Nick Urata is an American composer who wrote the A Series of Unfortunate Events TV series theme song “Look Away” performed by Neil Patrick Harris.


Born in NY, Nick Urata is best known as founder and front man of the influential band Devotchka. In 2007, the band gained worldwide recognition and a Grammy nomination for the soundtrack of Academy Award winning film, Little Miss Sunshine. Since then, Urata has scored more than 25 films including Paddington, Crazy Stupid Love, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Ruby Sparks, and Focus. Urata recently collaborated with Neil Patrick Harris to create the unforgettable theme song for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as several other original songs performed by the cast.[1]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Songs Composed

Awards and nominations for the TV series

  • Hollywood Music In Media Awards - Best Original Main Title Theme (“Look Away”) - Won



Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Last of Robin Hood Guitar Player Uncredited


Year Title Role Notes
2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events Wedding Band Leader One Episode


Year Title Notes
2008 Fling
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris
2009 The Joneses
2010 Waiting for Forever
2010 Father of Invention
2010 Virginia
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
2011 Girl Fight Music by
2012 Grassroots
2012 Ruby Sparks
2012 What Maisie Knew
2012 Arthur Newman
2013 A.C.O.D.
2013 The Last of Robin Hood
2013 Back in the Game One Episode (Pilot)
2014 Premature
2014 Misconception
2014 Alfred and Jakobine
2014 The Cobbler
2014 Paddington
2015 Focus
2015 Love the Coopers
2015 Highston
2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
2016 Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale
2016 So B. It
2016 Falling Water
2017 Maria Bamford: Old Baby
2018 The Dangerous Book for Boys
2019 Mr. Toilet; The World's #2 Man
2019 17 Blocks
2019 The True Adventures of Wolfboy
2020 Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Music Department

Year Title Notes
2008 Fling Music Performer
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Score Producer
2012 What Maisie Knew Score Producer
2012 Arthur Newman Score Producer
2013 The Last of Robin Hood Score Producer
2014 Paddington Score Producer
2018 The Dangerous Book for Boys Composer: Theme Music
2017-2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Composer: Original Songs, Theme Music


Year Title Notes
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Writer: "Till the End of Time"
2008 Fling Performer / Writer: "Good Graces", "Who Among Us", "All Is Forgotten"
2010 Jack Goes Boating Writer: "Dearly Departed"
2010 Waiting for Forever Performer: "I'll See You In My Dreams"; Performer/Writer: "The Last Letter"
2010 Father of Invention Performer/Writer: "Call Me Irresponsible", "Speak To Me", "Bed Time"
2012 Ruby Sparks Performer/Writer: "I Was Waiting For You", "She Came To Me", "She's Real", "Inspiration", "Can We Start Over"
2013 The Last of Robin Hood Producer: "Some Say"
2013 Delivery Man Writer: "100 Other Lovers"
2015 Love the Coopers Performer/Writer: "On the Bridge"
2018 Overboard Writer: "100 Other Lovers", "Basso Profundo"


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