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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PAUL TASKER

PAUL TASKER

Last Sunday he ran the London marathon (well done!), but even more than his feet, Paul Tasker knows how to use his hands. On a guitar, that is. The (former) Doghouse Roses man is planning to release his first solo EP on which he’ll put both instrumentals and some songs he wrote together with Biff...
BIFF BLOGS #1: 'VRIJGEZELLENFEST'

BIFF BLOGS #1: ‘VRIJGEZELLENFEST’

Biff Smith is the lead singer and songwriter of the Scottish band A New International, formerly known as The Starlets. He’s one of my favourite songwriters and currently preparing to release the first album as A New International, since declaring the name The Starlets (three albums) dead. Biff’s also a gifted storyteller, so I’m thrilled...
LES JOHNSON AND ME

LES JOHNSON AND ME

On November 28th 2013, a dream came true for me. Really. Ever since the start of Onder Invloed in 2008 I knew I wanted to organize an event abroad sometime. Glasgow was always going to be the perfect city for a night to remember. Seven acts performed live sessions, all will appear online. Here’s the...
WHAT A NIGHT!

WHAT A NIGHT!

What. A. Night. I’ve had the idea to only post those three words, because I have been having difficulties finding words to describe our ‘The Influences‘ night at The Glad Cafe in Glasgow from last Thursday. That sucks, as a writer. It made me feel like a boxer without hands. A very happy one though....