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Nate Ruess

Singer-songwriter from United States of America

Nathaniel Joseph "Nate" Ruess (born February 26, 1982) is a US indie/indie pop singer-songwriter from Arizona. Ruess was the singer of The Format and currently lead vocalist of Fun. Ruess was born February 26, 1982 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was the younger of two children, his sister Libbie being one year older. In 1986 his family moved to a farm in Glendale, Arizona, where he remained throughout his childhood. He attended Deer Valley High School and graduated in 2000. Having an uncle, John Ruess, who performed on Broadway, Ruess was always somewhat interested in music and performing. He joined punk bands in high school (Nevergonnascore, This Past Year) and upon graduation chose to pursue music. He never took formal singing lessons or learned to play an instrument and was often told by peers he lacked the talent to make it professionally. In an interview with American Songwriter Ruess states, "Iā€™m not one to take lessons, so I decided that the only way I was going to learn how to sing, if what they were saying was true, was to go in my car and put on any sort of music from a vocalist that might be really hard to mimic, turn it on as loud as possible and try to hit all those notes.ā€ He  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Ruess, Nate
Place of birth
Iowa City
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Musician, Singer-songwriter

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