For almost 30 years, TROY LUCCKETTA has been the engine of perhaps the most underrated, consistently ass-kicking rock band in the land. Mechanical Resonance, The Great Radio Controversy, Psychotic Supper: are you serious? No one makes albums like these anymore! Luccketta is still a beast on the kit and Tesla continues to impress with their high-intensity shows. Not sure where Luccketta finds all this mojo, but he's also an in-demand producer and session player.
Natural, raw, and real: that's Tesla, and there's a reason why the band is beloved by it's legion of fans, which bridges generation gaps and in-fashion fads & trends. Tesla has always been about honoring the tradition of music, while striving to incrementally elevate their craft. No pretentious posturing and over-the-top glitz and glam here. Tesla has always kept it real and Troy is a 100% righteous dude.
Influenced early on by the likes of John Bonham and Mitch Mitchell, Troy was moved to study the masters and break down their routines to understand what makes them tick. Proving to be an early predecessor of The White Stripes, The Black Keys, and Royal Blood, Troy first performed live in the 6th grade when he formed a two-piece with a friend for a school gig. Sometimes, all one needs is a taste. A hungry, motivated lifelong learner, Troy has challenged himself to never forget his roots, inspire others to push beyond perceived limitations, and pay his blessings forward, by mentoring up-and-coming musicians, in the spirit others encouraged him.
Like a seasoned boxer, Troy understands and utilizes a balance between finesse and ferocity. Like the early mentors he studied, Troy has perfected the art of rocking hard & swinging with soul. Pushing himself beyond comfort and familiar routine, Troy has grown tremendously as an artist, both in the roles as a student and teacher. Opportunities to study and collaborate with internationally recognized musicians of various backgrounds and styles have made Troy a better man...and more in-demand session artist and producer. Check out his side-project, Saville Row, his AZ studio, TML, and TCM Music Group, the Nashville studio, where he produces and collaborates on session work. Also noteworthy is Troy's passion project and turn-around testament: A Song 4 Wellness, designed to educate fellow artists on leading a healthy, balanced life.