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Drummer I Musical Director I Singer
extraordinaire Teddy Campbell can be seen by millions on the FOX
smash hit show American Idol. He is a member of the live house band
that plays a pivotal role in making Idol one of the most entertaining
and most watched programs in TV history. Each week Teddy accompanies
the music star hopefuls with his Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau drums
on the show that has now become a cultural phenomenon.
Long before he debuted on national network TV, Teddy discovered
his love of drumming by banging on his mom's pots and pans at the
age of three. The drummer grew up in the Gospel music scene of Chicago,
Illinois, where he played in church for the first time at the age
of four, and hasn't looked back since.
Show Band Rehearsal with Teddy Campbell
California almost nine years ago, Campbell, now 30, has become one
of the hardest-working drummers in the business. His resume is so
impressive that even he sometimes has a hard time believing how
truly blessed he's been.
Teddy has served
as musical director and drummer for pop stars 98 Degrees and Britney
Spears (while both were at the peak of their careers). A few of
his other musical director credits include Deborah Cox, Kelly Price,
Mary Mary, and Ann Nesby (formally of Sounds Of Blackness). Teddy
has also recorded with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rod Stewart,
Al Jarreau, Kirk Whalum, and Kelly Clarkson.
on American Idol with Blake Lewis
to life on the road, Teddy has toured with The Backstreet Boys,
Christina Aguilera, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, LSG (Gerald
Levert, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill), Queen Latifah, and Bette Midler.
Teddy has also
been the in-house drummer for The Image Awards, The Essence Awards,
The Billboard Awards, BET Awards, BET's Celebration Of Gospel (hosted
by Steve Harvey), VH1 Disco Ball, VH1 Diva's Concert, and the VH1
Save The Music Concert.
of that work, Campbell still finds the time to stay true to his
roots, fronting his own Gospel group, The Soul Seekers who
won a 2006 Stellar Award for Quartet Group of the Year, the highest
achievement you can receive in Gospel music.
Yamaha Corporation from Teddy Campbells artist page
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