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Tour 2022


Yes!! Finally...!
We are so happy that we can tour again this year.
Check our 'Suck it up! 2022' tourlist. Our show is filled with some new material and we just can't wait to get it out there.
So... see you soon again! We are ready... are you?

Unfortunately all gigs of our Copper Anniversary Tour 2020 have been canceled or postponed.
This includes our gig on October 2 at the Castlehotel Hasseröder in Wernigerode, Germany and October 3 in Pullman City Harz, Germany. We hope we all see you again at our Tour in 2021! Stay safe and healthy!

Our anniversary year... 10 years MRP in 2020!!

We started to kick off some new developments for 2020.
Working on a new promotional video was one of them and it's already been released on YouTube

We were working on a new EP (that's already been released), new endorsements, new improvements in our public relations, new songs, etc. etc.
So keep following us on Facebook, our website and on the road cause it's gonna be a hell of a tour!

Music Road Pilots' singer RICHARD HESSELINK: AWARD WINNER!!!
Of the Fair Play Country Music Award in the category 'Modern Country Cover / Male Vocalist Of The Year 2022'
@ the Red Carpet Music Award Show 2022!
Richard likes to thank all members of the jury from 34 countries and Gaby & Peter Agrikola
Music Road Pilots: AWARD WINNER!!! of the Fair Play Country Music Award
In the category 'Best Modern Country Original / Band Of The Year 2022' with their song
'Better Broken' @ the Red Carpet Music Award Show 2022!
We'd like to thank all members of the jury from 34 countries and Gaby & Peter Agrikola


CME award wining instrumentalist of the year Albert Rumengan. 
Congratulations Albert Rumengan


Together with Albert Lee... !!!










Proud to announce that...

Albert won the DCMA Award for Best Musician Of The Year 2018.. AGAIN!!!

In 2017 he won this award too, while the band won the award for Best Electric Band Of The Year 2017!

We want to thank you all so much for voting!

Yessss.. We won again... AGAIN!!!!

For the third time Music Road Pilots won the Award for
'Best International Country Band by the ACMF' 2018 in Austria!

We are very pleased and honoured to receive this award.
We want to thank everyone who voted for us!

Music Road Pilots received the following awards in a short period of time...

  • ACMF award 2013 for Best International Country Band 
  • ACMF award 2015 for Best International Country Band 
  • Fair Play award 2015 for Best European Country Band
  • ACMF award 2018 for Best International Country Band

Music Road Pilots was also nominated for
by the prestigious JOSIE Music Awards NASHVILLE USA.

MRP featuring Sarah Jory...

Sarah Jory joins MRP as an additional member to the band.

After her years in the band with Van Morrisson, the princess of Steel Guitar Sarah Jory is back on Track in the Country scene.
Sarah has her own 'SARAH'S HOT PICKS on KEEP IT COUNTRY TV' every Thursday.

Sarah's NEW CD celebrates 2018 as her 40th year in the music business.
The CD contains some classic tracks, along with some new material. 

Check it out!

Comments and reviews...

Slagwerkkrant (NL) news:

Our drummer Hans Molenaar gave an informative interview in one of Dutch most leading drummers magazines.
Proud of this Pilot 🙂





Great German review:

"Music Road Pilots präsentieren auf "NashVegas" eingängige europäische Countrymusik auf hohem Niveau..."

Sarah Jory commented:

"Thank you so much guys ! I had the best time and one of the most awesome and enjoyable gigs I have been involved in , in a long time !! The world needs to know about MRP ! See you in Holland in July ! Can't wait ... Sarah j xxxxx"

Check out Vids & Pics for some Youtube clips of MRP with Sarah...

Marten van der Laan/Country Stew/Radio Compagnie/The Netherlands commented:

- The Music Road Pilots/MRP is a great Dutch blend of Americana/country music.
- ‘NashVegas’ will propel, The Music Road Pilots to the top of the charts and their next award!

Lana commented:
"Country leeft! Wat een prachtig album mannen, precies zoals het bedoeld is!‪ #‎genieten‬ ‪#‎musicroadpilots‬"

Jacky commented:
"Ik mocht vandaag het album Nash Vegas van Music Road Pilots ontvangen. Ik zit het met veel plezier te luisteren. Het is een prachtig album geworden jongens! Super tof dat ik mijn steentje mocht bijdragen aan jullie juweeltje."

Udo commented:
"Wo habt ihr euch die ganze Zeit versteckt? Eine wirklich klasse Band zur Aftershowparty im Western Saloon Fontanehaus."

Marcia commented:
"Even een shout out naar MRP!!
Net jullie nieuwe cd geluisterd.. wat een onwijs goeie cd!!"

The Music

Early 2008 Albert Rumengan, accomplished Dutch guitarplayer, formed the band “Music Road Pilots”. The mission from the beginning was to create a modern country sound mixed with classic Americana-Styles. The music is still rooted in the warm, raw authentic folk sounds as sung by artists such as Hank Williams, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, 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 ‘n Roll and Blues.

Inspired by contemporary artists such as Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Dierks Bentley, the band focuses on energetic live performances with great entertainment value. Americana and Modern Country… at its best!

The Road

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 LeAnn Rimes, Dwight Yoakam, Connie Smith, Bobby Flores, Darryl Worley, Billy Yates, Danni Leigh, Aaron Watson, Will Bannister and ZZ Top.

In 2013 and 2015 Music Road Pilots was voted “Best International Country Act” in Austria, and also in 2015, the band was voted “Best Country Band” by online magazine “Fair Play Country”.

In 2016 they toured with the legendary Country Music Hall Of Fame artist Charly McCoy (USA) and sister of the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis, Linda Gail Lewis (USA). And they released their second album “NashVegas”. They have been nominated by the Josie Music Awards in Nashville USA and won for the third time the ACMF Award in Austria for “International Band of the year”. Also that same year the band is additionally enhanced by World’s nr. 1 female pedal steel guitar player Sarah Jory (GB).

In 2017 Music Road Pilots was voted “Electric Band of the Year” and Albert Rumengan as “Musician of the Year” by the DCMA (Dutch Country Music Association).

The Pilots are ready for the next stage on their flight plan!

The Pilots

Music Road Pilots consists of accomplished, experienced musicians with a great track record.

Richard Hesselink – Lead Vocals and Guitars
Albert Rumengan – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Peter van den Bos – Fiddle and Vocals
Edu Nolten – Bass Guitar and Vocals
Hans Molenaar – Drums

Additional musician:
Sarah Jory – Pedal Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar and Vocals