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About Vance Joy
Vance Joy, with the real name James Keogh, is a singer and songwriter who was born in Melbourne, Australia. The singer stated that the inspiration for his stage name came from a book: "I was going through a Peter Carey phase and reading a lot of his books. There's a book called Bliss. The main character's name is Harry Joy and his grandfather is Vance Joy.
He's the storyteller and a crazy old man. Plus, I thought it was a cool name". During his teenage years, Joy pursued a football career and played for the Coburg Football Club in the Australian league named Victorian Football League. Along with his team, the young Keogh won "The best first year" award, in the year 2008. After graduating from Monash University and holding a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws degree, Keogh decided to begin a music career.
Vance Joy is known to approach the indie pop, indie folk and alternative rock genres. He released his first EP, "God Loves You When You're Dancing", on March 22nd, 2013. The first single to be released from the EP was "From Afar", and he continued with "Riptide", one of his most successful songs to date. The single received triple platinum certification from the Australian Record Industry Association, after selling more than 350 000 copies. "Riptide" also appeared in a TV ad for GoPro. When asked about the future album, Vance Joy stated that ""I think there’s always a bit of variety with my songwriting, so probably the EP is a good reflection of what the rest of the album will be like. It’s all different songs, I guess, but all tied together in a way".
The singer's first album and the only one to this day is titled "Dream Your Life Away". It was initially released in Australia, on September 5th, 2014 and on September 15th in the rest of the world. The third single to be released from the album, "Mess Is Mine", reached number 37 on the Australian Singles Chart. The fourth single to be launched was "First Time".
On September 5th, 2014, in order to promote the album "Dream Your Life Away", Vance Joy embarked on a worldwide tour which started in Melbourne, Australia. In November, the same year, it was mentioned that the singer would also embark on the American concerts of the "1989 World Tour", as Taylor Swift's opening act.
Vance Joy is a prominent singer, who rose to fame recently and promises a prolific musical career.
|Birth Name:||James Keogh|
|Born:||1 December 1987 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Genres:||Alternative rock, indie pop, indie folk|
|Instruments:||Vocals, Ukulele, Guitar|
|Years Active:||2013 - present|
|Labels:||Liberation, Infectious, F-Stop, Atlantic|