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
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...
A NEW INTERNATIONAL

A NEW INTERNATIONAL

Those of you who have visited this website more often, have probably heard of A New International before. If not, then certainly you’ve heard of The Starlets, which was the name of the band led by singer Biff Smith in the past. Even though they missed their bass player and their drummer for their session...