The band actually hail from Birmingham and have toured the USA three times and even appeared at the prestigious Soda Blues Club in Costa Rica, opening for Johnny Winter.
Described by Time Out as "Jack Daniels soaked, ZZ Top/Allman Brothers influenced, Confederate rock, boogie & blues", Vincent Flatts take their name from the British motorcycle handlebars. Their music is best described as American roots music, ranging from the New Orleans swamp of Little Feat and southern growl of Omar & The Howlers through to rockin' Hank Williams, anthemic Lynyrd Skynyrd and of course West Texas Boogie.
Chicago's roadhouse rocker Michael Katon said of Flatts; "These guys play my music better than I do", whilst after a tour with Canned Heat, Heat's founder member Fito De La Parra concluded; "These guys boogie with the best of them, and some more!"
Led by the legendary Steve "Bertie" Burton (Starfighters/E Numbers/AC DC), Flatts include Trevor Bruton guitarist Martin Curly, and top session drummer Jamie Little in their line-up. But it is the stetsoned Bertie who is the focal point of the band.
"We started this band as an attempt to play the classic American music that radio stations seem to have left behind in the 70's. It's a strange thing, because this music contains elements of rock, Country, blues boogie and funk, and all those types of music are still very popular. ZZ Top are a huge band, Skynyrd still tour the world and we're playing all over the place. So there must be people out there who loves this stuff"
The band's new album
is their third, and was recorded live in the studio at BBC Pebble Mill studios
and is everything you would expect from a good time party band. The band's live
show is a good old-fashioned rock & roll powerhouse fronted by one of the most
colourful personalities ever to tread the boards. With a mix of Lynyrd Skynyrd;
The Georgia Satellites; The Fabulous Thunderbirds; ZZ Top; Omar & The Howlers;
Michael Katon; Canned Heat; and Little Feat all gloriously topped by Flatts
own classic Southern style rockin', Vincent Flatts Final Drive offer you a take
home slice of Americana that you will never forget.