One of the most tasteful songwriters of recent years, Foy Vance has the vocal growl of Bruce Springsteen and the same understanding of dynamics as Paul Simon. Vance's songs ebb and swell in terms of intensity, uplifting the listener one minute then sucking them into his pain and passion the next. Only a few weeks ago the Northern Irish artist released his second album, The Joy Of Nothing, which has brought forth two of his best songs to date: Janey, and Closed Hand, Full Of Friends. Intelligent, soulful and surprising, Vance is capable of breaking or mending hearts with just one line. His fans are rabid for his live performances especially; a chance to see all that passion caught on tape brought to life.