Onder Invloed (The Influences) is a project by

Dutch music journalist Matthijs van der Ven.


Since 2008, he's been filming his favourite

musicians covering their influences in sessions.











RON GALLO

RON GALLO

Every now and then I get asked the question: ‘You only record acoustic singer songwriters, don’t you?’ My answer: No, I don’t. There have been full band sessions since the start in 2008. Filming touring musicians solo has proven to be the most pragmatic over the years. But, put a...
I WON'T BACK DOWN

I WON’T BACK DOWN

‘I’d always been a fan of Tom Petty’s I Won’t Back Down, but with a professional bully in the Oval Office, the urgency of those verse lyrics hit me harder than I expected.’ Anthony D’Amato covered this song for the first time during his Onder Invloed session and has now released a charity EP, raising...
FRONTIER RUCKUS

FRONTIER RUCKUS

Up until a couple of years ago, Frontier Ruckus was just a band that I had heard of. Without stopping to take a moment and really give them a listen. In case you hadn’t noticed before: I can be a bit of a fool, sometimes.
GREGORY PAGE

GREGORY PAGE

Gregory Page recently released his new record So It Goes and it’s as charming as its creator. “Please make me look like Clooney”, was all he asked after recording covers of George Harrison and Hank Williams songs.
RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

As I'm writing this, I'm sitting at gate D25 at Schiphol Airport, waiting for my flight to Glasgow. Tomorrow, I'll be filming the launch of Ryan Joseph Burns' stunning debut album 'Absence' at Saint Luke's. In anticipation, here's a yet unreleased cover of Gregory Alan Isakov.
TENFOLD

TENFOLD

Tenfold is the moniker of Dutch singer songwriter Tineke Hussaarts. Last year she released her second EP Before We Go Somewhere, which she recorded at Alamo Race Track’s studio. The minimalistic approach and direct arrangements of the songs make her striking voice stand out.
CHRISTOF

CHRISTOF

Christof van der Ven originates from a small town in The Netherlands, but now resides in London. He toured as the support of the likes of The Staves and Bear’s Den and last year joined the latter band and has been playing one sold out venue after another.
ALASDAIR ROBERTS

ALASDAIR ROBERTS

Last November, I had a short visit in Glasgow to film with Doghouse Roses and asked Alasdair Roberts if we could meet up the following morning and film a couple of songs. So we did.
BROOKE SHARKEY

BROOKE SHARKEY

Last month Brooke Sharkey and I met in Amsterdam and filmed a couple of songs at the Backstage Hotel. She treated us to beautiful covers of Tom Waits and Lhasa de Sela.