Obliged was formed in early 2009 by drummer Dick Joseph and guitar player Grant Eppley in Zanesville, Ohio. The two came from previous bands looking for a new sound. On their search they found front man Zach Chrisman to top off the trio.
Since, the band has played a variety of shows at concert venues, bars, and special occasion events with an extensive list of original material and cover songs. In 2010, the band released their debut album with a self title. More recently, the band released a single titled "Invincible," in July of 2012.
Most notably, in late 2011, Obliged opened for Twenty One Pilots of Fueled By Ramen to a sold out crowd at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio.