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
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...
THREE BLIND WOLVES

THREE BLIND WOLVES

Three Blind Wolves were the final band on the bill of our The Influences night at the wonderful The Glad Cafe in Glasgow. The Wolves and me go back a long time, but no matter how many times I see them play, one thing’s for sure: they’re never boring.
ALASDAIR ROBERTS

ALASDAIR ROBERTS

It’s taking me crazy long to edit all these wonderful sessions some of Glasgow’s finest musicians performed during our The Influences night at The Glad Cafe in November 2013. But I’m getting there. It truly was a special night. This is the second last session, by one of my favourite folk singers: Alasdair Roberts.
RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

Last night at Paradiso in Amsterdam, I saw Ryan Adams play live for the first time. Somehow I never got to see him before, although I’m a big fan of his music. The many covers that my Scottish friend Ryan Joseph Burns did of Adams’ songs, made me play his records over and over again...