Onder Invloed (The Influences) is a project by

Dutch music journalist Matthijs van der Ven.


Since 2008, he's been filming his favourite

musicians covering their influences in sessions.











Glasgow
ALASDAIR ROBERTS

ALASDAIR ROBERTS

Last November, I had a short visit in Glasgow to film with Doghouse Roses and asked Alasdair Roberts if we could meet up the following morning and film a couple of songs. So we did.
DOGHOUSE ROSES

DOGHOUSE ROSES

Last November, I was invited by the Scottish alt-folk duo Doghouse Roses to attend the launch of their third record Lost Is Not Losing in Glasgow and to film a couple of songs some hours before. Watch album opener Pour and a stunning cover of Johnny Cash’s Ring Of Fire.
PAUL TASKER

PAUL TASKER

There aren’t many better folk guitarists around than Paul Tasker, however subjective such a statement might be. He’s often compared to his great hero and influence Bert Jansch or named ‘one of thé guitarists of his generation’.
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...