Destination Central featuring Christopher Cody is a high energy solo artist who specializes in the performance of high energy dance music, Pop, R&B and Contemporary Christian music in a multimedia production. Christopher Cody has performed with such artists as Al Green, Paul Zaleski, Cameo, Bill Chase. As a 1989 Grammy Nominee for his song "Through the Night" released by Rampart Records his album Street Music and Through The Night made it into the top 10 on Billboard and Cashbox Magazine over the last year Christopher Cody has been working with his band Praise Nation performing Contemporary Christian music.
Now performing as a solo artist Christopher Cody uses high energy lighting, sound and elaborate video screen presentations to entertain audiences and create a thrilling dance and party environment. In 2011 Christopher Cody released his new album and video entitled "Say It Out Loud", with Oklahoma based TMG Records. During a time when notions of pop and rock authenticity were constantly being contested and redefined, a handful of artists such a Christopher Cody opted to buck all the trends, writing and producing rock infused jazz-infected pop. Christopher's new video "Say It Out Loud" is available on YouTube and through theTMG Records website for viewing and purchase.
Christopher Cody has acquired a strong musical influence from Gino Vanelli, Sky Kidz, Aerosmith, Frank Sinatra, Beatles and Richard Marx. As with most recording artist's Cody continually pounded the pavement looking for an American record deal with scant success until he met Eddie Davis, President Rampart Records who was so impressed by Cody's songwriting abilities and his near-three-octave vocal range was unwilling to take a chance on an artist who so clearly was working with music outside of the mainstream tastes of the day.
At the age of 36 Cody decided to make another effort to get signed so he headed to California. Early one morning he went to the Beverly Hills office of well-known music attorney Leonard Korobkin. There he waited outside the gates of Korobkin's office for any sign of Rampart Records co-owner Herb Albert. When Leonard himself appeared in the parking lot several sweaty hours later, Chris ran through the gates past startled security guards, begging a slightly apprehensive Korobkin for a chance to audition. Acting on a hunch, Leonard Korobkin agreed. Cody proceeded to play on an acoustic guitar some of the songs he had recently written including "Through the Night, "Street Music, "Winds of Change", "Your Life" and "In My Arms", and that would eventually appear on his first Billboard Top 100 dance album.
Two of the song, "Through the Night", and "Street Music" made the Billboard Top Ten Heavy Dance album chart toppers, both in the U.S. and the U.K. rising to the top 20 hit list for Cash Box and Billboard. A classy, elegant and impassioned artist, Cody recorded contemporary songs inspired by R&B , Jazz and Heavy Techno and developed a significant crossover audience. With his records climbing the charts, Cody toured as the opening act for "Chase" and was nominated for a Grammy Award and soon headlined his own concerts at major venues in key U.S., Canadian and UK cities. Three of the songs would end up on the two albums Cody would record for Rampart Records between 1995 and 2000 until the death of Eddie Davis President of the label. Since then Christopher has recorded with Dream Seeker Records, TMG Records, Spinner Records and Tower Top Records.