Born in Stockholm Sweden, it was here that Marten developed an interest in
becoming a rock musician after being exposed to bands such as Kiss and
Iron Maiden. Marten had a passion for playing various different musical
instruments but considered bass his main instrument. At the age of 16
Marten had already performed shows and recorded with various local bands
but he had much bigger aspirations. He wanted to
take on Hollywood. By the age of 18
he toured the world and recorded with the hardrock band Lizzy Borden
and that is just the beginning. (Continue reading below)
Also see bio at Wikipedia.org
Marten Andersson co-founded 'From Classical to Rock'
Chinese violinist Yutong,
acclaimed cellist Stan Sharpbringing together platinum selling Rock Stars and Award Winning Classical
public music and art education programs. The concert was produced by
Marten, Stan Sharp, Yutong, Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) and
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park).
After the incredible success of the
first concert the “From Classical to Rock” team joined forces with the
OC Music & Dance School and the Irvine Barclay Theater to present a star-studded concert
benefiting music education for Orange County communities on April
28, 2018. From Classical to Rock 2018 featured singer John Rzeznik (Goo
Goo Dolls), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Randy Jackson and
FC2R 2018 also featured original music scored by Nathan Wang
one of the greatest Hollywood movie composers with
by 20+ famous
rock and classical musicians, joined on stage by
40+ members of the Orange County Music School, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, members of the
Donald Bren Honors High School Orchestra and Chorus. For more information on the performers and FC2R
in 2019 “From Classical To Rock”
once again joined forces with the non-profit organization Peninsula
Education Foundation (PEF) to present an intimate star-studded
concert benefiting 30 local schools. At the Terranea Resort in Palos
Verdes on May 11, 2019. Bringing aspiring High School Student
Musicians from local high schools, together with Rock Stars and
acclaimed Classical Musicians. (This was the most successful and
highest grossing fundraiser for the PEF).
2016 From Classical to Rock Artists:Stone TemplePilots, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park),
Gary Wright, Monte Pittman (Madonna),
Chinese violinist Yutong (LA Phil, Hollywood Bowl
Orchestra), Chas West (Foreigner/Bonham),
Stan Sharp (Hollywood Bowl Orchestra),
Marten Andersson (Steelheart/Lizzy Borden/Lynch
Mob), and Lauren
Mayhew (singer and actress). Extraordinary guest musicians includes:
Christopher Lennertz, Stephen Chesney, Joi
Simpson, Benjamin Zelico, Trameka Richardson, Sean Bart
2018 From Classical to Rock
John Rzeznik (Goo
Goo Dolls), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Randy Jackson,
Alex Boye (pop and YouTube sensation), Miljenko Matijevic
(Steelheart, The Doors) Lynn Harrell (acclaimed cellist), Monte
Pittman(Madonna/Prong), Chinese violinist Yutong (Pacific Symphony,
Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), Marten
Andersson (Steelheart, George Lynch, Lizzy Borden), Chris Broderick
(Megadeth), acclaimed cellist Stan Sharp and many more.
Yutong, Marten Andersson, Chris Broderick, Robert DeLeo, Wes Geer (Korn),
Chas West, Monte Pittman, Neil Turbin, Elliott Bark (Award winning
Conductor), Christopher Lennertz (Famous Music Composer), Jimmy
Burkhart , Jane Lee (Sony Recording Artist), Trameka and Joi, Shane
Tassart, Jasmine Star (15 year guitar prodigy), Makayla Dixon (17
year old cellist prodigy), Xander Marsden (14 year guitar prodigy),
PVPUSD high-schools student orchestra and Choir
Since 2016, Marten has been
touring worldwide (US/Europe/Asia) with the band Steelheart, which is
Miljenko Matijevic. Steelheart have a big following and has charted
No. 1 in many countries around the World. Steelheart has worked on
several TV and several soundtracks for TV and movies. Including the
hit song "We All Die Young" featured in the Mark Wahlberg and
Jennifer Aniston movie "Rockstar". Steelheart is currently touring
in support of the new CD "Through Worlds of Stardust".
