online listen
rock 'n' soul
good retro set
nice soul voice
just misses the mark
1.6 from me and not yet rated by the pros at allmusic

from the album - Blues Hand Me Down

released Apr 24th, 2012

Bio - from almusic

Inspired by the likes of Otis Redding, Ike & Tina Turner, and Ray Charles, Los Angeles quartet Vintage Trouble's
"primitive soul" sound was a deliberate attempt to re-create the era of vinyl records and jukebox joints. The
brainchild of James Brown-esque vocalist Ty Taylor, previously the frontman for mid-'90s R&B act Dakota Moon and a
former Rock Star: INXS contestant, and guitarist Nalle Colt, the band began working on material in its small Venice
Beach home studio in early 2010, before recruiting former 2nd Day Crush bassist Rick Barrio Dill and drummer
Richard Danielson to complete the lineup. Within two weeks, Vintage Trouble were performing at shows across the
Laurel Canyon area they had relocated to, and just a few months later, teamed up with producer Rogers Masson (Day
of Fire) to record their debut album in an old-school-style period of just three days. After signing a deal with
legendary manager Doc McGhee (Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe), they concentrated their efforts on the U.K., where viewers
had responded well to their performance on BBC2's flagship music show, Later... with Jools Holland, and spent much
of 2011 touring up and down the country. After releasing their first record, The Bomb Shelter Sessions, in the same
year, they supported Queen's Brian May and musical theater star Kerry Ellis on their joint tour, and opened for Bon
Jovi on the U.K. leg of the band's Circle Tour.

Album Review - from allmusic

Echoing the vintage blues-rock of Chuck Berry and Led Zeppelin, and the timeless soul of Otis Redding and Sam
Cooke, The Bomb Shelter Sessions is Californian four-piece Vintage Trouble's attempt to re-create the era of vinyl
records and juke joints. Produced by Rogers Masson (Daughtry, Day of Fire), and recorded live in just three days at
the Bomb Shelter studios in Laurel Canyon, its 11 retro tracks, described by James Brown-esque frontman Ty Taylor
as "primitive soul," include the singles "Nancy Lee" and "Nobody Told Me." A special edition featuring two live
performances and three new tracks was also released.

Track Listing

1. Blues Hand Me Down
2. Still And Always Will
3. Nancy Lee
4. Gracefully
5. You Better Believe It
6. Not Alright By Me
7. Nobody Told Me
8. Jezzebella
9. Total Strangers
10. Run Outta You