Ty Taylor, lead singer of Blue Note Recording artists, Vintage Trouble, began singing in St. Paul's Baptist church choir in his youth, influenced from a young age by Otis Redding and Tina Turner. He studied drama and music at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and has starred on Broadway countless times.
He has toured with Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, Macy Grey, Joss Stone, and Fiona Apple. Taylor was also in the Top 10 hit band, Dakota Moon on Elektra Records. As front man for Los Angeles-based Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Rock and Roll band, Vintage Trouble, he has opened for The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, 51 shows for The Who on the Quadrophenia Tour, Lenny Kravitz, Mavis Staples, KISS, and Bon Jovi.
Other notable performances include Later...with Jools Holland, The Late Show with David Letterman, their four performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as performing as Whoopi Goldberg’s special guests on The View as their first ever house band. Most recently, Ty has collaborated with Martin Scorsese, singing four songs for his upcoming HBO series.
Rolling Stone magazine quotes, "Ty Taylor has been described as a modern-day James Brown.” Agreeing with Yahoo! Music when they said, “Imagine James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin, and you'll get an idea of Vintage Trouble's muscular, in-the-pocket sound.”
"Since being adopted by period of the 1950s and 1960s, besides singing, my ear has gravitated to the trombone. It felt and sounded like the style and harmonic brother to the male voice. I told many of my friends about it and my love for it. A couple of Christmases ago the Caron family gifted me a trombone from 1918. I named it Etta May after my mother's mother from North Carolina. I have not put it down since. Trombone has given me a new birth in music. It draws me closer to the understanding of soul. I am honored that it found its' way to me. I work hard to live up to the standards of those that made it sing before me. It teaches me new things everyday. I hope I can become as good to it as it has been to me." - Ty Taylor