Rory Hoffman

Rory Hoffman

BandCountryChristian

Biography

This multi-talented singer/songwriter performs to captivated listeners, who often describe him as being "an extremely talented individual, the finest that SD has to offer. He is just Pure Raw Talent! When performing with a musician like Rory, it allows an entertainer to stretch his/her own musical boundaries to a higher level and create music that is fresh and exciting to listen to."

Rory Hoffman received a nomination from the 2003 CCMA Music Awards for "Entertainer of the Year", Musician of the Year", & "New Artist of the Year". In addition, he has secured a coveted spot on the Power Source Top 20 Music Magazine Christian Country chart with the song "I Don't Care" and the Indie Country chart with the song "I Should Be Fishin". Rory submitted his patriotic song "I Am A Soldier" to radio. For a free download of this song please go to www.roryhoffman.com.

Rory Hoffman, a Lemmon, SD native discovered his musical talents at the age of four by creating his own musical playing style. Since his hands were too small to fit around the neck of the guitar, he laid it across his lap and has played it that way ever since. At the age of five he became Roland and the Believers' official drummer. Once his younger brother took up an interest in drums it was natural for Rory to move onto a new instrument. Since then, his horizons have expanded to where he now commands a stunning arsenal of over fourteen instruments. After attending college for two years and majoring in music, he decided that it was time to pursue his musical aspiration, and record a solo album.

His first album "Blind Faith" was recorded in Nashville in the fall of 2000 and released December of 2001. It included traditional hymns such as "Amazing Grace", "Just a Little Talk", and "Power in the Blood". The opportunity to record his own album proved to be one of Rory's biggest dreams come true. Plans started being made in the fall of 1998 and it took until the fall of 2000 to complete. Those two years turned out to be his toughest. Numerous setbacks and change in plans caused him to wonder if he was really in God's will. He needed to learn some hard lessons about seeking and waiting. These are points he likes to share in his concerts. "For me, waiting on the Lord didn't mean practicing harder, buying and learning to use better equipment, and ardently praying. As long as God didn't close the door, I figured I must still be in His will".

In the fall of 2001 Rory headed back into the studio to get started on his second album "Fishin" which became available for purchase in February of 2003. This album features 11 songs with 6 co-written by Rory. They range from the spirited "Nashville Nights" that captures the excitement of the Nashville nightlife to the more self-reflecting "My Humble Prayer" that depicts the real meaning of having to be patient and understanding that success is not always instantaneous. This album has once again proved to be a learning experience and a lesson in overcoming obstacles and dealing with change.

Along with the six albums that Rory recorded while with Roland and the Believers he has also appeared on various other albums. Whether it be playing, singing, or lending his producing talents, you can find him on the CDs titled Angel Hill, Agnus Dei "My Desire", Crystal Lutton "You Made a Difference", and Dawn Kinsman"True Presence".

Discography

For a FREE download of the single "I Am A Soldier"
go to www.roryhoffman.com

Blind Faith
Fishin'
Angel Hill
Agnes Dei "My Desire"
You Made a Difference
True Presence

Set List

A Country setlist would include:
Nashville Nights, Fishin', Dance Man, Cowboy Come On Down, and I Am A Soldier, interspersed with cover tunes from artists such as Alan Jackson, Diamond Rio, Trace Adkins, George Strait, etc.

A Christian setlist might include:
I Don't Care, My Humble Prayer, Weight of the World, Take My Hand, Amazing Grace, I'll Fly Away, Wall of Jericho, and potentially cover tunes from Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay, Steven Curtis Chapman.