In 2010 Albert Rumengan, accomplished Dutch guitarplayer, formed the band "Music Road Pilots". The mission from the beginning was to create a modern countrysound mixed with classic Americana-Styles. The music is still rooted in the warm, raw authentic folk sounds as sung by artiste such as Hank Williams, Ray Price, Merle Haggart, Buck Owens and George Jones. MRP uses this great classic sound and merge it with the fast paced country- rock of today. The MRP band members interpret their cherished roots in a unique European way to bring you music with a compelling new twist: Traditional Country, Country Funk, Southern Rock, Rock&Roll and Blues. Inspired by contemporary artists such as Keith Urban, Brad Paisly, Vince Gill and Dierks Bentley, the band focusses on energetic live performances with great entertainment value. Americana and Modern Country... at its best!
Immediately after the release of their first album "When She Gets Close To Me" the band took the industry by storm. Many spectacular shows across Europe raised a lot of attention as Music Road Pilots showed up at most of the popular venues and festivals in more than fifteen countries. In three years time the band established themselves as one of Europe's best and most exciting Country-acts. Along the way they shared stages with Charly McCoy, LeAnn Rimes, Connie Smith, Bobby Flores, Aaron Watson, Will Bannister and ZZ Top. In 2013 and 2015 MRP was voted "Best International Country Act" in Austria, and also in 2015, was elected best Country Band by online magazine "Fair Play Country". Now, with the release of their second album "NashVegas", the Pilots are ready for the next stage on their flight plan!
Danny Hendriks - Lead Vocal and Rhythm Guitar
Edu Nolten - Lead Vocal and Bass
Albert Rumengan - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Peter van den Bos - Fiddle and Vocals
Hans Molenaar - Drums