Music For Vets / MFV
- About The Bands
Stitched Up Heart is an American rock band on Another Century Records. The band was formed in 2010 in Los Angeles by singer Alecia "Mixi" Demner. They have released three full-length albums and three EPs. They have performed as the opening act for Godsmack, Halestorm, and In This Moment.
From the battlefields in Iraq to the legendary stage of Radio City Music Hall, the American Hitmen have done it all. Brothers and Marine Corps Combat Veterans, Tim and Dan Cord, founded the band with fellow Marines and musicians in 2005. After serving 4 honorable years and 2 combat tours in Iraq, they decided to leave the Marine Corps to pursue a career in music in 2007. In 2008, the brothers moved to Utah, where they fell into true harmony with the addition of drummer, Phil Snyder, and bassist, Dave Briggs.
In late 2009, the band was invited to be the first American rock band in 36 years to perform in Vietnam. At the Ho Chi Minh City Hard Rock Café, the American Hitmen brought a new and unfamiliar sound to the Vietnamese people, performing Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" with none other than Run DMC in front of a sold-out crowd, on the night of the Hard Rock grand opening.
In 2013, the band auditioned for and made it through 3 elimination rounds on Season 8 of America's Got Talent, finishing out their run with a pitch perfect live and televised performance at Radio City Music Hall. With their new found popularity, the band hit the North American tour circuit with a fury! Within the last 3 years, the American Hitmen have performed alongside some of the most internationally recognized musicians, such as Foo Fighters, Journey, Living Colour, Black Stone Cherry, the Charlie Daniels Band, Sheryl Crow, 3 Doors Down, Social Distortion and many more!
Spring of 2020, American Hitmen felt best to return to the core trio of Dan, Dave, and Phil.
As of 2020, the American Hitmen have performed in 30 countries, on 4 continents, and in 43 US states, on both commercial and Armed Forces Entertainment tours. The Hitmen have gained a sizeable and loyal international following as a result, leaving both civilian and military fans and venues begging for the band's hasty return to their side of the world!
The American Hitmen are definitely becoming the true definition of all things American and Rock ‘n' Roll.
ZamTrip is a hard driving band out of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The three Zampedri brothers, Kyle, Cory and Cody joined forces with powerhouse vocalist Samantha Newman, and have been delivering their unique blend of alternative, hard rock and blues influenced music since 2012.
The band has been heavily influenced by acts such as Black Stone Cherry, Motley Crue, Halestorm and Foo Fighters.
Throughout the year the band has shared the stage with many heavy hitters including Halestorm, Nonpoint, 10 Years, Black Stone Cherry and countless other national acts.
"It’s easy to take the weird for granted, to think that everything you’ve done and experienced in your life is completely normal. Then one day, you start telling stories, and your psychologist says, ‘Man, I’m surprised you’re not more screwed up than you are!’ And that’s why I write – because I can’t be the only one feeling this way. And someone has to say it.”
– Doug Lane, The Real Doug Lane
Doug was raised in Kingsville, Texas, in the shadow of King Ranch. His father was a Navy officer and his mother was amazing. He served four years in the Army and ended his contract honorable -- always thankful for the experience, and glad when it ended.
His passion for music started early. “One of my earliest memories is ‘conducting’ the college orchestra with a rolled up program. I was probably 3.” From there, he studied piano, then saxophone. Doug found his voice on the guitar toward the end of his time in the Army.
A lifetime musician and performer, Doug began performing his own original songs in 2014 in small venues around Utah. At his first solo gig, the owner linked his performance to another artist – another Doug Lane – and an offhand joke solidified his stage name. From that moment on, Doug began performing as The Real Doug Lane.
In 2016, his song “Faces” was selected by Operation Encore, an organization that brings together singer/songwriters from across the country who are part of the military and veteran communities. His 2021 debut album “Water From the Stone” reached fans throughout the USA and built new audiences overseas with hits “After All the Drinking’s Done”, “Dancing in the Rain”, and fan-favorite “Piss On Your Shoes”. Following the success of his “Unmasked Tour” in 2021, TRDL and band released their sophomore album "Pocket Full of Pills" in 2022.
Doug currently resides in Provo, Utah with his wife, their four children, and two dogs (Dodger and Bear), and Oliver the cat.
"LUKE THOMAS", is an Aussie Country singer-songwriter and Nashville recording artist.
from small-town Grenfell NSW Australia, currently living in the USA.
Luke began performing live around Australia from a young age. Taking on a passion for music and picking up a guitar at 13, Luke played anything from private parties to festivals, working to hone his craft, and write his own original music.
Taking inspiration from country music icons such as; George Strait, Tim McGraw, and Johnny Cash, as well as more modern artists such as Eric Church, Luke Combs, Blake Shelton, and Luke Bryan, to name a few, Luke blends Classic and modern Country into catchy songs that'll be sure to get stuck in your head.
After taking some time off from touring to write in 2016, Luke traveled to America. Whilst there, Luke met the love of his life and has since moved to the US, which opened up new touring possibilities.
Luke released his first single "Whiskey Miss Me" in January of 2021, which was met with success, encouraging him to continue writing.
Luke has been hard at work with the award-winning producer of Luke Comb's "Hurricane", at his Nashville studio, releasing his Debut EP "Just Getting Started" in 2022, which was also met with success, earning over 100,000 streams across platforms.
Luke is currently touring the US and working on his next EP