Every once in a while an authentic grassroots buzz is born at the fingertips of a vastly talented musician. Using nothing but an undeniable charm and an unstoppable musical mind, Teddy Geiger has captivated a frenzy of fans worthy of the most mainstream artists.
One listen to Teddy’s raspy voice and it’s easy to see where this buzz comes from. At 16, Teddy writes songs that wear the weathered heart of an artist whose insights go far beyond his years. Teddy seasons his songs with the cutting edge of new school pop and the musical sophistication of a soul informed by rock’s glory days. His voice is something he has made completely his own, reminiscent of the incomparable pipes of unique artists like John Mayer, Chris Martin and Dashboard Confessional, with a touch of Cat Stevens
With looks like he was just peeled off the set of “The O.C.,” his deep blue eyes, offset by a shag of black hair, will pull you in with as much force as his lyrics. Teddy writes of his friends: “We walked so slow / over ladders and through windows that let in the snow / that we have no reason to cut our time in half.”
Teddy, a songwriting prodigy, is a self-taught musician who wrote and arranged complete compositions on guitar and piano by age eight. Songs seem to pour from his head as instinctively as his grassroots fans (aka “Tedheads”) pour into local venues to watch him perform. Using his music as his only marketing tool, Teddy has managed to generate a self-made fan base that attracts both weak-kneed teenage girls and rabid music fans hungry for meaningful rock and roll. After a gig packed with 500 plus at a Rochester concert spot, a fan wrote on one of the many Teddy Geiger internet message boards: “That was the highlight of my day, no my week, no my life. I’m almost jealous of myself that I got to see him in person.”
It was not a surprise that Teddy Geiger caught the attention of one of the music industry’s most discerning ears for platinum sounds. After a national performance as of the Finalist on VH1’s “In Search of the New Partridge Family,” producer Billy Mann–the industry’s go-to guy for artists like Sting, Pink, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, and Kelly Rowland–became Teddy’s champion. Bill was so passionate about Teddy’s talent that he jumped on board to secure Underage Thinking, Teddy Geiger’s debut album, for release on Columbia Records. Billy describes Teddy as, “A waterfall of talent who has natural blessings of – well – everything! He is an amazing and prolific songwriter with a signature-sounding voice and point of view at only 16 that any artist would kill for. I cannot wait to see how his career unfolds, and I know to bring the seatbelt!”
In a case of life imitating art, Teddy has been cast in a recurring role as a rising young pop star in “Love Monkey,” an upcoming CBS television series, based on the novel by Kyle Smith. “Love Monkey”–also starring Tom Cavanaugh, Jason Priestly, Larenz Tate, and Judy Greer–chronicles the dramatic and comedic misadventures of a 30-something record executive.
Teddy’s humble presence shines both on and off the stage. His incredible gifts exist in harmony with his genuine personality and photogenic good looks. In a recent Rochester Battle of the Bands, Teddy emerged as the $1000 grand prize winner and donated his winnings to Tsunami relief.
It’s Teddy Geiger’s undeniable talent, coupled with a lovable charisma, that’s propelling him to the forefront of today’s musical scene as a highly-anticipated breakthrough career artists. Keep your ears and eyes open for Teddy Geiger.