An interesting youth Foy Vance had, it would appear. Claiming Belfast has his hometown, his childhood would see his preacher father however moved the family to and from Louisiana, Alabama and Oklahoma, meaning that young Foy could soak up plenty of diverse musical strands. Some years later, an album called ‘Hope’ appeared, casting shades of Tom Waits Van Morrison, Richie Havens and Otis Redding. In the company of engineers Matt Hyde and Mark Rankin, Foy Vance tracked and mixed the album in a variety of Miloco’s studios. The Square, Garden and Pool studios. Producer Tchad Blake also contributed to some of the mixing.