Troy Clarke began his singing career in the sunwashed city of Santa Barbara and performs throughout Southern California with some of the finest jazz and big band musicians in the business, with members having recorded and toured with Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Harry Connick Jr., and Michael Bublé – a veritable who’s-who of musicians working in the entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood.
Troy’s take on the Great American Songbook is true to form and steeped in tradition, earning him critical acclaim for his performances. “Good musicianship, a no-nonsense approach, and the ability to sell a song are Troy’s strong points. Add a thorough knowledge of the swing style” to his “smooth, silky … sultry voice” … “and the results are an impressive musical performance.” “Classic, clean, and superbly performed,” he’s the “main source of cool.”
Troy’s first album, So Nice to Come Home To, shot to No.1 on ReverbNation’s charts within days of entering the Santa Barbara jazz market. He is currently busy working on his follow-up album, writing new material to record his next adventure in music.
In addition to music, Troy has appeared on television’s Inside Edition with Deborah Norville and The Dating Game, where he was selected The Bachelor with the Best Personality. He has also appeared on Dick Clark’s national show Your Big Break. Troy was awarded a scholarship at the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood where he studied with the legendary Howard Fine, well-known for his coaching of actors such as Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, and Daryl Hannah. He has also studied with the late, world-renown Uta Hagen, one of the most influential theatrical actresses in the 20th century.
Since earning his degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Troy has become an award-winning print, television, and radio journalist, having interviewed Congressional, Navy, and Pentagon leaders. He’s received numerous journalism awards, including a Society for Professional Journalists award for the best college television news segment in Southern California and several Navy Chief of Information journalist and public affairs awards. Troy is avid athlete and a gold medal recipient of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness advanced fitness challenge.