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Birthday: October 5, 1959
Birthplace: Lodi, California
Instruments: Drums & percussion
Interests: Drums, Family, Benefits & Church

Troy started playing drums at 10 years old and was influenced by Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Troy has a wide variety of musical tastes and loves Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Diamond, Led Zeppelin, and Latin style percussion. His other drumming influences include John Bonham, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro, David Garibaldi, and The Godfather Steve Gadd.

Troy grew up in the east San Francisco bay area playing in bands such as Whisper, Benny and the Jets, 415 and the Eric Martin Band before joining TESLA in 1985. Troy's son, Troy Jr. is also a fantastic drummer. Troy also produces other artists and plays drums on recording sessions in the studio with artists like Ronnie Montrose, Marc Bonilla and others.

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    March 5, 2014 8:42 pmPosted 1 month ago

    Hey Troy. Ron from ND. Thanks again for everything. Rockin4wellnes is a great thing. Hope to see you guys this summer.

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    February 4, 2014 11:52 amPosted 2 months ago

    Hey Troy,
    Your mom tells me you are on the cover of Drumhead. I am looking on line to see if I can see your darling face on this magazine. No luck. You know we are limited here in Bullhead. Congratulations.

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    January 27, 2014 8:33 amPosted 2 months ago
    Michael andrew daraitis

    Ran into you at tgi- Fridays in maplewood Minnesota near myth nightclub on 1-24-14 and you were gracious in letting us take photos with you and signing my five man cassette are the best. God bless you and all yours!!!

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    November 8, 2013 8:31 pmPosted 5 months ago

    Hey Troy it has been a long time. Last time we saw one another was when we were neighbors and the lil one was 7 years old. :) A shout out to the baddest drummer around. You know what would be real cool to see….duel between you and Phil :)


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