Troy Gregory

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Troy Gregory
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Troy Gregory performing at the Detour Magazine launch party in mid-2007
Background information
Born (1966-11-13) November 13, 1966 (age 51)
Detroit, Michigan
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, progressive rock, thrash metal
Instruments Bass, drums, guitars, vocals, cello, violin
Years active 1988–present
Associated acts Crime & the City Solution, Prong, The Dirtbombs, Flotsam and Jetsam

Troy Gregory (born November 13, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan) [1] is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, filmmaker, and solo artist. He is currently a solo artist as well as the lead vocalist and bassist for Super Birthday and bassist for The Dirtbombs. [2] Former acts he has worked with include Crime & the City Solution, The Dirtbombs, Flotsam and Jetsam, Prong, Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, Kim Fowley, Andre Williams, Killing Joke, Electric Six, Nathaniel Mayer, The Volebeats, Spiritualized, and others.

Detroit Largest city in Michigan

Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest United States city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County. The municipality of Detroit had a 2017 estimated population of 673,104, making it the 23rd-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.

Michigan State of the United States of America

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Crime & the City Solution are an Australian rock music band, which formed in late 1977 by singer-songwriter and mainstay, Simon Bonney. They disbanded in 1979 with bootleg recordings and demos that are extremely rare. In late 1983, Bonney traveled to London. Two years later he formed another version of the group there with members of the recently disbanded The Birthday Party; later they transferred to Berlin, where they issued four albums – Room of Lights (1986), Shine (1988), The Bride Ship (1989) and Paradise Discotheque (1990) – before disbanding again in 1991. In 2012 Bonney reformed the band in Detroit with two veterans of the Berlin era and a handful of new members.

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In a 2016 interview that was featured on No Echo , Gregory explained how he came to join Flotsam and Jetsam:

I had graduated from Musicians Institute and just got fired from working in their library. I was walking to a comic book shop on Melrose and saw Dave Mustaine walking into Music Grinder Studios. I heard Chuck Behler joined them on drums and I had played with him twice in Detroit, so I knocked on the door to say hi. He suggested me to join Flotsam. They had the same management and were going to tour together. [3]

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Discography

With The Witches

With The Dirtbombs

<i>Dangerous Magical Noise</i> 2003 studio album by The Dirtbombs

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As Troy Gregory

With Crime and the City Solution

With Nathaniel Mayer

With Denise James

With Monster Island

With Larval

With Medusa Cyclone

With Flotsam and Jetsam

With Prong

With Swans

With Spiritualized

With Andre Williams

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References

  1. Ramirez, Carlos (2016-02-05). "Troy Gregory (Flotsam and Jetsam, Prong, Wasted Youth, The Witches)". NoEcho.Net. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  2. 2016 interview with Troy Gregory on NoEcho.net