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.








PAULUSMA

PAULUSMA

It was still in the early stages of Onder Invloed’s existence, when Paulusma recorded his first session. Since then, he’s performed at multiple of our live events, including the book release, in which he’s also featured, and recorded two traditionals for the record we put out. That’s all in the past, and now he’s recorded...
STEPHEN STEINBRINK

STEPHEN STEINBRINK

When I was talking to Grasnapolsky promoter Jelte Heringa about filming sessions during the festival, the first act on his line up he talked about was Stephen Steinbrink. I didn’t need much convincing to ask him to be one of the six acts to record a session. It became a beautiful and intimate performance.
JOHN PAUL KEITH

JOHN PAUL KEITH

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting and filming with John Paul Keith, whose albums have made a lasting impact on me over the past couple of years. Especially The Man That Time Forgot from 2011 has been on high rotation from the first time I put it on. His songs are rather direct,...
LOVE LIKE BIRDS

LOVE LIKE BIRDS

When Elke De Mey confirmed to record a session for Onder Invloed at Grasnapolsky, I was really pleased. The Love Like Birds’ EP from 2011 had impressed me a lot, and her session didn’t disappoint in the slightest. Boyfriend, producer and Balthazar-member Jinte Deprez joined the singer from Ghent, Belgium on one of the covers....