Winning Best Country Album in 2016 for her last release, Thieves at The Age Music Victoria Awards, she was featured in Rolling Stone’s coveted Future Is Now segment, stating Thieves as “a dazzling LP…A technicolour West Coast dreamscape: the sound of sunrise over cedars and noonday Joshua Trees and high desert dusk…” ✯✯✯✯ (4 stars).
After sell-out album launches in Melbourne, she has embarked on national tours and has appeared at many major festivals around the country including: Out On the Weekend (VIC), Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC), Dashville Skyline (NSW), Riverboats (VIC), Nannup (WA), Bigsound (QLD), Welcome To Morrisonville (QLD), as well as performing at AmericanaFest in Nashville (USA) as part of Sounds Australia. She has support visiting international artists Mary Gauthier (USA), Tony Joe White (USA), Dawes (USA), Deer Tick (USA) and Walter Trout (USA).
“Alt-Country meets West Coast pop/rock, Thieves qualifies as a ‘classic album’ just waiting to be heard. McNeil grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles. If either released any one of these songs today, they’d return to the top of the charts.” Rhythms Magazine