Bob Nanna

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Bob Nanna
Birth name Robert Thomas Nanna
Born (1975-06-14) June 14, 1975 (age 39)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres alternative rock, indie rock, emo
Instruments vocals, guitar, drums
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film, Lifted Bells, Jack & Ace, Friction, Certain People I Know, The Sky Corvair

Bob Nanna (born June 14, 1975) is an American musician best known as the singer and guitarist for the bands Braid[1] and Hey Mercedes. Nanna also currently performs as part of the bands Lifted Bells and Jack & Ace, as well as a solo project The City on Film.

Biography[edit]

Born Robert Thomas Nanna on June 14, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, he attended the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, graduating with a degree in Communications / Advertising.

From 2005-2014, Nanna served as a marketing manager for Chicago-based t-shirt company Threadless

In 2013 he co-founded Downwrite, a songwriting website, with Mark Rose of the band Spitalfield.

Discography[edit]

with Friction[edit]

  • Blurred In Six (Allied, 1994) - LP 1993
  • Makeshift (Shakefork) - 7 inch 1995
  • split w/ Capn' Jazz (Shakefork) - 7 inch 1995
  • Hours of Operation (Polyvinyl) - 2xCD 2002

with Braid[edit]

Main article: Braid discography

with Hey Mercedes[edit]

with The City On Film[edit]

  • In Formal Introduction (Grand Theft Autumn)
  • La Vella (Topshelf, 2014)

with The Sky Corvair[edit]

  • The Sky Corvair - Unsafe At Any Speed (Actionboy Records, 2005) CD

with Certain People I Know[edit]

  • Certain People I Know - Certain People I Know (Count Your Lucky Stars, 2012)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Friction / Cap'n Jazz - 'Nothing Dies with Blue Skies (Shadefork Records, 1994) - single
  • Friction - Makeshift (Shadefork Records, 1993) - 3 song 7"
  • Braid - Rainsnowmatch (Enclave /Polyvinyl 1993) - EP
  • Braid - I'm Afraid of Everything / Radish White Icicle / Now I'm Exhausted (Grand Theft Autumn, 1994) - single
  • Braid - Niagara / That Car Came Out Of Nowhere (Grand Theft Autumn, 1994) - single
  • Braid - First Day Back / Hugs From Boys (Polyvinyl, 1995) - single
  • The City On Film / Kind Of Like Spitting / Sterling Silver - Slowdance Tour (Slowdance, 1998) - EP
  • Braid - Please Drive Faster Polyvinyl (1998) - EP
  • The City On Film - Two Hour Anniversary (About Midnight, 1997) - 7"
  • The City On Film / Kind Of Like Spitting - Split (Sport, 1998) - 7"
  • Braid / Eversor / The Lovemen / 3minutemovie - Japan Tour CD (1999) - 3" CD
  • Hey Mercedes - Hey Mercedes Polyvinyl, (2000) - EP
  • Bob Nanna / Elizabeth Elmore - Bob Nanna/Elizabeth Elmore EP (Troubleman Unlimited, 1999) - EP
  • Hey Mercedes - The Weekend (Vagrant, 2003) - single, EP
  • Hey Mercedes / Favez - Split (Sound Fiction, 2003) - 7"
  • The City On Film - I'd Rather Be Wine Drunk (Post 436, 2004) - EP
  • The City On Film / The Novi Split - The Sea Was Angry That Day My Friends (Eat The Fly, 2004) - EP
  • Hey Mercedes - Unorchestrated (Grand Theft Autumn, 2005) - EP, compilation
  • The City On Film - Little Informal (Grand Theft Autumn, 2005) - EP
  • The City On Film - American Diary (Redder, 2005) - EP
  • The City on Film / Minus the Bear - Split (Polyvinyl, 2006) - 7"
  • The City on Film / Owen - Split (Red Cars Go Faster, 2007) - 7"
  • Bob Nanna & Lauren Lo / Into It Over It - "Split" (Evil Weevil, 2010) - 7"
  • Braid / Balance and Composure - "Split" (No Sleep, 2013) - 7"
  • Lifted Bells - s/t EP (Naked Ally, 2013) - 12" EP

Compilations[edit]

  • Various - Direction (Polyvinyl) - Braid - "I'm Glowing and You're The Reason"
  • Various - Direction (Polyvinyl) - Orwell - "Angular Momentum" (guest artist)
  • Various - My Pal God Holiday Record (My Pal God, 1997) - The City On Film - "Fairytale Of New York"
  • Various - World Domination in Thirteen Easy Steps (Stratagem, 1998) - Braid - "Collect From Clark Kent"
  • Various - Where Is My Mind? A Tribute To The Pixies (Glue Factory, 1998) - Braid - "Trompe Le Monde"
  • Various - Another Year On The Streets Vol. 2 (Vagrant, 2001) - Hey Mercedes - " Our Weekend Starts On Wednesday"
  • Friction - Hours of Operation: Discography, 1991-1993 Polyvinyl (2004) - compilation
  • Various - THICK: Oil (Thick, 2003) - The City On Film - "Lost My Lights (acoustic)"
  • Various - In The Film They Made Us A Little More Articulate (Escape Goat, 2003) - The City On Film - "Bad Liver And A Broken Heart"
  • Various - My Favorite Songwriters (Five One Inc., 2004) - The City On Film - "I'd Rather Be Wine Drunk (demo)"

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Various - The Actuality Of Thought (Bifocal Media, 2001) -- live footage of Braid's "What A Wonderful Puddle" - VHS
  • Hubcap - Those Kids Are Weirder LP/CD (Actionboy, 1996 54'40 Or Fight!, reissue 2001)
  • Bob Nanna - Threadless Songs LP (Self-released, 2014)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenwald, Andy (2003-11-15). Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo. Macmillan. pp. 46–. ISBN 9780312308636. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 

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