The Castor Troys are a story-telling hard rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. Through lyrics that tell tales of war heroes, bank robbers and clandestine lovers, this intrepid four-piece peddles true stories and truer fiction. Drawing inspiration from bands like Headstones, Social Distortion, Motörhead, The Offspring and Iron Maiden, The Castor Troys craft fiery and infectious songs that draw you in and don’t let go.
Taking their band name from a character in a John Woo film, The Castor Troys are a jubilant mix of hard rock, punk, country and southern rock. “Castor Troy was the villain (played by Nicolas Cage) in Face/Off. He was elegant, flamboyant and stylish, instantly likeable, while at the same time single-minded and ruthless in his pursuit of his goals.” expands the band on their choice of name.
Formed in 2013, they released their debut full-length album “Come Hell or High Water” in May of 2015 and their 6 track EP “Legends Never Die” on November 9, 2018. Working with producer Andre Kaden Black and engineer Tal Vaisman (Ascot Royals) has refined the band’s sound and enabled them to capture the fierce energy of their live performance onto record.
Proven by becoming the 97.7 HTZ-FM Rocksearch 2018 Finalists, The Castor Troys are a relentless team of stage veterans. They’ve played many festivals including the upcoming Burlington Sound of Music Festival Kick-off concert (with Bush, Live, Monster Truck and more). Writing music that is catchy and instantly memorable, The Castor Troys weave tales in an accessible and uncompromising manner.
“You’ll be screaming along with these powerful vocals and air-guitaring these riffs all week long.” – Alt Press
Shared The Stage With:
Headstones, Trampa, Frank Turner, The Planet Smashers, Silverstein, illScarlett, and Birds of Bellwoods
"Comme un truck Mack en pleine face..." Hard rock/punk rock de Burlington/Hamilton, ON. The Castor Troys melangent les paroles et histories percutantes, guitares solides et une attitude de "never-say-die". Leur son est sans relache, mais il est compose de facon minutieuse. POUR FANS DE: Bad Religion, The Headstones, The Offspring, Social Distortion
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- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Apr 13 2011
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 42 years
Headstones, The Offspring, Bad Religion, Social Distortion
Members Of Band
Aaron Walsh - Lead Vocals
Chris Ledroit - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Matthew Bowker - Bass, Backing Vocals
Bryson Emmons - Drums, Backing Vocals
Blackout Love Track number: 1 Year: 2018 Album: Legends Never Die Genre: Rock
Runnin' Down A Dream (Tom Petty Cover)
Runnin' Down A Dream (Tom Petty Cover) Track number: 6 Year: 2018 Album: Legends Never Die Genre: Punk
We Are One
We Are One Track number: 2 Year: 2018 Album: Legends Never Die Genre: Rock
$6 show or pay what you can. 19+
With Dirty Jeans. The debut of the Sound of Music's Club Series!
with special guest, Butch Haller
The album release show for "Come Hell or High Water"
with special guest, Butch Haller
with Live How You Live & Dawn Before Descent
All ages show
Dickens Pub in Burlington with illScarlett, Panama Red, The Maysides and The Gentlemen Thieves. $15 at the door, or tickets at www.burlycalling.com
CBC Glenn Gould Studio presents Govfest 2014 with guest headliners, The Castor Troys
Govfest 2014 presents The Castor Troys
Club Absinthe, 19+ show. $10 tickets available in advance
The Castor Troys take part in Merriam Jamfest '14 at Canada's Largest Ribfest in Burlington, ON. A FREE family event at the Merriam Stage (Gazebo Stage) in Spencer Smith Park.
FREE family event at Wave Twin Rinks, Burlington, ON. 11am - 3pm with BBQ, live music with The Castor Troys, and The Bauer Experience (try on all the latest gear!).
Civic Weekend bash with lots of great bands
at Club Absinthe
Advanced tickets are $15
At the Toneland Stage on Brant Street. FREE SHOW!
An impromtu punk show. At Mavericks / Cafe Dekcuf
At Club Absinthe
$10 advance tickets
With The Matadors, The Lucky Ones, Hellbent Rockers and Dirty Jeans!
19+, $10 at the door
Punk Rock Buffet at Club Absinthe
Playing Thursday, August 15 at The Corktown. $5 at the door!
Playing the Toneland Studio stage with Pete van Dyk and the Second Hand Blues Band, StoneLand, and Bombing Neverland
Debut and CD fundraiser for Burlington's Dirty Jeans. The Casbah Lounge
Opening the Saturday show at the L'Esco stage. Secret headliner!
The Mad Murdocks with The Castor Troys, The New Outcasts, and Junkie Rocket
The Casbah in Hamilton with Hellbound Hepcats, Chainsaw Lobotomy, The Greasemarks and The Castor Troys
Keep the Change presents the 2nd Annual Donations at the Door Benefit Show for Partnership West Food Bank.
Friday, January 18 at Black Swan Pub & Grill (Doors @7pm)
4040 Palladium Way, Unit 1, Burlington, ON
- ALL AGES & LICENSED SHOW! -
Admittance with a non-perishable food item, or pay-what-you-can at the door.
For all food banks, this is a crucial time of the year for everyone to continue giving. Donations drop considerably after the holidays, and we are so pleased to be on board with Keep the Change's annual event. For more information about Burlington's Partnership West Food Bank, and for a helpful list of items they seek assistance in acquiring, please visit www.partnershipwest.org
This year's band line-up includes:
Keep the Change (www.facebook.com/keepthechangemusic)
The Castor Troys (www.thecastortroys.com)
The triumphant return of The Castor Troys. We're proud to be kicking-off the Saturday Pub Crawl party in Downtown Burlington! We'll be playing at The Dickens (423 Elizabeth Street, Burlington) with the mighty Silverstein, The Penske File, Aerith and Careers in Science. This year's Burly Calling line-up includes Monster Truck, Grade, Saint Alvia, Silverstein, Organ Thieves, The Spicoli's, The Dirty Nil, Jeremy Chambers, The Killin' Time Band, Lo-Fi, The Wooden Sky, Ashley Sloggett and many, many more. Come see why Burlington's scene is the hottest damn place in the country right now.
Spring Music Festival's big finals for the top local bands. $12 advance tickets only for this 19+ show. Contact the band to get yours!
Marshall and Supernova present the Band on the Run Showcase Finals.
Contact Aaron for advance tickets at just $10!
A blazing opening set for a night of partying. Come celebrate The Jones' album release party with us. Hell yeah!
$6 cover charge, includes a copy of The Jones' album.
The Castor Troys open the show around 9pm.