Robin - vocals & guitar
Laurens - keys & vocals
Jordy - drums
Tom - bass & vocals
Hubrecht - guitar & vocals
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Destine is Holland’s response to bands such as Paramore, Fall Out Boy and All Time Low. With its distinctive American sound, it seems like only a matter of time before Destine becomes an established name. Debut album ‘Lightspeed’ was released worldwide in 2010 and was an instant success. The album and singles reached the charts, had lots of radio airplay and the band played the country’s most well known festivals Lowlands and Pinkpop.
Single ‘Stars’ is on the playlist of all of Holland’s biggest radio stations for over nine months. Radio station 538 also acknowledges the band’s potential by picking ‘Stars’ as radio smash hit of the week in September 2009. The band’s first two music videos, both recorded in San Francisco, are Youtube-smashers with both more than a million views; ' Stars' has also been nominated for 'Video of the Year' at the Dutch MTV-channel. All this attention translates to the ticket sales for their first headlining tour in early 2010, with 12 sold out shows.
Back in time. Destine kicks off in 2007 with the ambition to play and work their asses of. They release their first EP and play over 200 shows in 3 years, both domestic and abroad. Besides that they invest a lot of time in their online activities on social and digital media, underlining the direct interaction with their fans. In December 2008 Destine signs with record label Sony Music and travels to Orlando, Florida to record the debut album with producer James Paul Wisner, who worked with bands like Paramore and New Found Glory. He is impressed by the songs and is convinced that the band has the potential of achieving international success.
Aside from their domestic shows, the band has a wider focus. They've toured in more than 15 different European countries, played with bands like Green Day, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, All Time Low and New Found Glory and have done two full European tours with The Blackout (UK) and Attack! Attack! (UK). When the song ‘In Your Arms’ got featured in the popular computergame ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2011’ the response from people all over the world increased rapidly. Summer 2011 the band embarks on a tour in China and Japan, with bands such as Mayday Parade.
New album ‘Illuminate’ is released worldwide March 2012. Destine flew over to Florida once again to record ‘Illuminate’ with producer James Paul Wisner. David Bendeth, well known from his work with Paramore, Papa Roach and All Time Low, mixed several tracks on ‘Illuminate’.