Artists /Alex DiLeo with guest Cody Lovaas
Alex DiLeo with guest Cody LovaasFriday, June 28 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Alex Di Leo is an indie pop artist from South Florida. Fort Lauderdale has long been home, but he gathered most of his inspiration from traveling, using his songs as an uplifting way to share new experiences and journeys. His forthcoming EP, which will feature his next single “All My Life,” is reflective of the lessons he’s gathered from enjoying the ride.
“I’m constantly thinking of how short our lives are and how important it is to experience new things, take risks, and to not be afraid of what could go wrong, but what could go right. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about the destination,” explains Di Leo.
With influences ranging from Coldplay to Vance Joy, Arcade Fire and more, Alex Di Leo and his band bring uplifting songs that get fans singing along to enchanting, hook-filled melodies.
Upon releasing his debut EP ‘So We Go’ in 2016, Alex Di Leo saw himself played in rotation on 110 college radio stations’ Top 20, taking the #1 spot on Ithaca, New York’s WICO. He went on to make the countdown on IndiMusic TV’s Top 21 Countdown in Dec. 2016 and Jan. 2017.
Alex was also the first local artist to be in rotation and interviews on “On The Horizon” show on 104.3FM The Shark (WSFS) in Miami. On top of the airplay, Alex Di Leo has garnered interviews and features on outlets including Pancakes and Whiskey, AXS, Highlight Magazine, Earmilk, IndiMusic TV and Chicago’s JBTV.
Alex will be joined by Cody Lovaas who are touring together throughout the US this summer. Cody, a Californian singer-songwriter and guitarist, who grounds his simple and confessional lyrics in soulful vocals, melodic acoustic performances, and smooth pop production, plays with the boundaries of pop, acoustic, and electronic music, crafting a variant that retains pop’s effortless melodies while exchanging the genre’s cosmetic compositions for sincere and wistful love stories.
Lovaas’s records have premiered on Billboard, Idolator, Culture Collide, Ones to Watchand We Found New Music. In 2017, he released his debut single, “Lie,” which garnered over 5MM plays and appeared on Spotify’s Chill Vibes and Pop Chillout playlists. The following year, he dropped “Find,” a single produced with artists Shallou and Kasbo that reached 16MM streams. His most recent single, “Prove It,” earned 3MM streams and a place on Starbuck’s Coffeehouse playlist. The releases, added to in-store playlists across thirty-three major retail chains internationally, propelled him into video sessions with iHeart/Z100, Daytrotter, and Popdust. Lovaas will release his debut EP in April.
Cody was fourteen and performing at an intimate open mic in his beachside hometown of Carlsbad, CA, when he caught the attention of Jason Mraz, who promptly began to mentor him and develop him as his protégé. Lovaas quickly emerged as an intuitive and prolific songwriter. Throughout his teenage years, he found his way up the coast and into studio sessions in Los Angeles. By writing hundreds of songs before the age of twenty, Lovaas cultivated an honest and impressionistic style. Today, his writing draws on a youth spent falling in and out of love in a small beach town and demonstrates the restraint and maturity of a seasoned artist.