Vance Joy In Sun King Studio 92

Vance Joy stopped by Sun King Studio 92 on May21st, 2018 for an exclusive and intimate show with WTTS listeners . Enjoy the music and conversation below!

“Lay It On Me”

“Interview”

“Riptide”

“Saturday Sun”

Remember, Sun King Studio 92 sessions are for 92-3 VIPs only. If you’re not a VIP, take 20 seconds to sign up for free, then stop by the VIP Room to register to be in the live studio audience at an upcoming performance.

Photos Courtesy Rhythm In Focus Photography.

Vance Joy Recap

Tuesday night, February 16th, Vance Joy played for Indianapolis fans and WTTS listeners at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. It was a chilly evening, the crowd was diverse, and the theatre was full of movement. While openers Armstrong Leigh and Jamie Lawson got the crowd ready for Vance Joy, he spent a few moments with some lucky WTTS listeners. Winners of “Lyrically Speaking” with Laura Duncan got to take part in a meet and greet backstage, which is just another perk of listening to WTTS.

Armstrong Leigh is a duo based in both Austin and Los Angeles. Jamie Lawson is a British, acoustic singer-songwriter who Ed Sheeran signed as the first artist on his label, Gingerbread Man Records. The audience very much enjoyed both bands, but was very anxious to see Vance Joy. Vance Joy (James Gabriel Keogh) is an Australian singer-songwriter whose 2013 single “Riptide” brought him into public focus. In fact, “Riptide” was WTTS’ song of the year in 2014. His album “Dream Your Life Away” was released in September 2014 and WTTS listeners were so fortunate that he stopped in town on his Fire And The Flood Tour.

The back of the stage held a giant canvas that almost looked like an abstract watercolor painting with all kinds of bright colors. In front of the color stood the letters of Vance Joy in white bulbs. The stage was set for the 6-piece band including drums, keys, bass, trumpet, saxophone/percussion, and Vance Joy himself. Four huge can lights shined toward the crowd with a warm yellow light even in the darkness between songs. It may have been freezing outside, but the theatre was cozy. When the theater lights went down, the crowd began to scream before he was even seen. The band took the stage and played beautiful atmospheric sounds for around a minute before the drums picked up and became more aggressive. Then, Vance Joy entered the stage, tall and statuesque (he’s 6’4”), with the letters of his name shining behind him. Wearing a simple black shirt and jeans, he let the music speak for him.

He opened the show with “Mess Is Mine” to a screaming, diverse crowd of young women, middle-aged couples, and everything in between. After he had played a few songs, something subtly striking happened. He finished a song, the crowd cheered, and the cheers lulled, as expected, before the next song. Then, however, this crowd felt they needed more. Vance Joy did not do anything from stage to warrant the next wave of cheers that came from the crowd; His audience just loves him that much and wanted him to know. Throughout the night, the audience clapped along or even sang along to Vance Joy’s music, but none of it was prompted. These Indianapolis fans knew and loved the music, and everyone in the room could feel it.

Highlights of the night included “From Afar,” “Wasted Time,” “Georgia,” and “Riptide.” When he brought out his ukulele for a few songs (including “Riptide”), he even paused to take a “selfie” of himself with the crowd on an audience member’s phone. The shock of the night was when Vance Joy and the band suddenly broke out into a cover of Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” mashed up with OMI’s “Cheerleader.” It was the perfect mix of songs to get all members of the crowd dancing, young and old. He closed with it and exited the stage. When he re-entered for his encore, he played “My Kind Of Man” and “Fire And The Flood.”

Vance Joy was happy to be in Indianapolis that night. He was delightful during the WTTS meet and greet. He smirked, during some songs, out of pure joy in playing them. He gave an anecdote for every single song before he played it, telling the song’s story of where it came from or what it made him think of. He thanked Indianapolis for having a blue sky that day because he hadn’t seen one in a while. Vance Joy has an exciting future ahead of him, evidenced by the way he left his Indianapolis audience beaming. WTTS will be anxiously awaiting his return, and you won’t want to miss Vance Joy next time he’s around.

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Vance Joy Meet And Greet

Vance Joy In Sun King Studio 92

Vance Joy

Photos Courtesy Rhythm In Focus Photography.

Vance Joy stopped by Sun King Studio 92 Powered By Klipsch Audio on September 16th, 2015. Enjoy the music and conversation below!

“Mess Is Mine”

Interview

“Fire and the Flood”

“Riptide”

 

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Remember, Sun King Studio 92 sessions are for 92-3 VIPs only. If you’re not a VIP, take 20 seconds to sign up for free, then stop by the VIP Room to register to be in the live studio audience at an upcoming performance.

Vance Joy 9-16-2015

Photos Courtesy Rhythm In Focus Photography.

OverEasy 11/15/20

At WTTS, Sunday mornings and evenings are laid-back. Check out OverEasy, presented by Brothers Floor Covering, from 7 – 11 AM, and 7 – 11 PM.

Brad Holtz plays singer-songwriters, mellow and acoustic tracks, and live exclusives.

