About Teddy Campbell
Teddy Campbell can currently be seen nightly on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Under the direction of Rickey Minor Teddy serves as the drummer in the house band. From 2004 to 2010 Teddy was watched by millions on the FOX smash hit show American Idol. He was a member of the live house band that played a pivotal role in making Idol one of the most entertaining and most watched programs in TV history.
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 two. 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 seven, and hasn’t looked back since.
Relocating to California in 1997, Teddy 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 Britney Spears Christina Aguilera & 98 Degrees (while 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, HerbieHancock, Rod Stewart, Al Jarreau, Kelly Clarkson and many others.
No stranger to life on the road, Teddy has toured with Stevie Wonder, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, The Backstreet Boys, Queen Latifah, Bette Midler, George Benson, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, LSG (Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill).
Teddy has also been the in-house drummer for The Grammys, The NAACP 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.
Despite all of that work Teddy still finds the time to stay true to his roots serving as lead singer of his Gospel group, The Soul Seekers. The Soul Seekers won a 2006 Stellar Award for Quartet Group of the Year, the highest achievement you can receive in Gospel music.
Drummer, Musical Director, Singer… Teddy wears many hats, and there is no limit to what this talented musician can do.