MADE ‘N’ AMERICA

David “Bulldog” Keckhut: Frontman

From his early days performing on the Sunset Strip alongside new-comers like Guns n’ Roses, Warrant and LA Guns, to name a few of the literally thousands of artists he’s shared stages and studio time with, Dave Keckhut has maintained his prominence throughout Los Angeles by writing traditional American Hard Rock the way it was intended; that is, to bring down the house. Dave has recorded in studio on projects from Blues to Southern Rock, Americana, Pop and Metal.

Easily recognized by any rock fans ear for his soulful and powerful shouts, Dave proudly released his 3rd album in 2019 with his band Made ‘n’ America. From discovering and launching artists, including Sam Koltun – the former young gun as heard on the band’s CD “In Rock We Trust,” to sharing stages with long time friends including dUg Pinnick, James Lomenzo and Kenny AronoffKeckhut has spent a lifetime as a full time songwriter and performer, and it’s not stopping any time soon.

Dave’s personal website is: http://davidkeckhut.com/

Michael “The Mad Swede” Martinsson: Guitars

Born in Trollhattan, Sweden , Michael Martinsson discovered a love for music at an early age. Inspired by the works of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix, Michael started his own band at the age of 9. At 18 he relocated from Sweden to Los Angeles to bring his dream to reality. Michael instantly found a career performing and recording alongside the prime movers of the Hollywood Music Scene. To date, Michael has recorded and toured with more than 200 acts  throughout the United States, and globally with regular appearances the UK, England and of course, back home Sweden.

For the better part of a decade, starting in 2009, Michael toured almost exclusively with South African singer Dilana (as seen on TV’s Rock Star Super Nova). Performing more than 500 shows together, Michael’s support brought Dilana face to face with collectively hundreds of thousands of music fans on stages across multiple continents and dozens of countries.

Michael records and performs Acoustic and Electric Guitar and provides both backing, and when required, lead vocal duties. Since the 1990’s, he has mainly used vintage Fender Amplifiers and Gibson Les Paul Guitars.

Michael’s personal website is: http://michaelmartinsson.com

Joe “Yeah, That Guy” Dolan: Bass

Joe Dolan is an American rock musician, photographer, former radio personality and an active bass player in Los Angeles, CA. Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, Joe was a popular choice for performing bands throughout New England and New York in the American Hard Rock, Punk and Metal scene for writing and regional touring as a resident bass player. This has included short term and one-off performances with major label artists including Ben Orr, Jani Lane, Kip Winger, Trixter, Peter Wolf, Charlie Farren, Kevin DuBrow, Magic Dick, Blue Oyster Cult, Slaughter, Nuclear Assault and others while performing throughout the Northeast. In 2006, Joe became a permanent resident of Los Angeles, CA.

Joe actively uses ErnieBall Music Man Bass Guitars and Gallien Krueger Amplifiers.

Joe’s personal website is: https://yeahthatguy.com

Chris de Bateria: Drums

From the early 80’s Hollywood Rock Scene with Fortress, Chris performed in all the venues alongside bands including Poison, Warrant, Alcatrazz and, ironically, Made ‘n’ America frontman Dave Keckhut‘s bands including The Mob. Chris’ lineage in music runs deep throughout Southern California and has been recognized around the world for his recording and performing prowess as well as being well received regularly by artists including Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith and Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee who often came to see Chris’ bands perform.

As well as performing with Made ‘n’ America, Chris is regularly seen performing around SoCal in top draw tribute acts paying homage artists including Black Sabbath and UFO while attending invites to appear and high profile jams throughout the club scene from San Diego, throughout LA and across the region.