Martin Ekelund

  • Bonafide

Photo Credit: Gary Barlow

About 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.