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Taking up the guitar as a teen, Troy quickly absorbed his musical influences of the early blues pioneers and the energy of the 70s and 80s rock icons. The turning point came when he discovered open tunings and slide guitar.“I immediately felt like I’d come home the moment I put a bottleneck on my finger and started playing slide, it instantly felt completely natural to me. This style of playing helped me find my true voice on the instrument.”His talents quickly realised, he received endorsements from Ernie Ball Strings, Airline Guitars and even has his own signature glass blown slide made by world renowned slide manufacturer Diamond Bottleneckswhose roster includes the who’s who of slide guitar luminaries including the likes of Mark Knopfler. Carving out a name for himself by relentlessly touring and blazing a trail across the main stage festival circuits in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia, and sharing the stage with the likes of Robert Plant and Dr Feelgood, Troy has worked tirelessly to build a strong following of diehard fans who gravitate towards his passionately honest, fiery performances and visceral guitar playing.In 2022, Troy released the album The Wings of Salvationand completed four full UK tours garnering an overwhelming response from music critics, reviewers, and fans alike. He has toured with Robert Jon & The Wreck, the Quireboys, The Sweet, and When Rivers Meet. In October the same year, he embarked on a 12-date UK tour supporting DARE.Leading up to his 23September2022, release of his studio album The Wings of Salvation, Troy released three singles and accompanying music videos for “Come On,”“Gasoline,”and “Sweet Carolina,”all of which have attracted heavy radio airplay and have been featured on Joe Bonamassa’s popular Spotify playlists Cutting Edge Blues, Epic Guitar Solos, and Ultimate Blues Rock. In November 2022, Redfern won Hard Rock Hell’s “Blues Artist of the Year” Award. On Friday December 2nd, 2022, Troy performed at Planet Rockstock. Later in the same month, The Wingsof Salvationwas featured in Rock and Blues Muse’s Top 25 Albums of 2022. Troy released a brand-new single entitled “The Fever”on 11 January 2023. The single was added to Planet Rock’s playlist, making this Troy’s fourth single Planet Rock has playlisted, following hot on the heels of “Ghosts,”“Come On,”and “Sweet Carolina.”Troy followed this with a co-headline UK tour with Canadian roots rockers, the Commoners. In October 2023, Troy released “Getaway,” the second single taken from his forthcoming album Invocation. This was the fifth single to be added to Planet Rock’s playlist. Troy followed the release of the single by playing various summer festivals including Steelhouse, Maid of Stone, and headlined RAWA Festival in Poland. In November, Troy toured the UK with guitarist Philip Sayce and played Planet Rock Radio’s Planet Rockstock Festival, followed by Planet Rock’s Blues Power “Live” concert at Dingwalls in Camden Town, North London on December 7th.On January 4, 2024, Troy releasedthe single “The Strange” taken from his new album Invocation released 17 May 2024. The single was “Track of the Week” on Planet Rock’s Blues Power Show. “The Strange” also won Tracks of the Week on Classic Rock’s Louder Soundwebsite.