Cody Westman

Cody Westman

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Cody Westman is a Canadian acoustic rock musician whose guitar and smokey-sweet voice deliver songs of the loved and the lonely, with a heavy focus on dynamics and vocal harmony. (Think Dave Matthews meets Neil Young and they share a bottle of wine on the way to Jack White's house).

Biography

Current lineup: Cody Westman (vocals/guitar/percussion) and a revolving door of great musicians including Phil Maloney (Hey Rosetta!), Josh Ward (Hey Rosetta!), Paul Brace, Neal Ryan, Scott Archibald, David Popoff, Coco Love Alcorn, Ali Siadat (Mother Mother)

**Recent live video including MUSIC VIDEO SHOT AS 5 MIN SHORT FILM at: www.youtube.com/codywestman**

**Most of these songs are LIVE to showcase that I am a LIVE act**

**myspace.com/codywestman**

(Think Dave Matthews meets Neil young, and they share a bottle of wine on the way to Jack White's house!)

Cody Westman has spent the last five years writing and crafting his unique sound. His characteristic voice and on-stage energy have been noticed by many and with the release of 2010’s I AM CODY WESTMAN, doors are beginning to open. Using loop pedals and effects on the acoustic guitar, Cody transitions effortlessly from a traditional unplugged sound to a raging delay-filled solo and back again, fascinating his listeners. Cody’s efforts have allowed him to play over 500 shows in five years, including festivals in British Columbia and Edmonton, a solo tour of Western Europe and opening slots for Leon Russell (Joe Cocker, The Rolling Stones and others) and Steven Page and Blue Rodeo at the 2009 George Street Festival in St John's, Newfoundland.

I AM CODY WESTMAN (2010 Cats Eye Productions/Records) encompasses many of the styles that showcase Cody as a musician; Blues, Rock, Percussion and classic songwriting. His unique voice and concise, dynamic songs hold the guitar-driven album together from the powerful opening blues-rock number “I had a Lover” to the heartfelt closer “Moving On.” Cody recently commented: “I think my new CD, I Am Cody Westman is a good representation of what I’m all about, and I look forward to getting out and touring behind it! I live to play live!”

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"Cody Rocks! Period." - Candice Udle - 97.5 K-ROCK

"People are looking for something different. Cody has it!" - Paddy Daly - Host 'Out of the Fog' Cable TV, St John's NL

“(These guys) have just touched on something world class. I can’t wait to see what’s next!” – Bill Buckingham, Producer

"Watch out for this guy!" - Todd Hancock 99.3 The Fox, Vancouver

"Take a listen to I AM CODY WESTMAN. You won't be disappointed!" - The Interior News

“I can’t wait to have him back in Belgium!” Luc Wagemann, Kinky Star Club – Gent, Belgium

Discography

I Am Cody Westman - (2010)
'Mile High Echo' - (2007)
Lean In - EP - (2006)
Just Like That - (2005)

Set List

Sets usally last 30 - 60 minutes. Originals and obscure covers with Cody's twist...

Twenty Nine
I had a Lover
Everything
Can't Feel Nothing
Good Woman
A thief's lament
Build me up
Everybody's somebody
Walk alone
Playground
NY minute
Death of O.M. Winter
Solstice song
As Seen on TV
Judgment Day
I Am Not Alone
Feel the Same
Elephant in the Room
Rising Power
Fall Around You
Mirror's Picture
Devil Go Away
End of Me
Utila

Hey Hey My My
Miserable Bastard
So Hard Done By
Ride Like Hell
Cry Baby Cry
Voodoo Chile
All Along the Watchtower
Excuse Me Mr
Will it go round in Circles