How did you guys come up with the name Vintage Trouble? And how did the band form, were you all friends prior?
We all knew each other from being musicians around LA. Nalle and I left our previous band because it wasn’t allowing us to play as much as our hearts desired and needed. Richard I met doing late night after hours music jams with a friend of ours in Laurel Canyon. We connected instantly. Rick I met because he played a session I was running and after that session I knew that I his bass playing would be perfect the new project Nalle and I were starting. It all fell into place so easily.
You guys have such an awesome sound! Who are some of your influences and artists that you grew up listening to as a kid?
How was it performing live at the Jimmy Kimmel show?
You never set on foot on stage without looking so stylish! Do you have a favorite outfit that you love to wear on stage or do you switch it up every time?
I switch it up all the time. We as band like to honor and respect our audience by going out of our way to look good for them. In the old days, that’s just the way it was. Bands would walk into a venue with suit thrown over their shoulders and then get dress-up and sweat it out. Come on. Nothing better than the idea of coming dressy and leaving messy. Makes you feel like you’ve really dug into something deep and hot. My favorite thing to wear is cravats. It kind of shakes up the traditional 50/60 fashion and throws a little turn of the century in the mix. My favorite jacket is a yellow jacket trimmed in black that was my dad’s from the 60s. I wore it on Jools Holland when we did that last year.
What do you guys usually do after you have finished performing for the night? Go eat? Stay up all late?
After almost every performance we got the merchandise booth directly from the stage to thank as many people as possible for coming to the gig and meet as many of the new TroubleMakers as possible.
Of all types of genre’s of music today such as pop, r&b, etc…what made you want to represent this soulful/funk type of style that you guys have?
Tell us about the ‘Bomb Shelter Sessions’ and how you feel about that album? Do you have a favorite song on the album? Or a song that personally touched you in a deep way that you can tell us about?
What is something that you’ve learned while on your musical journey that you will take with you forever?