August 2015 saw the release of Vintage Trouble’s first album for Blue Note Records – 1 Hopeful Rd. – to widespread critical and commercial acclaim.
1 Hopeful Rd. includes the first single “Run Like The River”, the deep soul ballad “Another Man’s Words,” “Angel City, California,” a stomping, joyous ode to Vintage Trouble’s hometown of Los Angeles, and “Doin’ What You Were Doin’,” which demonstrates the band’s gift for penning startlingly honest songs about matters of the heart. It was produced by Grammy-winning producer Don Was, who is President of Blue Note Records, the band’s U.S. label.
2015 saw Vintage Trouble support AC/DC across Australia, Europe and the USA, in amongst a host of sold out headline shows (including London’s Koko), festivals appearances (including BST at Hyde Park) and other major support slots (including opening for Paloma Faith at London’s O2 Arena). It says much about the bands widespread appeal that they can support both AC/DC and Paloma Faith.
2016 sees Vintage Trouble embark on an extensive European tour. The UK dates are as follows
- Wed 22nd June 2016 – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
- Thurs 23rd June 2016 – Norwich, Waterfront
- Fri 24th June 2016 – Middlesborough, The Middlesborough Empire
- Sat 25th June 2016 – Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
- Mon 27th June 2016 – Leamington Spa, The Assembly
- Tues 28th June 2016 – Cardiff, Tramshed
- Wed 29th June 2016 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
- Thurs 30th June 2016 – Brighton, Concorde 2
Tickets are onslae at 9am GMT on Friday 26th February 2016 and are available at all usual outlets. Support TBC.
Vintage Trouble – comprising Ty Taylor (vocals), Nalle Colt (guitar), Richard Danielson (drums) and Rick Barrio Dill (bass) – play live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d, pelvis-pushing juke music. Or, as Yahoo! Music put it:
Imagine James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin and you’ll get an idea of Vintage Trouble’s muscular, in the pocket sound.
The New York Times noted:
Like Otis Redding, Vintage Trouble makes music that is a little bit of everything…you can slow dance, groove, rock and let it all go.
Following the release of its debut album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions, the band was soon selling out headline shows worldwide, opening for The Rolling Stones and touring with The Who, and performing on shows like “Later…with Jools Holland,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live”– all before Vintage Trouble had even signed to a major label.