Reggie Watts is renowned for his improvised vocal performances and “on the fly” compositions involving looping and effects as key elements to his sound.
Starting music at the tender age of just 5 years old, Reggie’s musical journey began with violin and piano lessons and later he studied jazz at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Also during his time in Seattle, Reggie worked in many different styles & genres – and in many different groups including Hit Explosion, Swampdweller, Action Buddy, Chiarrscuro, Clementine, Smell No Taste, Wayne Horvitz 4+1 Ensemble, Das Rut, Synthclub, Elemental, Eyvand Kang Seven Nades, Free Space and others. Most notably, Reggie became the front man for soul, rock, and hip hop group Maktub, with which he has recorded five albums. Reggie also composed musical scores for Northwest dance choreographers KT Niehoff, Amy O’Neal, Maureen Whiting, Pat Graney and Beth Huerta.
Recently he has appeared on the IFC television series Comedy Bang! Bang! which began airing in 2012. In March 2015 Watts was signed to lead the house band for The Late Late Show with James Corden.