MURRAY, KY (11/9/12) – The talents of Murray State student Joseph (Jody) Hicks were recently featured in an episode of the popular CBS crime-drama series, CSI: New York.
“Barricades,” the track featuring Hicks’ band Halo Stereo aired Oct. 26 during a scene in the premiere of the show’s ninth season.
Hicks is a music business major from Athens, Ala. His father taught him to play guitar at the age of 12 and he started his first band that same year with childhood friend, Andrew Fry. The two formed Halo Stereo in 2002.
“My first thought was… wow,” recalled Hicks when he heard the news that his song would be featured in the iconic series. “I’m a huge fan of the show and was honored that our music was chosen.”
MSU music business director, David Wray, shares Hicks’ excitement about the placement. He believes that programs built by music business professionals are necessary to the success of future artists and those who desire to work in the music industry. “I was glad to hear Jody got a placement. It’s a first step. I know quite a few artists who make their living writing for TV and movies. They can have great careers doing this work.”
Halo Stereo is an alternative rock band comprised of Hicks on bass and vocals, Fry on guitar and vocals, Nathan McDonald on lead guitar and Brian Meeks on drums. The band is backed by International Creative Management (ICM) in Los Angeles and has released three albums to date. Halo Stereo has opened for acts such as The Toadies, Saliva, Snoop Dogg and Motley Crew.
Hicks is also the host of Breaking Underground, a student-produced TV show that is aired several times per week on local channels. In addition, he hosts an open-mic show at the Big Apple Café every Thursday night that is dedicated to creating exposure for up-and-coming local artists.
The link to the scene with the song is http://www.cbs.com/shows/csi_ny/video/0Kc5cHMHbdrlRLM3CUs0zvXFYUooCF_K/csi-ny-questioned.
Information provided by Sherry McClain
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