Makeshift3 started in 1995 & our original name was just Makeshift. We began with 3 students from Fallbrook High School in San Diego County. We were Ryan Coughlin, Jeff Lascola, & Eric Mattson. In September of 1996, Ryan went away to college so Jeff & Eric replaced him with Tyler Bochenek (Eric's cousin). Makeshift then rebuilt their sound, message, focus, & added the "3" to Makeshift forming Makeshift3 because of legal issues similar to Blink adding the "182."
Our sound ranges from influences such as Blink 182, Pantera, Pennywise, New Found Glory, Thrice, etc. We currently play shows at least once per week & have been on 4 national tours. We have toured all over California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, & New Mexico and have also played on the Vans Warped Tour. We have played with hundreds of bands such as MxPx, Bad Religion, Lagwagon, New Found Glory, Nofx, Good Charlotte, Alkaline Trio, American Hi-Fi, Anti-Flag, Reel Big Fish, Thrice, Slick Shoes, Dogwood, Project 86, etc. We have had feature articles in magazines, TV interviews, airplay on ESPN, and our music featured on various Warner Bros. TV shows. Our music can be heard on many radio stations throughout the US and several of our songs are even ranked #1 in various genres with over 500,000 listens at mp3.com
Ty plays bass & sings and graduated from Concordia University in Irvine, CA with a bachelor's degree in Biology and is a manager at Active Ride Shop. Jeff plays guitar & sings and graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in Communications and runs a football scouting business with his father. Eric plays drums & has graduated from Long Beach State University with a bachelor's degree in Business and Santa Ana College with an associate's degree in Fire Science and is a Los Angles City firefighter.
Our 1996 album was independently released. Pious Records released our 1999 album. Micah Records released our 2001 album. New School Records released our 4th album entitled "Fluorescent Black" in stores June 7, 2005.