Foy Vance
Foy Vance

Foy Vance

About Foy Vance

Though he spent most of his formative years in the grim surroundings of 1980s Belfast, singer/songwriter Foy Vance's musical vision is the product of an entirely different sort of nervous tension -- the cross-racial friction, harmony, and disharmony that gave rise to jazz, blues, and soul in the American South, where Vance, the son of a traveling church minister, spent the pivotal first five years of his life. Emerging in the early 2000s, Vance draws as much from the British folk tradition as he does American music, as evidenced by the accolades he has received both at home and abroad for albums like Joy of Nothing, The Wild Swan, and Signs of Life. This influence manifests itself in the rhythmic, invariably alternately tuned, acoustic guitar style that is almost as prominent a melodic voice in much of his work as piano or his distinct, bluesy vocals.

  • HOMETOWN
    Bangor, County Down, Northern Ire
  • BORN
    1974

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