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.


































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