063 – Troy Luccketta: Tesla, Keith Emerson Tribute, A Song For Wellness
Troy Luccketta entered his musical career at 17, and by the time he was 23 he was touring with The Eric Martin Band (lead singer for Mr. Big), and found himself on Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand.”
For more than 30 years, he has been the drummer for the multi-platinum rock band Tesla, with whom he still tours with to this day.
Troy started working with Marc Bonilla in 1991, and after playing drums on Marc’s first two solo records, the two continued to collaborate. As a result, the two formed the band Saville Row, and released their first album in 2014. Their music has already been featured on television dramas like NBC’s “Las Vegas” and Lifetime’s “Monarch Cove.”
Along with his wife, Troy has become passionately involved in the creation of a web-site and organization called “A Song For Wellness”. The goal is to simply provide all the information and resources you would need to live healthy and fight major diseases like cancer through the power of nutrition.
Most recently, Troy was poised to tour with the great Keith Emerson before his untimely death earlier this year. Troy will be one of the power house drummers at Keith Emerson tribute concert at the El Ray Theater in LA, May 28th, 2016.
In this podcast, Troy talks about:
A Song For Wellness – A nutrition guide website
Hanging out with Steve Smith in 1983
Preparing for Keith Emerson tribute show
The band Tesla
Auditioning for John Mellencamp
The challenge of promoting yourself