Troy Felder

Troy Felder

Troy has 23 yrs experience as a drummer. Troy started out playing at the age of 10 yrs old. At that time he started out playing for his home church in Baltimore,MD. Some years later he met and became the drummer for Patrick Henderson of the award winning West Angeles Cogic recordings. He traveled extensively with Henderson and was featured at Stone Soul Picnic for two consecutive years which is the biggest music event every year in Baltimore. With Henderson,he was featured at countless festivals,and concerts with major gospel artists such as the late Timothy Wright, Hezekiah Walker and Pastor Bruce Parham. It was during these times Troy's name became well known in the gospel industry. Troy then became the drummer for the late Will Smith and Victory and had his first experiences of studio and live recording. The live recording “Unforgettable Lover” was a local and national success which featured the no. 1 hit “ You cant stop me” which was a studio track that was put on the live cd and showcased Troy's tight pocket and well executed chops. Troy's notoriety became greater and he became sought after in the industry.At this time Troy obtained engagements with other well known artists as Angela Spivey, the lengendary Angelic Voices, and Bruce Parham. Troy has shared the stage with many major gospel artists as John P Kee,Tye Tribbett,Hezekiah Walker too many to name all. Troy has been blessed to play for Marvin Saap, John Gray,Helen Baylor,Vickie Winans,James Greer,Chris Byrd,Angela Spivey and many more. Troy has also been on tour in the gospel play circuit. Troy can now be seen on local and international television broadcasts with his church Victory Ministries Intl under the leadership of his spiritual father,Pastor Tony Smith where Troy serves as band director. Troy also manages well known local artist Kim Mccargo-Dukes whom Troy recorded her 2009 live recording My Pain For HIS Purpose which is on all internet retailers and continues to do well.Troy is currently in the studio with Nu Destiny working on their debut project,due out in spring/summer 2011.After completion and release of the project a nationwide tour will follow.Also,Troy works with gospel hip hop artists Rockmell and Dee Black who has released respective projects early 2011. Troy is currently in the studio with local group Nu Destiny recording drums with the project and touring in mid August of 2011. Troy also is the exclusive drummer for RSS productions who's artist Tara Michel, Troy will be touring with in the summer of 2011. Troy is also staying busy with a tentative tour in the fall of 2011 with famed r& b singer Faith Evans. Troy lists his influences as George Spanky Mccurdy, Tony Royster,Aaron Spears,Chris Coleman,Brent Easton and fellow Soultone artist Lil Ron Allen. Troy has upcoming projects and dates with such artists as Fred Hammond,Ricky Dilliard,Shirley Caesar and others. Troy also endorses Medecine Man Drums