Todd Keller

Todd Keller

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Todd's music springs from the era of the late '60's and early '70's when rock and soul music shared the same audience. Like his influences Van Morrison, Rolling Stones, Motown and Joss Stone, Todd prefers old school production with live drums, groovy bass, tasty guitars and Hammond B-3 for dessert.

Biography

Todd Keller is a Roots Rock & Soul, Singer/Songwriter based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Todd's music springs from the era of the late '60's and early '70's when rock and soul music shared the same audience. Like his influences Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones, Motown, Joss Stone and Lenny Kravitz, Todd prefers old school production with live drums, groovy bass, tasty guitars and Hammond B-3 for dessert.

Todd self-produces his recordings in his home studio, Studio Odd and plays most or all of the instruments himself with occasional help from studio musicians. “I’ve always been fascinated with artists like Prince and Lenny Kravitz who are totally self-sufficient in the studio.” In the future, when the budget accommodates, Todd would love to record to analog tape with vintage and analog gear to emulate the sound of the older records and the modern recordings of The White Stripes, Jamie Cullum and early Lenny Kravitz.

Todd tries to write in the full range of human emotions. Any topic is game from lust to anger, despair to hope, heartbreak to love, political to apathetic, or fun to serious. “I’ve always enjoyed The Beatles for their diversity of song topics. They covered a wide spectrum of human emotion on albums like The White Album (The Beatles) and Abbey Road. I think that degree of exploration is hard to find in today’s music.”

Todd is known around St. Louis for his fun and interactive live shows. “I view the stage as my living room and the audience as my close friends.” He engages the audience in witty, personal banter as if he were at a friends house party. “I like to break down the wall between performer and audience, otherwise I feel like I’m playing only to satisfy myself.”

Todd has performed over 400 shows in the last 5 years alone, mostly in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Currently he has taken a break from performing to focus on the recording of his first full length CD due out later this year.

Lyrics

Go For It

Written By: Todd Keller

It’s all I want
It’s all I see
But it feels so hard
So impossible to reach
I won’t hesitate
I won’t hit the brakes
I won’t stand in line
Cause yesterday was too late

Money comes
And money goes
Where it went
Who the hell the knows
Cause all I need
Is enough for me
To live my life
And let my mind wander free

Go For It, but you don’t know how
Go For It, you’ve got to sing it loud
Go For It, but you don’t know how
Go For It, you’ve got to sing it loud

I’ve tried it twice
Well it ain’t so nice
By now can’t you see
That I don’t want to be
What you are
I want to be a star
And fly away
On my electric guitar

Go For It, but you don’t know how
Go For It, you’ve got to sing it loud
Go For It, but you don’t know how
Go For It, you’ve got to sing it loud

Everybody Get Together

Written By: Todd Keller

Everybody, get together
Once in a while

Some men live, for themselves
And they feel, for no one else
We all need, the same things
Let the bell of love and hope and freedom ring

Everybody, get together
Weak or strong, we’ll make it better
Everybody, get together
Once in a while

One man dreams, another lives
What one man takes, another gives
One man runs, while others crawl
Some men rise above it all where others fall

Everybody, get together
Weak or strong, we’ll make it better
Everybody, get together
Once in a while

Peace will come in many shapes for us all
I just close my eyes and wish upon a star

Everybody, get together
Weak or strong, we’ll make it better
Everybody, get together
Take a stand, that lasts forever
Anybody, can be somebody
The world is big enough for everybody
Everybody, get together
Once in a while

Discography

Rock This Town - 2003

Set List

In addition to the 30 or more original songs that Todd can perform live, he also knows hundreds of cover tunes from all genres and eras. Todd has taken a break from performing live to concentrate on the recording of first full lenth CD.