An Evening with Foy Vance – SOLD OUT
Collective Concerts presents
AN EVENING WITH FOY VANCE
Thursday, September 28, 2017
in The Great Hall’s Longboat Hall
Tickets online $28.50, also available at Rotate This and Soundscapes
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 12, 2017
Doors 7 pm | General admission | 19+
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Foy Vance is on a world tour with his first major label album, The Wild Swan, including a stop in Toronto at The Great Hall’s Longboat Hall. But the second signing to touring buddy Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man label is already a well-established if not exactly familiar singer-songwriter this side of the pond, although he does have two previous Toronto appearances under his belt.
The Northern Irishman’s naturally-born but dedicatedly-finessed skill has already led him to collaborate with artists as diverse as Plan B, Sheryl Crow and Rudimental, synced his music on multiple TV shows ranging from Grey’s Anatomy to the finale of Sons Of Anarchy, and caught the ears of some of the biggest players (in every sense) in music, from Elton John to, of course, Ed Sheeran.
So it is that in the run-up to the release of his new album, Vance travelled to Nashville. It’s a long way from home for Vance, both from his birthplace (Bangor, Northern Ireland) and his place of residence (Aberfeldy, Scotland).
But for an inveterate songwriter, Music City is an irresistible draw, a place where Vance can work with the best of the best. Not, Vance clarifies, for himself or his own material. For one thing, he’s already completed his new album, and with songs of the calibre and single-minded brilliance of the dozen that comprise the impassioned, rootsy The Wild Swan, there’s no need for any outside assistance.
But for another, “I’m not snobby about it, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable writing with other people for myself. That feels like it’s my own private joy,” adds a man who crafted The Wild Swan entirely to his own vision, in Nashville’s Blackbird Studios, aided by Jacquire King, who recorded and mixed one of his favourite albums, Tom Waits’ Mule Variations.
Watch “She Burns” off Foy Vance’s latest album, The Wild Swan, here.