Ed Sheeran has added a new musician to his record label – and he’s Irish!

Well THIS is exciting!

Ed has made his first signing!
Ed has made his first signing!

An Irish singer’s career is on the rise after Ed Sheeran added him to his new record label.

The Thinking Out Loud singer revealed today that he has signed County Down singer Foy Vance, a pal of his for many years.

In a statement today, the musician said: “I am very happy to reveal Foy Vance as my second signing to Gingerbread Man Records. Foy’s always been an artist I’ve admired since meeting him in 2006.

“We’ve become touring buddies over the past few years and he’s actually out in Australia with me at the moment on the final leg of my ‘x’ tour.  His vocals are going to blow you away and I can’t wait for you all to hear the record.”

Foy Vance
Foy Vance

Foy was previously signed to Glassnote Records, who released his 2013 album, Joy of Nothing. He joins another Irish singer, Jamie Lawson, as the latest addition to Gingerbread Records.

Ed clearly thinks highly of the Irish talent, who has helped him write a number of songs including  Tenerife Sea and Afire Love. He got a tattoo as gaeilge which says “nuair is gá dom fháil bhaile, is tú mo réalt eolais”.

This translates to “when I need to get home, you’re my guiding light”, a lyric from Foy’s track Guiding Light which Ed also features on.

Speaking about the amazing news, Foy said today: “I feel a deep sense of peace signing to an artist led label, not least of all because the artist in question is our Ed. Every time I’ve turned around in the last few years he has had my back.”

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