Troy Dean has spent 10 years as a songwriter and performer with various bands in Adelaide and Melbourne. During this time some of his work received airplay on commercial radio and Triple J, he performed live on ABC TV’s “Recovery” and was nominated for the Triple J Hottest 100 – the largest music poll in Australia. In early 2001 Troy decided it was time to do his own thing and embarked on a solo career.
Since then he has been performing regularly with Matt Banks (The Jaynes), Tom Williams (Cousin Leonard), Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera), Piet Collins (The Sharp), John Favaro (The Badloves), Darren Danielson (Pseudo Echo) and Zoran Romic (Chocolate Starfish). Being a part of this musical community has allowed Troy to establish himself as a confident and popular performer. In 2003 Troy played over 120 gigs showcasing his songs to audiences in metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Troy released his debut solo EP “Stop Yourself” in October 2004.