Inspired by artists like Tom Petty, The Beatles, Foo Fighters and Coldplay, he tried to mimic everything he watched. Many of his early songs were formed from analyzing and breaking down other songs to figure out how they were made from chord structures. Unaware of the songwriting process, Cody would choose different parts of songs he liked, and use them to inspire his melodies and lyrics to make it his own. After much trial and error, and the hard work he dedicated, Cody now has over 100 songs written.
His first performance playing guitar was in 2008 at his senior talent show. “I didn’t sing because I was too shy,” he says. But his determination did not end there. Cody was motivated to continue to grow in music, and tried to form many different genres of bands with his friends. From pop punk, to arena rock, to bands similar to Weezer, he was determined to find his niche. Continuing to grow and learn more about himself, Cody realized he had a difficult time compromising his creative side with other people, and wanted to make music freely. His musical vision was so clear, that he decided to embark solo in January 2014. Now, completely in charge of the production of his music and music videos, he is able to carry out that vision.
Since 2009, Cody Daniel has performed in many local bars, restaurants, and venues. Whether it be solo, or with one of the many bands he has performed with, or collaborating with other artists, Cody has crafted music in all kinds of ways. Now solo, he hopes to bring a sense of unity and togetherness through his music to inspire listeners.