A native of Ft. Worth, Texas, Rudy Royston was raised in Denver, Colorado.
He began playing drums and percussion as a toddler, playing in church and along with an eclectic array of LPs his siblings would have on rotation.
The youngest of five, Royston attributes his musical interests and palate to his siblings and parents. Rudy's older brothers and sister were avid listeners of all genres of music, his mother a constant support, and his father the supervisor of shipping at an established children’s percussion instrument making company.
Rudy’s brothers would expose him to a myriad of music, and his father would bring home slightly damaged percussion instruments