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Watch and see what Todd is all about!

Hear comments from the crowd and clients. Learn about Todd's experience, the type of music he performs and how is performances make him unique

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Todd started his musical endeavors at a very young age. He was only a toddler when his father rolled in a player piano into the family room that he had purchased for Todd's mother. It didn’t take long for Todd to latch on to the piano and the magical sounds it produced. The piano could play by itself with piano rolls and he’d watch the keys go up and down while resting his fingers on the keys waiting for them to move.

 

Well, that was it! That started the ball rolling to a passion of music that is part of who Todd is today.

 

As a young child, Todd discovered he could learn and play music by ear. The first song he ever learned to play on the Piano was one of his mother’s favorites, the 1960’s tune “Duke of Earl” by Gene Chandler. Todd recalls he would often come home to find his mother sitting by the piano with her friend friend - the “Audience member”. She would say, "Todd, play Duke of Earl for our guest.” Todd would embarrassingly oblige. He went on to learn more songs and even write his own.

In his High Schools years, Todd continued to broaden his musical skill by learning how to play guitar and drums. He was highly influenced by his brother-in law, Buffalo Music award winner Mike Kiel is a founding member in the award winning Beatles cover band BeatleMagic. Mike would often show up at Todd’s house with guitar in hand ready to jam with him on piano and show Todd chords on guitar. Mike also prompted Todd to sing harmonies and back up vocals while jamming. Again, yet another ambition was embedded in Todd…. the ambition to sing. As the years went by, Todd grew into a multi-faceted musician and songwriter. He sings, plays acoustic and rhythm guitar as well as keyboards and a bit of drums. 

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The Early Years

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A Lifetime of Music

Todd's played in several original bands as well as some popular working bands that include Blue Ice, The Revivals, Beatlemagic, Rusted Truth, and 10 Below. He occasionally filled in on bass for local Buffalo NY bands Black Widow and Ron Rocco’s 9Lives. Originally from Pembroke, New York, Todd created the renowned Beatle’s tribute band, Beatlemagic, who went on to tour successfully across the United States, winning Top Tribute Band at the Buffalo Music Awards in 2007. Todd still resides in the city of good neighbors, Buffalo NY.

The Revivals

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BeatleMagic

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Ten Below Band

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Photo By Ray Halm
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Proud Moments

 Todd cites one of his proudest moments as playing with former Beatle drummer Pete Best.Other career highlights include opening for The Little River Band, sharing a bill with Skid Row and playing with Jeff Martin, the lead singer of The Tea Party. Over the course of his career, Todd has played to sell-out crowds all over the USA, and has appeared on the popular morning show AM Buffalo as well as making a guest appearance on Buffalo’s long-running public access favorite, The Greg Sterlace Show. Citing his primary influences as The Beatles, and Paul McCartney in particular, Todd claims he isn’t happy if he’s not playing music - but on a rare night of leisure, you might find him writing new songs, catching up on the latest films or indulging his passion for woodworking.

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