Troy Doherty Interview

YE got the chance to sit down with Troy Doherty.

Troy Doherty is an actor and singer-songwriter best known for his roles in Nickelodeon’s Nick Studio 10, Criminal Minds, Victorious, New Girl, Mike and Molly and Welcome to the Family. When he’s not acting in front of the camera, you can find him in the studio producing music of his own. Troy released his EP “Citizens Arrest”, which features pop-rock tracks and collaborations with other notable musicians.

In our interview with Troy, he talks about the importance of music.

“Whether standing on a lifeguard chair singing “Mambo #5” at the Jersey Shore or singing the same chorus of “Born in the U.S.A” by Bruce Springsteen over and over again, music has always been a part of my life.  Every song I write tells a story with a new adventure — like a movie playing in my mind where the music is the soundtrack and the lyrics the script. What’s amazing to me is that the interpretation of the story changes with every person who listens.  When people listen to the “Citizen’s Arrest-EP”, I hope the songs relate to their lives or create a vision in their minds.  It could be a memory, a place, or even something they created.  That’s what I love so much about music.  It can make you feel; and feeling is what lets you know you are alive!

From Third Eye Blind to musical theater, I’ve had a lot of musical influences in my life.  At 18, I realize some people may think I haven’t found my style of music yet, but actually I’m simply a young man with an old soul.  I love my Pop/Rock/Country sound and my wide range of music love shows up in the “Citizen’s Arrest EP”.  It also shows up on my iPod.   So without further adieu, the Top 5 songs on my Ipod (in descending order to make it more fun) are… Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run, Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues, Maroon 5 – Sugar, Billy Joel – Honesty; and last but not least…the moment you’ve all been waiting for…the number one song on my Ipod is… Michael Bublé – Feeling Good.  And you know what? I am feeling good! Music makes the world go round – that and gravitational pull and inertia… but mostly music.”

Listen to Troy Doherty’s single “Citizen’s Arrest”