Based in Orange County, California, PointMade has been capturing the hearts of their audiences with their dynamic music and engaging performances at local coffee houses, restaurants, festivals and other popular entertainment venues.
Matt DeNembo (Vocals, Acoustic Guitars) - Matt's interest in music began when he was about ten years old; and thereafter he began to write music. His passion for music grew and he began playing in night clubs throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, in bands such as Route 66, The Jake Richmond Blues Band, X3, and Soul Purpose.
When Matt met Don, he found he shared the same vision in music, "Writing and playing music with Don came naturally and the chemistry between us clicked. Even though we come from different music backgrounds, our writing influences complement each other." PointMade has been a great outlet for the acoustic side of Matt; he also gets to rock out from time to time in a classic rock cover band he's a member of called Cold Shot.
Carol DeNembo (Vocals, Percussion) - Coming from a family of musicians and singers, Carol DeNembo grew up surrounded by music. "Music has always been a major part of my life," Carol recalls. "We used to sing in the car, sing in church, sing for relatives and friends, and even sing while doing our chores". At an early age, Carol realized that she had an ear for harmonies and could blend well with others. She really found her singing voice in high school where she performed in several choirs and musicals.
With musical interests that range from jazz and folk to rock and everything in between, she shares a passion for music of all genres.
She also gigs with Cold Shot from time to time, and enjoys time with family, friends, and her 2 mini-dachshunds.
Hadley Hockensmith (Electric and Bass Guitar) - Hadley is a self-taught Guitarist/Bassist & Songwriter born in Atlanta, GA. Started first band at 13 yrs. old, soon became became a busy studio & touring musician. Has recorded and/or performed with many prominent artists over the years: Neil Diamond (34 years), Glen Campbell, Gordon Lightfoot, The Righteous Brothers, David Gates & Bread, Michael MacDonald, America, Ray Charles, BIlly Preston, Paul Anka, Conway Twitty, and others.
He has also been blessed to play on many Christian recordings with: Koinonia (jazz Supergroup), Keith Green, Andrae Crouch, Phil Keaggy, The Winans, Debby Boone, Kelly Willard, Michele Pillar, Twila Paris, Bob Bennett, Roby Duke, & Evie Tournquist.
He has recorded a solo guitar album called ?Heartsongs? (which has received worldwide airplay), and am currently working on a followup album of new original songs.
Don Wieland (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) - Don's musical journey spans a little over three decades from jamming with teenage buddies to his current band called PointMade. He has played locally in Orange/LA Counties and been a support musician, live and in studio, to bands like Vis-a-Vis, In-Step, and Disciple.
Don enjoys writing music. "Matt, Carol, and I met at the Village Church of Irvine", and as time moved on, together, we knew we had a whole lot of music to share."
He is an avid sand volleyball player and supports himself and family as an IT consultant/programmer.