Chad and Erin Gerber began playing music at an early age. Erin sang in local theatre, choirs, and talent shows, while Chad toured with various bands playing guitar. In addition both wrote and played music together and performed for small scale events in their hometown of Billings, Montana. They decided they needed to pursue their music on a larger level, so Chad and Erin began working on a demo to send out to various contacts throughout the U.S. Not long after, the name Korben surfaced. Due to the positive response they received from the demo, Korben decided to move to Los Angeles in 2003.