Hailing from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, the state of ever changing seasons, Troy Castellano is an award winning rock-pop singer and songwriter who's music has been described as Train met Lifehouse, got on Matchbox 20's tour bus and jammed! Writing and performing music has always been one of the biggest passions in his life. It's those burning affections that continue to drive his lust for creating memorable music.
Accolades and Awards
*Licensed music to MTV Networks, Score Keepers Music, USA Network.
*Guitar track(s) finalist for Tommy Lee's new Methods of Mayhem album Public Mayhem. More at www.thepublicrecord.com
*Top 20 finalist in Broadjam.com's 2009 6-Pack Songwriting Competition
*Placed 3rd in SongwritersUniverse.com Contest.
*Finalist for 2009 Show Me The Music song contest for Alternative category.
*Won song of the month on Broadjam.com
*Featured artist on Nambagear.com.
*Featured artist on BlogTalkRadio.com
*Featured artist on Indies Top 10
*Gold Artist Award from RadioIndy.com
Quotes about Troy's music
"That was f'n rad dude" "Killa guitar riffs Troy, way to play in and around what we already have"
Tommy Lee, Methods of Mayhem
"A pile drive of arrangements and high quality vocals come together with precision and form. Troy's steadfast delivery of the playing comes through with a solid force." Taxi, Independent A&R
“Troy has a fantastic sound and his songs are songs that I can easily relate to”
Rockin Robin – KBEK Radio
“Every time I hear one of Troy’s compositions I instinctively turn it up, because he rocks”
Mei Young – KQRS Radio
“Troy electrifies the stage with the presence of a yester-year guitar great, killer tunes, and excellent performances.”
Marshall Washburn – Stone Roller Magazine