Nate Walcott is a composer, arranger, keyboard player, and trumpet player. He is a member of the band Bright Eyes, and also plays in Conor Oberst’s Mystic Valley Band, and with singer/songwriter M. Ward. He has also toured with the likes of the James Mercer and Danger Mouse-led group Broken Bells, Rilo Kiley, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. In the studio, he has contributed arrangements to artists such as Eleni Mandell, Harper Simon, Maria Taylor, Pete Yorn, Cursive, The Faint, Rilo Kiley, Rachael Yamagata, and The Concretes.
Highlights of his time with Bright Eyes over the years include numerous tours of North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and performances at such venues as Radio City Music Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall. In 2007 Walcott wrote the arrangements for the band’s appearance at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
He has, alongside fellow Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis, composed scores for two feature-length films: Lovely Still, starring cinematic luminaries Ellen Burstyn and Martin Landau, and, most recently, the Josh Boone written and directed Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Nat Wolff and Kristen Bell, which will be released in July of 2013.
Walcott currently resides in the city of Los Angeles.