Joseph Troski

Joseph Troski

BandAlternativePop

Joseph brings you to the place where Innovation meets Adult Alternative Pop music. Pure Beauty and Passion.

Biography

South African-born singer Joseph Troski has been writing and performing music since age 5. Born in the suburbs of Johannesburg, Troski moved to Brooklyn, NY at the age of eight. Troski is a self-taught talent, teaching himself to sing and play from the age of five while practicing at friends' homes, hotels, music stores. Early on, Joseph's talents earned him the lead roles in productions like Little Shop of Horrors and Jesus Christ Superstar. Troski went on to attend Manhattan's La Guardia High School Of Music & Art (Television's 'Fame' school) where he studied Fine Art, but he kept growing and writing musically on his own.

By the age of 18, Troski was performing in clubs and restaurants throughout NYC's East Village and Brooklyn . At age 19, still without any formal musical training, Troski was offered a seat in the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, a recording contract from an independent label, and a publishing deal.

Joseph Troski has Produced other recording artists - most recently 3 singles for European recording artist Saskia - and has also produced original music and soundscapes for theater, dance and film for several years. Troski is currently the resident Composer/ Sound Designer for deep ellum ensemble in New York City and his original compositions have been featured in various productions including: Hunter College Dance Series (NY), Tisch/NYU Independent Film Festival (NY), Shakespeare's Coriolanus ( Dallas TX ), blood pudding (Dublin, Ireland), Josephine Footnote (Berkshire, MA). In 2001, two of Troski's works received honorable mention from the John Lennon International Songwriting competition.

Lyrics

Lay Low

Written By: Joseph Troski

I've been fighting, fighting, fighting
And all you know I have
I've been trying, trying, trying to overcome that

[Come on up, Come on up]
This time is for real
[Come on up, Come on up]
I'm right beside you

CHORUS
Let this peace be found now
Truth be told: I'm getting old
Everyday it's something else
It breaks away what we make
But you will learn, you will grow
You will let me lay low

Did you think this would fly by?
I recommend wasting your time
You will learn
They will learn
I will learn

[Come on up, Come on up]
This time is for real
[Come on up, Come on up]
I'm right beside you

CHORUS
Let this peace be found now
Truth be told: I'm getting old
Everyday it's something else
It breaks away what we make
But you will learn, you will grow
You will let me lay low

Don't Tease Me

Written By: Joseph Troski

With a satin touch you draw me in
But it's a broken clutch
I see a heart-shaped fin
Circling, Circling
Then the teeth dig in

Just hold my hand, heart and shoulder
Let's make a plan to say you love me
I'm a broken man and you say you know
If you know...

CHORUS
Don't Tease me now
This heart has been broken
You please me when you fill me up
This heart of mine has been bruised
Has been broken in time

You say we'll go downtown
We'll get high then come down
Find some liquid underground
Pretend we're happy

Why can't you stay right here
Look into me eyes
Why can't you face your fear
You'll face your light

CHORUS

Just come to me
I'm alone here at home and my heart is heavy
I cannot breathe
You're just too far away
You're just too far away...

Stay With Me

Written By: Joseph Troski

Stay with me
Don't leave me hanging on
Don't leave me holding on
Take my hand, here I am
I can be what you're needing now, love you're bleeding now
Kill this resistance

Day in, Day out
I keep losing you, I give up now

CHORUS
You're looking down: I am looking up
I am looking at every time
I made you mine
As fast as you're walking out
You are walking out
You are walking out

Stay with me
I can't keep hanging on
I can't keep holding on
If you keep misbehaving
Breathe
I think you're losing touch
Don't you dream enough?
Do you hear a word I'm saying?

Day in, Day out
I keep losing you, I give up now
I have no doubt
With all I take, I'm goin' to break
Goin' to break

- REPEAT CHORUS

Holding on
I am holding on, I am holding on
Come on Love, I keep building
If you want to know how to make me grow

You can save me I know it
You can save me I know it
You can save me I know it

- REPEAT CHORUS

Stay with me
Don't leave me holding on
Don't leave me hanging on
Here I am, Take my hand.

Should I

Written By: Joseph Troski

Season come clear me out
Shave this down now
Make believe now

Bird fly, fly me out
Take me 'round now
Make me whole now

Should I let you down
Should I now
Should I let you down
Should I, should I now

Parcel come take me out
You warm my hands up
You make me grow up

I've come to take you home
The black and blue now
I can see through now

Should I let you down
Should I now
Should I let you down
Should I, should I now

Should I let you down
Should I now
Should I let you down
Should I, should I now

Discography

The Other Side (LP) - 2000
Essence (LP) - 2002
Sabotage (LP) - 2005
Don't Tease Me (Single) - 2006

Set List

Sets vary depending on venue, and Joseph's mood.
Usually a 30, 60, or 90 minute set.