06 Mar 2018

Vance Joy + Special Guests

  • Venue: Leeds University Union
  • Doors:
  • Curfew:
  • Price(s): General Admission £16.50 - all prices include booking fee of £1.50 per ticket
  • Age: Over 14s only

Vance Joy

Australian indie folk singer/songwriter Vance Joy began his career playing the Melbourne open-mike scene at the end of the 2000s while completing his law degree. Finding success with his intimate Bon Iver-influenced songs, Joy decided to put law on hold and pursue a music career instead. Born James Keogh, the singer took the name Vance Joy from a character in Peter Carey's novel Bliss in order to better separate his personal and professional life.

 

As his reputation grew, he began working with a manager, booking bigger shows around town and eventually recording his debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing. His catchy folk-pop single "Riptide" was an immediate success in Australia and eventually led him to sign a lengthy multi-album deal with Atlantic Records. In 2013, Joy began touring internationally and recording his first album for Atlantic. His debut Dream Your Life Away arrived in September 2014.