Ted Emmer
Birth Date:  March 21
Hometown:  Anaheim, CA


Ted, a self-taught drummer and guitarist, joined his first band, “Kashmir” at age 11.  They began as a Led Zeppelin cover band, but evolved into original music over the next 10 years.  Ted notes many influences, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Aerosmith.  Focusing on music in college, he studied music theory and jazz improvisation.  Ted made his living as a carpenter while honing his writing, arranging, and performing skills playing in several bands, including Myth, Teasia and Long Sleeve Shirts.  He believes these years also taught him the importance of chemistry.

Ted relocated to Las Vegas in 1994, working as a scenic carpenter, building sets and special effects.  During his free time, he jammed on drums and guitar with local bands Neighbors, Crowded Mouth, No Request, and Special Ed.  This multi-talented musician was working on a solo project, “Too Many Teds,” on which he sang and played all the instruments, until a referral from a good friend prompted an audition with One Way Street in May 2002.