The passion for music with Cody started at a very early age. As a child, Cody would sing along with classic rock songs on the radio in the backseat of his parents’ vehicles. Around the age of 13, Cody’s father bought him his first guitar. Being influenced by albums such as Nirvana’s “Nevermind” and Metallica’s “Black Album”, Cody began learning skills and techniques that would lead to him playing the guitar on a regular basis. Shortly after, Cody and his brother Casey, who had been playing the drums for a couple of years at this point, began playing writing and playing music together.
Over the next several years, Cody and Casey would play in several local bands together in and around Eastern North Carolina where they would earn a reputation in the local scene of being energetic and dynamic while on stage together. After a brief exit from the music scene, Cody reconnected with Casey in which lead to the birth of To Begin Anew.
Cody’s biggest musical inspirations are bands such as Metallica, Nirvana, Green Day, Alter Bridge, Shinedown and many other bands from the Grunge, Post-Grunge, Hard Rock, and Metal genres.
Cody has always used music as a healthy outlet. To Cody, writing music is the best way to express his self. Writing music and lyrics is the purest form of expression in Cody’s opinion. Cody enjoys writing lyrics and songs that emphasize an emotion or a particular moment in time.
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Casey has been in and around music most of his life. From his dad playing guitar and working sound for bands to getting his first drum set at age 3. He began practicing seriously and learning at age 10 and was starting his first band with brother Cody just a few years later. Since then he has been a part of multiple North Carolina bands including Beneath the Beauty, Down to this and Counterpoint.
Casey's biggest musical influences have always been bands from the local scene such as ASG, He is legend, Between The Buried And Me and The Hottness just to name a few.
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Shane Noren was born in Chicago, IL. 1988 to parents of Swedish ancestry. Shane spent 7 years in active duty serving his country before getting out and pursuing muisc, in 2013 Shane co-wrote a song that made it into a movie titled "Frat Star" that was released on Netflix in 2016.
Shane joined his first band in 2018 playing bass in the local music scene and sharing the stages with countless other bands, Death of Uriah, Waking Tera, and Memphis May Fire to name a few.
Noren's biggest influences include Nirvana, The Used, Linkin Park and many other artists.
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Chris started playing guitar in 2006. Some of Vance's first bands he played in included Release Upon Execution, Soul To Sea, and Fates Embrace.
Chris Vance's biggest influences include Lamb of God, Meg Myers, Dave Matthews, Slipknot, and Cane Hill to name a few.