Troy MacCubbin was born in Australia and grew up in a rural farming area. He started playing guitar at the age of 10, learning from his father and eventually joining his father's band when he was just 14. Troy started taking Guitar a lot more seriously once he began studying with guitar teacher and mentor Tony Calabro at the age of 18. After years of tuition and playing in numerous bands throughout the country, he left his homeland in 1997, made the move to Los Angeles California to further his studies in music and attended Musicians Institute.
In 1999 Troy played with a band that won the LA Music Rock Awards, then in 2000 Troy became one of the founding members of the original Rock Pop group “Life Death & Giants” which had great success playing the LA club scene and also with original song placements. After seeing Troy play with his band at the Viper Room, Interscope Records recruited him to join Russian Duo sensation TATU, with whom he toured extensively throughout the world for the next several years. Troy played the MTV Movie awards, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daily Show and many more TV shows across the US and all over the world. Soon after, American Idol judge, Randy Jackson recruited Troy as Kelly Clarkson’s lead guitarist. Troy then moved on to play for Latin Artist, Enrique Iglesias. Troy spent the last 3 years touring & playing guitar with girl vocal group sensation Wilson Phillips and most recently with vocalist, Natalie Imbruglia.
Troy is currently working on his new band called ‘GorillaBear” which already has had success with a song placement with “Livin Life Now” in the documentary Trailer “Steve Jobs - The Man In the Machine." Troy spent the last year building his new recording studio “Prohibition Studios” while continuing to be President & Owner of Alloy Tracks, a music production company that writes music for TV, advertising, film, games and trailers. Troy has placements in The Martian, The Hunger Games - MockingJay Part 2, Zoolander 2, Fast & Furious 7, American Sniper, Edge Of Tomorrow, Fury, and Video Games such as Call Of Duty and Destiny.