Fleur the Kiwi
Nalle Colt grew up in Sweden, where access to British and American rock music was hard to come by. When he was 11, he got hold of a rare recording of Jimi Hendrix jamming with Curtis Knight … not long after, he traded in his skateboard for an electric guitar. At 21, he moved to Los Angeles to make a life in rock ‘n’ roll. In 2010, he and longtime friend Ty Taylor formed soul-rock band Vintage Trouble with drummer Richard Danielson and bassist Rick Barrio Dill. The band recorded their debut album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions, over three days in 2010 and are currently opening for The Who on the Quadrophenia tour. Nalle sent his written answers to the Heart of Rock questions.
From now until the end of time (or until too many people die for us to continue), DGT&G will be interviewing rock ‘n’ roll artists—famous, not-famous, and the vast numbers in between—and asking each the same five questions. Collectively, their answers form a picture of why people play rock music. Read on and enjoy …
DGT&G: Why do you play rock music?
Nalle Colt: I love the energy of rock music. I’ve loved music since I was a little kid. Something very universal about it. I found a way to communicate thru music and I still hold on to that.
DGT&G: What else could you see yourself doing?
NC: Art, graphic designer, painter
DGT&G: Do you have any regrets about taking this path?
NC: Not at all. This is my childhood dream coming true.
DGT&G: What is your favorite part about creating and playing rock music?
NC: I love creating music, to be part of something that touches people and is universal. It’s very rewarding to hear that people connect with your music and create change. I know what it did to me as kid hearing rock music for the first time. Changed my life forever.
DGT&G: Who would be in your dream rock band?
NC: The guys I’m playing with now!