Foy Vance

Biography

After completing a successful tour of the UK and Ireland including a crowd wowing performance at iTunes Live Sessions (with KT Tuntsall, Billy Bragg and Leo Abrahams) at the legendary AIR Studios, Foy Vance has just returned from the US where he performed at The Craic Music & Film Festival in NYC, Nashville and Texas for SXSW.

April 28th sees the release of two new tracks - both re-workings of tracks from `Hope'. Future Cut (Lilly Allen, Dizzy Rascal, Kelis etc) co-produced and mixed a re-worked version of `Shed A Little Light' adding horns and organ to the gospel vibe of the original. `Shed A Little Light' has been receiving plays on both Radio 2 (Jonathan Ross, Gideon Coe) and Radio 1 and it has now been added on Radio 2's B List.

A complete re-recording of `Be With Me', produced by The Free Association a.k.a. David Holmes, carries Holmes' trademark beats set against a jazzy, cinematic, southern gothic ambience studded with electronic swashes and synths.

Foy's debut album `Hope' was released last summer to wide critical acclaim. The Belfast Telegraph named Foy `the most important solo musician to emerge from Northern Ireland since Van Morrison' and the album received glowing reviews from publications as diverse as Uncut, Maverick, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Daily Mirror and The Daily Mail among many others.

In-between a busy touring schedule which also included a prison tour, Foy appears on Leo Abrahams' new album `The Unrest Cure' which also features Brian Eno, KT Tunstall and Ed Harcourt.

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Foy Vance announces new album 'Joy of Nothing' out August 26th 2013

11th June 2013 -

 Press

Foy Vance will release his Glassnote Records' debut record, Joy of Nothing, on August 26th. Recorded in Donegal, Ireland and produced by Irish producer/musician/engineer Michael Keeney, Joy of Nothing includes 10 original songs written and...

Foy Vance - The Retro Bar

21st December 2006 -

 Review

Foy Vance, The Retro Bar, Manchester 17/12/2006, Live ReviewA larger than life-size Jack Daniels picture hangs over the flat-cap doffed journeying Irishman Foy Vance, as he embarks upon a set that hops between the solemn...

Foy Vance, Toilet Tour, Video Stream

3rd August 2006 -

 Video

Foy Vance Toilet Tour Video StreamFoy Vance's 'Watermelon Oranges' unveils another dimension to the melancholic, introspective mood of Foy's debut, 'Live Sessions and the Birth of the Toilet Tour'. On this new EP, Belfast...

Foy Vance - Watermelon Oranges Ep

1st August 2006 -

 Review

Foy VanceWatermelon Oranges EpReviewWhen Foy Vance signed to Freshwater Hughes Management, he was only their second ever recruit, the first being a naive 13 year old Joss Stone. The flowery soul his music is so...

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