Teddy Geiger

with Katy McAllister / Olivia Millerschin / Joshua Novak

at The Oriental Theater

April 3, 2013 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $15
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Showtimes

9:40 pm
Teddy Geiger
8:55 pm
Katy McAllister
8:10 pm
Olivia Millerschin
7:30 pm
Joshua Novak
Teddy Geiger

American singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger first catapulted onto the national stage in March 2006 when his debut album, the critically-acclaimed "Underage Thinking," entered the Billboard Top 200 at #8 and yielded a million-selling Hot AC Top 10 single -- "For You I Will" -- when Teddy was just 16.

This year Teddy is recording and releasing his new album, The Last Fears, exclusively through Pledge Music at www.pledgemusic.com/teddygeiger where fans are invited to help play an integral part in making the album.  

Proficient on a number of instruments including guitar, bass, piano and drums, Geiger had first made his reputation as a musician in high school when gigs around his native Rochester, New York, earned the loyalty of an ever-growing fanbase of self-proclaimed "Ted-Heads." While an internet fan buzz fueled his early burgeoning popularity, Teddy's first independent release, the regional EP "Stepladder" (on Cred Records), peaked at #1 in Rochester and made the Top 10 in Billboard's mid-Atlantic regional "Heatseekers" chart, leading to a deal with Columbia Records.

Teddy's debut album, "Underage Thinking," was both a popular and critical success.  "Teddy Geiger projects an easy charm along with his real pop chops," raved The New York Times while People magazine, in a three-and-a-half star "Critic's Choice" review, predicted that "Teddy Geiger should have a long career ahead of him."

Teddy's dynamic new school pop, informed by the spirit of rock's glory days, earned him spots on shows featuring Gavin DeGraw, Kelly Clarkson, and Hilary Duff's #1 pop tour.  Teddy has shared bills with Brandi Carlile, Pete Yorn, Simple Plan, Fall Out Boy, Frankie J, Jesse McCartney, The Click 5, among others.  Teddy's breakout year closed with the artist becoming the first male to grace the cover of Seventeen magazine in five years.

Teddy -- who had a dramatic role as an emerging young singer-songwriter in "Love Monkey," the short-lived CBS cult television series (later picked up by VH1) -- made his big screen debut in 2008's "The Rocker," a summer comedy starring Rainn Wilson and Christina Applegate which premiered a number of new Teddy Geiger performances in its soundtrack.

Since the release of "The Rocker," Teddy Geiger moved to New York City and began writing the songs at the core of The Last Fears. New compositions and performances include "Shake It Off," "Magic," "Home," "Ordinary Man," "One More Night," and “Walking In The Sun”. The album has a sound not dissimilar from his debut but also showcases both his maturity and depth as a songwriter and craftsman.

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Katy McAllister

Katy McAllister was born Feb 22, in Fort Worth, Texas and raised near Denver, Colorado. Born into a musical family, Katy was passionate and driven to pursue her natural talent from a very young age. She started learning piano at age 4. Encouraged by her family, after they had witnessed Katy’s genuine love of singing, she joined the church choir. She continued with choir throughout most of school and even into college, developing what has become one of her best and most unique assets, her voice.

Katy started seriously writing and composing music the summer after her sophomore year in high school. Since then, quickly filling notebook after notebook with lyrics, Katy has written upwards of 200 songs.

In 2009, Katy was introduced by friends to Tyler Ward, a local musician and producer. After sending him scratch recordings of a few tracks, he fell in love with Katy’s writing style and one of her songs in particular called “Here’s to the Heartbreakers”. This would go on to become the staple that is Katy McAllister. A song that sarcastically toasts boys, not man enough for relationships. Tyler and Katy began working together right away and she has since released a 9 song EP on iTunes. Shortly after meeting Tyler, Katy decided to put school on hold and pursue her musical dream full time.

You can now find Katy writing and recording music right in her parents’ living room, where it all started. She is also performing all over the Denver area and even some surrounding states. She has made a name for herself and established a presence on YouTube, releasing videos and recordings of original music as well as an occasional cover song. With lyrics that are raw and real, people relate to Katy because as she would say, “I put my life experiences out there and write about situations and emotions that affect most people, even if they would never admit it”.

