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.








BEWILDER

BEWILDER

If you’re a regular visitor of Onder Invloed, you might remember the solo session Maurits Westerik recorded in a church all the way back in 2008. Since then, his band GEM was disbanded and a new one formed. Last Friday the first album by Bewilder was released: Dear Island, featuring Westerik as lead singer alongside...
GFJF

GFJF

I remember seeing Tenement Kids perform live on Dutch television some years ago and playing their self-titled record the morning after. I remember liking it and listening to it a lot since then. I don’t remember why I didn’t film a session with them, but earlier this year their songwriter and lead singer Gijs Wilbrink...
SMALL HOUSES

SMALL HOUSES

Ever since Jeremy Quentin, aka Small Houses, recorded his session for Onder Invloed two years ago, I’ve become a frequent listener of his music. Just about anything he’s released is very good. His voice is rather intoxicating and his songwriting is special and develops with every record.
CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING

CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING

After stumbling upon a video on YouTube of Christopher Paul Stelling playing one of his songs live, I was rather impressed by the vigour and drive the Brooklyn-based songwriter radiated. After listening to his new album Labor Against Waste, out on ANTI- Records, I was happy that Stelling immediately agreed to film a session.