- Name: Nate Ruess
- Born: 02/26/1982 (39 years old)
- Occupation: Singer, songwriter
- Website: nateruess.com
Nathaniel Joseph Ruess (born February 26, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer of the indie pop band Fun, and of The Format. As of 2015, he also performs as a solo musician.
Birth Name: Nathaniel Joseph Ruess
Alias: Nathaniel Joseph Ruess
Genre: Indie pop, alternative rock, indie rock, baroque pop
Birth Place: Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.
Nate Ruess quotes :
It's interesting to feel the pressure of having to be outgoing, because I think in general, as a human being, I'm pessimistic and introverted. But, it's cool, because it's a whole different side of me, and I impress myself. Even at times when I think that there's no possible way that I can be engaging, I'll suddenly pull it out and impress myself.Nate Ruess
I was in a really crummy pop-punk band. I think we did a whole bunch of Blink-182 covers, and we were on the fringe of losers and jocks. So we invited all the cool kids to come watch us play in our bass player's brother's bedroom. And it was terrible, but everyone thought we were so cool.Nate Ruess
I think it's really cool, but Jimmy Eat World and Gin Blossoms did it better than anyone. People don't realize just how awesome the Arizona history is, especially for alternative music. Growing up, that's all I ever wanted to be was those two bands.Nate Ruess
My dad dragged me to a Bruce Springsteen concert as a kid. It was my first concert, but I fell asleep in the middle. My second concert was Weezer on the 'Pinkerton' tour, and 'Pinkerton' is the reason why I'm doing this.Nate Ruess
I came from somewhat of a musical family. I had an uncle on Broadway. My dad kind of knows how to play instruments. Although, I always find it annoying when he does play an instrument.Nate Ruess
I think any branding for me is band-related. It's really weird to get used to the exposure, because I am a naturally introverted person, and I'm not exactly social. Occasionally I can get comfortable enough to talk, but I spend a lot of my days not talking, especially when I'm at home and not on tour.Nate Ruess