Until my cousin said that we should bring her 4-year-old daughter and my 6-year-old niece to see this performer I have to admit I’d never heard of Cody Simpson. Excuse my ignorance.
Cody Simpson is a 16-year-old Aussie singer. He is a product of YouTube. Beginning in 2009 he began uploading videos of him covering such songs as Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”, the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and Justin Timberlake’s “Senorita”. Besides all the young girls who were sent into a frenzy by his boyish good looks and talent, Grammy Award-winning producer Shawn Campbell saw the videos and knew he had a star on his hands.
In 2010 Cody and his family moved to Los Angeles after he was signed by Atlantic Records and began recording his debut EP with Shawn Campbell as producer. He also recorded a cover of the song “I Want Candy” for the film Hop. His second EP Coast to Coast was released in 2011.
Finally his debut full length album was released in 2012 and was called Paradise. Simpson then released his next album entitled Surfers Paradise in November 2013. He has also hired Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun last year. This tour is in support of his EP entitled The Acoustic Sessions which he also released in 2013.
The show is sold out.
Date: January 18, 2014
-Venue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Price: $27.00 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors @ 6:00 p.m.)
-Opening Acts: Plug in Stereo