Press Releases

November 29 2015

Foy Vance has become the second signing to Ed Sheeran’s new label Gingerbread Man Records, following his debut signing Jamie Lawson, who released his self-titled album last month.


Vance and Sheeran are long-term friends who have frequently toured together and collaborated on their most recent albums; Sheeran sings on Vance’s single Guiding Light from his 2013 album Joy Of Nothing, while Vance co-wrote Tenerife Sea and Afire Love from Sheeran’s 2014 multi-platinum album X, and wrote Make It Rain, the Sheeran-performed series closer to FX’s hit drama Sons of Anarchy.

Ed Sheeran said of the signing: “I am very happy to reveal Foy Vance as my second signing to Gingerbread Man Records. Foy’s always been an artist I’ve admired since meeting him in 2006. We've become touring buddies over the past few years and he's actually out in Australia with me at the moment on the final leg of my 'x' tour.  His vocals are going to blow you away and I can't wait for you all to hear the record."

Vance’s first album for Gingerbread Man Records is pencilled for release in the Spring of 2016.


"I feel a deep sense of peace signing to an artist led label, not least of all because the artist in question is our Ed,” says Vance. “Every time I've turned around in the last few years he has had my back."


Originally from Bangor, Northern Ireland, but now living in the Scottish Highlands, Vance won the won the inaugural Northern Ireland Music Prize in 2013 for his critically acclaimed second album Joy Of Nothing. Earlier this year he co-wrote and provided the vocals on Rudimental’s hit single Never Let You Go.


Vance is currently on tour in Australia & New Zealand, where he is supporting Sheeran on his stadium tour, and Elton John on his arena tour:


Dec 2                     Perth, NIB Stadium w/ Ed Sheeran

Dec 5                     Melbourne, AAMI Park w/ Ed Sheeran

Dec 6                     Melbourne, AAMI Park w/ Ed Sheeran

Dec 8                     Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Center w/ Elton John

Dec 9                     Sydney, Allianz Stadium w/ Ed Sheeran

Dec 11                   Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena w/ Elton John

Dec 12                  Auckland, Mt Smart Stadium w/ Ed Sheeran

Dec 15                   Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre w/ Elton John

Dec 16                   Melbourne, Northcote Social Club – headline show

Dec 17                   Sydney, Newtown Social Club – headline show

Dec 19                   Sydney, Qantas Credit Union Arena w/ Elton John


You can check out a new tune in the making titled “She Burns” from Foy here.


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