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.








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.
ANNE SOLDAAT

ANNE SOLDAAT

It was over six years ago when Anne Soldaat recorded his first session and although he’s performed at several of our live shows and was featured in the book Onder Invloed, I felt it was time for a new session. Earlier this year he released his fourth solo record (the third under his own name)...
THE YOUNG FOLK

THE YOUNG FOLK

The first person to introduce me to the Irish band The Young Folk was Davie Lawson, who you might know of one of his hundred sessions for Onder Invloed. Not long after, the band made a guest appearance on a television show by a Dutch singing duo. That caused their first Dutch show to be...