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'''David Hodges''' was formerly the keyboard/piano player for Evanescence. He joined the band in 1999 and left in December 2002, just 4 months before Fallen was released. David was responsible for most of the string arrangements on [[Fallen]]. Outside Evanescence, he has also collaborated with [[Amy Lee]] on [[Breathe]] and [[Fall Into You]]. Currently he is in the band [[The Age of Information]] (formerly known as Trading Yesterday)and also working as a solo artist. As well has pursuing his own musical projects since Evanescence, David has also written and produced a number of songs for other artists.
 
  
== Trading Yesterday/The Age of Information ==
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'''David Hodges''' (Born 5 December, 1978, in [[Little Rock]], Arkansas, U.S.A.) is a keyboard/piano player. He is known to have taken part in [[Evanescence]], that he left in 2002. He also played in the bands [[Trading Yesterday]] and [[The Age of Information]] and he is currently working on a solo project. He collaborated with [[Amy Lee]] in [[Breathe]] and [[Fall Into You]].
  
The band released The Beauty and The Tragedy in June 2004 and they signed to Epic Records in the summer of 2004 but ended up parting ways with the label in 2005. The band's album 'More Than This' was shelved permanently and will never be officially released. 'More Than This' could be downloaded through the Internet starting in December 2006. After changing their band name from Trading Yesterday to The Age of Information in September 2007 they released an EP on September 11, 2007 entitled 'Everything Is Broken'.
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==Band==
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===Evanescence===
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David joined [[Evanescence]] in 1999 e co-wrote many of the ''[[Origin (album|Origin]]'' and ''[[Fallen]]'' songs (he did most of the string arrangements on Fallen). He decided to leave the band in December 2002, four months before the release of Fallen, because he thought he was leading the band towards the ''Christian rock'' scene more than how [[Ben Moody]] ande [[Amy Lee]] wanted. Even though this decision, in April 2003, drama about Evanescence being a Christian band was raised; Amy and Ben stated that the band can in no way be linked to the Christian rock genre.
  
== Solo Projects ==
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===Trading Yesterday===
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In 2003 Hodges and Mark Colbert started the project [[Trading Yesterday]]. Were part of the band Hodges (voice, acoustic guitar and keys/piano), Colbert (drums) and Steven McMorran (bass).
  
Outside The Age of Information , David has also signed as a solo artist to Warner Brothers & Reprise Records as of September 18, 2008.<ref>http://www.theageof.info/index.php?topic=1640.msg25048#msg25048</ref>. Rather than releasing a full album he is releasing a series of EP's. The first of these, [[The Rising EP]] was released for digital download on August 11, 2009. David also pursued a tour during this time which started on August 02, 2009 and finished on August 22, 2009. His solo progress can be followed on his [http://www.davidhodgesmusic.com  official website] or [[Twitter]] page: [http://twitter.com/hodgesmusic twitter.com/hodgesmusic]
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===The Age of Information===
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In August 2007 Trading Yesterday changed their name to [[The Age of Information]] and added to the band Josh Dunahoo and Will Hunt. The sound changed from acoustic to electric style.
  
His solo projects include -
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==Solo Projects==
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After his first solo album in 2000, ''Musical Demonstrations Part 1'', David didn't release anything until 2008. The 18 September, 2008, he signed with ''Warner Brothers'' as solo artist<ref>http://www.theageof.info/index.php?topic=1640.msg25048#msg25048</ref>. In July 2008 he published an EP titled ''The Rising''.
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===Musical Demonstrations Part 1===
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[[Image:Musical Demonstrations Pt.1.JPG|thumb|150px|right|Musical Demonstrations Part 1]]
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In 2000 Hodges published his first solo album called ''Musical Demonstrations Part 1''.
  
