The music scene was next to nothing in the mid-western town of Billings Montana where Korben grew up. High school sports and rodeos were what dominated the town. Music was something you could find only in churches and dive bars. Erin and Chad Gerber found themselves in a musician's nightmare. Sundays were the only day that Chad and Erin could play music, for a tiny church of 30 people. Chad would get yelled at for his 'scratchy electric guitar', while Erin was constantly harassed for not singing loud enough into the microphone. Sometimes church members would get angry at them for slightly altering songs to make them sound better. Despite all the criticism, the bad environment was all they had. Chad began performing out of state for different bands, and eventually ended up on tour with a Dallas based hip-hop group. Back in Billings, Erin continued to perform in churches, talent shows, for local theatre and choirs. Chad returned to Billings, and found himself in college with Erin. Unhappy at how things turned out, the two began to devise their escape from small town America. Chad borrowed a 4-track recorder, the two recorded several horrible sounding songs, and sent them off to one of the contacts Chad made through touring. The demo was well received in Los Angeles, so Erin and Chad picked up what little they had and moved. Within one week of moving to Los Angeles, they met Stone's Throw Recording artist Aloe Blacc, whom they began recording with on a regular basis in his studio. They recorded an EP that received international airplay for their single 'Only For You', and the follow up track 'Another Glass Bottle'. This combined with performing all over Los Angeles, and up and down the Sunset Strip, caught the attention of Sony Records, Capitol Records, Hollywood Records, Thrive Records, entertainment lawyers, and all types of entertainment professionals. Encouraged by what appeared to be years of hard work paying off, Korben waited patiently for the labels to reach a decision. They never did. The labels continually requested more recordings, and more dates, which Korben provided, but each was met with another request. In this time, Korben near death, decided to go their own route, and not play to the major labels demands anymore. Korben signed to the privately owned 3D People Records in 2006, completely under their own terms. Shortly after, they recorded and released their debut album 'Steady Fools', which has gone on to receive critical acclaim worldwide. Their single 'Super Selfish', along with title track 'Steady Fools' can be heard on radio, college radio, web radio, and satellite radio, nationally, and internationally. Korben has recorded with members of Guns N Roses, Toto, The Georgia Satellites, Aloe Blacc, performed live on, and guest hosted Music Plus TV's; Ten Deep, been interviewed on the UK Sky Digital Network, and done several live studio performances for radio stations across the U.S.. Korben is currently touring the U.S. in support of their 'Steady Fools' album, and promoting their newest music video 'Super Selfish'.
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