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.
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 ~
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!
Cord sings National Anthem at Springfield Cardinals game.
Our valiant Leader, Cord Bishop will be singing the National Anthem tonight at the Springfield Cardinals game. Grab your raincoat and a hotdog because you don’t want to miss out on this one! Come out and support our favorite farm-league team, and stop by to see the TROY fellas when ya do!!