Jared is a longtime member (Since 1997) of twice ARIA nominated Sydney band CODA.
“The most fantastic band in Australia!” (Tsunami Magazine)
CODA’s sound can be described as ‘art rock’, ‘uplifting cinematic sound-scapes’ and ‘chameleon pop’. The group features electrified Violin and Viola, Drums and bass with an Electronic production aesthetic. Recently the group has added special guest vocalists to the line up, the singers are all featured on CODA’s forthcoming album.
CODA is an ensemble like no other. For the past 14 years, they have mixed their rigorous classical training with the performance techniques of popular music without sounding referential or imitative. Their music has been described as ‘art rock’, ‘uplifting cinematic sound-scapes’ and ‘chameleon pop’. Twice ARIA nominated, this musical collective has wowed audiences as an instrumental group for many years but recently have started to include guest vocalists on their songs. The last single ‘Forces’ being the first taste. Mixed by Lee Groves of Goldfrapp/Massive Attack fame ‘Forces’ features the vocals of Royce Doherty (Kiva) & Jessica O’Donoghue and is available on iTunes.
Jared is a co-writer and co-producer in the group who have a studio in Pyrmont, Sydney where they write, record and produce all their music. In 2005 and 2006 CODA presented 2 shows at the Opera House Studio one being ‘Music for the eyes’ a tribute to artist Norman Lindsay. In 2009 CODA composed music and performed live for Vivid Sydney festival event FIRE WATER, an outdoor physical theatre spectacular on Sydney Harbour. Internationally CODA has played at the Bangkok International Arts Festival 2007 and Java Jazz festival in Jakarta Indonesia 2008. CODA’s music has also been used for feature films, contemporary dance, TV ad’s and documentaries.
“Whenever CODA come out to play, it’s a guaranteed party night of weird and wacky proportions. If you mixed up the eccentricities of Silverchair, the inventiveness of Fourplay and the experimentation of Herbie Hancock, you’d have about a quarter of the Coda experience. CODA make you want to dance, mosh and stand in awe all at the same time. They are undoubtedly one of the most electrifying live acts in Sydney.” (Jonno Seidler, BRAG Oxford Art Factory Review)