's interest in music began when he was just a boy. He adopted playing drums as his first instrument by chance, when the drummer in his Mother's country band left the kit at their house. His passion for music soon evolved into playing guitar for a short peroid of time. The next phase of Troy's music career was by far the most eccentric. He created an air band, which featured lip synching & all, where Troy went so far as to actually perform at family events & weddings. Troy soon followed this by buying his own drum set & writing his own independent magazine, soon attracting the attention of other local musicians.
The first band he created was called The Persecuted
, which was named after his magazine. This band was a Christian gutter punk/ska/metal band that gained a fair amount of local recognition. Following the release of the band's first & only album, released on Country Road Records in 1998, the band broke up & the members went their separate ways.
Some members from The Persecuted
collaborated once again with Troy to form Steadfast
. Realizing that Steadfast
was a very popular band name, & armed with a new bass player & a second guitarist, they renamed themselves xnotwithstandingx
, then Notwithstanding AE
. This band usually stuck to harder edged punk in the hardcore music vein. They released a five song EP in 2001 entitled The Trials That Come
, & toured Southern Ontario & north-eastern U.S.A. The band shortly dismantled after these tours.
After a short term as lead vocalist for the London ON band Uneven Ground
, Troy began writing his own material to play at solo shows. With about three albums worth of songs, he began weighing his recording options. At this point there was a slight pause in the pursuit of Troy's solo career as he left the area to attend university in Toronto. While in Toronto, Troy joined his fourth band Brannigan's Law
. The band, after a half-dozen shows, had a difference of opinion & Troy went his own way. Troy now decided that he was through with bands that began only to break up, & focused on building his solo career. In 2005 Troy met up with Jef Leeson & settled a deal with Jef to start recording his first album, 'Kismet Culprit'
. After spending over three years perfecting his songs, sound, & getting player's together, Troy finally finished the much awaited solo album. The album was released in July of 2009, more than ten years after his first recording with The Persecuted
In 2013, a side project developed for Troy & some friends around Marmora, ON - this resulted in the band Encrypt
, & their 2 singles 'Dangerous'
& 'Looking Back'
. Troy now lives in England, promoting his music & talents whenever he can.