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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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    June 29, 2014 9:48 amPosted 11 months ago
    dr. scott canada

    Troy. How are you. This is Scott your old chiropractor in Castro Valley. Are you going to be with the band in Pleasanton tonight. It would be nice to see you.

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    June 24, 2014 6:11 pmPosted 11 months ago
    EJ Bowman

    TROY!!! wow…hey i was one of your students before you packed up and left CV, CA. we went to se Rush in san jose, hey, i miss you man, would love to have a convo with you… Are you going to be performing with tesla at alamed county fair in july? Shoot me an email…miss ya man E.J. Bowman, Hayward

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    June 4, 2014 7:12 pmPosted 11 months ago

    Thanks for being such a gentlemen and having patience with my grandson from CA to Salt Lake, hard to keep a baby quite, and it was his first flight. Patience is a virtue and that is being tested with me waiting on the new tunes.

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    May 17, 2014 7:37 amPosted 1 year ago
    Jim mcdermott

    Troy face book me plz an thank you for tour kindness at the Tacoma show me an wife love the band always have plz Facebook me as a request this is Jim the the quadd amputtee dale stones friend

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    May 11, 2014 5:51 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Rick Allen

    Cool grooves brother!

    I love the new TAMA kit…KEEP ON ROCKIN’!

  • April 29, 2014 6:58 amPosted 1 year ago
    Gene Mcgeehan

    Thank you so much!!! Your a good man!!!!

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    March 5, 2014 8:42 pmPosted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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