Teddy Geiger, 2012
|Birth name||John Theodore Geiger II|
|Born||September 16, 1988|
|Origin||Rochester, New York|
|Genres||Alternative rock, pop rock|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, drums|
Teddy Geiger (born John Theodore Geiger II on September 16, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor. He is known to play the guitar, bass, piano, drums and trombone.
In November 2011, Geiger announced that he is recording and releasing an exclusive new album The Last Fears through PledgeMusic.com. The self-produced album was released on May 14, 2013 and is available on iTunes.
Geiger starred opposite Emma Stone in 2008’s The Rocker, and played the muse in the cult hit TV series, Love Monkey. On December 16, 2012, Geiger was featured on the television show Royal Pains, singing at Evan and Paige's wedding.
Geiger is a versatile songwriter/producer and is a featured artist on Tiesto's 2013 album Clublife 3 Stockholm with the single "Love and Run".
Early life and education
Teddy Geiger was born in Buffalo, New York, later moving to Rochester, New York. He wrote his first song at the age of 10. Raised a Roman Catholic, Geiger attended McQuaid Jesuit High School through his junior year.
His first band was formed in 2005 under the name Faction. This band played at several venues in Rochester, New York, winning a "battle of the bands" competition at the Water Street Music Hall. The band was headlined by Geiger's lyrics, vocals, guitar, and keyboard; other band members included drummer Ben Harmon, lead guitarist John Ryan, and bassist Daniel Beale. The band broke up in early 2005, following Geiger's signing with Columbia Records.
Teddy Geiger was first seen in national media as a finalist in VH1's In Search of the Partridge Family and earned credibility when touring with Hilary Duff as the opening act for her summer 2005 tour Still Most Wanted. His first single, "For You I Will (Confidence)", was officially released in February 2006. The song received positive reviews, being called "sweetly romantic" and said to contain "sophisticated lyrics", besides being nominated for "Best Love Song" in the 2006 Teen Choice Awards.
Underage Thinking (2006)
His debut album, Underage Thinking, was released on March 21, 2006, and peaked at number eight (#8) in the US Billboard 200 albums chart. The album won the award for "Best Album of the Year" at the annual MusiqTone MusiqAwards. Geiger was also nominated for "New Artist of the Year" but lost to Panic! at the Disco. Geiger also received an AVMA for the "highly coveted" Brand Spankin' New Artist in 2007.
In September 2006, his second single "These Walls" was released and steadily played on radio stations. A couple of months later, Geiger appeared on the cover of Seventeen, becoming the first male on the cover of the magazine in five years.
Geiger acted in a small role on the cult series Love Monkey, which originally aired on CBS and was quickly moved to VH1. He played a young up-and-coming musician Wayne Jensen, starring alongside Tom Cavanagh and Jason Priestley. His song "For You I Will (Confidence)" was featured as the theme to the show on later episodes. He saw his record sales increase with exposure on the morning and evening talk show television circuit. He was also heavily pushed in the Rochester area by his cousin,local music critic Jeff Spevak.
On December 16, 2012, Geiger was featured on the television show Royal Pains, singing at Evan and Paige's wedding.
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|2006||"For You I Will (Confidence)"||29||10||18||12||24||Underage Thinking|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2006||"You'll Be in My Heart"||DisneyMania 4|
|2006||"For You I Will"||Now That's What I Call Music! 22|
|2006||"These Walls"||Now That's What I Call Music! 23|
|2013||"Love and Run (feat. Teddy Geiger)"||Club Life, Vol. 3 Stockholm|
Television and movie appearances
|2004||VH1's In Search of the Partridge Family TV Series .... Finalist for Keith Partridge|
|2006||Beautiful People Season 1 Finale|
|March 23, 2006||Good Morning America, Total Request Live, Late Show with David Letterman|
|April 21, 2006||The Ellen DeGeneres Show|
|May 15, 2006||Punk'd|
|June 20, 2006||Rove Live|
|June 22, 2006||The AFL Footy Show|
|July 20, 2006||America's Got Talent|
|September 7, 2006||Total Request Live|
|February 10–11, 2007||Video Hits First|
|February 24, 2007||Much Music's 20 Hottest Guys|
|April 22, 2007||MTV Cribs|
|April 29, 2007||Australian Video Music Awards 2007|
|July 24, 2008||Total Request Live|
|August 20, 2008||The Rocker|
|December 16, 2012||Royal Pains|
- "For You I Will (Confidence)" review
- Musiqtone Awards
- "Teddy Geiger Set to Headline the 'TG33 4U Tour' of North America Beginning June 11". Reuters.com (Thomson Reuters). 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- The Rocker IMDB
- Album chart positions in the U.S.
- "Teddy Geiger Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- "Teddy Geiger Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- "Teddy Geiger Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - January 8, 2011: Teddy Geiger certified singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- Official Teddy Geiger Website
- Teddy Geiger on Facebook
- Teddy Geiger on Twitter
- Teddy Geiger on Myspace
- Teddy Geiger at the Internet Movie Database
- Teddy Geiger Online (Fansite)
- Teddy Geiger Fans Online (Fansite)
- Teddy Geiger Interview