Teddy Campbell

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Teddy Campbell
Born February 24, 1975 (1975-02-24) (age 40)
Genres Pop, gospel, R&B, soul, jazz, Christian
Instruments Drums, vocals
Associated acts The Soul Seekers
Website www.size13music.com/teddycampbell/

Teddy Campbell (born February 24, 1975) is a gospel drummer.[1] He was the drummer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He is the lead singer for the Soul Seekers.

Biography[edit]

Christian Youth M.B. of Chicago, is where Teddy Campbell's love of music, and learning to play the drums as a child, began. For the past 7 years, Campbell was seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as a member of the live house band. Campbell was the drummer for the newly formed Tonight Show band led by Rickey Minor. He is now a drummer on American Idol.

Equipment[edit]

Drum Heads Remo Clear Emperors (toms), C.S. Black Dot (snare), Power Stroke III (bass).

Kit Yamaha PHX:

  • 22 x 18 Bass Drum
  • 8 x 9 Hanging Tom
  • 10 x 7.5 Hanging Tom
  • 12 x 8 Hanging Tom
  • 13 x 9 Hanging Tom
  • 14 x 14 Hanging Tom
  • 16 x 16 Hanging Tom

Cymbals Teddy Campbell uses Zildjian cymbals. His current set up includes a variety of K's and K Customs.

Album credits[edit]

  • Al Jarreau - All I Got
  • Rod Stewart - If We're Alone Tonight
  • Track: When I Need You - Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
  • VH1 Divas Live 2002
  • Sisqo - Return of Dragon
  • Mary Mary - Incredible
  • Stuart Little 2 - Put a Little Love In Your Heart
  • Deborah Cox - The Morning After
  • Kirk Whalum - Unconditional
  • Paul Jackson Jr. - Still Small Voice
  • Euge Groove - Play Date
  • Kelly Clarkson - Thankful
  • Stevie Wonder - A Time to Love
  • Herbie Hancock - Possibilities
  • George Duke - Duke
  • All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross - So Amazing
  • Mary Mary - Mary Mary
  • Stacie Orrico - Stacie Orrico

Tour experience[edit]

  • The Backstreet Boys
  • Christina Aguilera
  • 98 Degrees
  • Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
  • LSG (Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill)
  • Dakota Moon
  • Britney Spears
  • Bette Midler
  • Queen Latifah

Musical director experience[edit]

  • Britney Spears
  • 98 Degrees
  • Mary Mary
  • Deborah Cox
  • Kelly Price
  • Ann Nesby (formerly of Sounds of Blackness)
  • Michael Mathews Gospel Stage Play Sneaky starring Ali Woodson ( formerly of The Temptations )
  • Howard Hewitt Fake Friends starring Shirley Murdock.

Television performances[edit]

  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: The Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton, Yolanda Adams, Shaquille O'Neal, Heather Headley, Ashanti, P-Diddy
  • Late Night with David Letterman: Christina Aguilera, The Backstreet Boys
  • Saturday Night Live 2003: Christina Aguilera
  • MTV TRL 2000: 98 Degrees
  • The View: The Backstreet Boys
  • The Today Show: 98 Degrees, The Backstreet Boys
  • The Image Awards, 2002-2003: House Band
  • The Essence Awards 2003: House Band
  • The American Music Awards, 2000-2001: Christina Aguilera (2000), Yolanda Adams (2001)
  • Soul Train Lady of Soul 2001: Mary Mary
  • FOX presents Ali 50th Birthday Bash, 2001: Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole
  • The Kennedy Center Honors, 2002: The Quincy Jones Quartet - Stevie Wonder & Ray Charles
  • BET Walk of Fame Honoring Luther Vandross: Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan
  • VH1 Disco Ball 2003: House Band
  • 2001 Billboard Awards: All Star Performance "What's Goin On" N'sync, Gwen Stefani of (No Doubt), Nelly, Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige
  • 2002 Billboard Awards: Tribute to Run DMC (w/ Steven Tyler/Joe Perry of Aerosmith) Ja Rule, Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah
  • Rosie O'Donnell, 1998, 2000-2001: Dakota Moon, Christina Aguilera, Mary Mary
  • CBS, Home for The Holidays 2000-2001-2002: Josh Groban, Charlotte Church, Faith Hill, Destiny's Child, Kirk Franklin, Usher, Billy Gilman, Melissa Etheridge
  • VH1 Divas Live, 2002: Celine Dion, Cher, Shakira, The Dixie Chicks, Mary J. Blige, Anastacia
  • VH1 Diva Duets 2003: Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Beyoncé, Ashanti, Mary J. Blige, Jewel, Lisa Marie Presley, Shania Twain, Stevie Wonder
  • FOX's American Idol
  • NBC's America's Got Talent
  • 2006 GRAMMY Awards with Herbie Hancock and Christina Aguilera
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 2006: Jamie Foxx
  • Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2006: Jamie Foxx
  • Be on the lookout for Teddy on the upcoming FOX's "Celebrity Duets" show

Personal life[edit]

Teddy Campbell is married to Trecina "Tina" Atkins-Campbell of the highly acclaimed contemporary gospel duo, Mary Mary. They married in 2000. He has a daughter from a previous marriage name Ciara. Together the have five children. Laiah Simone Campbell, Meela Jane Campbell, and Theodore (named after previous generations) he is also known as "TJ" and Santana Campbell

References[edit]

  1. ^ Budofsky, Adam (2006-07-01). The drummer: 100 years of rhythmic power and invention. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 69–. ISBN 978-1-4234-0567-2. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 

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