Cody recorded all of the instruments on the track including multiple violin parts and piano.
New single – “With You”
July 1, 2012
Cody recently completed writing and producing another single with Chris Toeller called “With You.” The song is performed by talented Aussie singer Sarah Dokowicz and will be featured as the opening song of the new film “Starting from Scratch!” The song is the debut single by Sarah D and is available to purchase on iTunes!
The concept for the song is inspired by a scene in “Starting from Scratch” where the young couple quickly court and fall in love. The film, starring James Huang (Eagle Eye) and Elizabeth Sandy (Parks and Rec), is slated for release in festivals in 2013.
Qwiet – To the Sky feat. Cody Wood & Morgan Paros
March 27, 2012
The official music video for the track “To the Sky” is out now! Cody wrote and performed the chorus for the track which is available on iTunes as a part of Qwiet’s latest album “The Meridian of Rhyme.”
March 14, 2012
Cody has recently finished writing and tracking several new recordings slated for release as singles. The tracks will be produced by drummer/producer Chris Toeller. So far Cody’s musical collaborations with Chris have been very successful. Together they have already worked on four recordings and are optimistic about a future of strong collaborations. Chris is also the drummer and producer on Cody’s powerful new single “Back House”.
For more information about Chris visit his website or connect with him on facebook.
Cody recently performed in the music video for “To the Sky” with hip-hop artist Qwiet featuring violin by Morgan Paros. Cody wrote and sings the chorus on the song which consequently became the title for the track.
Listen to the track “To the Sky” in the top right corner of this website or by visiting Qwiet on bandcamp.
Nomination for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards
November 14, 2011
Cody’s pop track track, “On My Own”, written for up and coming singer/actress Cora Lakey is currently nominated for Best Pop Track at the 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Awards!
Cody Wood and Cora Lakey at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
Featured Artist of the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival
June 6, 2011
Cody is winner of the Emerging Artist Award for the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival in NYC! His song “Collage” was played throughout the week at the film festival. On the final night of the festival Cody was invited to perform, along with featured artist Morgan Paros, at the Hiro Ballroom in NYC.
The Sneak Peak video, below, was edited by Travis Graalman and shown before every movie throughout the Gen Art festival! Actors including Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Scott Caan, Zoe Kravitz, Dan Byrd, Emily Van Camp, Rachel Boston, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Harvey Keitel, and Marisa Tomei appear in the montage.
March 30, 2011
Pal Joey is a musical based on the book by John O’Hara and written by the famous duo Rodgers and Hart. It has been through numerous revivals, including the 1957 film starring Frank Sinatra.
Cody performed in the most recent Los Angeles revival of the Pal Joey extravaganza; a theatrical re-invention by Peter Schneider. Peter produced the original Lion King on Broadway and has been a major player in the national theater. The show performed exclusively at the Boston Court Theater in Pasadena. Check out more photos of the cast on Flickr!
Water for Elephants: A Rube’s-Eye View
July 27, 2010
“Screams echoed around and around and my heart pounded. Leaping over hay bales I came bounding almost even with the llama again…”CUT!!!! CUT!” shouted the assistant director. Everyone came to a stop and looked around. Twenty feet to my right an elephant lifted its trunk in the air. The megaphone rang out again. “Places everyone. Great job. Places.” We all marched back to our starting positions and tried to collect ourselves for another stampede.”
It was one of those hot summer nights that New Yorkers live for. Cody Wood took the stage at the closing party for the 16th Annual Gen Art Film Festival. “The whole room felt like it was pulsing. Though, that also could have been from the DJ or my exaggerated heartbeat,” he says with a smile. I find it hard to believe he could have been nervous, as Cody has recently played The Roxy in LA and was also named winner of the Eventful Battle of the Bands. He performed a favorite of mine, his song Collage, which served as the soundtrack to the Gen Art Sneak Peak video. It’s hip, edgy, and classic at the same time. It has all the markings of a creation by an artist on the move.
When I met Cody, he was practicing his violin in the band room of our small high school in a town west of Boston, MA. The sounds floating through the hallway communicated more to me than just a guy practicing his scales. It was clear to me he loved music for what it could express. As I listened to him play, I wondered to myself where he came from and where he would end up.
Energetic. Innovative. Stylistically daring. These are just a few of the words that accurately describe Cody and his talent. Since coming on the scene, he has continued to woo audiences with his distinctively soulful voice and groundbreaking arrangements. Cody’s love for music began at the age of 4: long before our paths were to cross. Now, I sit starry eyed as I watch my dear friend sailing on a professional high, finding himself the recipient of the Gen Art Film Festival Featured Artist Award.
Surpassing the definition of triple threat, Cody holds the titles of singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. He can be found on the silver screen, most recently in Water for Elephants alongside Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. His experience with the film isn’t limited to acting, but also put Wood on the map as an accomplished writer. He penned an acclaimed blog where he introduced friends, family, and fans to the secret world of the film. And just when you might think Cody has tapped out of his creative flow, he mentions several more projects currently in the works including a soon-to-be released web-series called “Who Is Billie MacKenzie?” for which he penned a pop single for lead actress and singer, Cora Lakey.
In all his copious free time (ha!), Cody will be collaborating with fashion house bySMITH, representing their new line of ties, available exclusively online at codywood.net. All the while, he’s working on original material for new musical releases in the upcoming year (sneak peeks can be found on his Twitter account, @codywood).
