Earlier last week, my darling friend Amanda took me to see an incredible new up and coming band called Fun at The Kroo Sound Space sponsored by Red Bull.
The affair was an intimate one with only a few special guests invited to watch them sample a few of their new tracks from the new album entitled Some Nights. The New York indie pop band was formed by the lead singer Nate Ruess (formerly of The Format), Jack Anotonoff (Steel Train) and Andrew Dost (of Anathallo). You probably know them at the moment for having that awesome hit playing everywhere, We Are Young.
They have gone for a very 1980’s Wham slash Cliff Richard in a Summer Holiday slash Fresh Prince type of theme but mixing their electric choices with the sharp boy trends of today. They looked comfortable, sexy and stylish but they really stood out from all the other bands right now with these big daring pieces.
Lead singer Nate Ruess has a magnificently beautiful voice but boy can the man dress too! He wore a yellow mesh vest with ‘fun’ written in black under a simple tailored black blazer, rolled sleeves up to the elbow with a soft blue and white striped lining just on show. Being a petite man, Nate wore skinny rough/ faded jeans with a pair of new white and brown deck shoes. His hair was shaved on both sides with a wonderful long poofy sections at the top; flicking it from side to side in rhythm with the music.
Andrew sat on the keyboard styled in a more retro light, stone-washed –jean, high school denim jacket from the 80’s and teamed a simple shirt and t-shirt combo underneath with dark sailing navy trousers, tight at the ankle and brown/black brogues. His hair was short and full reminiscing a tighter, cleaner version of the Beatles perhaps.
Jack also wore skinny jeans quite high-waisted, with a simple thin brown belt and a logoed black t-shirt. His booty black converse with his thick black rimmed glasses and a shorter version of Nate’s up-do brought a goofier, geekier side to the stage however in keeping with the sassy charm of the boys. Nate Harold, the bassist touring with the band presently, brought his hair forward with shaved sides, more James Dean 50’s with an up-collared short length denim jacket, very tight jeans indeed and paddle shoes...Tom-Toms!
Obviously I was there for the amazing live performance of Some Nights, but I really really liked their attire. Although skinny jeans aren’t my preference, these talented guys really pull it off well. Check out the live performance I had the pleasure of seeing at Kroq Radio.
'Til next time, from LA...