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Joy of Nothing, Foy Vance

Foy Vance

August 29th, 2013

Born:
Foy Vance

Genre:
Singer/Songwriter

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Foy Vance

Biography

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. Drawn particularly to the spiritual aspect of those music forms, Vance took his cues from the likes of Otis Redding and Nina Simone, adjusting his own guttural singing style accordingly, and his distinctive Northern Irish lilt finds an obvious point of comparison in similarly styled compatriot Van Morrison. Musically, Vance draws as much from the British folk tradition as he does American music; this influence manifests itself in the rhythmic, invariably alternately tuned, acoustic guitar style that is almost as prominent a melodic voice on much of his work as piano or vocals.

Top Albums

Joy of Nothing, Foy Vance
1. Joy of Nothi..
Hope, Foy Vance
2. Hope
Melrose - EP, Foy Vance
3. Melrose – EP
Hope, Foy Vance
4. Hope
Closed Hand, Full of Friends - Single, Foy Vance
5. Closed Hand,..
Joy of Nothing - Single, Foy Vance
6. Joy of Nothi..
Shed a Little Light / Be With Me (Remixes) - EP, Foy Vance
7. Shed a Littl..
iTunes Live: London Sessions - EP, Foy Vance
8. iTunes Live:..
Be With Me - Single, Foy Vance
9. Be With Me -..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

You and I (with Bonnie Raitt) Joy of Nothing 4:30 $1.29
2.

Janey Joy of Nothing 3:59 $1.29
3.

Joy of Nothing Joy of Nothing 5:02 $1.29
4.

Shed a Little Light Hope 3:31 $0.99
5.

Closed Hand, Full of Friends Joy of Nothing 4:03 $1.29
6.

At Least My Heart Was Open Joy of Nothing 3:39 $1.29
7.

Be the Song Melrose – EP 6:33 $0.99
8.

Feel for Me Joy of Nothing 3:55 $1.29
9.

Regarding Your Lover Joy of Nothing 3:00 $1.29
10.

It Was Good Joy of Nothing 4:02 $1.29
11.

Paper Prince Joy of Nothing 3:17 $1.29
12.

Joy of Nothing Joy of Nothing – Single 5:10 $0.99
13.

Be With Me Hope 2:59 $0.99
14.

Shed a Little Light (Future Cut Radi.. Shed a Little Light / Be Wi.. 3:21 $0.99
15.

I'm Sorry (Live) iTunes Live: London Session.. 4:40 $0.99
16.

Homebird Attic Jam 3:24 $0.99
17.

Midnight Starlet Melrose – EP 4:35 $0.99
18.

Into the Fire Melrose – EP 4:42 $0.99
19.

Hope, Peace & Love Hope 3:50 $0.99
20.

Gabriel & the Vagabond Hope 5:05 $0.99
21.

Fifteen Hope 5:00 $0.99
22.

Doesn't Take a Whole Day Hope 5:38 $0.99
23.

When All This Is Over Melrose – EP 4:32 $0.99
24.

Something In the Water Melrose – EP 4:50 $0.99
25.

Homebird Grey's Anatomy, Vol. 1,.. 3:44 Album Only

Top Music Videos

Joy of Nothing, Foy Vance
1. Joy of Nothing


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