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Vance is a singer, songwriter and performer whose talent has amazed audiences since the 1980s. In 1986 The Monkees' recording of Vance's song, That was Then, This Is Now was the lead single from their million selling Then and Now … The Best of the Monkees album, on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 and theme of their 20th Anniversary Tour.

He has a sound of his own and a versatility that goes beyond the songs of one style of music, illustrating his influence by songwriters and artists spanning decades.  Known for his keen lyrical sense and perfectly arranged harmonies, his focus has been on songwriting and live performance for most of his career. His first solo CD, released in 2007, was followed by several singles, a 2008 holiday CD and singles were released 2009 - 2016. His songs have been recorded by other artists and used in movies.

Vance has thrilled crowds with his dynamic stage performance as guitarist and Music Director for Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone since 2001 and has also performed with The Monkees, Micky Dolenz and David Cassidy. When he's not on the road touring Vance works with music as therapy for seniors with various levels of memory challenges in nursing homes and community programs. Earlier in his career Vance peformed as a solo artist and with bands at the top clubs in New York City including the Hard Rock Café, Peppermint Lounge, China Club and Irving Plaza.

Vance's song that was The Monkes 1986 hit was origanally the title song of a five-song EP released by his group The Mosquitos in 1985. He was lead vocalist, songwriter and guitarist for The Mosquitos during their run in the early to mid 80s as one of the most popular club bands in NYC with performances at Peppermint Lounge, Beacon Theater, Irving Plaza and Folk City. The group gained the notice of trade publications and was known for original songs when most bands were doing only covers. In 1984-85 the Mosquitos presented acoustic shows long before MTV's unplugged.

Vance’s music is available for placement in film, television and advertising and can be streamed or download on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music and other music services.

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