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Andrew Paul Dost (born April 10, 1983) is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist, and current member of the indie rock band Fun., in which he plays several instruments, mainly the keyboard. He was formerly a member of the indie rock band, Anathallo, from 2000 to 2006. Life and career: Dost began his musical career as a member of the band Anathallo, which was formed in 2000 at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, with Dost joining in 2003. He left the band halfway through writing the band's album Canopy Glow in 2006; he has said that he left the band because the band had relocated to Chicago and he was not able to move with the rest of the band. Shortly after he left Anathallo, he began work on a solo album, Columbus (based on a musical he had written in 2005 about the life of Christopher Columbus); this was released in 2008. In 2008, Nate Ruess (formerly the frontman of The Format) asked Dost to join him and Jack Antonoff (of Steel Train) in a new band, which became Fun. Dost was already well acquainted with Ruess and Antonoff because their former bands had all toured together. While making Fun's first album, Aim and Ignite, Dost remained based out of Michigan, while Ruess lived in Phoenix, Arizona and Antonoff in New Jersey. Fun's second album, Some Nights saw the band score their first #1 hit single, "We Are Young", which Dost co-wrote with Ruess, Antonoff, and Jeff Bhasker, who is the band's producer. He also created an original score for the beginning of the "Carry On" music video in 2012. Songwriting credits: Year Artist Song Co-written with U.S. peak, position U.K. peak, position 2011 Fun "We Are Young" Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker 1 1 2012 Fun "Some Nights" Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker 3 7

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