Vintage Trouble Bring Rock and Soul to NYC [Exclusive Photos]
There’s nothing better at the start of a work week than a bit of soulful rock 'n' roll, and Vintage Trouble offer just that. This radiant group of L.A. musicians gave East Coast fans a real treat last night (March 4) at New York City's Highline Ballroom, where -- with a little help from the talented band Leogun -- they brought the house down.
There isn’t really a right way to describe the vibe that Vintage Trouble bring to their live performances. At least one fan has described their sound as Otis Redding meets Led Zeppelin, and they certainly live up to this comparison.
Given their boundless energy and command of the stage, every member is a frontman in their own right. That said, singer Ty Taylor evokes a James Brown-esque presence onstage, using his voice to deliver a jolt of energy and soothe the mind all at once. His twirls and serious dance moves are not to be missed, and during last night's show, he even gyrated on camera for yours truly.
The rest of the band are true masters of their instrument as well. Guitarist Nalle Colt shredded with some serious soul, while bassist Rick Barrio Dill’s booming lines shook the venue. Drummer Richard Danielson, meanwhile, kept the beat with skills behind the skills and a killer Yosemite Sam mustache that hipsters would die for.
Vintage Trouble played a variety of tunes off of their exceptional debut album, ‘The Bomb Shelter Sessions,’ as well as a couple of new tracks. Fans danced to the likes of ‘Blues Hand Me Down,’ ‘Nancy Lee,’ ‘Still And Always Will,’ ‘Total Strangers’ and ‘Jezzebella,' then took breathers during the poignant ballads ‘Gracefully,’ ‘You Better Believe It’ and ‘Not Alright By Me.’
London trio Leogun kicked off the night with an explosive performance of their own. Frontman and guitarist Tommy Smith not only has some impressive vocal chords, but his hair puts Soundgarden leader Chris Cornell’s curls to shame. These rocking Brits undoubtedly gained some new American fans with last night's performance.
Both Vintage Trouble and Leogun manage to transport you to a time when rock and soul were intertwined and dancing away a Monday night with your best chick or daddy-O was the groovy thing to do. Click here to see the remaining dates, and scroll down for exclusive pictures of the Highline show.
Check Out Photos of Vintage Trouble and Leogun Performing in New York City: