Troy’s musical career began at 16 when he taught himself to play guitar from a songbook of “The Shadows” provided by his father. Two years later, his singing talent was noticed by his mother when she heard him and some friends having a sing-along to a boombox in the garage. This resulted in his involvement in the group: AIM4MORE for 4 years.
In late 2001, Troy entered the audition process for Channel Seven’s Popstars series 3, billed as the world’s first TV search for a solo artist. Out of 6,000 entries, on 17 March 2002 Troy was officially announced as being one of The Final 7. The finalists were each required to record their take on Stevie Wonder’s classic: Superstition. Troy’s rendition is a distinctive soulful R&B version, reflecting his personal style and respect for the original.
About this extraordinary experience, Troy says: “It’s about aiming for my goals. It¹s part of the process, but not all there is for me in music or my life. I feel I’m only part-way in my life – what I have learned from this is don’t be ashamed of who you are or where you come from. My main reason for doing this is is to show that anything is possible no matter where you come from – it’s a chance to represent my culture to Australia and hopefully even the rest of the world.
Troy is a proud Birriggubba man, born in Rockhampton, north Queensland. A big welcome to Troy Brady!