Vance Joy

James Gabriel Keogh (born 1 December 1987), known professionally as Vance Joy, is an Australian singer songwriter and former Australian rules footballer. He is best known for his 2012 song "Riptide".

Vance Joy
Joy at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, in 2015
Background information
Birth nameJames Gabriel Keogh
Born (1987-12-01) 1 December 1987 (age 35)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • ukulele
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2013–present
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Joy signed a five-album deal with Atlantic Records in 2013.[2] He released his debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing in March 2013. His song "Riptide" was voted number 1 on the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100. Joy released his debut studio album Dream Your Life Away on 5 September 2014 in Australia and on 9 September 2014 elsewhere.[3][4] At the ARIA Music Awards of 2015, he won Best Male Artist. His second studio album, Nation of Two, was released in 2018, and his third studio album, In Our Own Sweet Time, was released in June 2022.

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