PT Walkley is a New York City-based Film and TV composer, and founder of Bathing Suit Music He has also released a string of critically acclaimed albums.
His early days were spent in bands, traversing the NYC rock club circuit. A chance encounter with actor/director Edward Burns at a Lower East Side guitar shop led to Walkley becoming Burns’ go-to composer for over a decade and counting. Their most recent collaboration is for Burns’ and Steven Spielberg’s ‘60s cop drama Public Morals.
Other recent work includes Jigsaw Productions’ documentary Spring Broke, and The Wilde Wedding, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart and Minnie Driver. Walkley is currently composing original songs and score for Lez Bomb, starring Bruce Dern, Cloris Leachman, Steve Guttenberg, and Kevin Pollack.
Walkley’s first foray into the commercial world was Dewar’s licensing his song “Up The Walls” . The propulsive track captured the ears of advertising execs, and Walkley has since landed numerous National TV Commercials including Nike, Mercedes, Pepsi, MasterCard, Budweiser, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, New York Life, Starbucks and many more.
Mr. Macy Wakes Alone, Walkley’s orch-pop concept album, features Sean Lennon, Larry Campbell, and string arranger David Campbell. NPR calls it “shining and triumphant”. Atlanta Music Guide describes it as “the art of storytelling brought back to life.”
The three following releases (What’s What, The Ghost of Chivalry, and Thriller), receive continued acclaim, The Wall Street Journal calling Walkley “a power-pop singer-songwriter in the tradition of David Bowie, Alex Chilton, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney.”
Walkley’s latest LP, Shoulders, blends indie rock with a heavy dose of classic R&B, marking his most personal work to date. The dichotomy of hope and mourning is explored through the warm texture of “Leeches” and the blistering “Sirens”.
While his full-time composer gig makes touring a rarity, Walkley’s live bona fides include opening for Coldplay at Madison Square Garden, for Weezer at Hammerstein Ballroom, performing at the Kennedy Center in DC, and grabbing a slot at the All Points West Music & Arts Festival.
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