by James Christopher Monger
Singer/songwriter/actor Teddy Geiger's raspy vocals and sophisticated lyrics disguise the fact that the budding pop sensation isn't even old enough to vote. The self-taught Rochester, NY, native had a stockpile of material by the age of eight and a recording contract at 16. The former finalist on VH1's In Search of the New Partridge Family -- later attracting attention in the role of Wayne, a budding songwriting prodigy on the short-lived CBS dramedy Love Monkey -- caught the attention of high-profile producer Billy Mann and formed a partnership that landed him a deal with Columbia Records. His debut, Underage Thinking, was released in 2006, and its lead single, "For You I Will (Confidence)," quickly found a spot in the Top 40.