It was like a time warp at The Roxy on Saturday night in Hollywood, CA.
Three of our favorite singer/songwriters from the mid-2000’s took the stage for a sold out show – Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton and Teddy Geiger. Sure, these three might have been in competition with each other back around 2004/2005, but now they are buddies that decided on the fly to put together a special tour that kicked off January 3 in New Jersey and will wrap up tonight in San Diego.
The show kicked off with opening act Spencer Simmons who definitely won over the crowd with her lyrics and relatable awkwardness. She did a mashup of “Jolene” by Dolly Parton and “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift that was also a big hit with the crowd…
Teddy kicked off the evening with “These Walls” and played through old and new music while switching it up between guitar and keyboard. Teddy’s drummer Ryan did most of the bantering in between songs as they talked about working together on Teddy’s new album. He finished off his set with his biggest hit “For You I Will (Confidence).”
Tyler took the stage next to a huge roar from the crowd. He delivered a fun, high energy set full of songs from his album Forget the Storm as well as a few songs from “One Tree Hill.” One of our favorite moments was when he took out his harmonica for the song “California” which is off his “Live in Atlanta” CD. Teddy joined Tyler on stage for a cover of “Missing You” and a hilarious duet of “Ignition (Remix)” by R. Kelly. Overall, Tyler rocked it as usual, we just wish he had played some of his older music.
Ryan capped off the night with a set that made us feel like we were definitely back in 2006. He played through hits from his first two albums including “40 Kinds of Sadness,” “Echo Park,” “Photo,” and “Shine On.” He even still plays “You Can Call Me Al” and in the middle he took requests from the audience and attempted to sing some One Direction & Britney Spears. He was joined on stage for his newest single “I See Light” by Tyler & Teddy and finished off the evening with a big sing-a-long to “On the Way Down.”
It was a great night of music and these three guys definitely still know how to put on a show. We cannot wait for each of their new albums. Check out a bunch of videos from the show below.