Teddy Geiger

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Teddy Geiger
Birth name John Theodore Geiger II
Born (1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 25)
Origin Rochester, New York
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, Music Producer, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, bass, drums
Years active 2005–present
Labels Columbia (2005–2008), Jabbarock (2013-)
Website www.teddygeiger.com

Teddy Geiger (born John Theodore Geiger II on September 16, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter, music producer and occasional actor. He is known to play the guitar, bass, piano & drums.

Geiger has released two albums to date Underage Thinking and The Last Fears. In addition to his own music he is a versatile songwriter/producer and is a featured artist on Tiesto's 2013 album Clublife 3 Stockholm with the single "Love and Run". Club Life 3 debuted at number 16 in the Billboard Charts and number 1 in multiple dance charts worldwide. Geiger co-wrote/co-produced "Little Black Dress" on One Direction's album Midnight Memories released in Nov 2013. The album debuted at number 1 in 26 countries.

Early life and education[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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",[1] besides being nominated for "Best Love Song" in the 2006 Teen Choice Awards.

Underage Thinking (2006)[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

To promote this album, Geiger went on tour with Hilary Duff.

The Last Fears (2013)[edit]

In November 2011, Geiger announced that he was working on a new album The Last Fears. The self-produced album was released on May 14, 2013 through his own label Jabbarock and is available worldwide on iTunes.

Acting career[edit]

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.

His feature-film debut came on August 20, 2008,[4] with The Rocker, starring Emma Stone, Christina Applegate, Josh Gad, and Rainn Wilson and he 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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Step Ladder [EP]

  • Released: June 7, 2005
  • Label: Cred Records

Underage Thinking

Snow Blankets the Night [EP] (iTunes exclusive)

The March

  • Released: Never
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Unknown

Candles

  • Released: Unknown
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Independent

Living Alone [EP]

  • Released: November 2, 2010[6]
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Independent

The Last Fears

  • Released: May 14, 2013
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Jabbarock

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
[7]
US Adult
[8]
US Pop
[9]
AUS
[10]
NZ
[11]
2006 "For You I Will (Confidence)" 29 10 18 12 24 Underage Thinking
"These Walls" 32 34 50
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Album appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
2006 "Gentlemen" Aquamarine soundtrack
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[edit]

Date(s)/Year Show
2004 VH1's In Search of the Partridge Family TV Series .... Finalist for Keith Partridge
2005 Miss Seventeen
2006 Beautiful People Season 1 Finale
2006 Love Monkey
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For You I Will (Confidence)" review
  2. ^ Musiqtone Awards
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ The Rocker IMDB
  5. ^ Album chart positions in the U.S.
  6. ^ http://teddygeiger.com/
  7. ^ "Teddy Geiger Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Teddy Geiger Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Teddy Geiger Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  10. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  11. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  12. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - January 8, 2011: Teddy Geiger certified singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 

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