Teddy Hold On’s music exists where theater meets pop-rock, which happens to be Queens, NY. A witty songwriter and pianist, it’s always been their mission to tell compelling stories through their songs. Major inspirations include Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, and Queen.
In 2019 they were featured for the first time with the New York Songwriters Circle at The Bitter End, and later that year opened for Livingston Taylor at The Troubadour in New Jersey. Over the course of quarantine, they livestreamed over 30 concerts on YouTube Live.
Teddy is a Connecticut-born piano songwriter currently based in New York. Their music combines the sounds of pop-rock and musical theater to create a dramatic storytelling style of their own. In 2017 they received the Songwriting Foundation Scholarship Award through Berklee College of Music, and were awarded runner-up in Radio Airplay’s Love Song 2017 Contest for their song “Waiting on the Line.” In 2018, their song “Rhode Island Roads” was selected to be performed in Berklee’s Perfect Pitch, where it was awarded the Honorary Mention for Best Performance.
In 2019 Teddy was featured with the New York Songwriters Circle at The Bitter End for the first time, and later that year opened for Livingston Taylor at The Troubadour in New Jersey. They completed two years as a lyricist in the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.
Over the course of quarantine, they played over 30 unique livestream concerts on YouTube Live, with themes ranging from “Villain Hour” to “Choose Your Own Adventure,” where the set list was determined by the narrative choices of the fans in the live chat.