Natives of Cleveland, OH, Jamille and Dominicque Smith, known as the spoken word poetry duo LoveTies, met in 2012. After dating for a year, Jamille proposed with a poetry piece he had written for her. Dominicque wrote a piece in response to him, and it became their signature poetry piece, SoulTies, which led to the creation of LoveTies The Art of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The Smiths were married on July 12, 2014.
In 2016 they officially became LoveTies LLC after performing on many stages together. LoveTies were blessed to share a stage with internationally known Jazz artist Najee, performed at the House of Blues Cleveland and the Player Networking Event in Los Angeles. In October of 2022 LoveTies performed internationally in Dubai for the All Africa Festival, Black Excellence Gala and Titans of Africa with their A'CREW family. Their work has been extensive and ongoing since the birth of LoveTies
LoveTies just released their first debut album, Patiently Waiting. It was produced, mixed, and mastered by Red Luxe Studios (Delvonte Tate) and David Munford. The Patiently Waiting project was released on October 15, 2021. Patiently Waiting is an album that sets poetry to music with a Soul/R&B feel. In releasing the Patiently Waiting album, LoveTies has created a new lane for performance poetry that connects people with the art of writing on a different level. In 2022 they released a new single titled Ten, 10, X.
LoveTies won Poets of the Year in 2019 at the Legend Awards; as well as walked away with three awards for the Ohio Poetry Awards in the categories of Crowd Favorite, Best Poetry Group, and Best Feature of the Year in 2021. In 2022 LoveTies was awarded the B-Elite ICON Award. This duo has been featured in Who's Who in Black Cleveland, Scene Magazine, Voyage Ohio Magazine and Canvas Rebel Magazine.
This husband-and-wife duo became members of A'C.R.E.W. (Artist’s Creatively Recognizing Everyone’s Worth) through its first production in 2019 .
This couple has continued to grow in both love for one another and the beauty of spoken word poetry.