OneRepublic is an American rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2003 by Ryan Tedder and
Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on MySpace as an unsigned act.
In 2003, the band was discovered by actress Kelly Barrett in Hollywood and signed to Sony BMG for
three years, before moving to Mosley Music Group.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Pop rock, alternative rock
The Beatles, Fiona Apple, Peter Gabriel and U2
Ryan came up with the name 'Republic' originally. He wanted something strong. He wanted something unifying.
Something that would translate in all languages as Republic. They later changed the band name to
OneRepublic after their record company mentioned that the name Republic might draw litigation from
similarly named bands
Ryan Tedder -
lead vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboard, bass guitar, tambourine, African drum, percussion (2002-present)
Zach Filkins -
lead guitar, viola, acoustic guitar, tambourine, backing vocals (2002-present)
Drew Brown -
rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, glockenspiel, marimba, bass guitar, piano, tambourine, percussion, drums, backing vocals (2002-present)
Eddie Fisher -
drums, percussion, African drum, cajón, guitar, glockenspiel (2005-present)
Brent Kutzle -
bass guitar, cello, acoustic guitar, keyboard, piano, lead guitar, tambourine, backing vocals (2007-present)
Jerrod Bettis -
Tim Myers -
"We're no respecter of genre. If it's a good song or a good artist whether rock, pop, indie or hip hop,
they've probably influenced us on some level...nothing's new under the sun, we're a sum of a bunch of parts."