The band was formed by singer/songwriter Speiss (Ints Kergalvis) on March 2000 in his
hometown Kuldiga, Latvia together with a group of friends and local musicians. Throughout
the years, the lineup and music style of the band has changed, but for the past ten years the
band members have remained the same:
Speiss – acoustic guitar, lead vocal, music and lyrics
Raitis – bass
Chakste – rhythm guitar, mandolin
Kalja – trombone
Max – trombone
Ricis – saxophone
Brunis – trumpet
Maris – drums
The band has performed in almost all music clubs and festivals in Latvia, has also toured
several times through Europe with shows in Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Ukraine, Romania,
Bulgaria, Macedonia, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Czech Republic, has
participated in bigger festivals like “Positivus”, “Laba Daba”, “Burning Summer” and in lots of
smaller ones, as well are not shy to play at small clubs.
- On spring 2011, OB digitally released their first full album “Everybadi Tancevak” of best
songs recorded until 2011.
- Under “Naba Music / Melo Records”, OB released two albums - “Spīd” on spring of 2012
and “Tilti” on May 2015.
Both “Spīd” and “Tilti” were nominated for the “Best Alternative or Indie music album of the
year” at the “Golden Microphone” award of the Latvian music industry.