Foy Vance

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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 Picture Gallery

foy vance hop farm festival 2010 - day 2 kent engla
foy vance hop farm festival 2010 - day 2 kent engla
foy vance hop farm festival 2010 - day 2 kent engla

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The Latest Foy Vance News

Of Monsters And Men Planning To Pen Icelandic Songs

19th July 2013

Of Monsters and Men want to write songs in Icelandic.The 'Mountain Sound' hitmakers are gearing up to record their second...

Jake Bugg: Bushmills Distillery Gig Was 'cool'

21st June 2013

Jake Bugg thought playing in a whiskey distillery was ''pretty cool''.The 'Lightning Bolt' singer took to the stage at 'Bushmills...

Snow Patrol's ''unique' Bushmills Show

22nd June 2012

Snow Patrol played a ''unique'' gig in a whiskey distillery last night (21.06.12).The 'Run' rockers played an intimate show in...

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Foy Vance Reviews

Foy Vance - The Retro Bar Live Review

21st December 2006

Foy Vance, The Retro Bar, Manchester 17/12/2006, Live ReviewA larger than life-size Jack Daniels picture...

Foy Vance - Watermelon Oranges Ep EP Review

1st August 2006

Foy VanceWatermelon Oranges EpReviewWhen Foy Vance signed to Freshwater Hughes Management, he was only their...

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Foy Vance Festivals

Truck Festival

18th July 2014

Forecastle Festival

18th July 2014

Outside Lands

8th August 2014

Connect Music Festival

29th August 2008

The Great Escape UK

8th May 2014

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The Latest Foy Vance Press Releases

Stream Foy Vance 'Dark Horse' B-side Now

2nd August 2013

There is now a free download of the track "Dark Horse" by Foy Vance...

Foy Vance Announces UK And Eire 2013 Winter Headline Tour

18th July 2013

Following the release of his Glassnote Records debut album JOY OF NOTHING (out...

Foy Vance Announces Tour Dates To Support New Album 'Joy Of Nothing' To Be Released August 27th 2013

16th July 2013

Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance is excited to announce Fall tour dates in the US, beginning...

Foy Vance Announces New Album 'Joy Of Nothing' Out August 26th 2013

11th June 2013

Foy Vance will release his Glassnote Records' debut record, Joy of...

Foy Vance Shares New Track 'Joy Of Nothing'

27th February 2013

The wonderful Irish songwriter Foy Vance is the latest addition to Glassnote...

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