TROY opened the night with a bang for Missouri brothers, Shaman’s Harvest
TROY has been working hard this summer preparing for their trip to L.A. to record as well as playing regional shows and hosting their Evolution Showcase series. A sold out show in their hometown with Shaman’s Harvest made for yet another great way to celebrate all that The Reality Of Yourself has been through this year as well as the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
TROY had anticipated sharing the stage with Shaman’s Harvest again ever since they last jammed together in August at a gig in Rolla, MO. Although it wasn’t planned, it turned out to be a two band bill for the night which actually helped to make the evening special. TROY was able to play a little bit more material for their fans and the crowd was able to experience two hard-hitting and up and coming mid-western rock n’ rollers in a more unique setting.
Shaman’s Harvest originated out of Missouri as well, specifically Jeff City, and has been around for over 15 years. Shaman’s Harvest is commonly recognized by their single “Dragonfly” which reached #16 on Billboard’s Active Rock charts in 2009. They have come back with a punch touring the U.S. over the last year on their latest album “Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns”. These guys spent the larger part of the 2015 summer touring with Black Stone Cherry and playing many rock n’ roll festivals. There is no doubt that they are working their way towards something great.
The Reality Of Yourself owes Q102, Shaman’s Harvest, and the Outland Ballroom a big thanks for letting us play this show. Thank you to everyone who came out to and helped to make it a sell out show, & thank you for your continued support and love. Rock on and we’ll see you October 2nd!
TROY Celebrates Winning Ernie Ball National BOTB With Evolution Showcase
The Reality Of Yourself has put together a hometown showcase to celebrate winning the Ernie Ball National BOTB. TROY has dubbed the two-date showcase the “Evolution” series for their fans. In light of all the recent events and good news, the Evolution series was created to celebrate not only where TROY has been, but where they stand today, and where they are going.
As stated earlier, the Evolution showcase consists of two different live performances. The first show was on July 10th at the Outland Ballroom and it proved to be a wild one with a packed house and temperatures’ hitting around 100 degrees inside!
The crowd was hyped, and the energy in the building was through the roof – We couldn’t have felt more at home. Thanks to all of our loyal fans and q102, Evolution showcase part I sold out at the Outland Ballroom. We are so grateful the all the wonderful musicians in Paralandra, Make Rocket Go, and Contusion for coming out and rocking the stage with us that night.We even heard feedback that it was our best performance to date…what did you think?? Either way it was a blast!!
Check out more pics from July 10th here!
TROY also Celebrates winning Ernie Ball National BOTB with Evolution Showcase Pt II
The second episode of the Evolution series will take place August 8th at Cartoons and honors the humbled beginnings any band goes through in the early years. Not only is TROY rockin’ their fan- favorite songs and all the covers that inspired them into existence, but coming with them to the stage are Fishing for Saturday & Cinnamon Hills from Springfield mo. These two opening acts are composed of young local rockers from the area who already show a huge passion for the music and a drive to be on the next big stage. We are ecstatic to celebrate the evolution of TROY by uniting with the freshest of the rock bands in our area! There is no better way to embrace the evolution of music than to throw some light on the next generation of rockers!
Tickets are available for Aug 8th at Cartoons Oyster Bar and Grill – or through us on Facebook!
Join our Facebook Event here!
The evolution showcase has been a blast for TROY so far, and we hope you have been enjoying the experience too. We owe a big thanks to all that came out to our Announcement Party and the first Evolution Showcase as well. It’s been a great opportunity to show thanks to all the fans who have supported us through most of our journey, and all the new faces just now joining the family.
See you on the 8th!
Ernie Ball Announces TROY winner of the Uproar National Battle of the Bands.
The fans and the judges have spoken alike and TROY has been picked the winner of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour Battle of the Bands presented by Ernie Ball! Ernie Ball throws many battle of the bands, but non as prestigious in rock as the Uproar Festival Competition. TROY was hand-selected out of over a thousand bands as the winner of this National Battle of the Bands.
What does this mean??
We are going on Tour!!!
TROY played for their spot on the Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour in September of 2014 in Bonner Springs, KS. After what must have been a lot of deliberation due to the large amount of talent that entered, Ernie Ball announced that TROY was the band that would be joining the Uproar Tour of 2015. We are so excited and deeply humbled by this wonderful opportunity! TROY is extremely thankful for you, the fans. – None of this would have been possible without your undying support.
In August we will be launching out on a quest to play in over half of the states our lovely country has to offer, with some of the biggest names in rock today! We feel honored and SO stoked to have been chosen by such reputable people within the industry as Jay BaumGardner . These guys are legends to us and true pros when it comes to sound, performance, and the industry in general.
