Matto Kranenburg, Diesel’s new bass player
We’re awfully sorry to part with this world class singer and player, but respect Lando’s decision and wish him all the luck in his new career.
Matto also teaches guitar and bass, does school concerts and coaches bands. Matto is a multi-talented musician and covers an awful lot of ground. All in all, the perfect choice for an eclectic band like Diesel.
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
Matto van Kranenburg, 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.