Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Codie West started modelling for the Early Learning Center-aged 6. This drove Codie to want to live to breathe and eat the arts and entertainment industry as he loved the spotlight, following the young modelling Codie was later made homeless age 16 due to family circumstances and was a position As a cast member in the hot television show Jamie’s Dream School which aired on Channel4 to over 4 million people. During this time Codie worked on the show with 20 big named celebrities including Soul 2 Soul music Guru Jazzie B! Codie then went on to tour with him At the roundhouse Camden so that jazzy can show Codie the mechanics behind the music industry. This majorly gave Codie the boost he needed to make the decision that music was his path to follow. Since then Codie has appeared on multiple tv shows Including the coming 14th band out of 40,000 on ITV’s The Xfactor Codie has recently released his hit single “Need To Know” which has just reached 100,000 streams on Spotify!
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
In February 2020 Codie performed his latest single Need To Know at The Brit Awards After Party in Mayfair London. This was a highlight of codies career performing in a room with the likes of number 1 artists that Codie never in a million years would have thought he’d be mingling with.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Always be yourself, being yourself, and keeping your feet firmly on the ground is important. Make sure you have an input in your music, sometimes it’s hard to voice your opinions and get sidetracked to who you really are inside but as long as you do… things will work out in the end.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I think everyone I’ve met on my path has helped in some way. Mainly I thank the people who used to steal from my house, the people who have spoken about me behind my back, and the people/school teachers that never believed in me and told me that I would amount to nothing. Thank you everyone for making me a stronger person. You have driven me to never want to give up. My journey is just beginning.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
The majority of my gigs have been unpaid. I always try to help out anyone in need if I can. I have participated in multiple charity events to try and help raise funds for whatever the cause maybe if I can help then I will.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
No matter the situation, remain grounded and you’ll pull through.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
You can find Codies social media pages and music by following this link. https://mrwes7.wixsite.com/codiewest