1 - SOBO was founded in 1995 by song-writing team Assaf Ganzman and Daniel Kriman.
The two met when Daniel was playing at a Israel Rock-’n’-Blues bar Mike's Place.
Assaf remembers that moment well:
“You gotta understand, I'm coming from Nashville and New York of the early 90"s. So anyway, I stumble into a small smoky club and there's this kid with long blond hair to his ass, a beat-up acoustic guitar, literally a broken beer
bottleneck in his hand, a harmonica in his lips, a tambourine tied to his foot and this guy is wailing like you couldn't believe.
It was like nothing I'd ever seen. Lucky for me his mouth was so busy on the harp that he needed someone to sing… and that's how it got started.”
Sammy and Daniel jammed together for the first time that night and have been a musical team ever since.
It was SOBO’s inspired blues jams and intense funk rhythms that helped found the still-growing Israeli blues scene.
The band performed at venues all through Israel and the Netherlands during the 90s,
and recorded their first album in 1998, which was received very positively in Israel.
2 - SOBO is a post-punk band from France founded in 2008.