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.










Three Blind Wolves
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.
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.
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.
THREE BLIND WOLVES

THREE BLIND WOLVES

Last Thursday, Three Blind Wolves played a truly great show at Tivoli in Utrecht. It was their first show in Utrecht that I had nothing to do with, which was a weird but good feeling. In the afternoon of what was a very warm and sunny day, we met outside the venue at the Oudegracht...
WIN TICKETS FOR THREE BLIND WOLVES

WIN TICKETS FOR THREE BLIND WOLVES

This Thursday, the 5th of September Three Blind Wolves, our great friends from Glasgow are playing at Tivoli‘s Spiegelbar in Utrecht. You all need to go and see them play, now they have their debut album out and their live show better than ever. You can even win tickets here.
15. MY INFLUENCES, BY... THREE BLIND WOLVES

15. MY INFLUENCES, BY… THREE BLIND WOLVES

The first ever session I’ve recorded abroad, was with Ross Clark and Fearghas Lyon of Three Blind Wolves, at Oran Mor in Glasgow, March 2009. Since then, they’ve been over a lot of times playing Onder Invloed shows at UROCK, EKKO, Hedon and Festival aan de Werf and in January this year they performed at...
THE WEIGHT

THE WEIGHT

Last week, The Band-drummer Levon Helm died. It made me think not only of all the great songs he’s responsible for, or ‘The Last Waltz’ which is one of my favourite music films, but also of all the various cover versions people have done of The Band’s amazing song ‘The Weight’ for Onder Invloed over...
THE MAILMEN SESSIONS: THREE BLIND WOLVES

THE MAILMEN SESSIONS: THREE BLIND WOLVES

Here’s the second episode of the series we’ve named The Mailmen Sessions. First up were The Seventeenth Century, on that same day in May 2010, we filmed Three Blind Wolves lead singer Ross Clark. Producer Martijn Groeneveld has a studio in Utrecht called Mailmen Studio. Every now and again we’ll invite a band into the...