"Mili’s" powerful voice and multi-octave range has
become the heart and soul of the band. Although
Mili began as a Hair/Metal band in the early 90s
he has recently reformed the band and turned it away from the
glam scene. Steelheart's new sound is modern and edgy while still
retaining overtones of Miljenko Matijevic's roots. Writing,
producing, Matijevic has Fused his past, present and the future
together, creating an undeniable piece of art . “A modern day led
Zeppelin” (Mitch Lafon)"
- LIZZY BORDEN -
For over two decades, Marten Andersson was
the bassist for the legendary shock rock band Lizzy Borden. Lizzy Borden have
recorded and toured the world, shared stages worldwide with groups such as Deep
Purple, Motley Crue, Dream Theater, Journey, Guns and Roses,
Ozzy, Wasp, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Motorhead &
many many more. The band Lizzy Borden released 9
albums in total, hitting the top 100, 4 times in the U.S.
Longtime Lizzy Borden
fan and Multimedia genius,
Todd McFarlane was enlisted to capture the essence of Lizzy Borden
for the "Deal with the Devil" tour (and CD cover art) McFarlane is best known
for his creation of Spawn and the re-creation of Spiderman
as well as CD covers for Korn,Iced Earth
and many more.
The latest Lizzy Borden CD
entitled "Appointment With Death"
is out World-wide on Metalblade Records.
The CD also features guest appearances by George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch mob), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Corey Beaulieu (Trivium),
Jonas Hansson (Silver Mountain)
The video for
"Tomorrow Never Comes" was nominated for
video of the year and was in the Top 25 Metal Videos on MTV's Headbangers Ball. The follow up single and video for the song "Under
Your Skin" was in rotation
on MTV’s Headbangers ball, Music Choice as well as radio stations around
Lizzy Borden wrapped up 2012 at Gods
of Metal open air (Italy), Hellfest Open Air
(France) together with Black Sabbath, Motley Crue,
Guns N' Roses and many others.
From 2007-2014, Lizzy Borden
has traveled extensively around the world performing in over 28+ Countries, in addition to European Touring and Festivals the band toured
North American with both Wasp and Finnish Monster Rockers Lordi.
Lizzy Borden was the first-day headliner of the two-day Keep It True XII
festival in Lauda-Königshofen Germany.
Worldwide festival appearances included
Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden), Kobetasonik (Spain), Wacken Open Air
(Germany), Bang Your Head (Germany), Alcatraz
Metal Festival, Leyendas del Rock, Elsrock Festival, Heaven and Hell Metal
Fest, Christmas Metal Festival, Hard Rock Hell Festival. North American festival
appearances included Rocklahoma and Rock Gone Wild.
In 2013-2016 Lizzy Borden launched "30th
Years of American Metal Tour", the tour went on for 2 years. The band performed at
festivals such as70,000 tons of Metal
cruise (USA), Skogsrojet festival (Sweden) continuing the tour
into South America, South Korea, North America and Europe, ending the tour
in November in Moscow, Russia.
The Lizzy Borden band has released 9 albums and sellout tours across the U.S.
South America, Canada, Europe and Asia). Hitting the top 100 4 times in the U.S.,
#1 on CMJ (radio).
Marten spent 7 years with formerDokkenguitarist George Lynch and his "Lynch Mob".
Marten's last Lynch Mob tour included a marathon 26 shows in 30 days, including a much talked about
feature on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The line-upwas:
George Lynch - Guitars,
Marten Andersson - Bass,
Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio/Heaven and
- Drums, Andrew Freeman - Vocals.
compose/scores music with a variety of musicians and songwriting
ranging from commercials/film/television. Marten is
primarily known for his metal and hardrock type
of style but they also create a wide range of music
stretching from modern pop, darker
experimental, country music to
spa type of melodic songs.
DARIO LORINA -
Marten is playing bass on guitar virtuoso Dario Lorina(Black Label Society) first and second instrumental solo
"Dario's CD's reveals some extreme musical ability with more
diverse influences than the average neo-classical riff monger. While
technically proficient yet powerful all-instrumental CD's drenched in
attitude-filled guitar work, backed by a thundering hard rock rhythm
Marten was a founding member
and bass player of the Hollywood rock band "Starwood".
The band released their debut
It!"worldwide on Metalblade
Records to raving reviews.
signature high energy rock has made Starwood
popular after just only
one album and
"If it ain't broke, break it" gathered airplay around the World. Video's for the CD includes 'Subculture'
and 'Bad Machine'.
