An American band formed in Omaha, Nebraska.
The group consists of singer-songwriter/guitarist Conor Oberst, multi-instrumentalist/producer Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omaha's indie music scene.
In 2000, Bright Eyes released Fevers and Mirrors, a demonstration of the immense improvement in production quality and musical vision of the band. New instruments such as flute, piano, and accordion were introduced into the song arrangements.
After "An Attempt to Tip the Scales", a mock radio interview takes place.
During the 2004 election season, Bright Eyes toured with Bruce Springsteen and R.E.M. on the MoveOn.org "Vote for Change" tour, further pushing Bright Eyes into the public eye.
Early 2005 Bright Eyes supported R.E.M. on their tour of Australia along with local Perth Band Little Birdy.
On May 2, 2005 Bright Eyes appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and performed the protest song "When the President Talks to God".
Bright Eyes won Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "When the President Talks to God" at the 2006 PLUG Independent Music Awards.
On June 4, 2007, they performed "Hot Knives" on The Late Show With David Letterman.
Live band members as of late 2007.
Conor Oberst - vocals, guitar, keyboards, Bass guitar
Mike Mogis - banjo, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, electric guitar
Macey Taylor - Bass guitar
Clay Leverett - drums
Nate Walcott - organ, trumpet, accordion, keytar