“His voice is a time-traveled blend of 80s, 90s and now; nuanced, different, but still heart-throbby and marketable” – Sean Daly, Tampa Bay Times
The ability to take real emotion and pour it out into music is one of many reasons Connor Vance will be one of the next great artists of his time. Combine that with his unique voice, catchy melodies and well thought out compositions, Connor is just approaching the horizon of his potential.
Growing up in a small town in British Columbia, Canada (Prince Rupert), you pretty much have two options: become a pro hockey player, or become a fisherman. When an injury forced Connor to relinquish his dreams of becoming a pro Hockey player, his rehab opened up his eyes to music. While not being able to walk, he found an old red Epiphone SG lying around and dusted it off… and so began his musical journey.
Connor’s debut single “Run”, which was released December 14, 2015, was inspired from true traumatic events that took place in his dear auntie Teresa’s shoes. While battling cancer and life threatening surgery, she had found out that her husband of 25 years had been having an affair on her, and was getting ready to leave her. Fortunately, Teresa is a survivor. But upon her return home from months in the hospital, she had to face the fear of being alone, heart wrenching memories, anger, frustration, sadness, and so many questions as to why this was happening (The chorus ends with “I worried when things turned grey, that you’d run”).
Today, Connor is based in Gainesville, Florida. Originally hailing from B.C. Canada, Connor has been enthusiastically writing music from the age of 13. His style combines elements of catchy pop songs to rocking alt rock tunes. Just off the heels of recording his debut EP at Big3 Studios (Jim Pinky Beeman & Mark Parfitt – engineers and Ian Bentley – Producer), Connor continues on his musical journey one note and one gig at a time.