With his distinctive, cracked, soulful voice and a skill to write profound storytelling songs, Foy Vance belongs to a calibre of artists that stand the test of time, irrespective of trends or fads, delivering heartfelt songs about the human condition that everyone can relate to.
An ever so modest Foy will laugh at comparisons to Otis Redding, Tom Waits and Van Morrison, but then again that’s what makes him so special.
Born and raised in Bangor, Northern Ireland, he arrived into the public consciousness in the summer of ’05 with the release of his widely acclaimed debut EP, but gained true notoriety when two of his songs ‘Homebird’ and ‘Gabriel And The Vagabond’, were featured on the US TV drama series Grey’s Anatomy.
Live, he has supported a diverse range of artists such as KT Tunstall, Bonnie Rait, Joss Stone, and Dave Matthews. He was invited to play alongside Pete Townshend and Martha Wainwright at Joe’s Pub in New York as part of the ‘In The Attic’ sessions, and also recorded (alongside Duke Special) with Ulster’s 70-piece Symphony Orchestra for the BBC’s wonderfully named Orchestral Manouevres in Belfast.