"This is an album for anyone who kneels before the Gods for
the return of carefree arena rock" states Music Connection.
Metal edge magazine calls them the band to look for in 2005, Starwood "leans heavily to '70s era icons like
KISS, Cheap Trick and New York Dolls, but they pummel forth in a very
sleazier version of the above. The production is very raw yet polished in
all the right spots making it a very strong rock record." Crave claims If Ain't Broke, Break It! boasts "an impressive old school rock feel" and
hopes Starwood is "the band that brings back those Hollywood rock bands
that got swept away so many years ago."
did a series of successful Japan concerts and
has completed a follow up CD. (no release date has been set).
and their self-titled debut CD
to excellent reviews.
In addition to Marten, Legacy
features guitarist Roadrunner Records recording
guitaristJonas Hansson (Silver
Mountain, The Jonas Hansson Band,
Chris Roseberry and drummer Stephan Emig.
Other guest musicians
isinstrumental shredder guitarist
Joy Basu (Jennifer Lopez, Jessica
Simpson, CoCo Lee), drummer
Sammy J. Watson (ApexTheory,
Ricky Lee Jones) and vocalist Chris Logan
(MSG, Jake E. Lee).
Legacy's debut CD was recorded,
mixed and completed at Master Groove
Studios by Marten and Jonas, with the assistance of studio owner Dave
Morse. (Dave has
worked withAerosmith, Guns 'N Roses, Van Halen
is described as "addictive, in-your-face hard rock."
Metalvault calls it "Possibly one of the best Metal records
I will hear this year". WCRC 104 FM says "This CD rocks.
Its like Malmsteen meets Krokus meets nothing you ever heard
before, a high octane metal fest", Hardradio calls it “Very
cool stuff! Check it out", KNAC
says "Legacy delivers straight-forward, honest, melodic rock with
some great guitar playing".
Press coverage included larger
magazine interviews and articles in publications
such as Burrn,
Guitar Magazine, Bassplayer Magazine, Hon-doo, American, Scandinavian,
German and variousother magazines around the world.
Marten recorded two CD's entitled
"Second to None" (1997) and "The Rocks" (2000) with "The Jonas Hansson
Band" (Roadrunner Records). Jonas Hansson Band featured members from
bands such as Alice Cooper,Alcatraz,
Marty Friedman Band (Megadeth)
and Silver Mountain.
J.H.B. filmed a popular video,
this video has been shown extensively on TV
in Japan and various
other television shows throughout Asia and Europe.
The J.H.B. project was
featured in many Europeanand
such as Burrn!, Guitar Player, and
Jonas Hansson Band
- JOY BASU -
Martenperformed bass tracks on guitarist Joy Basu's second
CD (as well as various
live appearances with Joy Basu over the
years). Joy Basu
is the guitarist for Jessica Simpson,
Jennifer Lopez, CoCo Lee and members of Dio, Dweezil Zappa,
Billy Idol and many more.
- MAKE LABEL
Marten is the
author of the book "Make Label Contact/The Ultimate SourceDirectory" a reference and musicians guide, aimed
towards musicians for record companies and demo
submissions (Published by SCI
book is widely considered to be the guide for any musician.
acting credits in
movies and Television include "Sweet Justice" (Melissa Gilbert),
Rock N' Roll Detective (NBC Pilot), "Midnight
Heat", "The Net", "Divas"
and"To the end of Times".
has also been a guest 'Rockstar' movie reviewer in Hustler and
Marten's musical gear
consists of ESP Basses and Guitars, EBS Pedals, D’Addario
Strings, Hipshot D Tuners, Intune picks, Babicz-Full Contact Hardware Bridges,
Drum Software and Line 6. (See
gear page for more).
clinics and music seminars, performs at
music trade shows
and gives a limited number of private lessons whenever possible. (For information/inquires,
go to the
Marten dedicates himself to a
variety of charity organizations, including breast cancer
research, "From Classical to Rock", Fallen
Save The Music Foundation and animal welfare causes. (Marten
was featured in SPCA's "Hollywood
Pet Celebrity Calendar" together with other
famous actors and models). In 2006, Marten was
the musical director for the "Fender Namm Jam" in Anaheim California.
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