their debut album Soulprints was released in April 2017 via the Nordic indie label, Playground Music. The follow up international hit single, “Forgive Me Friend”, came in November 2018, and led the band to signing its first major label deal with the storied American label, Arista Recordings, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. Smith & Thell’s sophomore album, “Pixie’s Parasol” came via Arista Recordings in 2021, and featured the hits “Forgive Me Friend”, “Hotel Walls”, “Year of the Young, and “Goliath”. The album has now accumulated over 200 million streams on Spotify alone, and this success has led to Smith & Thell sharing stages across the world with bands such as The Head and the Heart, Young The Giant, and Fitz and the Tantrums. 

Smith & Thell have simultaneously established themselves as one of Sweden’s most sought-after songwriter and producer duos. They won the 2020 Swedish Grammy award for Composer of the Year, and their writing credits for major label artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Ava Max, Martin Garrix, Rauw Alejandro, Gryffin, Alan Walker, Maejor, NOTD, and R3HAB, account for over 3 Billion global streams. 

The duo has also been honored with a slew of other awards, including the Denniz Pop Rookie of the Year (selected by Max Martin), Los Angeles Musexpo New Emerging International Artist, and Swedish Rockbjörnen Best Group 2021.

Smith & Thell are a Swedish pop/folk group consisting of Maria Jane Smith and Victor Thell. In 2015, they released the song "Statue", which was performed on the SVT Moraeus in the same year. Also in 2015, the duo won the prestigious music-industry award Denniz Pop Awards with Max Martin in the jury. In spring of 2016 the duo won Musexpo in Los Angeles in the category 'New Emerging International Artist'. The same year influencer and music critic Bob Lefsetz placed "Statue" at number 16 on his list of the best songs of 2016 with the description, "An instant classic, you'll get this one immediately." The duo followed up "Statue" with the singles "Row" (2016), "February" (2017), and "Toast" (2017), before releasing their debut album Soulprints on May 12, 2017.