Born in the suburbs just outside of Philadelphia, Cody Kahmar has been inspired to sing since forever. Growing up around the Philadelphia area gave Cody an opportunity to become well-rounded and experience a different lifestyle than most, becoming exposed to cultures of all types. Music was always a key to that multi-cultural awareness. “My influences have such a big range. I love big haired bands like White Snake and Poison, R&B acts like Dru Hill, Boyz II Men, and Usher. I really like pop and rock. Paramore and Incubus are two of my favorite more modern bands. I also really like hip-hop and R&B artists like Lil’ Wayne and Drake.” But an artist by the name of Frank Ocean is likely his biggest influence to date.
Beginning at respected open-mic nights across the Philadelphia area and starting to make a name for himself, Cody had been searching for an opportunity to further pursue his dream and take it to the next level. In 2011, Cody had the fortuitous chance to open for Kid Cudi at Temple University’s homecoming, performing in front of a sell-out crowd of 8,000. He also earned buzz on the radio as well around the same time, collaborating with a West Philadelphia- area artist Chill Moody on a record entitled “My Eyes”. “My Eyes” accumulated over 25,000 YouTube views in less than three months, and was featured on over 100 blogs all over the country. With his new sultry solo track “Hear My Call,” Cody plans to continue that success and beyond.
Cody explains, “”Hear My Call” was written in reference to a situation I went through in a past relationship. At the time I was treating my girl wrong and in hopes that she would understand that I now knew what I did was wrong and she’d take me back. All I wanted her to do was to forgive me. ‘Hear My Call’ is a way of announcing to the world my love and commitment to your better half after making some mistakes and pray that they are still willing to work it out before it’s too late.” Recorded in the unusually warm winter of 2012 in Philadelphia, “Hear My Call” parlays Cody’s sentiments with rhythmic, longing coos certain to woo members of the both genders alike.
From here, things can only get bigger and better for Cody Kahmar. “I’d love the opportunity to work with other great producers and songwriters in the industry. Progression is key. I’d rather focus on something I believe in and as long as I progress I’ll continue to do that thing. Whether it’s music, acting, or any form of art, I’m gonna progress. It’s all I know how to do, is get better.” Until the opportunity transpires, where Cody can live the life he sees for himself, he’ll continue to grow and progress as an artist and a human being.
“Hear My Call”
Cody Kahmar At Springfest 2012 Rutgers University
Chill Moody Featuring Cody Kahmar
“I Wish It Would Rain” (Cover)
“Swim Good” (Cover)