Singer/songwriter/actor Teddy Geiger
makes heartfelt contemporary pop. When he started out, his raspy vocals and sophisticated lyrics disguised the fact that the budding pop sensation wasn't even old enough to vote. The self-taught Rochester, New York native had a stockpile of material by the age of eight and a recording contract at 16. The former finalist on VH1's In Search of the New Partridge Family
-- later attracting attention in the role of Wayne, a budding songwriting prodigy on the short-lived CBS dramedy Love Monkey
-- caught the attention of high-profile producer Billy Mann
and formed a partnership that landed him a deal with Columbia Records.
Geiger's debut, Underage Thinking
, was released in 2006, and its lead single, "For You I Will (Confidence)," quickly found a spot in the Top 40. In 2008, Geiger made his feature film debut in The Rocker
alongside Emma Stone and Rainn Wilson. Two years later, he delivered the EP Living Alone. Besides working on his solo material, Geiger also kept busy writing and producing with other artists, including appearing on Tiësto's Club Life, Vol. 3: Stockholm and penning "Little Black Dress," featured on One Direction's 2013 album, Midnight Memories. Also in 2013, Geiger returned with the full-length studio album The Last Fears, which featured the single "Walking in the Sun."