Troyject started as Troy Wright’s idea to record some song ideas. His friend Joe Hensley (eLDopamine) offered his home studio to get the work started. Troy recorded six songs in Joe’s studio in the spring of 2017: three songs were from an old band called the Magnetics and there were three brand new compositions. The main idea was to try a scaled-back kind of format for all tunes.
Fast forward to summer of 2017 and Chris Bock expressed interest in a Troyject release on his Hi-Fi Mantra label after hearing Troy had been recording. During this time, Glenn Newkirk (Dirt Fishermen) and Troy had been getting together and doing some two-piece rock stuff. A little while later, they had Dave Wall come in and play bass. During a text conversation with Glenn, he offhandedly called the jam sessions Troyject. Perhaps this is shorthand for “Project with Troy” but they also liked the connotation of all of this being some kind of reject blended with Troy and project. Either way, the name stuck.
TROYJECT went into the studio January 2020 and recorded 5 songs. Gary Glaesemann came in and played Lead Guitar on several tracks. Gary was asked to join the band shortly thereafter.
Troyject is now a four piece with Glenn Newkirk on drums, Gary Glaesemann on Lead Guitar, and David Wall on bass.
Earlier in 2018 we released a 7″ last year on local label HiFiMantra and it placed in the Record Exchange top sellers list the week it came out. In March of 2020 we released our second 7″ still on HiFi Mantra