Nate Walcott is a composer, arranger, keyboard player, and trumpet player. He is a member of the band Bright Eyes, and has composed the scores for three feature-length films (alongside his fellow Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis): The Fault In Our Stars, (released June of 2014) which is based on John Green’s novel of the same name and was directed by Josh Boone and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, and Nat Wolff; the Josh Boone written and directed Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Nat Wolff and Kristen Bell; and Lovely Still, starring cinematic luminaries Ellen Burstyn and Martin Landau. He also co-composed (alongside friends Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice) the score for the film Song One, starring Anne Hathaway.
Highlights of his time with Bright Eyes over the years include writing the arrangements for the band’s appearance at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performances at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and London’s Royal Albert Hall, and numerous tours of North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Walcott has also played in Conor Oberst’s Mystic Valley Band and with singer/songwriter M. Ward. He has also toured with the James Mercer and Danger Mouse-led group Broken Bells, Rilo Kiley, Iron & Wine, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. In the studio, he has performed on the albums of such artists as U2, Beck, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Ryan Adams, She & Him, and The Shins, and has contributed arrangements to artists such as First Aid Kit, Jenny Lewis, Pete Yorn, Cursive, The Faint, Rilo Kiley, Rachael Yamagata, Eleni Mandell, Harper Simon, Maria Taylor, and The Concretes, among others.
Walcott currently resides in the city of Los Angeles.