Marijn’s desire for musical inspiration and development led him to a bold plan in 2006: Leaving with his guitar for unknown destinations and see where his music would take him.

A trail of setbacks broke the dream at the last minute. After 2006, he spent three years in combat against a benign tumor and himself. In 2009, he struggled out of his sickbed and with a renewed and clear mind, he decided to pursue his dreams. He left with his guitar on his back , traveling through Europe to make a start with his good years.

This journey led him  into contact with film composer Jorrit Kleijnen in 2013. In September 2015 he co-founded the band HAEVN with Kleijnen, that achieved almost instant success since their first two songs were used in several car advertising campaigns. The song “Finding out more” was played frequently on the Dutch radio and streamed on Spotify with over 4 million plays. Their first headline shows sold within no time off with the largest venue being of the main hall of Paradiso.

Photo by Kim Balster
Photo by Kim Balster

My favorite quote

“I don’t regret the things I have done, I just regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance”

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