Eli Teplin is a classically trained pianist, guitarist, songwriter and pop artist, who began as a local performer in Nashville and made his way to Los Angeles after being discovered and signed by Quincy Jones. The music that caught the attention of Mr. Jones and resulted in Eli’s signing to Quincy Jones’ international roster of artists, also landed Eli a spot on BMG's roster of chart-topping songwriters. Eli was quickly noticed by songwriter/producer Tobias Jesso Jr. (Niall Horan, Adele, Sia, John Legend), and Tobias shortly thereafter signed Eli to his publishing company as well.
With influences such as John Mayer, Brian Wilson, Bruce Hornsby and Billy Joel, Eli chases his own style of pop music, while placing an emphasis on his classical foundations. As a pianist and guitarist, Eli studied music in Boston at the New England Conservatory and later moved to Nashville to further his education at Vanderbilt University. His professors at the university recognized his high level of musicality in songwriting and believed in Eli’s extraordinary talents to pursue music. They were confident a broader audience would one day hear his songs.
Eli's debut release, Could It Be Over, which Eli fully wrote and produced, has accumulated over 4.9 million Spotify streams, and has received love worldwide and from top influencers, including Lele Pons. Eli has also co-written many other songs for artists, such as "End Like This" by Rhys Lewis (Decca/UMG), "Company" by Baauer (Harlem Shake), "The One Who Stays" and "Babe, It Just Happens" by Trent Dabbs, “I Hurt Too Much” by Clark Beckham, several of which have been synched to major television shows (Designated Survivor, Love Island).
Not only is Eli a co-writer and co-producer on Mat Kearney’s upcoming album, he is also opening and playing keys for Mat Kearney’s “City of Black & White Revisited” tour this fall. Continue to keep a close lookout in 2019 for new music from Eli, which includes his recent release of “Can’t Stop Thinkin’ About You” with talented guitarist Mateus Asato, and an accompanying music video featuring actress/model Alyssa Lynch.