*Musical Demonstrations Pt.1 (2000)
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'''Tracklist:'''
*The Summit Church: Summit Worship (2000) (David has 7 songs on this CD)
 
*The Summit Church: The Genesis Project (2003) (David has 3 song on this CD)
 
*The Light (soundtrack) (2003)
 
*The Rising (EP) (2009)
 
  
== Producing/Songwriting ==
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#He Is Running To Me
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#Thursday (feat. Hannah Hodges)
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#Fly
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#Crowd Of Me
  
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<small><nowiki>*</nowiki>David Hodges (music, lyrics, vocals, backing vocals, piano, keyboard, acoustic guitar).
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[[Ben Moody]] (acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drum programming, engineering).
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[[Josh Hartzler]] (lyrics), Hannah Hodges (backing vocals), Penny Hodges (flute), Stuart Springer (acoustic guitar), Jeremy Upchurch (lyrics), Brad Riggins (backing vocals, keyboard), Julie Riggins (backing vocals), Neal Watson (backing vocals, drums and percussions), Kendall Combes (acoustic and electric guitar), Casey Gerber (bass), Randy Boyd (mixing), Chris Freeis (mixing)<ref name=davidhodges.info>http://www.davidhodges.info/lyrics.shtml</ref>.</small>
  
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===The Rising EP===
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[[Image:The Rising.jpg|thumb|150px|right|The Rising EP]]
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In July 2008 ArtHouse Entertainment announced that David Hodges had signed with ''Warner Bros Records'' to record a solo album<ref>[http://www.arthouseent.com/ ArtHouse Entertainment (July 2008 news)]</ref>. Hodges released a serie of EPs instead of a full-lenght. The first one, "The Rising", was published in digital format on 11 August, 2009<ref>[http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090731005391&newsLang=en Singer-Songwriter and Grammy-Award Winner David Hodges Nabs Sold-Out Chris Daughtry Tour]</ref>.
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The EP was a great debut gaining the position #8 in the most download albums in iTunes<ref>http://www.davidhodges.info/ 27 August 2009 news</ref>.
  
== Personal ==
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'''Tracklist:'''
*David used to date the original American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson.
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#The Rising
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#When It All Goes Away
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#Hard to Believe
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#Another Red Light
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<small><nowiki>*</nowiki>David Hodges: Vocals and Piano. Will Hunt (drums and programming), Steve Miller (guitar), Steven McMorran (bass), Chad Copelin (organ), John Campbell (strings and programming). Produced by David Hodges and Will Hunt. Recorded at Sleepwalker Studios and NRG Studios. Chad Copelin (sound engineering), Sean Curiel (engineering assistant), Neal Avron (mixing), Ted Jensen (mastering)<ref name=davidhodges.info>http://www.davidhodges.info/lyrics.shtml</ref>.
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</small>
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=== Untitled Acoustic Album ===
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This EP should have been published in 2010, but because of the break in ''Warner Brothers'' it was unreleased. "Daylight" is the only song of this album to have leaked in the net<ref>Download "Daylight" [http://www.box.net/shared/ylvzl75a9o here]</ref>. David announced other three projects, for 2010 (a new acoustic album, the birth of [[David Hodges#AVOX|Avox]] and their new album: The Fragile World) and for 2011 (named [[David Hodges#Arrows To Athens|Arrows To Athens]]). In December 2010 David is publishing an acoustic album.
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{{quote|I'm planning on making an acoustic album between Thanksgiving & Christmas. Looking back, I feel like there's more than a handful of fragile, beautiful songs that I can't wait for you to hear stripped down. Most of the time when I write it starts on a piano or acoustic guitar and then finds it way to a full recording with drums and guitars and the whole thing, but along the way I feel like I've collected some songs that just have a magic to them when they're broken down. I'm hoping to make this recording process something that you guys can see as it's taking shape toward the end of this year...}}
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==Other Projects==
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'''''WORK IN PROGRESS'''''
  
  
==Band Projects==
 
*Evanescence - Keyboards, vocals (1999-2002)
 
*The Age of Information (formerly known as Trading Yesterday) - Vocals, Guitars and Piano (2003-present)
 
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==

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David Hodges (Born 5 December, 1978, in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.) is a keyboard/piano player. He is known to have taken part in Evanescence, that he left in 2002. He also played in the bands Trading Yesterday and The Age of Information and he is currently working on a solo project. He collaborated with Amy Lee in Breathe and Fall Into You.

