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Five Questions with The Cody Marlowe Band
The Cody Marlowe Band will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Loco's Deli & Pub in Gainesville.

The Cody Marlowe Band

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Locos Deli & Pub, 601 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville

How much: free

With hints of John Mayer, Dave Matthews, The Allman Brothers Band and Kings of Leon, The Cody Marlowe Band is ready to take the stage on Friday at Locos.

The band, formally known as Playside Stereo with roots in Christian music, has been longtime friends and have played together for more than five years and plays some originals with covers mixed into the show.

Marlowe is the front man who plays guitar, piano, and sings so we caught up with Marlowe to find out what he's got in store for his show in Gainesville.

Question: Your web site says that you are in the process of recording an album. Have you released the album yet?

Answer: We recorded a five song EP, just five of our originals, called "Where You Are" and that's for sale on iTunes and CD Baby, of course we sell them at all of our shows. We don't have a name for the current CD, we've recorded two songs and we're making this one a full length album, 11 to 13 songs.

Q: Who does most of the song writing in the band?

A: Me and Dustin, pretty much it's me doing the song writing and then the rest of the guys are adding the music to it. We're recording with American Revolution Recording and that's in Kennesaw, with a guy named Kevin Sellors and we met him through a friend.

Q: Who are the members of the band?

A: Dustin Rowland is the drummer ... we're kind of the founding members. Casey Collins is on bass and Kyle Wiley plays rhythm guitar. We all are from Gainesville, me, Dustin and Kyle all went to North Hall and Casey went to West Hall (High School).

Q: What is it like to play in your hometown?

A: It's great, we have a lot of people from North Hall, buddies and friends that come out and we are trying to build a fan base there and we try to get into a lot of places in Gainesville to play. We are really thankful for Loco's giving us an opportunity.

Q: Who are some influences musically?

A: We listen to Kings of Leon, John Mayer, Dave Matthews and Maroon 5, couple inspirations.