Tyler Hilton / Teddy Geiger / Ryan Cabrera
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 8:00 - Show Starts: 8:30
Spencer 8:30-9:00 PM
Ryan 9:10-9:50 PM
Teddy 10:00-10:40 PM
Tyler 10:50-11;40 PM
Tyler Hilton has been a songwriter and musician for most of his life. The son of an electrical contractor and a teacher, Hilton grew up in a musically inclined family in Palm Springs, Calif., where he took to playing guitar and singing at a young age. A huge fan of Elvis Presley, Robert Johnson, and Muddy Waters, Hilton spent several years performing at open mic nights and clubs, and playing blues and jazz covers for tips in coffeehouses and restaurants. “I did pretty well with the older clientele because they loved that stuff,” Hilton says. “But I’d always be shocked when a kid came up and said he liked my music, because usually it was: ‘Oh my parents heard you at the Crab Shack and they loved your rendition of ‘Wonderful World’ and I’d be like, ‘Thank you.’ And that’s when I got the hell out of Palm Springs.”
Hilton moved to Los Angeles to launch himself as a musician. After releasing a self-titled independent CD, he signed to Warner Bros. imprint Maverick Records, which released his major-label debut The Tracks of Tyler Hilton the same year that Hilton made his acting debut starring as the musically talented but totally arrogant Chris Keller on the second season of One Tree Hill. Other roles followed, including playing Elvis Presley in the critically acclaimed Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, co-starring in the indie film Charlie Bartlett with Robert Downey Jr., and returning to One Tree Hill for its final season in 2012.
Yet while his cover songs appeared on the Grammy Award-winning Walk the Line soundtrack and his Americana-flavored originals were featured on each of One Tree Hill’s popular soundtracks, Hilton had yet to release another full-length album of his own. He recorded one, The Storms We Share, in the fall of 2010, but its release was thwarted by a shake-up in leadership at Warner Bros. “So much had gone down at the label and I just wasn’t up for going another round with them,” Hilton says. In December, he was released from his contract, with the label retaining the rights to The Storms We Share. “At that point, I was really down on the music industry,” he says. “I wasn’t even sure I wanted to make another album.”
But, being an artist, Hilton did what artists do and channeled all of his frustrated emotions into a batch of songs, the bulk of which make up his new album Forget the Storm, which Hilton has released on his own label, Hooptie Tune Records. “It was the first time in nine years that I was in a position to make music without asking anyone’s permission,” he says. The result is a spirited and engaging collection that finds Hilton finally representing who he truly is both personally and artistically.
Platinum selling recording artist Ryan Cabrera picked up the guitar at the age of 16 which sparked his passion for writing music After spending night after night in bars, clubs, and any restaurant that would take him, he landed his first record deal. By 21 he was in the studio with his mentor Johnny Rzeznik (goo goo dolls) writing and producing his first major label debut Take It All Away. Cabrera quickly hit the road touring and hasn't stopped since. Currently he is in the studio working on a new album.
After independently releasing his Stepladder EP at age 15 to unexpected chart recognition, Teddy Geiger released his acclaimed 2006 debut album "Underage Thinking" on Columbia records. The album entered The Billboard charts in the Top 10 (#8), winning “Best Album Of The Year” at the Annual Musiqtone Awards. Teddy was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Favorite Love Song,” and in February 2007, won MTV Australia’s Best New Artist VMA award, where the album went Gold.
His first single, “For You I Will (Confidence)” which he co-wrote and arranged, went Platinum in the USA and was Top 10 at radio in several countries.
In 2008, after a successful year of awards, national ad campaigns and worldwide television appearances, Geiger starred with Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) in the film “The Rocker”.
Teddy is currently based in New York working on recording and releasing his new album exclusively through Pledge Music. Pledgemusic.com/teddygeiger