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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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,...
WRITING IN AUGUST

WRITING IN AUGUST

I’ve just come home from 2,5 weeks driving around the UK. I’ve visited my friends in Glasgow, saw Lenzie Moss, The Seventeenth Century and Doghouse Roses perform live, witnessed Alan McGee (Creation Records) do a DJ set in Leeds, bought records in Liverpool and Manchester and had an amazing trip to the stunning Isle Of...