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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AWKWARD I BACKSTAGE SESSION

AWKWARD I BACKSTAGE SESSION

Awkward I unfortunately couldn’t play at the book release show at EKKO last week. A shame, but we made a little plan. I filmed two songs, backstage at Tivoli after their show early January and projected it on two walls at EKKO. The video is way too good to be limited to just the (amazing)...
THE BOOK HAS BEEN RELEASED

THE BOOK HAS BEEN RELEASED

For two years, I’ve worked on an idea, a book. When I started it was still uncertain what it would become. After a lot of hard work, it’s finally come to this point. The book is finished, launched and for sale in book and record stores. It feels great and we’ve had a wonderful launch...
BOEKPRESENTATIE IN EKKO

BOEKPRESENTATIE IN EKKO

[This post is in Dutch, my apologies.] In januari verschijnt het eerste boek van Matthijs van der Ven, getiteld ‘Onder Invloed’ bij uitgeverij L.J. Veen. In het boek verhalen Nederlandse muzikanten over hun invloeden. Over opvoeding, de eerste platen die ze kochten, coverbandjes waarin ze speelden. Maar ook over hun latere muzikale werk en levensloop....
Read it and feel the fear...

Read it and feel the fear…

Just a quick update on what I’m doing. I’ve been busy writing, deleting words, rewriting chapters and all those sorts of things involving the book Onder Invloed. It’s a hell of a job, I’m telling you, but I can’t describe what an exciting feeling it causes. Kind of dissapointing when a writer can’t describe something,...