A native of Washington, D.C., Ted Niceley cut his teeth in the music industry in the late 70s playing bass for his hometown’s revered power pop band “The Razz” before venturing off with Razz lead guitarist Tommy Keene’s solo band at the end of the decade. Ted produced the TKG’s first LP, “Strange Alliance” and the “Places That Are Gone” EP which hit number one on the 1984 Village Voice “Pazz & Jop” critics poll and garnered a four star review in Rolling Stone.

Since then, Ted has been most known for his production work with Fugazi, Girls Against Boys, Shudder To Think, and Noir Désir, among others. Ted’s expertise relies less on studio tricks or a “trademark sound” but rather, it is the convergence of his wisdom, years of studio intuition, and steadfast impartiality to projects that helps his artists to make the best record they can make.