What started as a family band created in 2005 is now a unique group of talented musicians with a distinct sound.
Since the recording of "Go Back", the band's early first single, Kobalt's sound has come a long way. With ten original songs being released, not to mention their ever expanding catalogue of original material, the sound continues to shape itself.
Since their start, the band has gone through a few line up changes but remains consistent with Devon Gillingham on guitar and vocals, Dallas Gillingham on bass and vocals, Mike Fox on guitar, Andrew Littleford on trumpet, and Andrew Chudley on drums.
During the past few years, Kobalt has performed at such venues as: The Burton Cummings Theatre, Scotiabank Stage, The Osborne village street festival, The Winnipeg Fringe Festival (Old Market Square Stage), The Park Theatre, The Gas Station theatre, The Pyramid Cabaret, the Franco Manitoban Cultural Centre as, and Selkirk's outdoor waterfront stage.
In 2008 and 2009, the band was the winner of the Manitoba Garage Band Rawks Competition, and as a result, played on Scotiabank Stage on Canada Day at the Forks.
In 2011, Kobalt were the winners of the City Of Selkirk's Battle of the Bands, allowing them to perform on the waterfront stage as part of Canada Day. Later that summer, they recorded their current EP "This Time". They were then lucky enough to release the EP to a sold out crowd at the Franco Manitoban Cultural Centre that fall. The EP is available right here on Facebook, as well as on itunes, Manitoba Music, Soundcloud, and a few other music sharing sites.
This past summer, the band once again performed at the cube in Old Market Square as part of the annual Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
Most recently, the band completed work on their newest EP "Waiting", which is set to be released on January 12, 2013.