songwriter who attended Georgetown University where he studied psychology
and established a cabaret show which is now known as GEMA (Georgetown
Entertainment & Media Alliance) Rocks.
graduation, he relocated to L.A. and joined The Burrito Brothers. He was with them for most of 1981,
appearing at venues such as Billy Bob’s Texas and The Palomino Club.
It was a
short-lived tenure, followed by several years with his brother’s outfit,
Malibooz. They released Malibooz Rule! in 1981 and Dr. Rhino and Mr. Hyde in 1982, as
well as making the cut on The History
of Surf Music Volume Three: The
Revival 1980-1982. These
were followed by Hang 11 (Mutant Surf
Punks) in 1985.
In 1986, Teddy
was part of Britt Bacon’s band, aEckey Thumpa, a group created to
accompany Chad & Jeremy on The British Invasion Tour. This resulted in the album, It’s in Your Head. He was also a member of The Johnny
Z. Band, which released Bring Back
the Night in 1987. In 1992,
he was back with Malibooz on Malibooz
Yule – A Malibu Kind of Christmas.
fifteen years as the music director for The Groundlings, an L.A.-based
improv group. A few of the
artists with whom he worked at this time included Will Ferrell, Lisa
Kudrow, and Conan O’Brien.
In 1999, he
took communion with Malibooz on their ambitious project, Living Water (The Surfer’s Mass) and
played percussion on the Walking Wounded CD, Raging Winds of Time.
He put on his producer’s hat for Diego Sandrin’s Ten Songs in the Key of Madness, as
well as playing drums in Diego’s band.
In 2007, the
variety show he had started while still in college evolved into GEMA Rocks and
debuted at The Orpheum Theater.
Then he was asked to be a panelist for an event titled “On
Air: Careers in Radio
Broadcasting” The Apollo.
In 2008, GEMA Rocks enjoyed its third annual run, and Teddy emceed
at the 125th Anniversary of Gretsch Drums at The Highline
He has also
worked in a variety of roles for Sirius Radio, including Creative Director,
In-House Composer, and Senior Director of Music Production.