Highlights:

•Award-winning comedian, actor and composer Tim Minchin presents his new touring show, Back

Nikki Lane, one of Nashville’s sweethearts, prepares for the release of her new album in 2020 with a performance at Sage Gateshead

•A night of songs and stories laced with North East humour and humanity with The Pitmen Poets

Foy Vance: The Tour

Monday 18 November, 8pm

Foy Vance is a singer and songwriter hailing from the land of Bangor, Northern Ireland, who is deeply rooted in the rich musical history and aesthetic of the Southern United States. Foy released his debut album Hope in 2007, quickly garnering acclaim from fans and fellow musicians alike.

Foy released his second full-length album, Joy of Nothing, in 2013, which led to further critical praise and star-studded invites on tours worldwide from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Bonnie Raitt, Marcus Foster, Snow Patrol and Sir Elton John.

Foy was only the second artist signing to Gingerbread Man records, Ed Sheeran’s label division within Atlantic Records. Foy’s debut recording on Gingerbread Man Records, The Wild Swan, was Executive Produced by Sir Elton John and released in 2016.

His music video for Coco featured the inspiration for the song title, Coco Arquette, the daughter of Courtney Cox and David Arquette, and was directed by Cox as well.

Foy’s recent collaborations include four cuts including Galway Girl on Ed Sheeran’s ÷ album, the Americana-infused track, Moonshine, featuring Kacey Musgraves for Ben Affleck’s film Live By Night, as well as cuts by Miranda Lambert, Plan B and Rudimental. Keith Urban recently covered and re-released Foy’s song Burden after a moving performance at the Academy of Country Music Awards 2019.

Foy has headlined globally to sell-out crowds and splits his time between London and the hills of Aberfeldy, Scotland with his family.