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
FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT

FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT

Last week brought some terrible news, including the passing of Leonard Cohen; the writer of Hallelujah, probably one of the most covered songs in history, and so many other magnificent songs. It's difficult to find a musician who hasn't been influenced by Cohen. Doghouse Roses singer Iona Macdonald wrote about her admiration for him.
PAUL TASKER

PAUL TASKER

Paul Tasker has been one of my favourite guitar players for a good amount of years and still manages to surprise me whenever I hear him play. Earlier this year he released his wonderful first solo LP 'Cold Weather Music', featuring instrumentals that just might make you cry.
THREE BLIND WOLVES

THREE BLIND WOLVES

Earlier this year Three Blind Wolves‘ singer Ross Clark jumped on a train to Utrecht on a day off from touring with a play in Luxembourg. In the short time we had we filmed a bunch of songs from the new EP The Bridge, two covers and a short documentary.
ALISTAIR OGILVY

ALISTAIR OGILVY

Until about a year ago, my life was a little worse than it is now, if only because I had not yet gotten acquainted with folk singer Alistair Ogilvy's music. I looked up his second record July Moon, produced by Admiral Fallow's Louis Abbott, and got hooked by his impressive voice.
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...