Rui Faustino was born in 1975 in Algarve, Portugal. He has been playing the drums since 1990.
In 1994 he started his academical formation. He studied classical percussion for three years at EPME. After that he moved on to the Jazz drumset which took him to Lisbon to study at HCP, and later to Berlin where he was a guest both at HfM Hans Eisler and UdK Berlin.
Rui lives since 2000 between Berlin and Lisbon and has been working with musicians radicated in both countries. He also did music for theater, dance, circus and film.