Facts about The Band
The Naked Brothers Band Biography
The Naked Brothers Band was a fictional pre-teen band created for the movie of the same name (released in 2005) and a Nickelodeon TV series that followed the movie from 2007-09.
The stars of the fictional band were two real-life brothers, Nathaniel Wolff and Alex Wolff. (Lead singer Nat was born on 17 December 1994; Alex, the drummer, was born on 1 November 1997.) The Wolffs were showbiz kids: their father is jazz musician Michael Wolff, and their mother is actress Polly Draper.
The Naked Brothers Band movie was a family-friendly spoof on rock films — Variety called it an “independent quasi-mockumentary” — with the brothers breaking up with their old band, forming a new one, fighting Alex’s addiction to lemon-lime soda, and becoming world-famous. In the film and TV series, the Wolff brothers played characters with their own names, loosely based on themselves, with their father appearing as “Dad.” The movie was picked up by the cable TV channel Nickelodeon in 2007, with the TV series following the same year and running for 40 episodes through 2009.
After the show ended, the real-life Wolff brothers continued to perform together as Nat & Alex Wolff.
Polly Draper played career woman Ellyn Warren on the TV series thirtysomething; she wrote and directed the original Naked Brothers Band movie, and is credited as creator of the TV series… The Wolff brothers are sometimes compared to two Disney-backed tween-rock-star acts, Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers… According to a 2007 article in The New York Times, “Nat and Alex were very young when they climbed out of the bath one day, Ms. Draper recalled, and both announced, ‘We’re the Naked Brothers Band!’ as they danced around the apartment.”