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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THREE BLIND WOLVES

THREE BLIND WOLVES

Earlier this year Three Blind Wolves‘ singer Ross Clark jumped on a train to Utrecht on a day off from touring with a play in Luxembourg. In the short time we had we filmed a bunch of songs from the new EP The Bridge, two covers and a short documentary.
CALE TYSON

CALE TYSON

It is eight years ago today that I launched this website. There’s no way I could’ve imagined the long list of musicians who’ve recorded sessions since then. More often than not I’ve been surprised by musicians simply agreeing to a session, let alone the end results. It’s something I’ll never take for granted. To celebrate,...
SON LITTLE

SON LITTLE

The best thing about this entire project is being able to discover. Forcing myself to discover things; It’s all too easy to hang back and enjoy the pile of records I already own and love. Onder Invloed (The Influences) started as a way to discover music through the influences of my favourite musicians and I’m...
ALISTAIR OGILVY

ALISTAIR OGILVY

Until about a year ago, my life was a little worse than it is now, if only because I hadn’t yet gotten acquainted with folk singer Alistair Ogilvy‘s music. It was Ryan Joseph Burns who told me about him and I was reminded of that when I noticed they were both playing at Craig Armstrong‘s...
SMALL HOUSES

SMALL HOUSES

It’s a small crime that nowhere near enough people know Small Houses’ latest LP Still Talk; Second City yet. Nowhere near enough people are enjoying this record by Jeremy Quentin – who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He writes lyrics better than most songwriters I know and has got a voice to sing them as...
YORI SWART

YORI SWART

About four or five years ago I was a judge for one of The Netherland’s biggest alternative music competition ‘De Grote Prijs van Nederland’, in the singer songwriter category. One of the musicians that made an immediate impression, I believe on all of the judges, was Yori Swart. She played the guitar better than most,...