King Teddy News

"Could It Be Christmas" a Winner Again in Jango Competition
King Teddy's original Christmas classic "Could It Be Christmas" was announced as a winner of the Radio Airplay Holiday Contest on December 12, 2013. Check it out at

"Intoxicated" Named as Finalist in John Lennon Songwriting Contest
King Teddy's "Intoxicated" was named as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest's Jazz Category. It was the only vocal track chosen in the category.

"Christmas Eve Tonight" Slated for Use in Short Film
King Teddy's "Christmas Eve Tonight" is expected to be used as the featured score for an independent short film. The British filmmaker plans to make the film using stop motion animation. More details will follow as they become available...

"Could It Be Christmas" Named as Finalist in Great American Song Contest
King Teddy's "Could It Be Christmas" was named as a finalist in the 14th annual Great American Song Contest, scoring near the top of the "Special Category Music" division.

King Teddy Wins Wammie
King Teddy took home the Big Band/Swing Recording Wammie on February 17, 2013 for "A Very Teddy Christmas", their three song (two originals and one cover) holiday release.

King Teddy Nominated for 3 Washington Area Music Awards
King Teddy has been nominated for three Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies) in the Big Band/Swing category - vocalist (Mike Sottong), group (King Teddy), and recording (A Very Teddy Christmas). Vote for King Teddy as your fan favorite here!

"Could It Be Christmas" a Winner in Jango Competition
King Teddy's original Christmas classic "Could It Be Christmas" was announced as a winner of the Radio Airplay Holiday Contest on December 5, 2012. Check it out at

Could It Be Airplay?
At 7.45am on November 30, 2012, Charlottesville's light rock powerhouse Z95.1 played "Could It Be Christmas" as part of their all-Christmas lineup which begins just after Thanksgiving. A huge thanks to DJs Sherry Taylor and Les Sinclair for making it happen!

King Teddy at the State Theater
King Teddy was asked to open the Wammies award ceremony this year - we were thrilled to be asked, and played a couple of songs from "Stirred and Shaken". As soon as videos and pictures are posted, we'll link 'em here. Please stand by...

A Very Teddy Christmas!
Two brand new original tunes available to download on CDBaby - these brand new retro-swing Christmas classics (two originals, plus a sax-driven instrumental take on “Winter Wonderland”) will be right at home in your holiday mix whether you’re warming your cockles by the fireplace or triple-stepping around the dance floor. Visit CDBaby or iTunes and get 'em before the holiday rush!

USAirways in-flight entertainment - swinging at 30,000 feet!
Our song, "Buzz, Buzz, Buzz and Tweedlee Dee" was selected to be one of fifteen songs on the Indie Showcase: Sonicbids Audio Channel available on US Airways during the months of July and August. With 3,244 national and international flights, it's possible that 610,000 passengers heard King Teddy!

Short Stack is Again Available!
All of the tunes from our 2003 EP are now available through CDBaby - iTunes will follow shortly! Only $4 cheap!

Stirred and Shaken Receives Two 2010 Washington Area Music "Wammies"
We're up against some pretty stiff competition in the DC area, so winning the Wammie for the Big Band/Swing Recording category, and the Wammie for Debut Recording is a pretty big deal to us. Thank you to those that voted for us, to those that have picked the album up, to the DC music community we fondly call home, and a special thanks to our generous and die-hard supporters in the swing dance community. We love you.

King Teddy received nominations in five categories of the 2010 Wammie Awards:

We're delighted to have received such kind recognition from the Washington, D.C. music community, and congratulate all winners and nominees on great accomplishments in 2010.