Troy studied at the Guildhall School of music in London and started out performing with Jean Toussaint and Soweto Kinch.
Between 2004 and 2008 Troy toured with American Vibes Legend Roy Ayers who he has also recorded with. These included tours in Europe, Asia, Australia and the States, notably concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in LA, Montreaux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and a Blue Note tour of Japan and New York. He has also toured with Don Blackman, Michael Urbaniak, Tom Browne and Ronnie Laws.
In 2004-2006, Troy toured extensively with Soul artists Roachford and Jocelyn Brown and in 2007 joined with Amy Winehouse and Producer Mark Ronson which has included performances at the Grammies and Brits in 2008 as well as many other major festivals around Europe. In 2010, Troy played on the Platinum selling Record from Rumer.
Troy has also played with Adele, Lu Lu, Chaka Khan, Cliff Richard, Macy Gray, Branford Marsalis, Kyle Eastwood, Gary Bartz, Lonnie Liston Smith, Daniel Merriweather, Suggs , Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, Sister Sledge and Q-Tip.
Recent productions include 2 Albums for Sony Poland for artist Mika Urbaniak which won a ‘Frederic’ award for Best Pop Album and went Gold. He also recently wrote the theme music for ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ for Channel 5 presented by Emma Bunton.
Troy’s debut album ’40 Days’ was released in June 2006 under J’Noir Records and features veteran UK and US musicians Jean Toussaint, Jason Rebello, Eric Revis and Marcus Printup as well as long standing partners, Soweto Kinch, Michael Olatuja, Femi Temowo and Karim Merchant. The Album also features the Prague Philharmonic strings. Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, this stunning album fuses a blend of Jazz, Gospel and music from the Streets – now available on itunes and Amazon.
Troy is now a visiting professor at The Guildhall School Of Music and Drama in London and has been asked to give clinics at other institutions around the UK including Drum Tech, Trinity college of music and the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Troy has had featured interviews with Drummer Magazine, Jazzwise and Rhythm Magazine and he endorses Yamaha Drums, Sabian cymbals, Pro-Mark Sticks and Evans Drumheads.