Cody Oliver and Friends w/ Rian Adkinson and Cory Welch

Saturday, February 3, 2018 — 6:00 pm

Cody Oliver and Friends w/ Rian Adkinson and Cory Welch
Velvet Underground at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta
215 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303

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Event Description

Cody Oliver and Friends w/ Rian Adkinson and Cory Welch

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM


This Show Will Be Half Seated and Half Standing Room Only.  First Come First Seated.



Cody Oliver


Cody Oliver is a singer/songwriter and performer based out of Atlanta, GA. He fell in love with music at a very young age and has a passion for making music that will make people happy. Julie Oliver is a singer/songwriter and has always loved music. Cody and Julie married, in the fall of 2017 and have been singing together ever since. With hopes of recording in the near future they continue to write and perform in the greater Atlanta area.



Rian Adkinson


Rian Adkinson (born 22 March 1980) is a singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Atlanta, Georgia. During his career, Adkinson has been featured in Prog Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Free Times Columbia, Creative Loafing, Stomp and Stammer and more. Adkinson is a PRS endorsed artist and is known for using the S2 Mira Antique White and the S2 Custom 22 SH.[1]


Adkinson released his debut EP Disasterpiece in August 2004, his first venture as a solo singer/songwriter after many years playing drums in punk, rock, funk and progressive rock bands. Over time, Adkinson built a loyal following throughout the southern US, playing in college towns and opening for Lovedrug, Patterson Hood (Drive-by Truckers), Edwin McCain, Copeland and more.


In 2007, Adkinson released his second EP, Bipolaroid moving away from the acoustic based pop of Disasterpiece and into electronic music with more progressive leanings. Shortly after the release of Bipolaroid, Adkinson embarked on a 180-date tour of the United States.


In 2012, Adkinson began work on another EP, 1984 with producer/engineer Brandon Ham at Red Sparrow Studios in Wilson, North Carolina. The sessions heralded the tracks 'Say Something', 'Diamond Girl' and 'Even Now'. It was during this same period that Adkinson traveled to Charleston Sound Studios in Charleston, South Carolina to record a new batch of songs. These sessions provided Adkinson with the hit song 'Cutthroat', which was featured in PROG magazine.


In 2013, with the success of 1984 and the Charleston sessions, Adkinson began work on what was to become his first full-length album, Villain with producer/engineer Brandon Ham.


After 18 months in the studio writing and recording, Adkinson released Villain independently on September 22, 2014.[2] The album was well received and has sold over 10,000 copies as of April 2015.[3]


Adkinson is currently working on his new studio album Heathens with producer Brandon Ham (Set It Off (band), Sent by Ravens, Divided By Friday) once again, alongside engineer Chris Wenner (Toro y Moi, Say Brother, The Jackson Spells). In an interview released on Adkinson's Facebook page in June 2016, Adkinson confirmed that he was working with UK based production company Crystal Spotlight (Steven Wilson, Jethro Tull, Haken) on a music video for Judas, the lead single from Heathens.[4]


Adkinson's second studio album Heathens is due for release in Spring 2017. A single, Judas, was released on Friday 13th January 2017.



Cory Welch


Cory Welch's authenticity and strength thread back to age thirteen when he crafted his first song, and once completed, his voice was his guitar and songwriting his second language. Every verse and chorus today still speaks from this honest outlet of his emotional self, and though each song from start to finish now bears a lifetime's weight, Cory helps his audience escape worry and brooding through pop sentiment. When plugged in, he and his band navigate a swaying, blues-induced alt/rock genre and dip into pure, young Americana, styles he maintains in his organic, solo acoustic setting.


Atlanta's stages are Cory's home, and expect dates in metro areas too where he's climbed to equal popularity with warm welcome. Talk to Cory and you won't find a more compassionate individual, impassioned musician, obsessed gear-junkie, or plain old friend.