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.







SIMON ANGELL'S TOP 5 SONGS

SIMON ANGELL’S TOP 5 SONGS

The Montreal based Thus Owls have just released their third album Turning Rocks and to celebrate, Simon Angell – also known for playing guitar with Patrick Watson – has sent us a passionate tale about his five personal favourite songs.
PAUL TASKER

PAUL TASKER

Last Sunday he ran the London marathon (well done!), but even more than his feet, Paul Tasker knows how to use his hands. On a guitar, that is. The (former) Doghouse Roses man is planning to release his first solo EP on which he’ll put both instrumentals and some songs he wrote together with Biff...
JACK SAVORETTI'S TOP 5 SONGS

JACK SAVORETTI’S TOP 5 SONGS

Probably one of my favourite musical discoveries of the last year and a half, is Jack Savoretti; the English singer from London with Italian roots. I saw him support Jake Bugg in Utrecht and filmed a session the afternoon before. I’ve been listening to his three albums so many times, some of my other records...
BIFF BLOGS #1: 'VRIJGEZELLENFEST'

BIFF BLOGS #1: ‘VRIJGEZELLENFEST’

Biff Smith is the lead singer and songwriter of the Scottish band A New International, formerly known as The Starlets. He’s one of my favourite songwriters and currently preparing to release the first album as A New International, since declaring the name The Starlets (three albums) dead. Biff’s also a gifted storyteller, so I’m thrilled...