This week, hear new music from The Avett Brothers and Melody Gardot with Sting, plus Sun King Studio 92 performances from Vance Joy and Toad The Wet Sprocket.

OverEasy 10/18/20

At WTTS, Sunday mornings and evenings are laid-back. Check out OverEasy, presented by Brothers Floor Covering, from 7 – 11 AM, and 7 – 11 PM.

Brad Holtz plays singer-songwriters, mellow and acoustic tracks, and live exclusives.

This week, hear new music from Ray LaMontagne and Noah Cyrus, plus Sun King Studio 92 performances from Kaleo and Vance Joy.

Connect With Carmel Native Sara Kays

Atlantic Records artist Sara Kays may seem to be a long way from her days of busking in the Carmel Arts & Design District.

The 22-year-old Carmel native now lives in Nashville, where she recorded breakthrough single “Remember That Night?” last fall. Before being heard on WTTS, the song became a TikTok sensation viewed millions of times at her @sarakaysmusic profile. Nearly 50,000 videos at other TikTok accounts have showcased the song.

But Kays still has good feelings about playing covers for pedestrians in her hometown. “There’s a lot of people walking around there on Friday and Saturday nights,” says Kays, who attended Carmel and Noblesville high schools.

Inspired by being blindsided by one text message from a former significant other, “Remember That Night?” represents Kays’ willingness to reveal the personal in her songwriting. An earlier TikTok hit, “No Matter the Season,” was based on her struggles with body image. New song “Picture of You” originated with Kays’ feelings about disliking the way she appears in certain photographs.

“When I first started posting on (TikTok), I was just putting my original stuff out there,” she says. “I didn’t realize there’s such a big audience for the topics that I was writing about and there are that many people that related to it.”

In this WTTS interview, Kays talks about being influenced by Vance Joy’s “Riptide” and her affection for Kohl’s, Applebee’s, Dunkin Donuts and croutons.

New Music Monday 4/12/21

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday. We play a variety of brand new releases and album previews. Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

LP is set to release a new album later in 2021. She discusses her writing process during the past year and performs new music in our recent Sun King Studio 92 session with LP. While we await her new album, we have her latest single to hold us over: How Low Can You Go.

This week experience new music from:

LP: How Low Can You Go

Vance Joy: You

Lord Huron: Not Dead Yet 

OverEasy: 3/28/21

At WTTS, Sunday mornings and evenings are laid-back. Check out OverEasy, presented by Brothers Floor Covering from 7 to 11 AM, AND 7 to 11 PM.

Brad Holtz plays singer-songwriters, mellow and acoustic tracks, and live exclusives.

This week, hear new music from Vance Joy, Lana Del Rey, and John Hiatt with Jerry Douglas, plus Sun King Studio 92 performances from Indigo Girls and Cage The Elephant.

New Music Monday 3/15/21

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday. We play a variety of brand new releases and album previews. Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

This week experience new music from:

Lord Huron: Not Dead Yet

Cannons: Fire For You

Vance Joy: You

New Music Monday 3/1/21

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday. We play a variety of brand new releases and album previews. Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

This Week:
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Ghosts
Chet Faker: Low
Vance Joy: You

New Music Monday 2/8/21

Mondays begin with WTTS New Music Monday. We play a variety of brand new releases and album preview singles.

Hear the anthems of the future and experience upcoming artists as they break into the mainstream for the first time on New Music Monday.

Foo Fighters: Waiting on a War
Vance Joy: You
Cannons: Fire for You

WTTS OverEasy: March 29th, 2020

Train in Studio 92
Train in Studio 92

Start and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. (and the replay from 7 to 11 p.m.)

This Sunday (3/30)

  • This week, hear new music from Norah Jones along with live tracks from Collective Soul, Train, and Vance Joy from Sun King Studio 92.  

Watch/Listen

“Save Me, San Francisco”

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WTTS OverEasy: November 3rd, 2019

Start and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. (and the replay from 7 to 11 p.m.)

This Sunday (11/3)

Join Brad Holtz this Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. and p.m. for WTTS OverEasy, featuring a variety of laid back acoustic tracks and exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. This week…

  • This week, hear new music from Van Morrison and Norah Jones with Mavis Staples, plus Sun King Studio 92 performances from Spoon and Vance Joy..

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WTTS OverEasy: June 9, 2019

Start and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 am to 11 am.

This Sunday (6/9)

Join Brad Holtz this Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. and p.m. for WTTS OverEasy, featuring a variety of laid back acoustic tracks and exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. This week…

  • This week, hear the latest music from Hozier, Norah Jones, and Mt. Joy.
  • Plus, Sara Bareiles, and Vance Joy live from Sun King Studio 92.

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Sun King Studio 92

Sun King Studio 92 is the WTTS live performance space in downtown Indianapolis. 92-3 VIPs are invited to attend these intimate, acoustic Sun King Studio 92 tapings, and always receive advance word about the shows through 92-3 VIP-mail (click here to become a 92-3 VIP today). Listen to 92-3 WTTS to hear live Sun King Studio 92 performances, or click here to check out the latest sessions.


