Fun Fact Friday: All Time Low is the reason why Cody is a performer.
Not that Cody didn’t always want to be a performer or be in a band, but All Time Low gave him that extra push that he needed.
In 2008 Cody was attending college in Ohio. He’d started a YouTube channel called RockManiac89 where he posted covers of All Time Low songs such as Remembering Sunday [x], Dear Maria Count Me In [x] and Coffee Shop Soundtrack [x]. He got positive feedback from his YouTube subscribers regarding his covers. On March 27th, 2008 Cody posted a video titled Alex, Please Watch This and Respond with an Answer [x] in which he asked Alex, the frontman of All Time Low, if they would let him perform Coffee Shop Soundtrack onstage with them when they came back to Ohio. On April 23rd, 2008 Alex posted a video response to Cody’s video saying “Consider it on, dude.” [x] Cody posted a response to Alex that night, basically just thanking him for the opportunity and telling everyone how excited he was that it was happening [x].
On May 2nd, 2008 Cody’s dream came true. He performed Coffee Shop Soundtrack onstage with All Time Low. [x] [x] That night Cody posted a video telling his subscribers about his experience [x]. “It was such an awesome experience. I’m like exhausted right now, I’m drained because I put everything into that.” “I think that performance right there could seriously open…I think it opened so many doors for me.” “I got to share an experience that I’ve always wanted to and hopefully it’s not the end.”
Cody formed Set It Off later in 2008, releasing their first EP in October.
Set It Off was signed by Equal Vision Records on July 19th, 2011 and released their first full length Cinematics on September 18th, 2012.
2013 will be their year, which they are kicking off with their first ever European Tour.