The Castor Troys


Lead Guitar.


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

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thecastortroys and find us on Facebook.

Screen name:
Member since:
Apr 13 2011
Active within 2 weeks
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
44 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



Past Events

$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

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
9pm doors

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
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

This year's band line-up includes:
Keep the Change (
The Castor Troys (
StoneLand (

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.