Drew Fortier (born July 14, 1987) is an American musician, songwriter, filmmaker, and actor. He is best known as guitarist for Flipp, Bang Tango, and Zen From Mars; which he cofounded, and includes members of Kik Tracee, Enuff Z’Nuff, Flipp, and Fear Factory. He is also guitarist for solo acts Stephen Shareaux (Kik Tracee), and the now late Chuck Mosley (Faith No More). He has directed and edited the documentaries Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie and the upcoming Thanks. And Sorry: The Chuck Mosley Movie. He is an actor making his debut in the horror film Her Name Was Christa.
Fortier was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. His family include parents Deborah and George Jr as well as siblings Diane and George III. His career began in June of 2011 when he met 80’s hard rock band Bang Tango while working at the club they happened to be playing at, which led to Fortier being hired to shoot a studio documentary on the band while they were recording an album in Chicago. The film eventually became a feature length effort covering Bang Tango‘s whole story chronologically. The film took him 4 years to complete and when it was finally finished in 2015, it was discovered it would not be able to have a proper release due to song clearing issues regarding the master tapes of Bang Tango‘s music. Fortier decided to then release the film for free on YouTube in January of 2016. There was one public screening in Chicago with the band in attendance, days later Fortier would become a member of Bang Tango as their second guitarist next to Rowan Robertson of Dio fame. Fortier would also join up with Kik Tracee frontman Stephen Shareaux to form the alternative rock band Zen From Mars which also features members of Enuff Z’Nuff, Flipp, and Fear Factory. Their album “The Ultra Head Frequency” is to be released in the summer of 2018. Fortier also was recruited by ex-Faith No More vocalist Chuck Mosley as his guitarist in 2017 up until Mosley had tragically passed away. Prior to Mosley’s passing, he and Fortier had decided to do a documentary on his life and career.
As of June 2018, Fortier has joined Flipp as their new second guitarist.