Todd Kramer Band
Todd Kramer is a singer/songwriter originally from the sleepy town of Woodbridge, CT – he currently resides in New York City.
Beginning his career as just a hobby, he started training his voice and performing at only 12 years old for small audiences of friends and colleagues from his hometown. At 15, he wrote the lyrics and melody for his first song “Fate,” inspired by a young love. Four years later, after honing his self-taught skills on the guitar, he wrote his first full song, “Summertime Blues”.
Who would have thought that something that started as just a playful hobby would eventually turn into a serious pursuit?
Upon graduating from Syracuse University in May 2009 amid a poor economy and limited job opportunities, Todd decided it was the right time to pursue his secret lifelong dream. He spent years developing his personal style as a guitarist, songwriter and performer that has been compared to the likes of John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Howie Day.
His song writing remains inspired by people, places and events in his own life. Past and current relationships, the transition into life in the “real world” and world travels he has embarked on — including having lived in Madrid, Spain and sojourns to Portugal, Ireland, London and various other dream-like destinations — have all influenced his personal taste and style to help him grow musically and personally. A wide variety of musical influences has also facilitated the growth in Todd’s music from contemporary singer/songwriters like Ray LaMontagne and Howie Day to legends like Dylan, Springsteen, Morrison and Clapton. As he also manages to add a splash of contemporary pop to his sound, displayed by his original acoustic remix of Beyonce’s “If I Were A Boy” and Sean Kington’s “Replay,” it is no wonder that he is quickly becoming a cult favorite on the NYC music scene.
Now that Todd has gained acclaim from fellow artists and experience as an on-stage presence, he has become a regular at some of New York City’s most well-known coffeehouses and clubs, notably Rockwood Music Hall, Bowery Electric, The Bitter End and Caffe Vivaldi in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
With a first album planned for release before the end of 2010, in collaboration with famed Matisyahu producer Angelo Montrone, you can expect to hear and see a lot from this up-and-coming talented performer. His music is full of infectious melodies and thoughtful, relatable lyrics so inviting that you will not want to miss a single chord.