Goodbye Dave! Welcome Orlando!
After nearly two years of giving us all he had and lighting up the stage with his rockstar presence and attitude, Diesel’s trusty bass player Dave Bordeaux has decided to leave the band to explore new avenues. We’re sorry to see our buddy go, but fully understand Dave’s desire for prominence and wish him and his blues trio LaBomba all the luck in the world. Give ’em hell, Dave!
To our unspeakable luck and surprise, Dave’s successor was only one phone call away. Fellow veteran Orlando Milan turned out to be a huge Diesel-fan and didn’t need to think twice when asked to fill Dave’s shoes.
And boy, does he fill them! Orlando – or Lando, as we like to call him – is equally proficient on four-string, six-string and fretless bass, and his vocal prowess is no less stunning. Over the years, Orlando has lent his chops to a wide array of artists: Delrose, Precious Wilson, Marjorie Barnes, Margriet Eshuijs, Swinging Soul Machine, The Glory of Gospel, Cashmere, Sue Chaloner and Candy Dulfer. Rocking out with the best, Orlando also carries latin, funk, gospel and blues in his bag of tricks, allowing Diesel – eclectic as they are – to expand their musical palette even further.
All on board!
New single: Like Hell I Will!
Check out our new single on our home page. Release date: March 24, 2017. You can find the lyrics here.
De tour van 2017 is in de maak. Zie de GIGS-pagina.
Diesel’s Sausalito Summernight was a radio hit in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands, peaking at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 in Canada. Thirty five years after its release, this classic road song is still getting regular airplay on American, Canadian, German and Dutch radio stations and has resided in the Dutch Top 2000 of All Times for many years. Diesel’s first hit single Goin’ Back to China peaked at #4 in the Japanese international chart and at #1 in the version of singer Yoko Katori.
Rekindled interest from several countries has prompted founding members Rob Vunderink and Mark Boon to join forces and fire up the old diesel. This means that the two original lead singers/guitarists/composers responsible for Sausalito Summernight and two thirds of the songs on Diesel’s debut album Watts in the Tank, are on board again.
For a sound and solid stage performance, Rob and Mark have called upon three seasoned rockers.
The Diesel lineup is:
Mark Boon, guitar & vocals
René Meister, keyboards & vocals
Ron van Elswijk, drums
Orlando Milan, bass & vocals
Rob Vunderink, guitar & vocals
Orlando Milan has played with bands and artists like Cashmere, Delrose and Margriet Eshuijs, René Meister played in Het Goede Doel and wrote the #1 hit single Zelfs je naam is mooi. Ron van Elswijk is a relentless powerhouse whose talent will no longer go unnoticed.
The band is ready for the road. A new album is in the works.