Bassist, composer, and producer Nate Omdal is one of Seattle’s leading musical innovators, and his production work can be seen and heard all over the city of Seattle. Nate has provided arrangements or worked as musical director for The Seattle International Film Festival, million-dollar fundraisers (Celebrate Swedish 2014), prestigious winery events (Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Roundup), as well as the Seattle Art Museum and Bumbershoot. In 2010, Omdal began a musical partnership with MC/producer Spekulation that received critical praise (Dave Segal, The Stranger). In 2016, Nate began an apprenticeship with Hollywood composer Ron Jones (Family Guy, Star Trek: The Next Generation).
For several years, Omdal has been an active advocate for musicians’ rights. In 2014, he worked as a consultant with the Seattle Mayor’s Office, Dept. of Transportation and the Office of Film + Music to create a pilot program to introduce musicians’ loading zones in four of Seattle’s busiest nightlife districts.
Omdal has earned a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts. He has been financially supported by Jack Straw, 4Culture, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Currently Nate is serving on the Directors’ Board of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 76-493 and works as a contractor for SkyMuse Studios.