James Keogh was born in Melbourne, Australia, and took the stage name Vance Joy from a character in Peter Carey’s novel Bliss. Following the release of his first EP, God Loves You When You’re Dancing, in 2013, James signed a five-album contract with Atlantic Records. He released the first album of that deal, Dream Your Life Away, in 2014, with a headlining tour following at the end of the year. In 2015, he toured with Taylor Swift as the opening act on her 1989 World Tour. James is currently at work writing for his second album. He can be seen in many live videos playing his Kala ukulele.


Ukulele of Choice

Solid Cedar Acacia Tenor Cutaway (KA-ATP-CTG-CE)
Satin Mahogany Tenor Cutaway  (KA-TE-C)


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