While singing the blues in dive bars throughout Northern Minnesota, a 12-year-old Cobi dreamt one day of performing on the biggest and most renowned stages in the world. He knew that music made him feel more alive than anything else and that he wanted to bring his art to a much larger audience.
After spending a few years in the Boston band Gentlemen Hall, a synth heavy alternative rock band signed to Island Def Jam Records, Cobi left to pursue his solo efforts. Cobi’s heart and desire to play his soulful style of rock and folk outweighed the early success his former band was achieving.
Cobi’s debut single, “Don’t You Cry For Me”, as powerful of a song as they come, caught the ear of industry veteran Lyor Cohen who immediately signed Cobi to his new label 300 Entertainment (alongside Grammy nominated artists Fetty Wap and Highly Suspect). The track features a seventies vibe with a moog under Cobi’s soaring vocals complimented by his layered backing vocals. Since it’s premiere on Interview Magazine in May, the song has garnered over 5 million streams on Spotify, peaking at Number One on the Global Viral Spotify Charts.
Cobi has spent most of this year on the road with Above and Beyond, touring the world performing at iconic venues including Royal Albert Music Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, the Sydney Opera House, the Greek Theater and more. Now, Cobi returns to the West Coast for a handful of dates with Augustines.