Troy Wykle & BlueSteele

Troy Wykle & BlueSteele

 Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Biography

Troy Wykle has entertainment running in his veins. Born in July of 1972, in Gastonia North Carolina, Troy has been performing on stage since he was 8 years old. At 10, his family moved to the Los Angeles area, where Troy's love for being on stage became more and more evident.
In 1984, Troy was a Star Search hopeful and worked hard on his stage presentation Troy spent his time with vocal coach Christine Vanderleast and in his schools choir often performing solos in competition. In 1988 he was accepted in the prestigious Los Angeles School of the Arts. While living in Los Angeles, he played the Hollywood Circuit for years with his Blues/Rock Band "Squeeze Bye." The band generated a large following with hits such as Renegade Son, Red, Lost and Alone Again. Plagued by Indecision. "Squeeze Bye" played many top venues in Hollywood like the Troubador, Gazarris, and the Whiskey A Go Go. Troy split his time between working as a LAPD police officer and then working as security for many executives and motion picture and television stars at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood and later as Regional manager for a couple of security firms and his music.
Troy’s passion for Country music brought him to Nashville in April of 2004 when he resigned his job as a Federal Screening Manager with the USDHS in Los Angeles to follow his Country Music Roots. Shortly after arriving, he signed with a Indie Record Label, and went to work on his new CD entitled "Drive IT Like IT's Stolen" which was recorded at a renowned Nashville studio with Gold, Platinum and Diamond engineer and producer Frank Green who among many other things engineered Garths first cut of "Friends in Low Places."
Troy was proud to finish the cd along side his band and brothers Blue Steele Which includes James Foglesong on drums, Robert Russel on Lead Guitar, Jeremy Thomas on Rhythm Guitar, and Mark Wilkerson...Keys. The CD is scheduled for release in July 2008. Country music has always been in Troy’s blood. His mother Sharon was ever supportive and nurtured his love of music from a young age. His Grandfather was signed in the 50's Troy used to sit and sing with his grandparents when they would take a break from touring. His Grandfather and Grandmother Claude and Lois St' Jean later went on to become the editors of Country Music Magazine in Canada. They had a Top Ten hit entitled "What Is a Stompin Board."
Besides his grandparents, some of Troy's other musical influences include His Jr. High Vocal Coach and the person responsible for giving him the tools to correctly use his talent Christine Vanderleest, Garth Brooks (his favorite entertainer and a man he had the privilege of singing for at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood) Lynard Skynard, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ray Charles, (Little Feat, First Concert at age 5), Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Lionel Ritchie, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams (Senior and Junior), Waylon Jennings, and George Strait, among many others.
"Troy's style is a mixture of touching heartfelt country ballads and hard rocking country standards that gets his audience up on their feet!! His high energy show is something that you will not ever forget and will leave you wanting more." - Country Music Review
"It's not enough to just sing well, the fans have to feel the story your telling. There's nothing better than looking out on a sea of faces and seeing them get it. I sing because I love to communicate to people. If my songs can help someone rekindle a memory of a lost romance or be a crutch for someone in a difficult time or just give someone a laugh than I have succeeded in my goal."
"Stay true to the music and the music will stay true to you." - Troy Wykle
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