The Grammy Nominated multi-instrumentalist has created a
project that is a truly ambitious take on going solo. Wood is
playing everything — analog synths, drums, bass, guitar and
vocals — at the same time! As well, he’s recording every song in
one pass with no overdubs, click track or pre-recorded backing
tracks. “That’s why it’s called fOUR, because it’s me with four
limbs playing four instruments at once.” fOUR veers from
complex, space-y prog rock to electronic-tinged instrumentals.
Currently, fOUR has released a number of viral videos on
YouTube and Facebook (where some of the clips have topped
one million views). fOUR’s first full length record “X.it” was
released in the summer 2018, following with a performance on
NPRs “Tiny Desk” in January 2019. Since then, fOUR has been
touring around the globe with his one man show, most recently
opening for Snarky Puppy in support of their new record. Nate
Wood - fOUR’s second record was released via GroundUPmusic
in April of 2023.
“Wood’s brain splits attention between four synthesizers, an
electric bass and a drum kit, all while singing about futurism.
Wood plays all of fOUR’s tunes in one take. No backing tracks.
No overdubs. Nate Wood pulls us into an industrial, neon dystopia
with tunes that stand alone as headphone music without the
accompanying visuals, meticulously crafted and with precise
execution. This isn’t novelty music. You’re hearing (and seeing) a
mastermind songwriter and mad scientist at work.” NPR Music
Nate is a founding member of the Grammy nominated quintet
Kneebody. He has also performed or recorded with many notable
artists including Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, Dave
Grohl, Brian May and Roger Taylor (Queen), Chris Squire (Yes),
Elliot Easton (The Cars), Chaka Khan, Wayne Krantz, Billy Childs,
Tigran Hamasyan, Donny McCaslin, and many others. Nate is
endorsed by Gretsch Drums, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Promark
Sticks, Remo Drumheads, Drum Workshop Hardware, D’addario
Strings, Aguilar Amplification and Moollon instruments.