Vintage Noise features vocalist Michael Carter, guitarist Ed Johnson, bassist Steve Larkin, and violinist David Boyden. The four-piece combo has become synonymous with lush vocals and gentle strings, blending timeless jazz and exotic sounds of bossa nova.
Vintage Noise has won over audiences throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The METRO NEWSPAPER acclaims "Latter-day crooner Michael Carter sings in the style of Sinatra”, ALL ABOUT JAZZ praises "Johnson's music is what Sergio Mendes began in the mid-1960s", and the MERCURY NEWS hails “Vintage Noise is a dynamic ensemble of talented musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area”. While Vintage Noise is largely known for their emotive renditions of both classic Brazilian songs and jazz standards, they often surprise listeners with violin-inflected selections of gypsy jazz, tango, and even country pop. Their performance creates a rare atmosphere sure to have an intensely personal meaning for every listener.