Asrai was founded by the twin sisters Karin and Margriet in the raw underground scene of Rotterdam. Starred in the turbulent eighties Asrai had their journey from digital to analog and from squat to A -list venues and well know festivals and not to forget some unforgettable tours.


The band members are real veterans, which shows by the incredible virtuoso performance and their ability to entertain the audience at the same time. Margriet addresses her songs not only to the fans in front of her, but she also knows how to reach the people in the back of the hall.


 Asrai’s performance is an exciting experience. It felt like a thriller and one by one the crowd gets under the spell of their music. and go through of the experience of the overwhelming power of Asrai.



  • The blue tape
  • So clear that you couldn’t tell where the water ended and the air began
  • Love is a lie
  • Live in a package
  • Asrai


  • As voices speak  (1997)                     
  • Touch in the dark (2004)                             
  • Pearls in dirt (2007)    
  • Hourglass (2017)  
  • Shattered Time (2020)                          


  • Between dreams and destiny (2013)     


  • Essent Award  2003 for most promising Dutch band



  • Margriet Mol - Vocals
  • Rik Janssen - Guitar
  • Jacqui Taylor - Guitar
  • Martin Kooy - Bassguitar
  • Manon van der Hidde - Keys
  • Karin Mol - Drums