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VINTAGE TROUBLE, The Social, London 15 June 2011
hotshots Vintage Trouble first made a name for themselves here in the UK
after a blistering performance on the Jools Holland Show. Since then the
band have been hard at work on both sides of the pond either playing in
small sweaty clubs or supporting major acts in the arenas.
Page had listened to Sam & Dave rather than the blues then you would
have a good idea of what Vintage Trouble are about.
their cue from vintage blues and vintage soul ,this combination makes
Vintage Trouble. Led by Ty Taylor, the former Baptist church singer has
brought his childhood roots to the front and made a pact with the devil
of rock 'n roll.
fine hard hitting rhythm and blues band behind him Vintage Trouble mean
some mean business. Managed by Doc McGhee, the man who guided the
careers of Bon Jovi and Motley Crue, you have a good indication of what
is expected in the future for this unique band.
a private show held in The Social, an uber cool bar in Central London
just behind the busy Oxford Street area. Upstairs the bar is selling
cocktails, downstairs where the gig is taking place there is not much
space to swing for these cool cats.
is no bigger than a wardrobe and the place resembles a nuclear fallout
shelter which is rather apt as Vintage Trouble are about to give a UK
release for the debut 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions' on July 25th complete
with a bonus disc of extra tracks.
steam roll into the chugging instrumental 'Cash Train' before Ty Taylor
makes an entrance by having to climb over table and chairs to get onto
the tiny stage and is immediately twisting and turning before exploding
into 'Blues Hand Me Down'.
are sharp dressed men complete with suits and trilby hats. Taylor
is in a shiny silverish suit complete with a neat neck scarf and owns
the stage like a young James Brown.
dedication to his mother 'Nancy Lee' could be described as Motown rock.
'Not Alright By Me' featured some gospel-like audience participation.
There was some great Led Zep like blues workout from Nalle Colt on the
guitar for 'Run Outta You'.
would later be out in the audience himself shaking his stuff surrounded
by string of beauties playing eye contact with the singer as he twists
to ground level.
thing about Vintage Trouble is that they do have a mass appeal. It
doesn't matter if your record collection consists of Led Zep, Oasis,
Motown or the old blues legends, Vintage Trouble have a dash of
everything in their sound.
the mic was held out to the crowd to sing back ''Right On Me'' for
'Strike Your Light'. With this little showcase event over it
wasn't just those in attendance who wanted more as the band were eager
to carry on, in which they gave us two brand new numbers with 'Pelvis
Pusher', getting the hipsters swinging and sending the Troublemakers
home happy. I'm sure in the not too distant future many children
will be conceived to this magical number.
be Vintage Trouble ahead, let's face the music and dance.
Set list : Cash Train / Blues Hand Me Down / Nancy Lee / Not Alright By
Me / Nobody Told Me / Run Outta You / Strike Your Light (Right On Me) /
Show Us What You Know / Pelvis Pusher
by Rob Youngson
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