Nate Ihara has been producing, writing, and performing songs in the Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles area since 2002. He has written and co-written for artists in Europe and for consideration by artists such as Adam Lambert, Cobra Starship, and Hot Chelle Rae. His music has been featured in MGM films, on HBO movies, WB television series, and most recently on Nick at Nite's "Hollywood Heights".
Ihara and his former group Welbilt toured the U.S. extensively from 2002-2006 with Lifehouse, Maroon 5, Live, Pete Yorn, and various other bands and artists. After the split from the group in 2007 he released his first single "If You Want To" written with producer and long time friend Todd Wright. (The song would later be re-released with a new project.)
In 2008 he toured playing bass with the now Nashville based group The Blackjacks until 2010 playing with Billy Idol, Foreigner, Chevelle, Staind, and numerous other local and national rock acts.
Later that year he was offered a supporting slot for Memphis, TN band Ingram Hill. Three weeks before the show he formed his current project We Were Kings and debuted the band to a sold out crowd. A month later they entered the studio with friend and producer Mark Williams. Shortly thereafter they released their critically acclaimed debut album "Ghost" in 2011.