One of the sickest things is that we get to record in L.A with Jay @ NRG Studios. This dude produced some huge bands like Godsmack & Paparoach & tons more!! – needless to say we fell out of our chairs…literally…
TROY continues to be astounded by the amazing support of their fans. “We are forever in debt for the love and opportunities our fans have given us over the years, but none bigger than this” – Cord/ Lead Vox. With the awesome Uproar 2015 Tour coming & new music soon to drop, we owe so much to our loyal following. Thanks again to everyone that voted; all of our family, friends, and fans, as well as the great people at Ernie Ball and Uproar for already treating us like family. We can’t wait to represent Springfield and Missouri on this crazy experience.
TROY Enjoys Reunion with “Devour the Day”
On February 19th, Devour the Day returned to Springfield MO with Like a Storm and TROY to rock the Outland Ballroom.
We last shared the stage with Devour the Day years ago when they were known as something else and toured much of the Midwest. Since that time, both TROY and Devour the Day have undergone many changes, with their music evolving as well. Devour the Day has excited their fans and radio stations across the nation with rockin singles including “Respect” and “Good Man” with their latest single “Faith” dropping within the last week. We were ecstatic to be reunited with these guys and to have a perfect opportunity to play a few of our own new tracks including “The Revolution” and “The Reckoning”.
New Zealand based band, Like a Storm
, helped to pack the show with TROY and Devour the Day. Like a Storm has traveled the states and rocked the faces of growing fans with their newest album and first album with Another Century Records
– Awaken The Fire.
Like a Storm has quickly created a reality that is prospering and proves to inspire many. They have a really cool story, and you can check it out HERE!
We had a blast shaking the floors at the ballroom and want to send a big thank you to Devour the Day and Like a Storm as well as Jimmy at the Outland Ballroom and Q102 for showing us all a great time! TROY would also like to thank all of our fans who came out and welcome all the new fans that supported us that night as well! Check out a sweet video Recap of the show here!
Music Insider Magazine interview with Cord Bishop
“They had the audience enthralled from the first song, and revved the crowd up through their entire performance; TROY had them already foaming at the mouth.”
~ Brian Mckinny – Music Insider Magazine ~
We had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman named Brian Mckinny early this year when we opened up a show with Pop Evil late February. He was a cool cat with a freaking passion for words and rock music… two of my favorite things. Brian is a writer and Senior Editor for Music Insider Magazine, and he was there that night to interview Leigh from Pop Evil. We enjoyed the show on and off stage that night, and it was great to meet such a guy out there doing things that still mattered to both fans and artists in the world of rock. We kicked him some CD’s for the ride back home.
We kept in touch over the next few months and as luck would have it, we got to see him again at our show With Nothing More in August. He and I took a walk downtown and had a long discussion on everything from TROY to the industry and back.
The guy knows his rock music, and it felt like we could have talked all night, but I was thankful for the 30 minute interview I got with him. Check out his write up here.
“…“Dead Man,” is a powerful and dynamic song that will just plain melt your face.”
~ Brian Mckinny – Music Insider Magazine ~
Music Insider Magazine has some great material out on the current rock scene and it was an honor to be interviewed. Their blog keeps a fresh output of well-themed articles and story-lines. Check out more of what Brian and Music Insider Magazine does at their blog and website.
We also want to give a big shout out to everyone who read and shared the story!
Awesome to have the support you guys give us day in and day out!
Again I want to thank Brian for everything he did for us, and we hope to hear more from him in the future!
~ Cord – T.R.O.Y ~
TROY kills Rockstar Energy Drink
Uproar Tour Performance
Our Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour experience was nothing less short than phenomenal! We opened the day on Ernie Ball’s side stage, with hundreds of people spectating at bay. We came out hard and heavy with our opening song, “I Am My Own”, which caught the attention of those passing by. As we played on throughout our set, more spectators came to the stage to watch and hear our performance. We finished our set with one of our favorite cover songs “Whipping Post” by The Allman Brothers. The crowd showed much love and approval by throwing up a sea of rock fists, and we got to meet tons of new fans that day hanging by the merch tent. Our favorite part was getting to meet all the cool peeps that were there for one thing. To Rock! We even had some awesome fans drive all the way to KS just to see us play… now that’s dedication! We also need to give a shout out to the guys from Sons of Revelry
, for showing us a good time!
We did a couple of interviews on the Rockstar Uproar tour with some cool organizations. Both Rock Addict Radio and Underground Pulse were awesome and treated us with so much respect. We can’t thank them enough for taking time out of such a busy day to give us props and an interview.
Go HERE to listen down to the interview with Underground Pulse!
Now we wait for the results of the grand champion of the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands contest. We hope that we can bring home the prize for all those TROY fans that voted and supported us. No matter what happens, we want to thank every fan that has ever believed in our music and what we represent. We look forward to bringing you more rockin’ tunes and shows in the near future!
Check out our video from the day of the Rockstar Uproar show, and experience it for yourself!
There were plenty of pictures taken, here are just a few. Check out more of our own pictures on Instagram and Facebook