Formerly known as Fading From Dawn in the year of 2004 with members: Moonchul, Sooyoon, and Richard(Moonchan). Richard, Moonchul’s brother-the bassist in the band, passed away on 4.11.08 in a terrible car accident. Moonchul and Sooyoon couldn’t be Fading From Dawn without Richard anymore and decided to change their name to Royal Pirates. James, ex Azusa, joined Royal Pirates as bassist in September 2009.
로얄P.(Royal Pirates) 는 2004년도에 결성된 Fading From Dawn 이란 이름으로 미국 캘리포니아에서 활동했었습니다. 2008년 4월 밴드의 베이시스트인 문찬 (보컬 문철의 친형)이 안타까운 교통사고로 인해 고인이 된 후 로얄P.로 이름을 바꾸고 활동하고 있습니다. 2009년 9월부터 베이스 기타 주자로 제임스를 영입하여 본격적인 활동을 준비중입니다
What does the name, “Royal Pirates” mean?
“‘Royal’ and ‘Pirates’ are relative words. They’re mirror opposites of our band’s identity. We named it with our band’s goal to connect to ‘royal’ lineage of rock bands by being today’s legends, and to make the music beyond generations and express freely with spirits of ‘pirates’ in the voyage.” (quote from Daum Music Bar Interview)
From December 2015 they started promoting as “RP” since “Royal Pirates” is hard to pronounce for Koreans.
More details about each members under their pages: