The London Folk & Roots Festival * An Intimate Evening with Foy Vance
Entry Requirements: 16+
AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH FOY VANCE AWARD-WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER ANNOUNCES VERY SPECIAL SOLO TOUR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017
Foy Vance has today announced a very special solo headline tour for October & November 2017. ‘An Evening With Foy Vance’ will see the acclaimed Northern Irish singer-songwriter performing solo on guitar and piano in some of the UK’s most beautiful venues, including London’s Union Chapel, Manchester’s Royal Northern College Of Music Hall, and Glasgow Saint Luke’s.
Vance’s latest album ‘The Wild Swan’ is available now on Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records, and contains the Radio playlisted singles ‘Coco’, ‘Upbeat Feelgood’, and ‘Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution’. ‘The Wild Swan’ was nominated for the 2016 Northern Ireland Music Prize, the second time Vance has been nominated for the award, which he won with his last album ‘Joy Of Nothing’ in 2013.
Praise for ‘The Wild Swan’….
“Equal parts Van Morrison and Ray Lamontagne, Vance is in possession of one of music’s most remarkable voices” **** Evening Standard
“A rootsy mix of campfire anthems (‘Unlike Any Other’), choogling boogie (‘Upbeat Feelgood’), and acoustic shuffles (‘Coco’), The Wild Swan oozes downhome authenticity” **** Q
“The Wild Swan echoes both John Hiatt’s gnarled, R&B-rooted wit and Van Morrison’s lyrical mystic flights while developing Vance’s own” Mojo
“Vance comes storming out of the blocks with the opening track ‘Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution’, a kinetic ball of energy that will instantly silence any doubters. From there through to the haunting ‘Wild Swans On The Lake’, Vance has the listener in his pocket” Sunday Times Culture Magazine
“Music that’s real and honest by an artist who means what he sings, and that feels like quite a rare thing to be able to do today” The Independent