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Desi and Cody

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States | SELF

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States | SELF
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"Top 20 Tulsa, Oklahom Bands"

esi & Cody – Male/female duos are taking music in directions that have never been available to sex specific pairs. Harmonies, instruments and styles are diverse. Cody Clinton was looking for a darker tone to songs that had been for his Power Pop leaning band. He enlisted Portland native Desirae Roses on the strength of two backing vocals she provided for Cody’s solo debut. Cody’s mature road tested command of a song is an excellent match for the natural sultry delivery of Desi. - See more at: http://www.thealternateroot.com/rants-and-raves/203-archived-features/1195-top-20-tulsa-oklahoma-bands-right-now#sthash.Het6t78X.dpuf - Alternate Root Magazine


"Desi and Cody Tulsa People's Top Ten Artists to Watch"

DESI & CODY

It’s a familiar tale.

Boy meets girl. Boy asks girl to sing harmonies on a couple of the songs he’s recording. Girl reluctantly agrees. Boy convinces girl to come on stage during a gig, despite her apprehension. Five years and countless gigs later, boy and girl are among the most popular music acts in Tulsa, finishing up a new album, planning an autumn wedding and gearing up to hit the road and take their tunes nationwide.

OK. Maybe it’s not that familiar a tale. But it’s how Desirae Roses and Cody Clinton became the folk-rock duo Desi & Cody, and to hear them tell it, the tale is just getting started.

“Before, as far as records go — it was either Desi or it was Cody,” says Clinton. “The record we’re making now is going to be the actual beginning of Desi & Cody.”

That record has been a long time in the making. All t­­he material is fine-tuned and the music recorded, but the remaining hurdle is to get the recordings mixed and to get the physical albums pressed and distributed. To jump that hurdle, the pair is taking the modern, independent route by asking fans to chip in via a campaign on the increasingly popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter (see below for more).

“We’ve put a lot of resources into this,” Roses says. “But ultimately, the path we decided to take, it will sound better when it’s done. And that’s the most important thing.”

Lineup: Desirae Roses (vocals); Cody Clinton (vocals, guitar)

Sounds like: Bright folk-rock harmonies reminiscent of the Mamas and the Papas, with an indie flavor akin to She & Him.

2013 and beyond: Planning to finish their new record with funds raised via Kickstarter. The duo offers several packages in return for various donation tiers. “We went out of our way to make sure we’re not getting handouts,” Clinton says. “We want people to get something for contributing.” - Tulsa People Magazine


"Coming clean"

http://www.tulsaworld.com/twpdfs/2008/FINAL/W_042708_H_6.PDF - Urban Tulsa Weekly


"Coming clean"

http://www.tulsaworld.com/twpdfs/2008/FINAL/W_042708_H_6.PDF - Urban Tulsa Weekly


"Cody Clinton and The Bishops and Blind Melon"

http://www.urbantulsa.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A20903 - Urban Tulsa Weekly


"Cody Clinton and The Bishops and Blind Melon"

http://www.urbantulsa.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A20903 - Urban Tulsa Weekly


"Tulsa's Waltz - Cody Clinton and friends Rock for a Cause"

http://www.urbantulsa.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A26804 - Urban Tulsa Weekly


"Top Ten Oklahoma Releases"

http://www.tulsaworld.com/twpdfs/2008/FINAL/W_122508_D_6.PDF - Tulsa World


"Come for the Music, Stay for the Melon"

http://www.urbantulsa.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A20903 - Urban Tulsa Weekly


"Come for the Music, Stay for the Melon"

http://www.urbantulsa.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A20903 - Urban Tulsa Weekly


Discography

"Dog Days Comin'" EP - 2010
"In the Dead of Summer" EP - 2011

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It’s a familiar tale.

Boy meets girl. Boy asks girl to sing harmonies on a couple of the songs he’s recording. Girl reluctantly agrees. Boy convinces girl to come on stage during a gig, despite her apprehension. Five years and countless gigs later, boy and girl are among the most popular music acts in Tulsa, finishing up a new album, planning an autumn wedding and gearing up to hit the road and take their tunes nationwide.

OK. Maybe it’s not that familiar a tale. But it’s how Desirae Roses and Cody Clinton became the folk-rock duo Desi & Cody, and to hear them tell it, the tale is just getting started.

“Before, as far as records go — it was either Desi or it was Cody,” says Clinton. “The record we’re making now is going to be the actual beginning of Desi & Cody.”

That record has been a long time in the making. All t­­he material is fine-tuned and the music recorded, but the remaining hurdle is to get the recordings mixed and to get the physical albums pressed and distributed. To jump that hurdle, the pair has taken the modern, independent route by asking fans to chip in via a campaign on the increasingly popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter, succeeded, reaching their goal of 15k with 204 backers.

“We’ve put a lot of resources into this,” Roses says. “But ultimately, the path we decided to take, it will sound better when it’s done. And that’s the most important thing.”