Photos with Will Bates
Will Bates is an award winning composer and founder of Fall On Your Sword. As a saxophonist, Bates has collaborated with a myriad of legendary artists ranging from 60's icon Lulu to techno legend Marshall Jefferson. A prolific producer and composer, Bates has collaborated with a similarly diverse bunch including Mike Rutherford, Roy Ayers and Morcheeba's Skye Edwards. As a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist, Bates has recorded and toured under the name of his own post-punk band The Rinse and collaborated with Electric Six front-man Dick Valentine as The Evil Cowards. Read more... he scored Ry Russo-Young's 'You Won't Miss Me', which premiered at Sundance and won a Gotham Award. 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 and audio post facility with purpose built studios in Brooklyn New York. Since then, FOYS has created music for award winning commercials and feature films such as the critically acclaimed scores to 'Another Earth' and 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks'. Bates' recent scores of 2014 include 'I, Origins' directed by Mike Cahill, 'The Notorious Mr. Bout' directed by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Tony Gerber, and 'X/Y' directed by Ryan Piers Williams.