The Avett Brothers – 11/4/16

Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie – 12/1/15

Vance Joy

Vance Joy – 9/16/15

Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant – 6/8/15

Spoon - 9/12/14

Spoon – 9/12/14

Amos Lee - 11/9/13

Amos Lee – 11/9/13

The Head And The Heart - 10/24/13

The Head And The Heart – 10/24/13

Tristan Prettyman - Date

Tristan Prettyman – 4/10/13

Atlas Genius - 2/28/13

Atlas Genius – 2/28/13

Imagine Dragons - November 27, 2012

Imagine Dragons – 11/27/12

Sun King Studio 92 Spotlight: Tune in weekdays at 2pm for the Sun King Studio 92 Spotlight. We’ll play a live performance from the vast live archives of Sun King Studio 92 each day.

Here are the artists who’ve stopped by over the years:

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Click here for a list of Sun King Studio 92 performances from 2009 and earlier.

WTTS OverEasy: April 28, 2019

Start and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 am to 11 am.


This Sunday (4/28)



Join Brad Holtz this Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. and p.m. for WTTS OverEasy, featuring a variety of laid back acoustic tracks and exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. This week…

  • This week, hear the latest music from John Mayer, Norah Jones and Peter Gabriel.
  • Plus, Vance Joy live from Sun King Studio 92.

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WTTS OverEasy: February 24, 2019

Start and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. (and the replay from 7 to 11 p.m.)

This Sunday (2/24)

Join Brad Holtz this Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. and p.m. for WTTS OverEasy, featuring a variety of laid back acoustic tracks and exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. This week…

  • Brand new OverEasy music from John Mayer and Avett Brothers.
  • Also, new solo material from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
  • Plus, live tracks from Rayland Baxter and Vance Joy in Sun King Studio 92.

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Special Programs On New Year’s Eve


On New Year’s Eve, we looked back at the music of 2018. Throughout the day, WTTS Remembered the legends we lost this year. Then at 5pm, Laura Duncan counted down the Top 20 WTTS Songs of 2018.

Here are the top 20 songs of 2018

1. Foster The People – “Sit Next To Me”
2. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – “You Worry Me”
3. Lovelytheband – “Broken”
4. Vance Joy – “Saturday Sun”
5. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
6. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – “A Little Honey”
7. Revivalists – “All My Friends”
8. Death Cab For Cutie – “Gold Rush”
9. Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
10. The Record Company – “Life To Fix”
11. John Mayer – “New Light”
12. Florence & The Machine – “Hunger”
13. Mumford & Sons – “Guiding Light”
14. Rayland Baxter – “Casanova”
15. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Keep A Little Soul”
16. Decemberists – “Sucker’s Prayer”
17. Portugal The Man – “Tidal Wave”
18. Hozier – “Nina Cried Power”
19. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – “Hey Mama”
20. Leon Bridges – “Bad Bad News”

Here is the list of artists we paid tribute to on WTTS Remembers in 2018

Aretha Franklin
Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane)
Dennis Edwards (The Temptations)
Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries)
Yvonne Staples (The Staple Singers)
Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)
Richard Swift

WTTS Remembers production support provided by:

Alex Bailey, Alex Lester, Christine Brackenhoff and Laura Duncan.

What’s *YOUR* WTTS Song Of The Summer?


WTTS has provided the soundtrack to your summer and over the last few weeks you told us what your favorite song of the summer was. Did you jam out with Lovelytheband on a road trip?  Were you blasting Imagine Dragons on your way to an outdoor concert?  Was this year’s Rock On The River with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats the night you will remember most?  Perhaps you had Leon Bridges, John Mayer, or Foster The People playing at a pool party.

According to the votes cast and tallied in the  VIP Room.  Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats had Indiana’s Favorite song of the summer. See the complete results below.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – You Worry Me 24%

Lovelytheband – Broken 16%

Foster The People – Sit Next To Me 14%

Vance Joy – Saturday Sun 13%

Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes 12%

Leon Bridges – Bad Bad News   9%

Florence + The Machine – Hunger 7%

John Mayer – New Light 5%

And Congratulations to Debra D. of Indianapolis who was the lucky VIP that took home a Heineken Summer Prize pack worth $250.

The Song of Summer Survey & Contest has been brought to you by Heineken.

You must be 21 or over to win.

WTTS Overeasy: August 26th, 2018

OENewLogoStart and end Sundays with WTTS OverEasy. Brad Holtz plays a variety of laid-back World Class Rock, with singer-songwriters, deep album tracks, in-studio recordings, and live exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. Catch OverEasy Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. (and the replay from 7 to 11 p.m.)

 


This Sunday (8/26)

Join Brad Holtz this Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. and p.m. for WTTS OverEasy, featuring a variety of laid back acoustic tracks and exclusives from Sun King Studio 92. This week…

  • We’ll feature a new OverEasy track from Dawes most recent release Passwords, out now.
  • Plus new OverEasy music from Norah Jones.
  • And live exclusives from Passenger and Vance Joy recorded live in Sun King Studio 92.