So where did Vermillion heights get their start? Made up of Sam Fassler, James Dotzler, Cody Blackwood, and Cody Oachs, the lineup consisted of players that met through performing in other bands together. Oachs ended up having instrumentals written for the Self Titled EP and was looking for a vocalist for the project. Recruiting Cody Blackwood to write vocal parts for the songs, everyone realized pretty quickly he was there to stay.
Soon enough Blackwood filled the spot as a full-time vocalist. Once their vocalist was on board, the two Cody’s convinced Sam Fassler to join and shortly after came James Dotzler on bass.
SOURCE: Official Bio