Modern Drummer calls him “a drummer on the move”. Who is he? He’s Rory Faciane a Louisiana native who is making quite a name for himself both on the local and national music scene with his drumming talent. Rory comes by music naturally, his grandfather was a country and western artist who owned and operated his own recording studio, record label and publishing company. As a result, Rory grew up around musicians. Rory started drumming with local bands on the New Orleans circuit as a teenager.
Up until the age of 17, he was self taught, playing mostly by ear. Desiring to further his natural talent as a drummer, he moved west to study at the Percussion Institute of Technology in Los Angeles. This led to work with several bands and recording projects in the Los Angeles area. After graduating from the Percussion Institute of Technology with honors, he also studied with drumming legends Gregg Bissonette and Guy Gelso. Rory started a national touring and recording career with a metal act called Knorr. He also began doing drum clinics in local schools and in music stores. Rory won first place in the 1993 drum wars-double bass division, first place in the 1994 drum wars–single bass division and first place in the 1995 drum wars-double bass division.
Also in 1995, he released his first educational drum video titled “The Essentials of Rock Drumming”. That same year he recorded and toured with Ash America recording artist Biloxi. In 2000 Rory recorded and toured with Barchen Records artist The Jay B. Elston Band, a southern blues-rock trio that have two C.D.’s to their credit. Releasing his second educational drum video titled “The Linear Double Bass Shuffle Concept” in 2000; he is also the author of several instructional drum books, The Melodic Linear Drum Method, The Ultimate Reading Workbook, The Ultimate Drumset Workbook and The Ultimate Double Bass Workbook. Writing a monthly drum column for the Tambalaya magazine, he has also been featured in Modern Drummer and DRUM! Magazines.
In 2004, Rory recorded with Nocturnal Records artist Fall From Eden, a punk rock act produced by Dave Fortman. Fall From Eden had several songs featured on MTV’s Road Rules/ Real World Challenge T.V. show. Rory had the pleasure of playing drums on two of Charlotte Church’s releases, Tissues and Issues, released on Sony Records and The Passion, songs inspired by The Passion of Christ, released on Windup Records. He also works closely with famed producer Dave Fortman and Balance Studios fine-tuning drums for some major record companies. Some of the artists have been Sterofuse, 12 Stones, Biff Naked, Charlotte Church, Mudvayne, Otep and Evanescence. Over the years, Rory has had a chance to open shows with some of the biggest names in the business, including Gatemouth Brown, David Allen Coe, Charlie Daniels, Black Oak Arkanasas, Marshall Tucker, Dixie All-stars, Travis Tritt, Slaughter, Survivor, Quiet Riot, Blue Oyster Cult, Blessed Union of Souls, The Misfits, Vince Neil, Social Burn, Dokken, Days of the New, Judas Priest, Flaw and 3 Doors Down (a band which had one of his former drum students as their drummer). He has appeared on countless recording sessions, T.V. shows and radio broadcasts, even playing a show at the Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers NFL football game for 72,000 football fans. Pushing the envelope even further, he now lives in Nashville , TN where he is pursuing a career as a Nashville session drummer.