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Floatin – Karl Püschel ft. Cody Wood

May 27, 2014

Karl Püschel and I met through an appreciation of each other’s music on YouTube and soon after embarked on Floatin, a long distance collaboration from Vancouver to Los Angeles. Along with help from producer Chris Toeller and songwriters Adam Edgar and Morgan Paros, the song evolved over the course of a year from a mix-tape track to a completely re-worked record. Floatin has been selected as a featured track on Underground Hip-Hop Blog online and is available for download on iTunes.

Lyric Video by Buena Vista Foto

Collage – New Lyric Video & Placements

May 12, 2014

Collage, featured song of the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival, is now featured in the popular music library of Pasadena based music publishing company, 5 Alarm Music, and continues to find new places in films and commercials. Check out the new lyric video as well as the hands-free spec commercial “Hans Fri” written by my good friend Steve Alderfer.

Revenge: Young Conrad Grayson

March 10, 2014

I was recently cast to play the younger version of notorious Revenge character Conrad Grayson, expertly performed by award winning actor Henry Czerny. The flashbacks scenes I filmed also included young versions of Victoria Grayson and Pascal LeMarchal. Unfortunately the storyline was changed and my scenes never aired. Although I was disappointed that I won’t be able to share my work as young Conrad I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have been a small part in such an incredible show. The cast and crew were unbelievably talented and I am looking forward to bringing everything I learned on set to my next role.

Revenge Script

Cody Wood Conrad Grayson

Bel-Air Film Festival World Premiere: Terezín

October 13, 2013

My performance as Alexi, a young violinist in a WWII concentration camp, will premiere at the Bel-Air Film Festival on October 13th, 2013. Written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien. For tickets and more information visit Bel-Air Film Festival.com

Cody Wood Terezin Premiere v2

Skin & Bones – New Single!

October 12, 2013

A debut single that comes with a bonus; two unique and powerful versions. I collaborated with Los Angeles based songwriters/producers Joe Burge and Chris Toeller to create two distinct versions of a song about fighting your way through the haters, past the critics, and running your own life. This unconventional two-song release is fitting for the message singer Marissa DuBois brings home: “I’m not scared anymore and so my patience is gone, it’s time I stand up and take the world head on.”

Both versions are now available to purchase on iTunes!

CWRU Thirty Under 30 – Rising Star

October 12, 2013

Congratulations to all of the CWRTU featured alumni! Also, thank you very much to Jeffrey Verespej and everyone at Case Western Reserve University’s “Think” Magazine!

“The day Cody Wood walked across the stage at commencement, he walked into a new career.
Hours after graduating with dual degrees in biomedical engineering and music, he appeared as Bing Crosby in a production of the musical A Tribute to the USO in North Canton, Ohio. About six weeks later, he headed to California, landed an agent and began a performance career that draws on all of his skills—even the engineering ones…”

Read the fill article by Roger Mezger.

Stay – Rihanna (Live Cover by Cody Wood & Morgan Paros)

September 19, 2013

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more cover songs and other awesome videos! :)

Back House – New Single!

March 19, 2013

Check out my latest single “Back House!” It’s a party rock anthem x heartbreak. The song is now available to purchase on iTunes!”

Back House

[Written by Cody Wood, Morgan Paros, and Chris Toeller. Recorded and produced by Chris Toeller and Cody Wood at Integritty Records. Photo credit: Pablo Hernandez 2013 (Fernanda Romero & Cody Wood) ©Cody Wood 2013.]

Violinist for X-Factor Winner Tate Stevens New Music Video Featured During Grammys!

February 7, 2013

Keep your eyes out for me during the 55th Annual Grammy Award Ceremony! I will be performing fiddle in the new Pepsi sponsored music video “Holler If You’re With Me” by X-Factor Winner Tate Stevens.

Cody Wood with Tate Stevens

Me, far right, getting down on the fiddle.

Holiday Single – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

November 30, 2012

Special thanks to Jacob for this holiday inspired fan video set to my Christmas single “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” I recorded all of the instruments on the track including multiple violin parts and piano.

New single – “With You”

July 1, 2012

I recently completed writing and producing another single with good friend Chris Toeller called “With You.” The song is performed by the very 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! I 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.”

Downtown LA skyline

Nomination for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards

November 14, 2011

My latest pop 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!

Me and Cora Lakey rocking the red carpet at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards!

Featured Artist of the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival

June 6, 2011

I am so honored to receive the “Emerging Artist Award” for the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival in NYC!  My song “Collage” was played throughout the week at the film festival. On the final night of the festival I got to perform, along with featured artist Morgan Paros, at the Hiro Ballroom in NYC.

The Sneak Peak video below, set to “Collage” “Collage” 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.

Pal Joey

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 one my idols, Frank Sinatra. I was fortunate to perform 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 influencer in 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….”

Water for Elephants (Reece Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson) was my first big Hollywood movie experience. I originally auditioned and was cast as the violinist in the circus band. Unfortunately the band ended up being only brass instruments, but I was given the opportunity to work as an extra. It was an absolutely amazing film to work on for so many reasons. The desert landscape, authentic wardrobe, and incredible circus tents made it feel like we were actually living the story. Also, I was able to earn my initial SAG vouchers to become SAG eligible which is the first rung of building a career as a film and tv actor. To read more from my blog series visit the Water for Elephants Film Blog!

That’s me! Second in from left, white jacket :)

Biography

by Maiah Johnson

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.

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.”


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Press

Armando - Underground Hip-Hop Blog.com Karl Püschel and Cody Wood met through YouTube and soon after embarked on Floatin, a long distance collaboration from Vancouver to Los Angeles. Their song, Floatin is selected as Underground Hip-Hop Blog's premiere featured track of the week.

