First saw Foy Vance perform when I was 17 years old. He has been one of my biggest inspirations as a writer and performer ever since. I think I’ve seen him live about 6 times now, it’s a rare thing to see someone like Foy live. I think the only other artists to move me in the same way have been Bon Iver. I loved watching this documentary and insight into his craft of making a new record [which he considers his ‘debut’ at 38- how inspiring/ comforting/fascinating] I disagree with him on one point though, ‘Hope’ is one of the most breathtaking records I possess, funny the stuff artists like/don’t like about their own work. I’m in a cloud of doubt over my new stuff this week, rethinking every choice, every lyric. The struggle is part of the process and I’ve gone through it 4 times before when putting together a body of work to share so I’m confident I’ll come out the other end but right now I need to focus on pushing myself. I don’t want to just repeat what I’ve already done or say what I’ve already said because I’m a totally different person from when I wrote into the light or devoid of rue. Genuinely, feel like i inhabit a different brain & a different heart and if I can’t get that across then I’ll be too proud to release it at all. TBC.
Brighton chaps! I’ll be performing a special intimate show with some other fantastic local acts on FRIDAY APRIL 25th at 8pm. Tickets can be bought i advance for here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/269248 or on the door. All ages, really want to meet some of you… So Don’t miss out! x