Glenn Farley is the guitar player and also the longest tenured member of Troy Marks and No Idea who brings a versatility to the music and a dizzying array of guitar sounds. From cool, bluesy leads to the complex passages found in classic rock, Glenn has mastered many guitar styles to cover the wide variety of music that the band must be able to execute on a nightly basis.
Glenn, a native of New Orleans began playing guitar at the age of eleven. His first instrument was the drums, but he soon realized that his talent was on the six-stringed axe. Teaching himself and practicing endlessly, he began sitting in with bands at the ripe old age of thirteen.
After forming his own first official group and winning his junior high talent show, Glenn realized his calling was to, in fact, be a professional musician. Although he excelled in academics and sports while in high school, his burning love for music was a flame that could not be extinguished! After graduating high school and playing in numerous bands, Glenn met up with singer Troy Marks. Creative sparks and a love for music and professionalism created a close bond that has endured over the years. Touring many major cities and opening shows for signed artists, Glenn and Troy built a very important foundation for their future musical career.
In addition to being a professional guitarist, Glenn is also a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has been teaching music for over ten years. His solid rhythmic playing and ability to master melodic leads lend a major part to the Troy Marks and No Idea sound. Glenn currently resides in Metairie with his talented young, son, Joshua, who is following in his dad’s musical and athletic footsteps. If there is one thing that Glenn can say about his love for music and playing in the band it would be, “It’s all about the people!”