Armando - Underground Hip-Hop Blog.com

Roger Mezger “The day Cody Wood walked across the stage at commencement, he walked into a new career. Hours after graduating with dual degrees in biomedical engineering and music, he appeared as Bing Crosby in a production of the musical A Tribute to the USO in North Canton, Ohio..."

Roger Mezger

Jess - Vancouver Music Reivew Well produced soft rap / soul called “Floatin’"...the sound turned out as smooth as can be.

Jess - Vancouver Music Reivew

Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA "..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

Charlotte Larcabal - The Daily Universe "Both the band and the audience clearly enjoyed themselves during the hour-long show. Along with having a fresh and soulful sound, Wood was also an entertaining performer and cheerfully interacted and joked with the crowd between songs.”

Charlotte Larcabal - The Daily Universe

The King Collective "Awards for the different films and shorts were passed out followed by a beautiful performance by Cody Wood."

The King Collective

Apogee Digital “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

944 Magazine "...followed by a knock-out performance by this year’s festival Sneak Peek emerging musician discovery – Cody Wood."

944 Magazine

Michelle Weiss - Variety "Cody Wood finalized the festival's last night with a performance..."

Michelle Weiss - Variety

Helen Schmidt - The Examiner "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

Music

Legacy

Written and produced by Cody Wood, Kamar Elliott, Chris Toeller, and Scot Stewart. © 2016 Integritty Records

Standing on the Edge (single)

Written and produced by Cody Wood, Pjay Korleone, Chris Toeller, and Scot Stewart. © 2016 Integritty Records

Attention Please

Written and produced by Cody Wood and Chris Toeller. © 2016 Integritty Records

California Charm (single)

Written and produced by Cody Wood, Chris Toeller, and Ramón Blanco. © 2016 Integritty Records

Hit (single)

Written and produced by Cody Wood and Chris Toeller. © 2016 Integritty Records

Come and Get It (single)

Written and produced by Cody Wood and Joe Burge. © 2016 My My Music/Integritty Records

Go Hard (3P)

Tracklist: Go Hard, Loop Infinite, Never Thought. Written by Cody Wood and Todd Crawford. Produced by Cody Wood & Scot Stewart. © Integritty Records 2016

Chemical Cascades (Single)

Written by Cody Wood and Patrick Knight. Produced by Cody Wood & Scot Stewart. © Integritty Records 2015

XXX (3P)

Tracklist: XXX, Lookin 4 U, N.D.C. Written by Cody Wood, Adam Edgar, Benjamin Mower, and Todd Crawford. Produced by Cody Wood & Scot Stewart. © Integritty Records 2015

Floatin (Single)

Written by Karl Püschel, Chris Toeller, Adam Edgar, Cody Wood, and Morgan Paros. Produced by Chris Toeller & Cody Wood. © Integritty Records 2014

Dyllan Murray

Cody had the pleasure of working as the musical director and vocal performance coach for the talented young pop singer Dyllan Murray throughout 2014. Keep an eye out for Dyllan as he continues to develop as an artist.

Skin & Bones

I wrote and produced this track with Joe Burge, and Chris Toeller. I also plays violin on the track and designed the album art. Performed by Marissa DuBois. © Integritty Records 2013

Starting from Scratch

Cody served as the music supervisor for the film as well as a composer for the opening theme song "With You."

Collage Remix (Single)

Remixed by Tristan Boston of Fire Hazard productions, Collage gets a new blend of synths and sounds that kick it into high gear.

Back House (Single)

Written by Cody Wood, Morgan Paros, and Chris Toeller. Recorded and produced by Chris Toeller and Cody Wood at Integritty Records. © Cody Wood 2013 Photo credit: Pablo Hernandez 2013 (Fernanda Romero & Cody Wood)

With You (Single)

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 (Single)

An orchestrated arrangement of Lil Wayne's hit song "How to Love" performed by Cody Wood and produced by Chris Toeller.

On My Own (Single)

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) (Single)

"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.

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.

Credo

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

The Parting Shot

Short Film

"Parting Shots" is a dark comedy about two old soldiers fighting one last war... against each other. Cody plays the young version of lead character Cy. Directed by Anirban Roy, starring Larry Hankin (Breaking Bad, Friends)

Revenge

Episodic

Cody was cast to guest star as "Young Conrad Grayson" in the hit ABC show Revenge starring Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, and Henry Czerny.

Terezin

Feature Film

Set to premier at the Bel-Air Film Festival, Cody plays a young violinist held captive in a WWII concentration camp. Written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien.

Happy Friday!

Web Series

Happy Friday! is a 12-episode scripted web series created and written by Cody Wood with Dan Capellaro, Avital Ash, Darrin Glesser, and Steve Alderfer. Script available on request.

HIT

Short

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?

TV Series

In addition to writing the original song "On My Own" for the series, Cody will appear as an actor in season two.

Study Abroad

Short

Written by and starring Cody Wood, this short piece was filmed by Relentless Filmworks and features Morgan Paros.

Pal Joey

Theatre

Theatrical production of Pal Joey directed by Peter Schneider (Lion King on Broadway) and performed at the Boston Court Theatre. Cody played the role of Chandler, a drunken heckler that disrupts Joey's big performance.

Water for Elephants

Feature Film

"Rube" in the feature film staring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Musical Theatre

Cody performed as a Hayrider and fiddle player for the 18 show run of Buddy Holly as seen in Broadway World at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts.

The Social Network

Feature Film

Cody worked as an extra in the award winning feature "The Social Network" staring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake.

Forever Plaid

Musical Theatre

Cody played the role of Sparky in the fun filled production of Forever Plaid directed by Rob Barron.