composer of music for all media
Television and film reel available by request.
Tommy Walter is a film, television and trailer composer based in Los Angeles. He has written scores for a number of films and television programs (including the iconic theme to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's Clone High) as well as commercial spots and trailers for Disney+, Sony, Dreamworks, HBO, Target, Sprint, Subaru, and the Portland Trailblazers among others. He won an Advertising Federation Gold Award in Original Television Music for Target's “Art Unfolds” that aired during the broadcast of the Golden Globes.
Tommy began his career as a founding member of the critically acclaimed band EELS. The band toured the world in support of their release Beautiful Freak and the alternative rock hit “Novocaine For The Soul," winning the group a BRIT Award for Best International Breakthrough Act. Tommy then went on to start his own project, so far releasing four albums under the moniker ABANDONED POOLS. The single "The Remedy" reached number one on the MTV2 Rock Countdown while the band continued touring in America, Europe and Japan with artists such as, Garbage, Lenny Kravitz, Pink and A Perfect Circle.
Growing up on the edge of LA County, Tommy spent his teenage summers at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California and the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan where he studied French horn and jazz bass. In college, he continued his studies in French Horn with James Decker at the University of Southern California, performing in the USC Symphony, but soon found his true calling in composition. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Theory & Composition studying with composers Donald Crockett, Stephen Hartke and Morten Lauridsen. He furthered his studies with a Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television under the guidance of film scoring legends Jerry Goldsmith, Buddy Baker, and David Raksin.