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Vintage Trouble

Every now and then there is a performance on Later….with Jools which catches the eye/ear, the latest being the 22nd April performance by Vintage Trouble.

Vintage Trouble are a Los Angeles based primitive soul band and the brainchild of Ty Taylor (vocal) and Nalle Colt (guitar). Combining their love for original soul and rhythm & blues, the two set up a basic home studio in Venice Beach and started crafting the beginnings of Vintage Trouble. Already a friend of both, Rick Barrio Dill (bass) came along and added his shared bass influences and energy into the newly formed project. To make the band complete, Richard Danielson (drums) was recruited not long after to add the authentic and edgy take that was needed on the drums.

With these collective energies and inputs in place, a new kind of soul band had been born with unlimited creativity and force. The foursome then moved to commune, create and rehearse in Laurel Canyon.

Within two weeks of rehearsals in early 2010, the group quickly began playing local shows and late night speakeasies. Led by timeless vocal tone and presence, small tweed amps, and a mission to move as many people as possible, the band quickly gained a reputation as a high energy and truly mesmerizing live act whose performances feel like down-home revivals with an uptown edge.

Sticking to their roots of mid-century original soul music and recording techniques, the band used a three-day recording session with full takes and no-frills to turn out 12 new songs a mere two months into the project.

With singles like “Gracefully”, “Nancy Lee”, “Still & Always Will” and “Blues Hand Me Down”, the resulting sound brings you back to the days of vinyl records, sweaty juke joints, and the feel and essence of the original soul movement. Vintage Trouble.


It is obvious that more than just me were hooked with their performance on Jools as the band instantly sky rocketed to the 6th most trending topic of the day on Twitter Worlds Wide, becoming the #13 best selling digital album on iTunes, #5 all around best selling digital album on Amazon UK (beating out Rihanna and the current Glee (TV series) albums), #2 best selling digital rock album on Amazon UK, and #1 best selling R&B digital album on Amazon UK!

“You Better Believe It” – Vintage Trouble

They are slated to head out on tour with Brian May (guitar player of legendary rock band Queen (band)) and Kerry Ellis starting in early May 2011.

To buy the music of Vintage Trouble click HERE

April 24, 2011 Posted by | Blues, New Music, New Releases, Television, Video | | Leave a comment


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