I couldn’t help but ask what keeps him going, as there never seems to be a dull moment. “There’s always something to look forward to,” he says. “I have something different I want to communicate as an artist. I’m working on that every day.”
** Maiah Johnson is an avid writer and music lover. She can be found producing fashion events in NYC, on her blog, and on twitter.
“Last week Los Angeles’ two premiere violinists Cody Wood and Morgan Paros performed at Hiro Lounge in Manhattan’s West Side.” Helen Schmidt – The Examiner
“…followed by a knock-out performance by this year’s festival Sneak Peek emerging musician discovery – Cody Wood.”
“Recorded entirely on the Apogee ONE using the internal microphone, singer/songwriter Cody Wood’s song Collage was unanimously selected by GenArt as the official song for the 2011 film festival teaser…” Apogee Digital
“Awards for the different films and shorts were passed out followed by a beautiful performance by Cody Wood.” The King Collective
“HUGE talent, this Cody Wood. Check this cat out!” James Morrison (Actor: Law and Order, Hawthorne, 24)
“Mr. Cody Wood mixes rock and jazz with more refinery than the Bacardi factory.”
Sad Steve Music Blog
“..An all-around terrific cast, most of whom are musical theater performers who just happen to play musical instruments as terrifically as they sing and act. There’s Steve Alderfer on rhythm guitar,and Cody Wood on violin…” Steven Stanley – Stage Scene LA
“Thank you! If I could design a music artist, I think I would design an artist with just your style.” – Amanda
“You guys were incredible! :)” – Priya
“You are a performer and born to do this!” – Bruce
“The music is fantastic! And it’s also exciting to know someone who is truly living out their dreams. I think that’s the coolest thing about it!” – Ryan
“If I just had to choose one song to listen to, it would be Inside Out. I cannot explain how wonderful this song is, I absolutely love it and you sing it so well. I am going to have to put your song on my Cell so I can expose my friends to you and your music.” – Arianna
Remixed by Tristan Boston of Fire Hazard productions, Collage gets a new blend of synths and sounds that kick it into high gear.
Written by Cody Wood and Chris Toeller and performed by Sarah Dokowicz. This uptempo 60's era throwback will be featured at the opening of the upcoming film "Starting from Scratch" starring James Huang and Elizabeth Sandy.
To the Sky
Cody is a featured artist on "The Meridian of Rhyme", the latest from hip-hop artist Qwiet. Cody wrote and performed the chorus on track four, "To The Sky". Also featured on the album is violinist Morgan Paros (Arcs of Life & To the Sky).
How to Love
An orchestrated arrangement of Lil Wayne's hit song "How to Love" performed by Cody Wood and produced by Chris Toeller.
On My Own – Cora Lakey
Written by Cody Wood and produced by Chris Toeller for the new web series "Who is Billie Mackenzie?" Vocal performance by Cora Lakey.
Collage (feat. Morgan Paros)
"Collage" was the featured song of the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival and will be used in several upcoming indie films and commercials.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Music (vocals, violins, and piano) by Cody Wood.
Produced by Chris Toeller.
Album art by Vivien Larena.
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You (feat. Ben Weiss)
Featured in the major motion picture Water for Elephants, "I'm Confessin' That I Love You" is a beautiful song first published in 1930. The song has been recorded by some of the most influential singers of the century including Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como, and Lena Horne.
The Love We Know
This original song earned Cody a spot as a finalist in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
"Inside Out" is an original single from Cody's first studio album "Nothin' to It." The album was produced by Marc Plotkin and Cody Wood, recorded by Marc Plotkin at the Patrick Audio Recording Center in Cleveland, OH and mastered by Vlado Meller at Universal Mastering Studios, New York, NY.
Kan Wakan – Forever Found
Session violinist for the radio single "Forever Found" released in 2012. Currently featured on KCRW Los Angeles.
I Melt With You – soundtrack
Violinist for the motion picture soundtrack along with violinist Morgan Paros.
Grammy Award winning album. Cody was a member of the Phoenix Boys Choir and spent a week recording the album with conductor Helmuth Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival.
Sudden Death – soundtrack
Violinist for the award winning motion picture soundtrack by Kenny Wood.
Making Spirits Bright
This is the first album that Cody made the front cover! He is on the recording as a singer and also played violin on track five. As a member of the Phoenix Boys Choir, Cody went on two world tours and won a Grammy Award for the choir's work on Krzstof Penderecki's Credo.
Stage & Screen
Happy Friday! is a 14-episode scripted web series created and written by Cody Wood with Dan Capellaro, Avital Ash, Darrin Glesser, and Steve Alderfer. Producers/agents interested in reading the script should contact Cody directly at email@example.com
This intense spy vs spy "short" is directed by Jeff Olney and Russel Welch and starring Adam Edgar and Cody Wood.
Who Is Billie Mackenzie?
In addition to writing the original song "On My Own" for the series, Cody will appear as an actor in season two.
Written by and starring Cody Wood, this short piece was filmed by Relentless Filmworks and features Morgan Paros.
Boston Court Theater
Original theatrical production of Pal Joey directed by Peter Schneider (Lion King on Broadway)
Water for Elephants
Fox Major Motion Picture
"Rube" in the feature film staring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon.
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts
Hayrider / violinist for the 18 show run of Buddy Holly as seen in Broadway World.
The Social Network
Extra in the award winning feature "The Social Network" staring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake.
Table Mountain Casino
Played Sparky in fun filled production of Forever Plaid directed by Rob Barron