Will Bates is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and founder of music production company Fall On Your Sword. He has composed original scores for a myriad of filmmakers including acclaimed directors Mike Cahill (Another Earth, I Origins), Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief), and Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms).
Bates has recently scored a number of television series: SyFy’s hit “The Magicians”, Hulu’s “The Path”, “Chance” and “The Looming Tower”, as well as the George R.R. Martin miniseries “Nightflyers” for Netflix. Current projects include “Sweetbitter” for Starz, and the upcoming “Unbelievable” for Netflix.
As a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist, Bates has recorded and toured around the globe under the name of his own post-punk band The Rinse and has collaborated with Electric Six front-man Dick Valentine as The Evil Cowards. As a saxophonist, Bates has collaborated with legendary artists ranging from 60’s icon Lulu to techno legend Marshall Jefferson. He has also worked with a similarly diverse bunch including Mike Rutherford, Roy Ayers and Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards as a producer and composer. In 2007, Bates created the first of a series of videos under the name Fall On Your Sword. His videos quickly went viral on YouTube, racking up hits in the millions and an explosive FOYS live act soon followed. In 2009 Fall On Your Sword evolved into a music production company. Bates currently resides in Los Angeles and is celebrating the opening of Fall On Your Sword’s new west coast studio.