Australian singer/songwriter Troy Newman began writing songs while attending Hollywood Senior High School.
In his earlier years Troy fronted the Extremists and was a member a popular local Perth band the Boys with Eddie Parise and Frank Celenza, who later moved on to the Baby Animals.
At age 18 Troy moved from Perth to Sydney and signed a deal with Warner Music, which released his 1991 debut album Gypsy Moon. One of its singles, Love Gets Rough, made Billboard's top 100.
Troy Newman also appeared in the musical Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom.