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.








THREE BLIND WOLVES

THREE BLIND WOLVES

Three Blind Wolves were the final band on the bill of our The Influences night at the wonderful The Glad Cafe in Glasgow. The Wolves and me go back a long time, but no matter how many times I see them play, one thing’s for sure: they’re never boring.
BIFF BLOGS #2: UTRECHT

BIFF BLOGS #2: UTRECHT

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...
COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

Whenever musicians that I like announce shows in The Netherlands, I tend to keep an eye on who their support act will be. Especially when they’re bringing someone with them for a full tour. The reason being that the chances are I’ll like the support act’s music as well. Sometimes it’ll be a disappointment, other...
ALASDAIR ROBERTS

ALASDAIR ROBERTS

It’s taking me crazy long to edit all these wonderful sessions some of Glasgow’s finest musicians performed during our The Influences night at The Glad Cafe in November 2013. But I’m getting there. It truly was a special night. This is the second last session, by one of my favourite folk singers: Alasdair Roberts.