Teddy Thompson

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Teddy Thompson
Teddy Thompson The Living Room New York City NY 2-17-04 by Anthony Pepitone.jpg
Background information
Born (1976-02-19) 19 February 1976 (age 47)
OriginLondon, England
Genresfolk, Americana, folk rock, country folk, alt. country
Years active2000–present
LabelsCooking Vinyl, Virgion,
Verve Forecast

Teddy Thompson (born 19 February 1976) is an English folk and rock musician. He is the son of folk rock musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and brother of singer Kamila Thompson. He released his first album in 2000.


Teddy Thompson was born in 1976 in a London Sufi commune to folk rock musicians Richard and Linda Thompson, both major musical figures in the English folk rock scene from the 1960s onward. He formed a band at the age of 18. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career,[1] which included work as a singer and guitar player in his father Richard's band during the 1990s. He appears on at least three Richard Thompson Band recordings from that time: You? Me? Us?, the live album Celtschmerz (1998) and Mock Tudor (1999), as well as singing a duet on the track "Persuasion", which appeared on Richard's best-of compilation Action Packed (1999). He can be seen performing in his father's band on a number of internet videos from as early as 1993, including an appearance on Jools Holland's show. He coaxed his mother out of retirement and co-produced her first album in 17 years, titled Fashionably Late.[1]



Year Album Chart positions Label
IRE US Heat US Country
2000 Teddy Thompson Virgin
2005 Separate Ways 192 Verve
2007 Upfront & Down Low 19 49
2008 A Piece of What You Need 10 63 19
2011 Bella 42 94 6 Decca / Verve
2014 Family (credited to Thompson) 89 5 Universal Music Group, Fantasy Records and
2016 Little Windows (with Kelly Jones) 113 78 23 Cooking Vinyl
2020 Heartbreaker Please Thirty Tigers

EPs, etc.[edit]

  • LA (EP) (2001)
  • Blunderbuss (EP) (2004)


  • "Everybody Move It" (2005)
  • "In My Arms" (2008) – (UK #107)
  • "Christmas" (2008) – featuring special guests Linda, Richard, and Kamila Thompson[3]
  • "Looking for a Girl" (2011)

Guest appearances[edit]

Compilation/soundtrack contributions[edit]



  1. ^ a b "For Teddy Thompson, Music's a Family Affair" by David Dye, NPR, 3 May 2006 (from WXPN).
  2. ^ Peaks for Teddy Thompson in the United Kingdom:
    • All except noted: "TEDDY THOMPSON | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
    • Separate Ways: Zobbel (16 June 2007). "Chart Log UK". Zobbel. Retrieved 3 September 2008.
    • Family: "Thompson on UK Album chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
    • Little Windows: "CHART: CLUK Update 9.04.2016 (wk14)". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Exclusive Teddy Thompson and Family "Christmas" song available on iTunes!". Verve Music. 15 December 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2009.

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