Who is Troy Western?
Troy Western is a singer/songwriter out of Ontario, Canada offering a unique blend of folk and rock grooves. There is a “more than meets the ear” approach with lyrics ranging from light and uplifting to dark and brooding. His intriguing musical style journeys from light acoustic grooves to an edgier rock blend.
Strong home roots lend to frequent regional performances with the occasional southern Ontario show and an east coast Canadian tour.
What’s happening now?
Rumour has it that there is a 14-track album in the works. The working title is “Between Rocks & This Place”, which Troy describes as “an acoustic continuation of where Rocks In A Bucket left off”. The 5-track EP “Rocks In A Bucket” holds folk-rock songs like “Feel The Love” and “Til Sunrise Comes Near”, as well as the journey of “Getting Home”. His “music is beautiful and voice is hauntingly memorable”, says one fan and “Everything is perfect!” says another.
The Rocks & Fields Tour
In the summer of 2010, Troy ventured from his home in St. Catharines, Ontario out to the east coast of Canada where he explored further while on his Rocks & Fields tour to promote his album. While meeting great people across Canada, he found warmth in “Let Me Fall Asleep” and discovered new rock grooves in “Ravenous Fear Monkeys” and the somewhat funkified “It’s Early”. There was comical misadventure with the tour van almost not existing, equipment leaping from the van to breakdance on the highway, a naked bike ride in Halifax, and an interesting chat with a cop when pulled over in Montreal.
“Feel The Love” can be heard in a series of videos from Commonplace Eco-Village on environmentally-friendly lifestyles. You can often find Troy performing around southern Ontario. Festival highlights include the Niagara Food Festival, the S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival, the Fort Erie Friendship Festival, the Fort Erie Music Festival, the Highland Creek Heritage Festival, and the Sammy Sugar Day Festival. He helped organize and performed at the hugely successful fundraiser “Andrew’s Fight” in support of a friend and paramedic fighting cancer. Troy was featured on Brock University’s radio station, CFBU 103.7 on the show “Inside The Rhythm Hive” and on television on “The Source”, a community news and entertainment program in the Niagara region, wherein he talked of his passion for music, family, and creative inspiration. Some past experiences found Troy opening for Canadian rock group Big Sugar with an exciting acoustic version of “Oh Canada” that was met with exuberant cheers from the 200+ crowd. The 2006 Toronto Independent Music Awards recognized Troy with a nomination for Best Classic Rock for his song “Into The Sun”. Popular votes have also earned Troy this winning guitar pick design where he worked with Re-Axe Products and Cactus Picks for his custom creation, and also the coveted “Featured Artist” spot on a networking website for musicians and fans alike called Breaking Locals.
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