Featuring prominent piano riffs and anthemic pop/rock melodies, OneRepublic were formed in 2002 by producer/songwriter Ryan Tedder and lead guitarist Zach Filkins. The two quickly left their home base of Colorado Springs and relocated to Los Angeles, where keyboardist Drew Brown, bassist/cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher joined the lineup. With the production help of Timbaland, One Republic reached platinum status with the singe "Apologize" in 2007, and released their full-length debut album later that year. OneRepublic now has 8 multi platinum singles, counting their newest single, "Love Runs Out" and "Counting Stars", which has sold over 8 million singles in the US alone, with nearly 350,000,000 views on Vevo. In 2013, OneRepublic played Leno twice, Ellen twice, The Jimmy Kimmel Show twice, The Today Show twice, GMA twice, America's Got Talent, Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, The Voice (a TV audience of well over 150,000,000 people).
Catch OneRepublic on tour this summer! The "Native World Tour" is continuing through the United States, returning again to Europe in the late fall.
Zach Filkins plays a Cordoba GK Pro Negra. He studied classical guitar in Barcelona, Spain before meeting friend and OneRepublic singer, Ryan Teddy. He now incorporates some Spanish/Flamenco styles into OneRepublic's pop/rock sound.