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 several feature-length films: the 2014 blockbuster The Fault In Our Stars; Midnight Sun, (directed by Scott Speer and starring Bella Thorne, Rob Riggle, and Patrick Schwarzenegger); Come And Find Me, (directed by Zach Whedon and starring Aaron Paul and Annabelle Wallis); the Josh Boone written and directed Stuck in Love, (starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, and Lily Collins), Lovely Still, starring cinematic luminaries Ellen Burstyn and Martin Landau, and the short film Wig Shop, directed by Kat Coiro and starring Emily Mortimer. 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 and orchestrations 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.
Since 2016 Walcott has been the live and touring keyboard player, pianist, and trumpeter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His time with the band has taken him throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. A recent highlight of his time with the band was a performance in Egypt at the Pyramids of Giza. He has also played in Conor Oberst’s Mystic Valley Band and with singer/songwriter M. Ward, and 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, 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.