James Keogh (born 1 December 1987), better known as Vance Joy, is an Australian singer-songwriter. Joy signed a five-album deal with Atlantic Records in 2013.He released his debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing in March 2013. His song "Riptide" was voted number 1 on the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100. Joy released his debut studio album Dream Your Life Away on 5 September 2014 in Australia and on 9 September 2014 elsewhere.
In 2008 and 2009, Joy played for the Coburg Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL), winning their best first year player award in 2008.He eventually gave up football to pursue a music career.
Joy graduated from St Kevin's College, as well as Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.