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.








HANNA LEESS

HANNA LEESS

On the same day I filmed Parker Ainsworth‘s session at the old Tivoli Spiegelbar in Utrecht, Hanna Leess – who was touring with him – also played a session. Lucky me. It was beautiful. Leess is a versatile musician, writing music from folk songs to electronic tracks. For this session she focused on the first....
A NEW INTERNATIONAL

A NEW INTERNATIONAL

Those of you who have visited this website more often, have probably heard of A New International before. If not, then certainly you’ve heard of The Starlets, which was the name of the band led by singer Biff Smith in the past. Even though they missed their bass player and their drummer for their session...
PARKER AINSWORTH

PARKER AINSWORTH

Every week a lot of musicians get in touch asking for a session. Although I have to turn down most of them, I do like getting these emails and listening to new songs. Not everything’s great, not all the good acts are my taste, but now and then someone’s got an amazing voice or tune...
MOSS

MOSS

Early in 2009, Moss’ lead singer and songwriter Marien Dorleijn recorded this solo session, and ever since then I’ve hoped for a full band session. God knows why it took us this long.