Julia Nunes (pronounced NOONZ) is a native of upstate New York. She is a talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and ukulele player. The Stay Awake Songfacts says that Nunes started writing songs at the age of 13 when she was in a Ska band. Nunes opened four times for one of her idols, Ben Folds, in May 2008 at the piano player's request after she posted one of her covers of his songs on the net. Her talent is just now reaching the public due to exposure on websites such as YouTube.