Accompanied by a 21-piece band, Rory Partin is nothing short of sensational. “The Best!” said Billboard; “If you enjoy Harry Connick Jr., and Michael Buble, [Rory Partin] is up to that standard…one of the best!” said British music critic Ian Hayter. Audiences worldwide line up to see Rory Partin and The Rory Partin Band live in action. Rory explains, “I love to connect with an audience, and to see the way they’re moved by a song. I'm a heartfelt singer. I don't just want to sing, I want to communicate what I'm feeling. And I want the audience to come with me on the journey.”
Rory’s soulful emotion and pure love for music and performing, is immediately evident in both his recording and his live shows. Critics and clients alike have been wowed by Rory, and can’t help but to ask for him back. JazzReview.com said, “This crooner has everything…a breathtaking journey…absolutely stunning,” and the Ritz Carlton stated, “He brings a magical ambiance to any event.” Rory is also currently recording his second, due to be self-titled, studio album, which is expected to release in April 2014.
Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and then on to Nashville, Tennessee, Rory’s music has been influenced by some of the all time greats such as: Ray Charles, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and The Doobie Brothers. Having later swapped one ocean for the other, Rory made the move to Los Angeles, where his career has taken off in ways he never imagined. His highly entertaining live show, his superb repertoire, and his mere love and gift for music and performing, have taken Rory around the world performing for sold out concerts, Presidential Inaugural Balls, multiple casinos and exclusive hotels like the Waldorf Astoria & the Ritz Carlton, corporate & charitable events, as well as countless private parties and weddings for some of the worlds elite.
Rory Partin is bringing back genuine passion for entertaining and making great music people can enjoy and relate to. Having traveled to and performed in places such as Brussels, Paris, Prague, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, Helsinki, and many more, the anticipation for Rory’s new album is worldwide. Anywhere he performs, audiences beg for his swift return. "People don't want to just sit and listen to music for music's sake. They want to experience something. They want to laugh, sing, reminisce...they might dance or they might shed a tear. I bring my heart to my music, and I believe that's what people are wanting." Nobody is bringing the Big Band back as hard as Rory is, and whoever is attempting to, is definitely going to be doing so in his shadow.
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Rory has toured extensively in the U.S. and overseas. A few of his venues and clients have included:
The House of Blues
Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
University of Richmond
William & Lee University
Edgehill Studios Café
American Heart Association
KFC Int'l Convention
The Readers Choice Awards
National Symphony Ball in Washington D.C.
Virginia Military Institute
American & NATO Military Bases, Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium...
Presidential Inaugural Ball in D.C.
Ritz Carlton Hotels
The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA
The Greenbrier Hotel and Resort, and many more.
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"Rory has a young hip, with it attitude that shines through in his music. He brings a magical ambiance to any event, and pleases every crowd with his charismatic tunes." RITZ CARLTON
"Suberb! Our customers have raved whenever we've hired Rory for our events. I would highly recommend his act." GREENBRIER HOTEL & RESORT
"The new Rory Partin CD is GREAT! After seeing Rory's show live I was even more impressed with the dynamics and energy that he and his band brings." WAMB Radio