Vintage Trouble - Cockpit, Leeds, 23.11.11
Vintage Trouble are one of the best new bands of the year, and have an award to prove it! Already a fan of the band, and hearing such great live reviews, I headed down to the Leeds show.
Its fair to say that the majority of the crowd were middle aged with a few younger fans scattered around the room. Kill It Kid, a quartet from Bath, were the chosen support. They had a retro foundation, but a very modern edge. A mix of heavy and country based songs, they were an enjoyable opener.
Excitement filled the room as the time drew closer for Vintage Trouble to take to the stage. Suited and booted, they calmly walked on before exploding into life with ample amounts of energy. Audience participation was a big part of the set from the very beginning, always eager to get the crowd involved. The affectionately named ‘Trouble makers,’ were keen to oblige; clapping and singing their way through the whole performance. The groove of Vintage Trouble had everyone dancing along, every band member had their own signature moves too! Fan favourites such as Nancy Lee and Jezzebella went down extremely well, and vocalist Ty Taylor even ventured into the crowd. His voice is incredibly powerful and he has shrieks in the same vane as Mr James Brown. The group describe their shows as a party, rather than a gig. They just want people to come down and enjoy themselves, loosen up and bust some moves! They are extremely successful at it! The cheers are deafeningly loud and smiles are plastered on everyones face. Returning for the encore, Taylor ensures the crowd know how thankful they are for fans support before breaking into Hand Me Down Blues. A beautiful cover of A Little Help From My Friends ends a fantastic evening.
Vintage Trouble really are an exciting, fresh band. Their soulful sound mixed with a rock n roll twist, is enticing and addictive. We highly recommended them!
We have an interview with the guys which will appear soon!
Pictures courtesy of Becky Hanson.