Foy cut his teeth gigging all over Ireland and Scotland with his masterful blend of blues, soul, and folk and arrived into the public consciousness in the summer of '05 with the release of his widely acclaimed debut EP 'Live Sessions and the Birth Of The Toilet Tour'. In June 2006 Foy released a second limited edition EP 'Watermelon Oranges'. Having spent the first half of 2007 recording his debut album in a cottage on the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland, Foy re-emerged in May for a performance accompanied by Ulster's 70-piece Symphony Orchestra at BBC's Orchestral Manouevres sell-out concert in Belfast.
The Irishman's debut album 'Hope' was released in August 2007. The album was written, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Foy himself. Tchad Blake who is best known for his work with Pearl Jam, Tom Waits and Elvis Costello has also contributed to the mixing of some tracks. The singer-songwriter's jazz-tinged folk-rock won him, not unjustly, comparisons to Van Morrison.
April 2008 saw the release of two new tracks both re-working of tracks from 'Hope'. A re-worked version of 'Shed A Little Light' - produced by Future Cut (Lily Allen,Dizzy Rascal etc.) and a complete re-recording of 'Be With Me' produced by The Free Association a.k.a. David Holmes.
eGigs is offering you the chance to see Foy who has opened up for Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Joss Stone, KT Tunstall, Taj Mahal, Martha Wainwright, and others play in Leeds as part of a UK wide national tour.
Foy's tour dates include:
Wed 18 November The Duchess, York
Fri 20 November Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Sat 21 November Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
Wed 25 November The Social, Nottingham
Thu 26 November Drift In The City, Portsmouth
Sat 28 November The Royal, Derby
Sun 29 November The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Tue 08 December Union Chapel, Islington
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