Todd Kuffner

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Musical artist

Todd Alan Kuffner (born May 26, 1983)[1] is an American-born British musician. He is best known as a lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist.

Early life

Kuffner was born in Cleveland, Ohio, soon before his family settled in Wooster, Ohio.[2]

In middle school, Kuffner began playing electric guitar and writings songs. However, music remained a hobby while he pursued education. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2004, Kuffner moved to London and began postgraduate study in economics at the London School of Economics, obtaining two M.Sc. degrees in economics and econometrics & mathematical economics. Soon after, he began a Ph.D. in mathematics at Imperial College London.[3]

During 2011-2013, he was appointed as an assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.[4]

Kuffner is currently a visiting professor of mathematics in the mathematics department of Washington University in St. Louis.


Kuffner at an acoustic show in London, UK, 2009

In early 2009, Kuffner began uploading videos of his songs to YouTube.[5] Before long, he became a YouTube partner and his videos attracted hundreds of thousands of views.

In October 2009, Kuffner won a competition on YouTube to open for Nerina Pallot at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.[6]

In the spring of 2010, Kuffner began recording his debut album, Squirrel Hunter in Training, and it was released on July 18, 2010. The album features 35 of Kuffner's original songs spread over two CDs. Kuffner wrote, arranged, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered the album entirely by himself in London.

Kuffner is the cousin of bassist Christopher Kuffner who is a member of Ingrid Michaelson's band and the nephew of Hap Kuffner, a well-known deal-maker in the musical instrument business.

Past and present equipment

Kuffner performing in 2009
Present Equipment

(Summer 2010)


Studio albums


External links

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