Front man Cody Hicks has been playing live music for nearly a decade: from cover bands, original bands, and a solo acoustic set. He was approached by current lead guitarist Matt Vavroch to start a music project, which lead to the introduction of drummer Coleton Tompkins. Together the trio started jamming, forming the foundation of the band’s current sound.
Guitarist Trevor Parrish has been playing guitar for eight years and was introduced to the band via Matt Vavroch after watching him perform with another act. Bassist Johnny Kilmer got his first guitar in 2006 and has been trying to play it since. After filling in on the road, he joined the group full-time in 2014. Lead guitarist Matt Vavroch has been playing guitar for a little over six years, and drummer Coleton Tompkins has been playing the drums for over four years. With a combined experience of over three decades of performance under their belt, it was time to get out there as a band and put their skills to the test.
Almost immediately, the Cody Hicks Band started generating a buzz locally and quickly went on to book large music venues across the Midwest. Summer of 2014 presented the band with the opportunity to record their original music in Nashville with producer, Patric Johnson.
That record titled, “Gettin' Our Feet Wet” dropped in the spring of 2015. That summer the band shot their first music video for "In the Morning" with the talented producer Rick Burger of Stang Films. The video was a huge success, reaching over 100,000 view on Facebook within the first week, and the views on YouTube continue to climb. Following the success of the music video the band relesed their first single "In the Morning" to country radio. The song has charted well on new music weekly and is currently gaining traction on stations throughout the country.
“Great music that is very well written and put together. Great diversity of instruments. The vocals are excellent and the harmony was exceptional. Could very well be the next country hit.” – Reverb Nation