"Make good art with good people"
Rory Friers was born on the 7th September 1983 in Northern Ireland. Best known as guitarist and principle songwriter of instrumental rock band ‘And So I Watch You From Afar’ (ASIWYFA). Rory moved into the film scoring world with David Freyne’s debut feature length movie ‘The Cured’ starring Ellen Page, Sam Keeley and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor. The film debuted in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival and the sound track was released worldwide on Lakeshore entertainment. Next Rory co-composed the long form ensemble piece ‘Jettison’ - a 50 minute long live work for band and string quartet with accompanying visuals by renowned video artist Sam Weihl which opens at London’s Southbank Centre next year. Rory is currently working on a soon to be announced immersive future world game due for release in 2021.
Rory grew up on the rugged coast line of north Antrim in Northern Ireland and currently resides in Belfast. His Parents Jill and wildlife artist Julian Friers have three children of which Rory is the eldest. He developed a love for music through his dad’s record collection of seventies prog rock albums and also through the plethora of musical instruments that inhabited the family home.