Last January the Knalland collective celebrated it’s 4th birthday. To celebrate this, the documentary Zoveel Gezichten was released.

Filmmakers Isaak Hoekstra, Boris van Lieshout and Rosa Lommen followed Knalland for quite a while, and managed to bring all their footage down to a 20 minute documentary about what Knalland was about the last 4 years, the different disciplines which came together in the project, and especially about the people who participated in the project.


Every year on the 4th of May we have remembrance day  here in The Netherlands, to remember the people who fell in WW II.
Last year Knalland was asked to perform that evening in the Domchurch, Utrecht. It was also the release of our Volhard album, which we made around the the theme of remembrance day and liberation day that year.


For the second Knalland album Volhard (which was released around the events of 4/5 May) I was asked to deliver a track. I chose to work with Frank Wienk aka Binkbeats (together we work as The Strangest Freaks) and Typhoon.

Typhoon and I wanted to make a track for years now, and this was the right opportunity at the right time. Within 3 sessions we did the whole Dit Nooit Meer track, which gave a kind of critical though funny look on the events around 4/5 May. The final mix was done by Shai Solan.

Volhard was released digitally in 2014.


In 2013 singer/songwriter Annelotte de Graaf wanted to form a new group: Amber Arcades. For the EP she wanted to work with a different group than for the live sets. She ended up with me (bass), Otto de Jong (drums), Marlon Penninkhof (guitar/vocals) and Thierry Castel (keys) on the recordings. Together with producer Brian Esselbrugge we recorded the first Amber Arcades EP in different studios.

The song Benjamin (which was also recorded at these sessions) ended up on the Knalland album.


In 2012 I moved into a new house in the Kanaleneiland area of Utrecht. Living in the neighbourhood were lots of creative people, including a big population of musicians.
At the initiative of Casper Broekaert, Tommy Ebben and Anne-Marie Gort we started the Knalland community, a collective of creative people with the goal to have something to show to the world within in 1 year.
It ended up being a full album, along with some videos. I ended up producing (and playing multiple instruments) on 7 songs. Martijn Groeneveld and Pim vd Werken were responsible for the final mixes. Knalland was released in 2013.

– Stones was recorded with Eloi Youssef (vocals), Maarten Rischen (mellotron) and Frank Wienk (percussion).
Brick by Brick  was recorded with Casper Adrien (vocals/guitar), Otto De Jong (drums), Daniel Rose (bass), Maarten Rischen (mellotron) and Hicham Oujamaa (percussion).
A Life Anew was recorded with Tommy Ebben (vocals, ukelele), Gino Bombrini (drums), Morris Kliphuis (horns), Matthijs Barnhoorn (violin), Arie Schockaert (electronics) and Maarten Rischen (keys).
I’m A Woman was recorded with Guy Corneille (vocals),  Sofie Letitre (vocals), Maarten Rischen (keys), Matthijs Barnhoorn (violin), Frank Wienk (percussion) and Bram Hakkens (drums).
Insights was recorded with Vera Otte (vocals) and Otto De Jong (percussion).
Wake Up was recorded with Sofie Letitre (vocals), Floris De Vries (banjo), Gino Bombrini (percussion) and Maarten Rischen (keys).
Benjamin was  recorded with Annelotte de Graaf (vocals), Otto de Jong (drums), Marlon Penninkhof (guitar/vocals) and Thierry Castel (keys), and taken from the Amber Arcades sessions.