Vintage Blue

Vintage Blue

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandRockPop

Vintage Blue's genre blending sounds add umph to contemporary indie tunes with deft, driving, rock soul. Vintage Blue’s unique sound and obvious mastery make their live performances thrum and vibrate with a powerful potency. Satiated fans leave every show buzzing.

Recorded in a room the band dubbed the “home of the hooks,” Vintage Blue’s next release No Going Back delivers instrumentals layered with catchy Killers-esque synthscapes and percussive backdrops. Just try not to dance along.

Biography

Vintage Blue's genre blending sounds add umph to contemporary indie tunes with deft, driving, rock soul.  Vintage Blue's unique sound and obvious mastery make their live performances thrum and vibrate with a powerful potency. Satiated fans, leave every show buzzing with energy.   The band has been described as "intensely likeable" as well as being "driven and full of flavor."  Vintage Blue was recently called "One of the best unsigned bands in the country" by the Rock and Roll Report

The diverse backgrounds of the members combine to form a band with wide-ranging lyrical aptitudes. Vintage Blues' members' past musical lives took place in orchestras and jazz ensembles, marching bands and garage bands. Members cite an eclectic range of influences from Queen, Nirvana and Third Eye Blind to The Killers, Dashboard Confessional and bands like Atlas Genius or Fitz and The Tantrums.

Recorded in a room the band dubbed the home of the hooks, Vintage Blue's next release No Going Back delivers instrumentals layered with catchy Killers-esque synthscapes and percussive backdrops. Thoughtful harmonies, and the occasional saxophone, deftly weave through the beats. Just try not to dance along. Impossible. No Going Back shows the bands progression to an indie/pop/rock sound, advancing from the classic rock feel of their debut album Strike The Mics. 

Astoundingly capable on a range of tunes, Vintage Blue has played with Fitz and The Tantrums, Sister Hazel, Dave Matthews Band, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes, and Lifehouse. Early attention and success launched Vintage Blue into a fast and furious upward trajectory.

Lyrics

Great Divide

Written By: Ryan Tibbs / Ben Bassett

I looked for you across the ocean
I searched for you, but the anchors' tied
I paid my dues with pure devotion
To be with you I sold my, sold my pride

So, I will climb this mountainside
For you I'd cross the Great Divide
This heart is stronger than, the oceans deep and wide
For you I'd cross the Great Divide

I cannot see beyond the lamplight
And I called your name aloud
Leaves rustle softly in the twilight
But silence answers me, no you just can't be found
So I will walk from sea to sea
Just like the honey draws the bee
Where mended souls begin, that is where I'll be
Just like the honey draws the bee
Just like the honey draws the bee

Well I have traveled through the ages
I know the fear you're feelin inside
But like a book with empty pages
There's still something left for you and I to write ... so

I will climb this mountainside
For you I'd cross the Great Divide
This heart is stronger than the moon that pulls the tide
For you I'd cross the Great Divide
For you I'd cross the Great Divide
For you I'd cross the Great Divide

Alone (I Can Hear)

Written By: benjamin bassett

Lyin' awake, thoughts spinnin around my head
Throw the sheets back and I sit up in my bed
I can still feel where you used to lay
All the promises you told me yesterday

What if these words were never felt
What if my cold heart ... it melts

I can hear you telling me to hold on
I just want to hear your voice
I need you here to tell me it's okay
I just need to hear you say

Driving through the foothills, moonlit sky above
Feel the breeze run through your hair
I can still remember every word you said
What do I do without you there?

What if these days have come and gone
And I can't seem to move on ....

I can hear you telling me to hold on
I just want to hear your voice
I need you here to tell me it's okay
I just need to hear you say

(x2)

Discography

No Going Back - 6 Song EP (Released 4/29/2014)

     - Official Music Video for "No Going Back" over 2,000 views

     - Over 500 CDs pre-ordered


Alone (I Can Hear) - Single (Released 2/24/2014)

- AAA Radio Adds:

KAXE - Grand Rapids, MN

KCLC - St. Louis, MO

KDBB - Park Hills, MO

KDEC - Decorah, IA

KDNK - Aspen, CO

KDTR - Missoula, MT

KPND - Sandpoint, ID

KRVM - Eugene, OR

KSLU - Hammond, LA

KXCI - Tuscon, AZ

WFIT - Melbourne, FL

WFIV - Farragut, TN

WMMM - Madison, WI

WMNF - Tampa, FL

WOCM - Ocean City, MD

WRRW - Virginia Beach, VA

WUSM - Hattiesburg, MS

WYSO - Dayton, OH


Amazing Grace - Single Soundtrack Recording (Released 5/10/2012)


Strike The Mics - Full Length LP (Released 2/14/2012)
Hit 1,000 in sales as of April 4, 2012

COMMERCIAL (AAA) RADIO AIRPLAY
- "Speak" In Rotation at 98.1 WOCM - Ocean City, MD
- "Unchained" featured on WXRT 93.1 - Chicago, IL

CHARTING:
- Charted #4 CMJ Add by KEUL - Girdwood, AK
- Charted #12 CMJ by KLCZ - Lewiston, ID
- Charted #5 CMJ Add WEFT - Champaign, IL
- Charted #5 CMJ Add WLCA - Godfrey, IL
- Charted #5, #8, #11 and #13 WMHW - Mt. Pleasant, MI
- Charted #4 CMJ Add by WMUH - Allentown, PA
- Charted #15 CMJ by WRSU - New Brunswick, NJ

COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY RADIO:
Aggie Radio - Logan, UT
Bulls Radio - Tampa, FL
CHMR - St. Johns, NF (Canada)
CILU - Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
CJSR - Edmonton, AB (Canada)
CSCR - Scarborough, ON (Canada)
KAFM - Grand Junction, CO
KALA - Davenport, IA
KAMP - Tucson, AZ
KANM - College Station, TX
KAOS - Olympia, WA
KBBI - Homer, AK
KCPR - San Luis Obispo, CA
KCSB - Santa Barbara, CA
KDHX - St. Louis, MO
KDNK - Carbondale, CO
KDWG - Dillon, MT
KEOL - La Grande, OR
KEUL - Girdwood, AK
KFAI - Minneapolis, MN
KGAR - Lemoore, CA
KGRG - Auburn, WA
KHNS - Haines, AK
KHSU - Arcata, CA
KIDE - Hoopa, CA
KJHK - Lawrence, KS
KKSM - San Marcos, CA
KLCZ - Lewiston, ID
KLPI - Ruston, LA
KMHD - Gresham, OR
KMNR - Rolla, MO
KMSU - Mankato, MN
KMUD - Redway, CA
KNDS - Fargo, ND
KNSU - Thibodaux, LA
KOPN - Columbia, MO
KOTO - Telluride, CO
KPUR - Forest Grove, OR
KRFP - Moscow, ID
KRSC - Claremore, OK
KRVS - Lafayette, LA
KSCL - Shreveport, LA
KSMF - Ashland, OR
KSYM - San Antonio, TX
KTCV - Kennewick, WA
KTSW - San Marcos, TX
KUGS - Bellingham, WA
KUMD - Duluth, MN
KUWS - Superior, WI
KWCR - Ogden, UT
KWCW - Walla Walla, WA
KWLC - Decorah, IA
KXZY - Stillwater, OK
KZMU - Moab, UT
RLC - Piscataway, NJ
WARY - Valhalla, NY
WBNY - Buffalo, NY
WBOR - Brunswick, ME
WBWC - Berea, OH
WCCS - Norton, MA
WCNI - New London, CT
WCUR - West Chester, PA
WCWM - Williamsburg, VA
WDWN - Auburn, NY
WEFT - Champaign, IL
WERS - Boston, MA
WERU - East Orland, ME
WFHU - Henderson, TN
WGFR - Queensburg, NY
WGSU - Geneseo, NY
WHRW - Binghamton, NY
WHUS - Storrs, CT
WICB - Ithaca, NY
WIDR - Kalamazoo, MI
WJCU - University Heights, OH
WKKL - West Barnstable, MA
WKWZ - Syosset, NY
WLCA - Godfrey, IL
WLJS - Jacksonville, FL
WLTL - LaGrange, IL
WLUR - Lexington, VA
WMEB - Orono, ME
WMHB - Waterville, ME
WMHW - Mt. Pleasant, MI
WMPG - Portland, ME
WMSC - Upper Montclair, NJ
WMUC - College Park, MD
WMUH - Allentown, PA
WMVL - Purchase, NY
WMXM - Lake Forest, IL
WNSU - Fort Lauderdale, FL
WOJB - Hayward, WI
WOUB - Athens, OH
WPHS - Warren, MI
WPNR - Utica, NY
WPRK - Winter Park, FL
WPSC - Wayne, NJ
WRDP - Chicago, IL
WRFL - Lexington, KY
WRHU - Hempstead, NY
WRKC - Wilkes-Barre, PA
WRNC - Ashland, WI
WRPI - Troy, NY
WRSE - Elmhurst, IL
WRST - Osh Kosh, WI
WRSU - New Brunswick, NJ
WSBF - Clemson, SC
WSBU - St. Bonaventure, NY
WSFX - Nanticoke, PA
WSIA - Staten Island, NY
WSKB - Westfield, MA
WSUM - Madison, WI
WSWI - Evansville, IN
WTCC - Springfield, MA
WUMF - Farmington, ME
WUPX - Marquette, MI
WVMW - Scranton, PA
WWHR - Bowling Green, KY
WWSP - Stevens Point, WI
WWSU - Dayton, OH
WWUH - West Hartford, CT
WXOU - Rochester, MI
WZBT - Gettysburg, PA


Set List

Our band is capable of playing any length of set and incorporating any number of covers, or an all original set.  We have headlined local festivals and have been direct support for internationally acclaimed bands.  We can adjust on the fly and make any show a success.

Some of our favorite covers include:

  • Thrift Shop - Macklamore
  • Moneygrabber - Fitz & The Tantrums
  • Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash