Nathan was born in Massachusetts in the seventh grade. He was inspired to start playing bass so he could form a band, the Jailbirds, as part of a plan to break out of prison. He saved up his cigarettes and bought a bass, and now, eight years later, he is still going strong with four basses, two guitars, and seven cartons of Pall Malls. Nathan performed at several events with the Jailbirds and joined the Princeton University Rock Ensemble during his first semester at Princeton. Nathan met the other members of Burne Holiday while running a con on them to steal their inheritances. When he found out they had no inheritances, he helped them start a band instead. Nathan enjoys classic rock. His favorite bands are the Clash and Radiohead, and his favorite album is Johnny Cash: Live at Folsom Prison.