He’s also a member of Team Cee Lo and a guy we saw just a snippet of on The Voice.
Which is a shame because there’s a whole lot of music in his background.
The 30-year-old singer-songwriter hails from Chicago, performs with a band called The New Folk and has two albums, two EPs and a couple of singles on iTunes.
The first CD, “We Are the Musicmakers,” was released in 2006 on Todd’s Wyzguy Records. The latest, “Sea Fever,” was released just last May with The New Folk. Make sure to check out “First Sip,” “Intangible” and “Hallelujah.” (The latter is embedded below.)
The Voice also identifies Todd as a private music teacher who plays guitar and piano and classifies his music as indie folk pop.
On the show, Todd auditioned with Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May.”
“I want the great ones to go through,” Cee Lo told him. “And I felt that was great.”
Oh, as for the mane …
Asked to reveal random facts about himself, Todd told Christina Milian that he’s an identical twin and had dreadlocks down past his butt until he cut his hair three months before his Voice audition.
“It was time for a fresh start. I was coming here. I was turning 30. It just felt right.”
And it made a nice segment for the video below.
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Todd Kessler and The New Folk video for “Hallelujah”
Todd Kessler and The New Folks perform “Holes in the Floor”