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Foy Vance has announced details of his first album for Gingerbread Man Records, the label launched last year by Ed Sheeran.

The Wild Swan was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award winner Jacquire King. And recording legend Sir Elton is the album’s Executive Producer. It will be released on May 13.

“I feel so privileged to be a part of this remarkable artist’s first album on Gingerbread Man Records,” says the former Reg Dwight. “He is an extraordinary writer and singer.”

Vance and Sheeran are long-term friends who have frequently toured and collaborated together, for The Wild Swan – an LP that makes nods to, and takes cues from, heroes ranging from Noam Chomsky to Ziggy Stardust to WB Yeats – the pair’s relationship moves to another level.

“I’m so happy to be releasing Foy’s album on Gingerbread Man Records,” says Ed. “I’ve been such a huge fan since the first time I saw him live…I’m constantly blown away with how talented he is. The Wild Swan is an amazing album and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

As revealed previously, Foy is supporting Elton on some Wonderful Crazy Night dates. These appear below.

10th of June  Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln
11th June Grace Road, Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Leicester
12th June Longleat, Near Warminster, Wiltshire
14th June Echo Arena, Liverpool
19th June Westpoint Exeter
25th June  Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh
26th June Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

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