Cobra Kai

Cobra Kai


Looking and sounding a lot like Motörhead, but without the facial pustules and with more histrionic, Darkness-esque vocals, the Kai are obviously perfectly in tune with what they like: broads, hooch, and wailing. - High Plains Messenger


Hell bent for rock and roll overload, Cobra Kai formed from the ashes of two Colorado Springs bands, Roche's Limit & a.priori. Bassist Patrick Ledbetter & guitarist Doug Spencer teamed up w/ drummer Josh Bower in early 2005 and started working on cooking up a fix for their rock and roll jones. They set themselves on a regular rehearsal regimen and got busy. Then a couple of months later on a bright and sunny day while browsing through the knick knacks at a corporate "megastore" Patrick ran into Dave Cantrell, whom he had met while Dave was working the door at one of Colorado Springs' finest drinking establishments. Patrick told Dave about the new project and to his surprise Dave got down on his knees in the middle of the ladies' undergarments section and begged to audtion for the band. Patrick said OK and later supplied Dave with a tape to become familiar with. Dave spent many fevered nights listening to the tape over and over while scribbling nonsensical lyrics with the hope of blowing the guys away and landing the gig. The night for audition came and Dave met up w/ Patrick, Doug & Josh at an aikido dojo where they plugged in and turned on. After 15 minutes Dave's voice was gone, but the band decided to ask him on anyway. The band was christened Cobra Kai. Since then these four strapping bucks have been on a mission to preach the gospel of rock and roll to the heathen and converted alike. Inspired by the swagger of Bon Scot era AC/DC, the over the top attitude of Motorhead, the fury of Black Flag, the driving power of Fu Manchu, as well as the raunchy, sweaty energy of more recent bands like the Supersuckers & Nashville Pussy, the band has branched out from its Colorado base to include trips to California & Oklahoma. Is your town next on the list for Cobra Kai's brand of rock and roll revival? You should get on your knees and pray that it is.


7 Song Self Titled EP
1 Song on Local College Comp

streaming tracks on

Set List

Side of the Road
I'm Only Dreamin'
Top of the World
Kick Me When I'm Down
Red Hot Love Machine
I'm Coming Over
Going Under
I'm Not Dead Yet

Let There Be Rock (AC/DC)

We typically play 35 minute to 60 minute sets. We have enough original music to play at least 90 minutes.