Katy attributes her musical abilities to her mom and dad, both naturally gifted musicians in their own right. Her dream would be to share her music with a larger audience, and help people to understand, as her songs very clearly state, she’s walked a mile in their shoes.
“I feel truly blessed each and every day because I get to make a living doing what I love to do; it’s the only job I’ve ever been any good at!”

Olivia Millerschin

It all started in the womb. I stirred, stumbled and somersaulted with excitement knowing that I would one day have the opportunity to sing and write music. Okay, that’s a bit of an overstatement, but it does feel as though I’ve always known I would do find a way to write and perform . . . and use it somehow to bring “good stuff” to the world.

I’m seventeen-years-old as of May 28. I live in Rochester Hills and I’ve recorded several songs, four of which are now on ITunes. My first ten-song album will debut in August, 2012. I play guitar, ukulele, some piano and banjo, and I’m learning the mandolin.

2012 came in with a bang for me. I had been dabbling with writing and recording songs, but when January hit, I took my five-song CD to the ‘street,” put my songs on ITunes, and things started to happen.

Right now, my goal is to gain as much performance and writing experience as i can. I do this through performing regularly at various venues in Michigan, including The Clansman Gaelic Pub in Lake Orion, Hepburn’s Crepe and Coffee and Caribou Coffee in Rochester Hills and two Max & Erma’s locations in Metro-Detroit. I’ve also been invited to perform at Stucchi’s Ice Cream in Ann Arbor during the Ann Arbor Art Fair, at Lily’s Seafood and Goldfish Tea in Royal Oak, and opened for Mandi Layne and the Lost Highway at Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill in April. To get the “big stage” experience, I performed at The “Lifted” Music Festival in Lansing, opened for Mandi Layne and the Lost Highway at Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill, and at a Teen Suicide Prevention fundraiser at the Emerald Theatre in Mount Clemens as one of six acts. I enjoy raising money for charities and recently performed at a Make-A-Wish fundraiser. I am also scheduled to perform at a Chrysler Corp. event during Woodward Dream Cruise in August, 2012. I often perform with Matt “Mattastic” Heim, a classmate at Rochester Adams High School, who plays both drums (cajon) and keyboard. I’ve recently added a guitarist, Johnny Posada, from St. Clair Shores, Mich.

A bit more about me . . . I auditioned for and was accepted to attend Interlochen Summer Camp for two summers (2010-2011), once for six weeks in the Vocal Soloist session and last summer in the Singer/Songwriter session. In 2010, I auditioned for and was chosen as a singer and dancer in the “Stars or Ballet and Broadway,” at the Detroit Music Hall, and was in the children’s chorus of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical, “Whistle Down the Wind,” at the Fisher Theatre in 2008.

I consider my successes to be that I have been able to continue to do well is school and balance a hectic performance schedule to work toward my end goal: to make a living writing and singing music that appeals to people. I hope to some day open a music and performance school in the Detroit area.

Joshua Novak

 



Autodidact, Joshua Novak burst onto the Denver music scene in early 2000--young, carefree and seemingly touched with effortless pop magic. Since then, he has become a celebrated fixture of the scene. Recently, he placed in the top 20 out of 560 bands in the DENVER POST's BEST OF THE UNDERGROUND and received his sixth WESTWORD SHOWCASE nomination. Joshua is one of fifteen winners in the MODMUSIC RECORDS INDIE BAND SEARCH in N.Y. and has played RED ROCKS as part of the epic MONOLITH FESTIVAL which included acts like TV ON THE RADIO, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, THE KILLS, JUSTICE and others. 

He has shared the stage with the likes of LIAM FINN, ELF POWER, BRENDAN BENSON, EVAN DANDO, WOVENHAND, AZURE RAY, THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, THE FRUIT BATS, THE VEILS, TURIN BRAKES (etc..), and played Denver's best venues including The Gothic Theater, The Bluebird Theater, Hi-Dive, Larimer Lounge, The Oriental Theater, The Walnut Room and even at the famous club, The Bitter End, in New York City.

He has received sensational reviews in BILLBOARD MAGAZINE, WESTWORD, THE DENVER POST and THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS as well as notable on-line sources and music mags such as SYNTAX & INDIE-MUSIC.COM. 

Recently, Joshua's highly anticipated full-length album, DEAD LETTERS, was released to critical acclaim. Both the DENVER POST and WESTWORD included it in their best albums of the year lists for 2010. Joshua will be releasing his latest CD, "Ephemeron" in January 2013.