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.








SON LITTLE

SON LITTLE

The best thing about this entire project is being able to discover. Forcing myself to discover things; It’s all too easy to hang back and enjoy the pile of records I already own and love. Onder Invloed (The Influences) started as a way to discover music through the influences of my favourite musicians and I’m...
ALISTAIR OGILVY

ALISTAIR OGILVY

Until about a year ago, my life was a little worse than it is now, if only because I hadn’t yet gotten acquainted with folk singer Alistair Ogilvy‘s music. It was Ryan Joseph Burns who told me about him and I was reminded of that when I noticed they were both playing at Craig Armstrong‘s...
SMALL HOUSES

SMALL HOUSES

It’s a small crime that nowhere near enough people know Small Houses’ latest LP Still Talk; Second City yet. Nowhere near enough people are enjoying this record by Jeremy Quentin – who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He writes lyrics better than most songwriters I know and has got a voice to sing them as...
YORI SWART

YORI SWART

About four or five years ago I was a judge for one of The Netherland’s biggest alternative music competition ‘De Grote Prijs van Nederland’, in the singer songwriter category. One of the musicians that made an immediate impression, I believe on all of the judges, was Yori Swart. She played the guitar better than most,...
LORI LIEBERMAN

LORI LIEBERMAN

Back in 2010 I met Lori Lieberman for the first time, in Amsterdam where we filmed her first session for this site. Five years later I invited her back for another, to celebrate the release of her 17th record Ready For The Storm. She recorded the title-track and a Tom Paxton cover.
A NEW INTERNATIONAL - SAMMY (RAMSES SHAFFY)

A NEW INTERNATIONAL – SAMMY (RAMSES SHAFFY)

It was a rainy night in Glasgow when I hijacked Biff Smith’s computer to play him some Dutch songs. Knowing the A New International singer’s love for French music, I put on Ramses Shaffy, who was one of The Netherlands’ most famous singers. Little did I know I would end up a few years later...