Cobus Potgieter is know for his drum covers of popular songs on YouTube. He began playing drums at 16, and would often play along to his favorite songs. In 2009, Cobus released Cobus Potgieter: The DVD, which included lessons, a documentary, and tutorials. In 2010 he and Iago Picos co wrote the song Heroes. The Cobus Method is a comprehensive instructional DVD series, covering every detail of how Cobus learned to play drums by ear. Cobus was part of the 2011 Google Inspiration Night in Tel Aviv, he performed with 2Cellos, Maria Aragon, and Marina Maximilian Blumin. Cobus was part of the YouTube Band Project, which when completed became Ventura Lights. Their debut album and box set, called Way Up Here, was released in 2013. Cobus partnered with DW Drums in 2013; they filmed a video at the Los Angeles House of Rock featuring their drums. In 2014, Cobus performed at the Google Africa: Africa Connected conference.