The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
2nd June 2017

Vintage Trouble are an American soul and blues-rock four-piece. Reminiscent of Chuck Berry and Otis Redding, this California-based band give old-school soul music a new lease of life and certainly know how to rock a venue...

We enjoy a wonderful trip down to Bexhill and funk out to Vintage Trouble. Our chums Carl and Annette gave us the nod re this band, they are official 'trouble makers'. The seriously funky foursome raised the roof at the beautiful De La Warr Pavilion. Ty Taylor, the charismatic front Man, whipped his adoring audience into a frothing, funking frenzy... Fantastic! 

Here is some info about the band:
Vocalist Ty Taylor and guitarist Nalle Colt, friends of over 14 years, had regularly played together before forming Vintage Trouble in 2010. With the addition of mutual friend and bassist Rick Barrio Dill and drummer Richard Danielson, the group began recording in their own D.I.Y home studio in Venice Beach, California. Soon after, Vintage Trouble began playing local dates and late night speakeasies, delivering their brand of ’50’s soul and blues music that owes as much to Otis Redding as it does The Rolling Stones. Following three days of intense recording the group released their debut output “The Bomb Shelter Sessions” in July 2011.

In an attempt to make a name and history for themselves, the group headed to Europe and landed shows opening for Brian May and Bon Jovi on their huge arena tours. The shows raised Vintage Trouble’s international profile, as did an appearance on “Later… with Jools Holland” in early 2011. The band’s debut full-length subsequently rose to No. 13 on the iTunes Best Selling Digital Albums Chart.

Following shows opening for The Who in North America and Europe, the band released the album “The Swing House Acoustic Session” in 2014. More high-profile shows followed including supporting Paloma Faith and AC/DC before the band returned to the studio to release “1 Hopeful Rd.” in August 2015. The rest, as they say, is history... (in the making)...

> Earlier that same day, we enjoyed a quick visit to RHS Wisley. Always a favourite, this riot of colour, form and clever planting continues to blow our socks off... We will never tire of this important horticultural hot spot!

Beautiful Aliums at RHS Wisley

Prickly wonders in the Glass House

The spectacular Mysore trumpet vine

 The dream like Jade vine (and Dave)...

10 out of 10 for both!