Teddy Richards

  • Band / Solo Performer
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Genres

Singer/Songwriter/Acoustic

Location

Detroit MI / Naples, FL FL United States

Sounds Like

Teddy Richards

Label

Skip Records GmbH

Digital Location

http://reverbnation.com/teddyrichards musicpage.com/teddyrichards

History

Member since: 05/03/2012 Year Founded: 2002

Contacts

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Teddy Richards

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Singer / Songwriter 248.917.3898

Details

  • Original material: 02 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 02 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 3
  • CDs sold: 5000
  • Original Songs:
  • Average Draw: 300
  • Largest crowd: 2,000
  • Have sound: Full PA

Biography

SINGER.SONGWRITER.INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST TEDDY RICHARDS IS KILLING 'EM SOFTLY!

Juggling a career as front man, singer and songwriter with his own band, while also playing guitar in the Aretha Franklin band has taught Michigan State University graduate Teddy Richards to always be prepared and diverse. "I've evolved from a self-taught guitarist into a producer, engineer and accomplished tunesmith; I truly love music and enjoy the journey that it’s taken me on.” In 1994, Teddy gave a copy of his 6-song cassette-demo to INXS keyboardist/songwriter Andrew Farriss backstage at a concert. "Andrew, who wrote many of the INXS signature hits, was very impressed with my writing and invited me to collaborate. After writing & recording 2 songs, we negotiated a music publishing deal. We worked exceptionally well together and we ended up collaborating on 11 tracks!" Richards commuted between his home in Detroit and Farriss' home in London England, writing and recording the material for his 1st independent CD, "SONIC BLOOM." This led to some choice opening slots on the INXS ELEGANTLY WASTED tour. Teddy also co-wrote material with Oliver Leiber (songwriter for Paula Abdul & son of the legendary Leiber & Stoller's Jerry Leiber), Scottish singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Gary Clark (also known as Danny Wilson and formerly of the band Transister), Teddy and his band have served as opening act for Seal, The Verve Pipe, Fishbone and Chic both nationally and internationally. In 2006, Teddy signed with Germany’s Skip Records and released his CD “Gravity” throughout Europe. After a very successful follow up of European tours, Teddy has continued to expand his creative palate by orchestrating and producing music currently heard on CBS SPORTS, recording new material, collaborating with A.J. Croce, Marcy Levy (co-writer of Eric Clapton’s classic hit “Lay Down Sally”) Carlos Alomar (guitarist for David Bowie) European touring mate Gabriel Gordon (Natalie Merchant’s guitarist) and Carlos Alomar (David Bowie’s guitarist) while simultaneously recording a new solo-acoustic release titled ‘Solitaire’

Prepare to play ‘Solitaire’ 2014!

Served as opening act for:

•Seal
•INXS
•Red Hot Chili Peppers
•Fishbone
•The Verve Pipe

•Featured performer and speaker @ Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival

•Featured artist on Volkswagen’s “Podcastcast Band” series (North American Auto Show)

•300 national Borders Books and Music solo-acoustic performances to date

•Featured musical guest on The Food Network's "Food Nation" with Bobby Flay

•2 appearances as musical guest on MSNBC'S "Mitch Albom Show"

•AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S FREEDOM FEST @ England's Wembley Stadium. Global Concert held on Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday; drawing global attention & political leverage to free Nelson Mandela from South African imprisonment. Served as guitarist for Joe Cocker, Natalie Cole and Ashford & Simpson

Instrumental music:

•CBS SPORTS
•ESPN
•Ford/Lincoln-Mercury

Acting:

Saturday Night Live: extra in skit with Nancy Kerrigan, David Spade and Phil Hartman

Universal Picture's Blues Brothers 2000 extra

As guitarist for the Aretha Franklin band, highlights:

The Grammy Awards

CBS Early Show with Bryant Gumble

Conan O'Brien Show

Late Nite With David Letterman

VH1 Divas Live (guitarist for Nelly Furtado, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott)

The View

The Rosie O'Donnel Show

"Teddy is a big talent, very passionate about his songwriting and continually working at it. He's a great performer, a great songwriter and he has great business sense. It's rare to find all three qualities in this business."
Kim Frankiewicz, VP International Universal Music Publishing

"I heard the demo and it knocked me out. Teddy has a good shot with this."
Dick Alen, Sr. VP Music William Morris Talent Agency Inc.

"Teddy's got a smash on his hands. He definitely does."
Coz Canler, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist with The Romantics

“It's been great working with Teddy...he's talented, passionate and dedicated to the music. And I get the sense he's just getting started, just beginning to hit his stride.”
Rob Fraboni, Producer/Engineer

"I am very impressed by the music that Teddy is writing and would like to see him given a fair shot at being a superstar on the new day's horizon. He has an uncanny sweetness with a funk-rock edge that I find to be inspiring and uplifting."
Narada Michael Walden, Grammy Award winning producer

Teddy Richards
reverbnation.com/teddyrichards / teddyrichards.com
[email protected]
248.917.3898

top-40charts.com

July 01, 2008
Dana Forrester

"Teddy Richards returned home after shows at Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival, with Seal at Stravinski Auditorium Jazz Club. He also joined George Clinton onstage, and returned later for an encore with Kyle Eastwood, drummer Omar Hakim, Chic's background singer Silver & Festival creator Claude Nobs on harmonica. Percussionist, Gerardo Velez, who also performed with Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Festival in 1970, also made a guest appearance with Richards. "Performing at Montreux Jazz Festival is the highlight of my professional career. I'm honored to have been included in this festival with Alicia Keys, B.B. King, Seal, and Carlos Santana, and so many other artists of that stature,' remarked Richards. Teddy also conducted a songwriting workshops & music business seminar at Le Petit Palais and has been invited to return next year. 'I work very hard at my craft; this festival is the fruit of my labor.' For tour information and more, visit teddyrichards.com. "
- Dana Forrester, top-40charts.com


Narada Michael Walden

January 01, 2006
Narada Michael Walden

"I am very impressed by the music that Teddy is writing and would like to see him given a fair shot at being a superstar on the new day's horizon. He has an uncanny sweetness with a funk-rock edge that I find to be inspiring and uplifting."
- Narada Michael Walden, Grammy Award winning producer/drummer


Rob Fraboni

January 01, 2005
Rob Fraboni

"“It's been great working with Teddy...he's talented, passionate and dedicated to the music. And I get the sense he's just getting started, just beginning to hit his stride.” "
- Rob Fraboni, Producer/Engineer


Kim Franciewicz

January 01, 2005
Kim Franciewicz

"Teddy is a big talent, very passionate about his songwriting and continually working at it. He's a great performer, a great songwriter and he has great business sense. It's rare to find all three qualities in this business."
- Kim Franciewicz,VP International Universal Music Publishing


Tour Dates

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