Martin Ekelund

BONAFIDE

Formed in 2006 by singer/guitarist Pontus Snibb, the band comprises fellow guitar player Mikael Fässberg, drummer Niklas Matsson and bass player Martin Ekelund. «We play Hard Rock the way it´s supposed to be played,» says Pontus, «true to it´s roots in the electric blues and early R´n´B».

In 2007 they released their eponymous debut album and immediately they became quite busy playing the Scandinavian club and festival circuit, and supporting bands such as Deep Purple, Europe, Status Quo, Y&T, LA Guns, The Quireboys and countless of others in arenas and theaters. Their second release «Something´s Dripping» was released world wide through Black Lodge Records. The album raced to No 16 in the National Swedish Album chart, beating both Megadeth and Ace Frehley and was followed by a series of European tours.

Their EP “Fill your head with Rock – Old, New, Tried & True”, was originally planned as a single, but the band booked themselves into a Stockholm recording studio, laid down some of their own favourite tracks by Humble Pie, Rose Tattoo and The Who, threw in some video´s and leftovers from previous settings, and Voila! – an EP was born that raced to the number one slot on the Swedish chart.

Check out Bonafide’s release «Ultimate Rebel» — number one on the Swedish Hard Rock/Metal chart, with the track «doing The Pretty» being voted one of the top tracks of 2012 by the UK Classic Rock Magazine.