Vintage Trouble (sometimes abbreviated as VT or ¥) is an American blues rock band. The band formed in Hollywood, California in 2010. They have released one studio album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions (2011). Their sound has been described as "retro", reminiscent of a number of late 50s and 60s blues and rock artists, such as The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry and The Animals. One particularly familiar song called "Today is Pretty Great" was featured in a Honda commercial with the artists seen at the very beginning for a few seconds.
Ty Taylor (vocals) and Nalle Colt (guitar) formed Vintage Trouble after setting up a basic home studio in Venice Beach. They invited their mutual friend Rick Barrio Dill to play bass for the band, and then recruited Richard Danielson to play drums. "We got together in 2010," Taylor told Billboard. "It was one of those experiences where everything was lined up. We had all been friends, and had known each other before the band started up. We had known each other in different arenas. I had known Nalle Colt for about fourteen years, and we had tried to play with each other for so long. We were in one right before Vintage Trouble, and things just weren't working out. So, we left, and decided we wanted to do something a little more raw and down to earth.]Taylor has said that the line-up of Colt, Danielson, Barrio Dill and himself developed a good chemistry: "It just felt like we were in a family of people that were going to challenge us."
How and where the band launched their career in earnest is an important part of their story. They initially took their music outside the USA, as part of a strategy conceived by legendary manager Doc McGhee. "If you look at the history of people like Amy Winehouse, Duffy, or James Blunt, they came [to America] first and didn't make it. Then, they went back over to England, and blew up. We just decided to go to Europe first, and when they were accepted there, we would have a story to share here. That's basically what happened." McGhee wanted to get them in front of as many people as possible, and the strategy worked. "It was pretty simple. The concept was to get all the Troublemakers together, and those people spread the word. We got Brian May to give us some dates, and also some stadium shows with Bon Jovi. It's just hard work by these guys. They just get up in the morning, and go conquer," he said.
After three shows in the UK in early 2011, the band returned in April of that year to appear on Jools Holland's late night TV show Later... with Jools Holland. The band became the 6th most trending topic of the day on Twitter, attained the #13 best selling digital album on iTunes, and had the #5 all around best selling digital album on Amazon UK, beating out both Rihanna and the current Glee (TV series) albums. Additionally, VT had the #2 best selling digital Rock album on Amazon.com UK, and the #1 best selling R&B digital album on Amazon UK. On the 24th April 2011, they appeared on The Late Show with JoAnne Good, (Sunday Night Sessions segment) on BBC London 94.9. The band joined Brian May (guitar player of rock band Queen) and Kerry Ellis for a tour starting in early May 2011, and in June 2011 supported rock band Bon Jovi on the UK leg of their The Circle Tour. The band played for Paul Stanley on January 20, 2012 at his 60th Birthday Party and Paul sang "You Shook Me" by Led Zeppelin. On April 24, 2012, The Bomb Shelter Sessions was released in the U.S. They were the opening act for The Who on that band's first North American tour in four years. They also supported The Who on their European tour dates in Summer 2013. They were the opening act for Dave Matthews Band at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, AL. on April 6, 2013. The band appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 8, 2013, September 5, 2013 and on his penultimate show on February 5, 2014. The band played at Houston's Free Press Summer Festival on June 1, 2013 and at Rock Werchter (Belgium) on July 4, 2013 which is their biggest festival up to date.
Post by billypilgrim on Apr 28, 2014 23:07:43 GMT -5
If the leaked schedule proves true, I find it odd that Vintage Trouble would conflict with St. Paul and the Broken Bones. They seem very similar. Having seen Vintage Trouble (last year at Bottle Rock), I'd probably check out SP & the BB this time. Really enjoying their album.
I also think that "blues rock" has to be one of the most over-used and frequently misused genre descriptions.