Bio

Bio

BIOGRAPHY:

Multi-instrumentalist Cody Wright is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most innovative, soulful, and jaw-dropping young performers in the world. He plays bass, guitar, and keyboards and was co-composer for the upcoming multi-platform video game release of Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove. 

Cody has toured nationally & internationally with:
Eric Gales, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Everyone Orchestra, Jazz is Phish and James Brown Dance Party.

Cody has performed and/or recorded with:
Victor Wooten (and the Wooten Brothers,) Eric Gales, Beth Hart, Snarky Puppy, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews,) Walter Trout, Kenny Neal, Michael Manring, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, Mike Seal (Jerry Douglas,) Robert "Sput" Searight (Snarky Puppy,) members of the James Brown Band, Etienne M'Bappe (John McLaughlin,) Sharay Reed, Tony Grey (Hiromi,) Mono Neon, Kebbi Williams, Yolanda Charles (Mick Jagger,) Felix Pastorius, Billy Cardine, Col. Bruce Hampton, Pat Donohue (Prairie Home Companion,) Joanne Shaw-Taylor, Federico Malaman, Gergo Borlai (Gary Willis,) Chesley "Cheese" Allen (Meghan Trainor,) members of the Duhks & Lee Boys, members of the Tedeschi/Trucks Band, and others.

Cody even jammed with one of his heroes, guitar master Tommy Emmanuel, in 2014.

In 2016, Cody & the Eric Gales Band co-billed with Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Dweezil Zappa at Guitare en Scene Festival for Joe Satriani's Birthday Bash!

In 2017, Cody & the Eric Gales Band shared the bill with Santana, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Zac Brown, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Jethro Tull, Snarky Puppy, and others at the Byron Bay Blues Festival in Australia.

Cody is a certified instructor at ScottsBassLessons.com.

He was also featured at Victor Wooten's Center for Music & Nature in 2015 and 2016 and as a solo artist JT's Bass Jam 2016 and 2017 in Anaheim, CA.

Cody's early training in jazz, fusion, and blues guitar has left him with a keen sense of melody, harmony, and phrasing. His use of the pick and two-handed tapping technique gives him unique tone and facility, but above all, his unabashed love for music shines through in every note he plays. 

Originally hailing from Orlando, Florida, Cody Wright cut his musical teeth in Charlottesville, Virginia before moving to North Carolina to attend college. 
Wright graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011 and took up the bass that same year after nearly thirteen years as a fusion guitarist.

At the dawn of his teens, when Cody Wright first got his hands on an electric guitar, he initially turned to hard rock and metal for inspiration, traveling down the crossroads of the blues before moving on to fusion, jazz, and acoustic music. Technical excellence was always an aspiration of Wright's, along with melodies found early on in video games and television shows. "I was always the kid that would wonder what the music would sound like for certain video games before I even played them. Weird, I know!" Cody says. 

Cody Wright will release his debut album, "STAR FESTIVAL" in 2017.

TESTIMONIALS:

Cody has been spotlighted in Bass Player, Bass Frontiers, Drum Talk TV, Bass The World.com, iBass Magazine, For Bass Players Only, Bass Musician Magazine, Bass Professor, Bass Gear Magazine, Relix, No Treble, Hype Magazine, and has been mentioned in Jazz Times, and Modern Drummer.

Cody was featured on the March 2017 cover of Bass Guitar Magazine.

"Amazing and musical!! Love it!!!"
- Victor Wooten

"Absolutely brilliant!!"
- Greg Howe

"Cody Wright is bad." 
- David Garibaldi (Tower of Power)

"Funkin' with a pick! Something new for me to work on."
- Felix Pastorius


"Smokin'"
- Leland Sklar 

"Cody is definitely one of my favourite bass players! I love his playing, especially when he uses a pick (plectrum) This guy is already phenomenal, and he's just gonna get better & better. Scary! Make sure you all check out Cody Wright folks, this guy is some
thin' else!!"
- Dave Swift (Jools Holland, Al Green, B.B. King, Amy Winehouse, Paul Simon, Barry White, Eric Clapton)

"Inspiring...encouraging...motivating...Great music!"
- Eric Wortham II (Adele, Jill Scott)

"Cody Wright wows crowds at the Mesa/Boogie booth."
- Bass Player Magazine (Bass Player Live!)

"Seriously righteous bass."
- Kevin Johnson, Notreble.com


"Wright was either flatpicking his electric bass as if he was John McLaughlin on guitar or tapping amazing chordal sequences. " - Music City Roots


"Great players all around and a really unique & c
ohesive voice."
- Damian Erskine


"The most exciting bass player to be seen on the scene."
- Ropeadope Records

"High octane talent" 
- Creative Loafing

“Cody Wright is a bright light in the music scene. He’s a multi-instrumentalist with chops galore, and he plays with sophistica
tion beyond his years.” - Guitarist Don Alder

"...The bass player, by the way, laid down what may well be the most awesome bass solo I have ever seen."
- The Baskin Beat