Troy Male, The Guitarist and the Teacher
Melbourne guitarist Troy Male was inspired to play guitar at the age of 14 due to the release of Guns ‘N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction.
After leaving high school he went and studied at Box Hill TAFE and obtained a degree from LaTrobe University. Troy then fled Australia for London, England where he lived for two years. In this time he played on a weekly basis around London and wrote music for the children’s TV show Blue Peter.
Upon returning to Australia Troy completed his Music Teaching qualification at ACU before embarking on two and a half years as an orchestral guitarist for Princess Cruises sailing to random corners of the globe during the day while backing guest entertainer singers, dancers, magicians and soloists at night. He had a good time working with Greg Bonham, Lorna Luft, Eddie Holman (Hey there Lonely Girl) and “The Worlds Greatest Xylophone player” Ian Finkle.
Troy currently plays in wedding/corporate band Flavar and has been doing dep/session work on popular stage show Jersey Boys and recently worked for Nova radio during the St Kilda busking festival. He is also a self-employed guitar teacher.