Aaron Bruno

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Aaron Bruno
Aaron Bruno (foreground) performing at The Library Institute Birmingham 28-05-2014 2014-05-29 01-10.jpg
Aaron Bruno (foreground) performing at The Library Institute Birmingham in 2014
Background information
Also known as AWOL
Born (1978-11-11) November 11, 1978 (age 35)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Electronic rock, indie rock, post-grunge, electronica
Occupations Singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboard, synthesizer, drums, percussion, bass,
Years active 1999–present
Labels Red Bull, UTIOG, Maverick
Associated acts Awolnation, Under the Influence of Giants, Home Town Hero, Insurgence

Aaron Bruno (born November 11, 1978) is an American rock musician. He is best known for being the lead singer of Awolnation.[1] He is a former member of the post-grunge band Home Town Hero,[2] the indie-pop group Under the Influence of Giants, and Insurgence. He was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 2004, Home Town Hero split up shortly after their second EP. Aaron continued to write music. He created the song "Sail" in 2010 as part of AWOLNATION's first EP, Back From Earth.[3] Sail later debuted as number 30 on the U.S Billboard Alternative Songs chart in 2011, going platinum in America and double platinum in Canada. Later that year the album Megalithic Symphony was released.


AWOLNATION was founded by Aaron Bruno, formerly of Under the Influence of Giants, Hometown Hero and Insurgence. The band is signed to Red Bull Records. Their first album was released in May, 2010.

AWOLNATION started when Aaron was allowed to have free use of Red Bull Studios in 2009. At that time, Aaron recorded a few songs and then signed with Red Bull.

Aaron writes all of his songs himself.

The name Awolnation comes from Aaron’s nickname in high school. In a recent interview with Kristin Houser of the LA Music Blog, he stated that he “would leave without saying goodbye because it was just easier, so that’s where the name Awol came from.”

The band also consists of Christopher Thorn, formerly a guitarist for the ’90s band Blind Melon.


Under the Influence of Giants[edit]

Home Town Hero[edit]

  • Home Town Hero (2002) – vocals, guitar
  • Bitch City (2004) – vocals, guitar


  • Let's Rock (1999) – vocals