THE QUEENS HALL, EDINBURGH 29TH JULY 2023
Vintage Trouble, the electrifying Los Angeles-based band, stormed the stage at the Queens’s Hall, Edinburgh, sending shockwaves of energy through the audience. The atmosphere crackled with anticipation as the crowd eagerly awaited the soulful performance that Vintage Trouble is known for delivering.
As the lights dimmed, the band members made their grand entrance, led by the magnetic frontman Ty Taylor. Dressed in a sharp suit, T shirt and a flowing banner tucked into the back of his trousers. Taylor exudes charisma and stage presence, immediately commanding the attention of everyone in the room. With his powerful and soulful voice, he took the audience on a journey back in time to the heyday of rhythm and blues.
The opening chords of ‘Run Like The River’ resonated through the venue, and within seconds, the crowd was swaying and dancing along to the infectious rhythm. Vintage Trouble’s unique blend of soul, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll instantly captivated the audience, creating an intimate connection between the band and its fans.
Throughout the set, the band effortlessly showcased their musical prowess. Nalle Colt’s guitar skills were nothing short of astounding, as he effortlessly shifted between soulful riffs and blistering solos. The rhythm section, comprised of Rick Barrio Dill on bass and Richard Danielson on drums, laid down a solid foundation that kept the groove alive and kicking all night.
One of the highlights of the night was their performance of ‘Nobody Told Me,’ a powerful anthem that had everyone singing along. The heartfelt lyrics and Taylor’s emotionally charged delivery struck a chord with the audience, creating an unforgettable moment of unity and togetherness.
Vintage Trouble’s ability to seamlessly blend various genres was evident throughout the night. They effortlessly transitioned from soulful ballads like ‘Blues Hand me Down’ to high-energy rockers like ‘Run Like The River,’ keeping the energy levels soaring and the audience fully engaged.
Beyond their musical prowess, Vintage Trouble’s stage presence was truly remarkable. Ty Taylor, in particular, was a force of nature. He danced, twirled, and interacted with the crowd even making his way to the middle of the balcony that faces the stage at one point, making everyone feel like they were a part of the show. His infectious energy was contagious, and it was impossible not to get swept up in the excitement.
The band’s chemistry was palpable, and it was evident that they genuinely enjoyed performing together. Their camaraderie was evident in the way they effortlessly fed off each other’s energy, creating a seamless and cohesive performance.
In between songs, Ty Taylor took the time to share stories and anecdotes, further endearing himself to the audience. His witty banter and genuine appreciation for the fans made the concert feel like an intimate gathering among friends.
As the night drew to a close, Vintage Trouble left the stage, but the crowd’s thunderous applause and cheers demanded an encore. The band returned for one final song, “Strike Your Light,” leaving the audience on a high note and craving for more.
In conclusion, Vintage Trouble delivered a masterful and electrifying performance tonight in Edinburgh. Their soulful blend of blues and rock ‘n’ roll, coupled with Ty Taylor’s captivating stage presence, created a truly unforgettable experience. The band’s ability to connect with the audience on a personal level and their infectious energy left a lasting impression on everyone fortunate enough to witness their show. Vintage Trouble is a musical force to be reckoned with, and their live performances are not to be missed.
Run like The river, Blues Hand Me Down, Doin’ What You Were Doin, You Already Know, Not The one, Holla, Who Am I, The Love That once lingered, Total Strangers, Shinin’, Higher Ground, Another Man’s Words, Repeating History, Knock me Out.
Review & Photographs by Stuart Stott