After disbanding his first commercially released band Ashley & Jackson on Big Life records, he co-founded Fila Brazilliawith David McSherry in 1990. Together they released 10 critically acclaimed lp's and produced over 70 remixes for artists as diverse as Radiohead, Busta Rhymes, Black Uhuru, Simple Minds, James, A Certain Ratio and Moloko.
He formed Pork Recordings with David Brennand in 1990 then 23 Records in '99 with Sim Lister and David McSherry and finally Steel Tiger Records in 2006 with Lister. More of an umbrella for his various projects than a label per se. His other writing and production collaborations include Heights of Abraham; J*S*T*A*R*S and The Cutler.
He's released two solo lp's as The Solid Doctor : How About Some Ether and Beats Means Highs. A third, entitled "Saudade" was released on his own imprint Déclassé in March 2014.
Fabric nightclub has played host to many Cobby DJ sets and this was rewarded with an appearance on Fabric 18 alongside fellow Hull alumni Bobby Beige and Bliss.
He co-produced Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli's debut solo l.p. 'The Twilight Singers' in 2000 and co-wrote and produced 'Three White Roses and a Budd ep with Bill Nelson and avant garde American composer Harold Budd. He's worked with Darren Emerson on his solo lp, in an engineering and writing capacity.
His collaboration with Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder is under the guise of Hey Rube. Adam Regan from Different Drummer Records and Leftfoot promotions in Birmingham is also a regular collaborator. Their project, 'Chieftain'.
Cobby has DJ'd in many places around the world including Croatia, Sydney, San Francisco, New York and Tokyo. He has performed live in Europe, Japan and the United States.