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Vance Joy - Music
Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist
“I remember hearing
a beautiful story about George Harrison driving around in his car, handing out
instruments to people,” said Vance Joy. “I’ve always wanted to emulate that
idea and what better way than giving the gift of instruments and music lessons
to young children who are fighting terminal diseases. My heart goes out to
these kids and their families.”
MULTI-PLATINUM AUSTRALIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER VANCE JOY
PARTNERS WITH KALA AND MYMUSICRX TO LAUNCH “UKULELES FOR KIDS,” DELIVERING UKULELES & HOW-TO VIDEO LESSONS TO
CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS ACROSS AMERICA
Today, multi-platinum, Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy announces a new initiative called “Vance Joy - Ukuleles for Kids” in partnership with Kala and MyMusicRx. Exclusively announced via , the newly founded program will provide the opportunity for children’s hospitals across the United States to opt into donation throughout the month of August. In September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, ukuleles and how-to video lessons will be delivered to hospitals that have opted in to the program. More details can be found at.
Vance Joy himself will provide the video lessons, teaching children how to play simple songs on ukulele, including his break-out single “Riptide” and latest single “Saturday Sun.” Kala, a long-time partner of Vance Joy, will donate plastic, hospital sanitary ukuleles, encouraging young patients to watch the videos and learn to play. MyMusicRx will host the lessons on MyMusicRx.org, and manage hospital opt-ins through their national network of children’s hospitals.
Vance Joy is currently home in Australia after a whirlwind year traveling the globe in support of his newest album, Nation of Two. The Nation of Two World Tour – North America just concluded with a sold-out show at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles earlier this month, followed by an unforgettable outdoor concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (watch ). The tour sold an astounding 140,000 tickets in the United States and 46,000 tickets in Canada. Nation of Two has not only proven a sales and streaming success, but the sophomore album has earned widespread critical applause around the world. “It all adds up to an appealing album from an artist with a promising future,” wrote . “This is (Vance Joy’s) time to really shine – and he seizes it.”
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