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.








Glasgow
A NEW INTERNATIONAL - SAMMY (RAMSES SHAFFY)

A NEW INTERNATIONAL – SAMMY (RAMSES SHAFFY)

It was a rainy night in Glasgow when I hijacked Biff Smith’s computer to play him some Dutch songs. Knowing the A New International singer’s love for French music, I put on Ramses Shaffy, who was one of The Netherlands’ most famous singers. Little did I know I would end up a few years later...
THREE BLIND WOLVES - THE BRIDGE

THREE BLIND WOLVES – THE BRIDGE

Song premieres do not happen often at Onder Invloed (The Influences). But, after hearing the upcoming EP by my Scottish friends Three Blind Wolves, I couldn’t help myself. The EP The Bridge will be released this Friday March 25th and it features four songs.
IONA MACDONALD (DOGHOUSE ROSES)

IONA MACDONALD (DOGHOUSE ROSES)

Iona Macdonald was one of the first Scottish persons, plus one of the best singers I ever met. She’s gearing up to release the third album with Doghouse Roses, her band with Paul Tasker and I can assure you that it’s their best work to date.
PRONTO MAMA

PRONTO MAMA

The first video I saw of the Scottish band Pronto Mama was a perfect cover of Franz Ferdinand’s Take Me Out at the BBC. That, plus my persistent friend Jamie Webster – who just happens to be their manager – telling me to, made me check out their own songs. I’m glad I did, because...
WE ARE COMING BACK TO GLASGOW

WE ARE COMING BACK TO GLASGOW

Onder Invloed, the video project from The Netherlands for which musicians from all over the world cover their influences, is coming back to Glasgow. On Saturday 21 November, six Scottish acts will be filmed playing live sessions during ‘The Influences’ at The Glad Cafe, just like the sold out first edition two years ago. Washington...
KINBRAE

KINBRAE

If you’re a regular visitor of this website, you might have seen Scottish twin brothers Michael and Andrew Truscott before as members of the incredible, but no longer existing band The Seventeenth Century from Glasgow. You might also know Ryan Joseph Burns, who played guitar in the band. Well, the Truscott brothers are back! As...