LIVE: Vintage Trouble @ The Social, London 15/06/11
Managed by Doc McGhee, who made the decision to take them under his wing minutes into the first time that he saw them play, Vintage Trouble first came to the UK in February and shook up the industry with a series of showcases. This was followed by some 30 gigs all over the country in April and May (including a support slot with Brian May), and an explosive appearance on Jools Holland. They have not stopped working, not stopped playing – how many bands can you name with an album and 200 shows under their belts in less than 16 months together?
Tickets to this particular party (held at The Social in Little Portland Street) were given away through their Facebook page, with apologies for not being able to invite more people due to the room being tiny. They weren’t joking – events like this are all about intimacy, and it doesn’t get much more intimate than a venue where a front row six people wide is a squeeze!
The set was short; too short. Seeing this band is an organic experience and something of a musical reawakening. The room becomes a melting pot of swaying, smiling, singing people, and almost before you realise what’s happening you become a hip-shaking, pelvis pushing part of the show.
Vintage Trouble have more than 30 shows around the UK and Ireland between now and the first week of August already announced – Bon Jovi supports and a number of festival appearances as well as their own shows, (and if their track record so far is anything to go by, I’ll bet there will be more). Catch them if you can – you won’t regret it!
For more photos, visit our full Vintage Trouble gallery on Flickr.