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.







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KINBRAE'S TOP 5 SONGS

KINBRAE’S TOP 5 SONGS

Michael and Andrew Truscott are musicians you might know of their band The Seventeenth Century who’ve been featured on this site multiple times. These twin brothers from Glasgow, one a drummer the other a hornist – although both now play multiple instruments, have recently been working hard on a new project named Kinbrae. For Onder...
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER

One of my more recent musical addictions, has been the music of Hiss Golden Messenger. Having released a lot of albums since 2008, it wasn’t until February this year that I witnessed him perform live. Before his show with Alasdair Roberts at the Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam, MC Taylor played this session.
THE MAKING OF 'UNTERWELTEN'

THE MAKING OF ‘UNTERWELTEN’

A little over five years ago, I decided it might be interesting to start filming Michiel Flamman, a Dutch musician then operating under the name Solo. He had recorded three albums full of melodic, beautiful songs, but I had the feeling he didn’t really know what was going to happen next.
BAS WILBERINK'S TOP 5 SONGS

BAS WILBERINK’S TOP 5 SONGS

Bas Wilberink formed Color Reporters together with Bertolf Lentink. “It was very difficult to make a top 5 of favourite songs. I could’ve made a list of songs by bands that I listen to a lot nowadays and that represent more of who I am now than some of my final choices. But if I’m...