Rory Cloud is a San Francisco Bay Area based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music educator. Though primarily a guitarist, Rory has studied and performed as a percussionist and mandolinist as well throughout his career.
Between 2011 and 2017, Rory performed and recorded as lead guitarist, background vocalist and co-arranger for Bay Area based Americana trio Quiles & Cloud - founded originally by Rory Cloud and Maria Quiles in October 2011, and expanded to a trio with Oscar Westesson on upright bass in 2013. The group recorded 3 studio albums and performed hundreds of shows throughout the US before putting the project down in 2017.
Beyond his work with Quiles & Cloud, Rory has collaborated, performed and recorded with dozens of artists in the Northern and Southern CA music scenes. Some of these collaborators include - Tom Rhodes, Lisa Donnelly (RIP), Julian Müller, Lia Rose, Kelly McFarling, Poet Ali, Graham Patzner of Whiskerman and The Gospel Flats, and many more.
Rory also performs and records as a solo artist, composing and arranging music blending modern and traditional styles. For more information about current projects and performance availability head to the contact page or sign up for the mailing list.