Onder Invloed is a project by Dutch journalist Matthijs van der Ven. The title means ‘under the influence’. Since June 16th 2008, he filmed numerous international musicians covering their favourite songs in sessions and at Onder Invloed live shows. His first book, Onder Invloed, was published in 2012.








THE STAVES

THE STAVES

It started as a rather sucky day when I went to Amsterdam to film this session. It was the first really sunny day in a while, but my head was pounding and it was hard to focus on anything else. Luckily these three English sisters were able to do what painkillers couldn’t: The Staves played...
NO NINJA AM I

NO NINJA AM I

Back in 2010 Onder Invloed hosted a stage at the first ever edition of the Grasnapolsky festival in Bunnik. Since then, the festival has exploded into a way bigger version of itself at the amazing location Radio Kootwijk. This year, we filmed sessions in front of a small crowd inside an old, cold water tower,...
KINBRAE

KINBRAE

If you’re a regular visitor of this website, you might have seen Scottish twin brothers Michael and Andrew Truscott before as members of the incredible, but no longer existing band The Seventeenth Century from Glasgow. You might also know Ryan Joseph Burns, who played guitar in the band. Well, the Truscott brothers are back! As...
ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA

ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA

Back in 2010 Onder Invloed hosted a stage at the first ever edition of the Grasnapolsky festival in Bunnik. Since then, the festival has exploded into a way bigger version of itself at the amazing location Radio Kootwijk. This year, we filmed sessions in front of a small crowd inside an old, cold water tower,...