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 ~
The Fans have Spoken
It has been decided by the fans, we have claimed 1st in the regional Ernie Ball’s “Rockstar Uproar” Battle of the Bands contest. We have been selected to open the Rockstar Uproar show in Bonner Springs, KS on September 6th, 2014. We are thankful to rock out with todays biggest rock acts including Godsmack, Seether, PopEvil, Skillet, Buckcherry and Escape the Fate.
The next stage of the Battle of the Bands competition will be judge based on the live performance in Bonner Springs, KS. The two judges that hold our fate in their hands include Jay Baumgardner (www.jaybaumgardner.com), which has helped shape the sound of rock’n’ roll in the 21st century. He’s produced and mixed records from Evanescence, Papa Roach and Drowning Pool. The second judge in the Ernie Ball battle of the bands for Uproar that will help decide the battle winner is Buckcherry’s guitarist, Keith Nelson. (www.buckcherry.com)
Our fans have spoken. We thank all of you who voted for us and gave us a shot at something greater still.
Check out our page for the Ernie Ball’s “Rockstar Uproar” battle of the bands here at http://www.battleofthebands.com/u/therealityofyourself . You can listen down to some tunes, check out the pics and read all about the competition. We are so grateful to have some killer fans who are always there for us and spreading the word, we love all you guys and gals! It’s not every day that we get chosen for an opportunity like this so help us share the love!
I’m sure we will have more pics and things to come from the day of the show. We are extremely excited and ready to rock the Cricket wireless amphitheater in Bonner springs, KS. Through all the good and the bad, we shall never falter nor fade, for our fans have spoken.
End of Summer Bash – Rockin’ the party with q102!
We had a blast rocking the house Sunday, August 24th to open the night up at the q102 End of Summer Bash featuring Nothing More and Sleepwave.
The ballroom was pumped for such a great show, and the energy in the whole place was amazing. We felt honored just to be a part of the show, and have to give a huge thanks out to q102, Jimmy @ the ballroom & all the dudes from Sleepwave and Nothing More for letting us hangout and showing us such a great time. Both bands are on their way to bigger and better things, but they are all as real as it gets. We were excited to throw down on some shirt swaps with the dudes, and hopefully we will see them again soon! Have a look at some of our pics, and go check out Q102 for more photos and goodies from the night. We are sure you will not be disappointed…
But for reals…
We owe a big thanks to all of our amazing fans who came out and gave us support, and to the new fans we made that night! Springfield does have some killer rockers alive and kickin’! Keep up with us here at our website or @ facebook.com/therealityofyourself
It has been a righteous privilege to jam with some amazing acts, especially like the ones on Sunday. The End of Summer Bash was a truly the place to be. You could smell the sweat and heat in the air, and feel the energy of the night rise with every song performed. Truly a great way to start the end of summer, as well as breathe some life into our little town of Springfield, MO.
Kyle Girth of TROY & Jonny from Nothing More
Think Kyle was giving him some tips in the gym?
We have officially entered the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Rockstar Uproar contest- a nation wide contest in which the grand champion receives an exclusive spot on the 2015 Rockstar Energy Uproar tour, along with some other really rad prizes including an EP recording with Producer/ Mixer Jay Baumgardner at the world-famous NRG recording studios in North Hollywood, CA.
In order to be in the running for this amazing opportunity, we are calling on you, the fans, to help us bring home the grand prize.
There are numerous ways in which you can propel us to the top of the Buzz Rating system that the Ernie Ball battle of the Bands has set up. The first way is by simply liking our social media pages and sharing them with your friends and family. The second way you can help push us to the top is by simply listening to our music on our Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands website- http://uproar.battleofthebands.com/u/therealityofyourself. While your at our page, you can also vote for us, as many times as you would like. Every vote counts, so feel free to vote multiple times and share the voting link with all your pals.
The top 100 Buzz Rated artists for each tour stop are eligible to win an opening slot to play live. The chosen artist will be selected by a panel of industry professionals comprised of both Ernie Ball and Festival organizers. In order for us to have a shot at winning this battle, we feel that we need to have a higher “buzz rating” than the other competing artists. So now we leave the task to you, will you help us claim the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Rockstar Uproar regional throne?
We are working hard to get out to a city near you! With more show announcements coming soon, we want to know where you want us to play, and we will do our best to get to a city nearest you!
Contact us at our contact page and let us know who you are and where you’re from! We love finding who our fans are!
Wichita KS – A place where Carrie Nation started her legend. A place where nomads have gathered for food and trade the last 10,000 years. A place to get your face melted by rockshows. Come out to the Lizard Lounge on June 20th for a great show with our friends Friday’s Waiting. We are excited to see some old fans & to meet some new!