The Nathaniel Johnstone Band

Nathaniel Johnstone


Violin, Viola, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals


The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone (violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, and guitar). Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences.

Surrounding himself with an ever-changing roster of like-minded souls, Nathaniel creates music for his many friends in the dancing world. Every song in his repertoire was inspired by and created with a particular dancer/troupe in mind.


He has been joined on stage and in the studio by a talented array of musicians. The ensemble varies from show to show depending on the scope and location of the event, but always promises a dynamic experience.


He has also collaborated with a number of other ensembles: The Ghosts Project, Jill Tracy’s Malcontent Orchestra, Ego Likeness, Jody Ellen, Android Lust, The Last Dance, The Hellblinki Sextet, Abney Park, and others.