You don’t sell over two million copies of your debut album without some serious hard work, and Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy (born James Keogh) has never been shy of major elbow grease. When Vance Joy first cut his teeth performing at open mic nights in Melbourne, he was feeding on a diet of artists like The Pogues and Paul Kelly. In 2013, he introduced the world to his ukulele-led charm “Riptide,” which became an instant global classic.
He went on to write further anthems, such as “Mess is Mine,” “Georgia” and “Fire and the Flood.” Those hits all found a home on his debut album ‘”Dream Your Life Away” in 2014. The connection and journey his music was about to have on the world in years to come was an unexpected reward to the young songwriter. Vance Joy has traveled around the world, selling out tours, as well as playing iconic festivals such as Lollapalooza and Coachella.
It’s no surprise that listeners all over the world connect to Vance Joys intimate yet anthemic songwriting. His lyrics take you on a journey that will reach out and hold you for a delicate moment. Bringing together a unique, charming mix of folk music with pop influences, these songs capture the familiar pulse of everyday experiences in a unique and celebratory manner. Don’t miss him on his new tour, coming to Minneapolis in February!