Vance Joy Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

James Gabriel Keogh

Nick Name

Vance Joy

Vance Joy’s stage performance on the ukulele in 2015
Vance Joy’s stage performance on the ukulele in 2015

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Residence

In 2014, Vance started living on the road touring across USA, Australia, Canada and UK.

Nationality

Australian

Education

Vance graduated in 2005 from an all-boys primary and secondary Catholic School called St. Kevin’s College in Toorak. He was made school captain while studying there and scored the maximum VCE score of 50 in English at the end of Year 12 of his curriculum.

He went on to acquire a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University in Melbourne. Having studied law for 6 years, Vance only needs to complete one-year long compulsory traineeship to become a full-time lawyer.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter

Family

  • Father Computer Trader
  • Mother – High school English Teacher
  • Siblings – One sister

Manager

Jaddan Commerford and Rachel Tulloch from We Are Unified Management.

Genre

  • Indie Pop
  • Indie Folk

Instruments

  • Vocals
  • Ukulele
  • Guitar

Labels

  • Atlantic Records
  • Liberation Music
  • Infectious Music
  • F-Stop Music

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 4½ in or 194 cm

Weight

92 kg or 203 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Though Vance often talks about instances with former girlfriends, he does not reveal their names or identity. Hence, his dating history is unknown.

Vance Joy playing as the opening act for Taylor Swift in 2015
Vance Joy playing as the opening act for Taylor Swift in 2015

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has Irish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curly Hair – Maintains a cropped Afro style
  • Height – Towers above most other people

Measurements

His body specifications may be –

  • Chest – 44 in or 112 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
  • Waist – 35 in or 89 cm
Vance Joy at the 2015 ARIA AwardsVance Joy at the 2015 ARIA Awards
Vance Joy at the 2015 ARIA Awards

Shoe Size

12 (US) or 11.5 (UK) or 46 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

  • His hit single Riptide was used in USA’s advertising campaign for GoPro.
  • He endorsed the Polished Man campaign to end violence against children and protect them from physical or sexual violence.

Religion

His religious views are not confirmed but people find religious connotations and Biblical inferences in his songs. A strong Catholic association is particularly sensed in his song, ‘Mess is mine.’

Vance claims that frequent traveling all over the world has made him respectful towards all religions.

Best Known For

His hit single, Riptide (2013) – It became the best-selling song in Australia in 2013 and earned Vance a five-album deal with Atlantic Records.

First Album

Dream Your Life Away (September 2014). It reached #1 on Australian music charts.

First Film

Vance Joy has not been a part of any theatrical movie.

First TV Show

In 2014, he was seen in the game show Spicks and Specks as himself.

Personal Trainer

As a former athlete, Vance claims he still retains a great metabolism that gives him the liberty to indulge in baked, processed sweet treats especially while on the road. However, after a period, he goes back to consuming healthy organic food, particularly kale because he realizes excess sugar consumption is harmful. Nevertheless, he comforts himself with baked desserts particularly at the end of a stressful day.

Vance Joy Favorite Things

  • ActorsRalph Fiennes, Edward Norton
  • ComedianJim Carrey
  • Animated Movie The Muppets (2011), Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
  • Actress Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Nicole Kidman
  • Man Crush Michael Fassbender
  • Female Celebrity Crush Michelle Williams
  • Hobbies – Reading books, Playing Frisbee, Lone visits to Movie Theatres, Skateboarding
  • Passion After Music – Movies
  • Music Influences – George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Paul Kelly
  • Life Lesson – Be soft and flexible like a branch. If you are rigid like a tree, you will crack.
  • Music Style – Acoustic Storytelling
  • BandsMetallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Savage Garden
  • Place for a First Date – Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
  • Ice-breaker on the First Date – Long walks
  • Songs he likes to cover by other artists Fall At Your Feet by Crowded House, You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon, The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
  • Food Indulgence – Cinnabons
  • Word – Rad/Radical
  • Emoji – Monkey covering his eyes
SourceIMDb, American Songwriter, RollingStoneAus.com, YouTube, BuzzFeed, YouTube, Air.org.au
Vance Joy during an interview for American Songwriter in 2014
Vance Joy during an interview for American Songwriter in 2014

Vance Joy Facts

  1. James came up with the pseudonym Vance Joy after reading a novel named Bliss by Peter Carey.
  2. He wanted to debut with his Extended Play God Loves You When You’re Dancing (2013) using a new identity because people often mispronounced his last name ‘Keogh’.
  3. After finishing his law degree, Vance gave himself a year to pursue music and started with Open-mic performances at various places in Melbourne.
  4. After completing his education, he moved into a small house in Brunswick with a friend and started working as a gardener 3 times a week. Simultaneously, he played in a café in the afternoons introducing himself as Vance Joy to separate his public and private persona.
  5. Had his music career not taken off, Vance intended to become a teacher or a librarian.
  6. While in college, Vance played Australian Rules Football at semi-professional level. He was awarded for being the best debut player in 2008 by the Victorian Football League in which he competed for two years in a row as a member of the Coburg Football Club.
  7. The hit single Riptide claims Vance was afraid of dentists because he got braces when he was 14 years old which added to his general awkwardness and lack of confidence at that age.
  8. He was a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer growing up and knows the entire Buffy Musical by heart.
  9. Vance is extremely fond of movies and remembers the uncanny amount of background detail about all the movies, he has seen growing up from 1999 to 2014.
  10. He accompanied Taylor Swift on ‘The 1989 World Tour’ that started in May 2015 and concluded in Melbourne, Australia in December 2015. Vance was one of the opening acts along with Canadian singer, Shawn Mendes.
  11. Vance is slightly self-conscious about his head and lips. He thinks they are too large in proportion to the rest of his body.
  12. In 2015, his hit single, Riptide became the longest-running song in Australian charts by staying in ARIA Top 100 for 107 continuous weeks.
  13. Visit Vance Joy’s official website @ vancejoy.com.
  14. Listen to Vance on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube.

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