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Cody Simpson promotes his new album at Kelly Lounge

By Sandy Ornelas
Staff Writer

Photos by Elyse Riva/The Runners Cody Simpson performing for the first 100 people who bought is CD Sunday October 13,2013 at FYE.

Photos by Elyse Riva/The Runners
Cody Simpson performing for the first 100 people who bought is CD Sunday October 13,2013 at FYE.

On Sunday, Oct. 13, Cody Simpson stopped byFor Your Entertainment, FYE, in Bakersfield to promote his third studio album presented by the Kelly 95.3, Kelly Lounge. Simpson is touring all over the United States with F.Y.E. to promote his new album, “Surfers Paradise.”

Simpson is a 16 year-old pop singer from Australia who was discovered on YouTube.

The crowd, consisting of mostly girls has been lined up since 2 a.m. to see Simpson.

Bailey Banducci, 11, had been waiting since 11 a.m. to see Simpson.

“My favorite song is Pretty Brown Eyes” said Banducci.

Before Simpson came out to perform the crowd started chanting “Cody. Cody.”

Photos by Elyse Riva/The Runners Cody Simpson performed and signed autographs for the first 100 people who bought his Surfer Paradise CD at FYE Sunday October 13, 2013.

Photos by Elyse Riva/The Runners
Cody Simpson performed and signed autographs for the first 100 people who bought his Surfer Paradise CD at FYE Sunday October 13, 2013.

Simpson performed four songs from his new album:“La Da Dee,”“All Day,”“Sinkin’ In”
and his current hit “Pretty Brown Eyes.”

Simpson interacted with the audience and made the girls’ go wild. Girls were screaming and yelling “I love you.”

Simpson stated that he has an acoustic album coming out the in the near future that will contain acoustic songs
off his current album, ‘Surfers Paradise.”

After his performance, Simpson signed CD’s for his fans.

One girl after his performance said “I can die happily now.”

Photos by Elyse Riva/The Runners Cody Simpson signing autographs after a private show at FYE on Sunday October 13, 2013.

Photos by Elyse Riva/The Runners
Cody Simpson signing autographs after a private show at FYE on Sunday October 13, 2013.

This is Simpson’s second time coming back to Bakersfield. Simpson first came to the Kelly Lounge on September11 of this year. The most recent celebrity to come to the Kelly Lounge is Emblem 3 at the Padre Hotel .

On air talent, Snacks, asked listeners what artist they want to see next in the Kelly Lounge: “Listeners want Austin Mahone to come to the Kelly Lounge,” said Snacks.

The next artist to come to the Kelly Lounge is THE NEIGHBOURHOOD; they sing the song sweater weather.

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