Band

Evanescence

David joined Evanescence in 1999 e co-wrote many of the Origin and Fallen songs (he did most of the string arrangements on Fallen). He decided to leave the band in December 2002, four months before the release of Fallen, because he thought he was leading the band towards the Christian rock scene more than how Ben Moody ande Amy Lee wanted. Even though this decision, in April 2003, drama about Evanescence being a Christian band was raised; Amy and Ben stated that the band can in no way be linked to the Christian rock genre.

Trading Yesterday

In 2003 Hodges and Mark Colbert started the project Trading Yesterday. Were part of the band Hodges (voice, acoustic guitar and keys/piano), Colbert (drums) and Steven McMorran (bass).

The Age of Information

In August 2007 Trading Yesterday changed their name to The Age of Information and added to the band Josh Dunahoo and Will Hunt. The sound changed from acoustic to electric style.

Solo Projects

After his first solo album in 2000, Musical Demonstrations Part 1, David didn't release anything until 2008. The 18 September, 2008, he signed with Warner Brothers as solo artist[1]. In July 2008 he published an EP titled The Rising.

Musical Demonstrations Part 1

Musical Demonstrations Part 1

In 2000 Hodges published his first solo album called Musical Demonstrations Part 1.

Tracklist:

  1. He Is Running To Me
  2. Thursday (feat. Hannah Hodges)
  3. Fly
  4. Crowd Of Me

*David Hodges (music, lyrics, vocals, backing vocals, piano, keyboard, acoustic guitar). Ben Moody (acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drum programming, engineering). Josh Hartzler (lyrics), Hannah Hodges (backing vocals), Penny Hodges (flute), Stuart Springer (acoustic guitar), Jeremy Upchurch (lyrics), Brad Riggins (backing vocals, keyboard), Julie Riggins (backing vocals), Neal Watson (backing vocals, drums and percussions), Kendall Combes (acoustic and electric guitar), Casey Gerber (bass), Randy Boyd (mixing), Chris Freeis (mixing)[2].

The Rising EP

The Rising EP

In July 2008 ArtHouse Entertainment announced that David Hodges had signed with Warner Bros Records to record a solo album[3]. Hodges released a serie of EPs instead of a full-lenght. The first one, "The Rising", was published in digital format on 11 August, 2009[4]. The EP was a great debut gaining the position #8 in the most download albums in iTunes[5].

Tracklist:

  1. The Rising
  2. When It All Goes Away
  3. Hard to Believe
  4. Another Red Light

*David Hodges: Vocals and Piano. Will Hunt (drums and programming), Steve Miller (guitar), Steven McMorran (bass), Chad Copelin (organ), John Campbell (strings and programming). Produced by David Hodges and Will Hunt. Recorded at Sleepwalker Studios and NRG Studios. Chad Copelin (sound engineering), Sean Curiel (engineering assistant), Neal Avron (mixing), Ted Jensen (mastering)[2].

Untitled Acoustic Album

This EP should have been published in 2010, but because of the break in Warner Brothers it was unreleased. "Daylight" is the only song of this album to have leaked in the net[6]. David announced other three projects, for 2010 (a new acoustic album, the birth of Avox and their new album: The Fragile World) and for 2011 (named Arrows To Athens). In December 2010 David is publishing an acoustic album.

Vin1.jpg I'm planning on making an acoustic album between Thanksgiving & Christmas. Looking back, I feel like there's more than a handful of fragile, beautiful songs that I can't wait for you to hear stripped down. Most of the time when I write it starts on a piano or acoustic guitar and then finds it way to a full recording with drums and guitars and the whole thing, but along the way I feel like I've collected some songs that just have a magic to them when they're broken down. I'm hoping to make this recording process something that you guys can see as it's taking shape toward the end of this year... Vin2.jpg


Other Projects

WORK IN PROGRESS


Links